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Endless Realms bestiary - Citrine Dragon by jocarra Endless Realms bestiary - Citrine Dragon by jocarra
Bestiary artwork for Endless Realms, a D&D-like "pen and paper" fantasy RPG I'm working for.

Citrine - uplifting, positivity, immunity to negative energy

Differing from other dragon concepts in the game so far, this dragon isn't a demigod or avatar of a particular elemental or cosmic force.  For the gemstone dragons, I was given almost entirely free reign, so I decided to take inspiration from historical and pagan lore.

Since I had to do over a dozen additional dragons, I tried to include at least a few different varieties - I wanted to do at least one "cuter" gecko-y dragon, especially since the art director loves fairy dragons!

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JCCV-cu Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks edible...
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jocarra Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
lol, don't tell him that!
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JCCV-cu Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry! I won't tell him because I already ate him...
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jocarra Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
lol!  That's terrible XD






... was he tasty? :V
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JCCV-cu Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, the fleshy part did not taste like orange or any citrine, but it tasted like ehmm......chicken...
And its juice wasn't as sweet as I thought it would be since it tasted like blood most likely, wierd....
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grisador Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
My favourite ! It's face is just adorable ! :D
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jocarra Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, thank you!  He was sort of inspired by my gargoyle gecko :3
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grisador Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
You're very welcome ! :D

You have a domestic gecko ? You're lucky !
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jocarra Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, he's super cute :3 Hangin' Out by jocarra
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grisador Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016
İndeed he is :D
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ShadowDragon22 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016   Digital Artist
This one is really cute, I love the design. The vibrant oranges and yellows are really nice as well, the dragon almost appears like he's glowing 
Out of curiosity how long does it usually take for you to complete each of these bestiary images? :)
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jocarra Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!  Hehe, yes, he should seem quite bright (figuratively as well as literally)!

Bestiary pieces typically take me about 6 hours on average.
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So shiny *0*
my mind is blown *head explodes*
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jocarra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, thank you!
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GelangweilterToaster Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you´re very welcome :la:
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JadeThePredator Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have I mentioned how much I adore the way you put so much personality and character in your artwork? I just knew this guy was going to be optimistic and chatty and probably rather sassy in an adorable way before I even read the description. :heart:
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jocarra Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, thank you so much! <3  I really appreciate it :)

Yeah, when I was first assigned these dragons, all I was given was a list of gemstones.  Ruby, emerald, pyrite, malachite, opal, citrine.  I asked, what's their deal?  What are they like?  They didn't know X3  They just wanted an alternative to chromatic/metallic dragons, and thought gemstones would be visually appealing - aside from that, I wasn't really given any direction, which left me with the question: what to do with all these dragons?!

So I made characters out of them.  I researched the pagan/historical lore for each of them and built a sort of character/personality out of each one, and suddenly it became so much easier!
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CarpeDraco Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
This one looks playful!  Love it!  The tail is awesome.  (I think my eyes are messing with me, though, as the near wing looks odd...?)
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jocarra Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, yeah, a friend was mentioning how this guy probably is best buds with Hematite, partly because he loves to chat and Hematite just sits there and listens and is the only dragon that never tells him to go away X3

Hm, it might be because the back wing is showing behind it?  He's supposed to be holding his wings semi-folded, pointed down, almost as if he's putting his wing-wrist on his hips (if that helps visualize?)
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CarpeDraco Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
Bwahahahahaaa...I totally agree with your friend about Citrine being best buds with Hematite!  *Chortles*

Ah...ok.  Just looks like the wing arm is angled up from the shoulder, then down at the elbow, and the wrist turned under and back.  Looked uncomfortable!  (Like I said, my mind playing tricks on me.)
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jocarra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Well, you're right, in that that IS basically how I've drawn it, but it's not really a particularly uncomfortable position for wings, I don't think - it's sorta how this hawk is holding his wings, except Citrine is doing it a bit more "openly."
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CarpeDraco Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016
Can't see the pic: link says I don't have credentials to view image.

I'll take your word for it, though.  You always seem to get your anatomy correct, even for mythical creatures! :hug:
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jocarra Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hm, weird :b  Here's a different one, this time of an albatross - www.nzbirdsonline.org.nz/sites…
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CarpeDraco Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016
Ah!  I see it now.  Thank you! :hug:  :happybounce:
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Scylothia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Student General Artist
Dazzling. :)
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jocarra Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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BlueRavenfire Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
awesome dragon :)
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jocarra Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly :3
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BlueRavenfire Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
you;re welcome :)
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Kuntos-Distorter Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Citrine - uplifting, positivity, immunity to negative energy

i guess you can say he's radiant? :D   UT  - Giggling Mettaton NEO F2U Icon 
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jocarra Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
*Mettaton ooooooooh yes!*
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Kuntos-Distorter Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
bingo~ :D  haha.
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AshWolf-Forever Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
That's impressive. :)
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jocarra Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :3
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AshWolf-Forever Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
Welcome.
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ZackWriter23 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
i have a question...when you do these pictures...who are they for?
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jocarra Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
It'll say in the title/description - if it's for Endless Realms, then I'm doing it as part of contract work for the game company producing it (I'm given assignments by an art director).  If it just says "Commission" then it's for a private client, usually furries, roleplayers, or writers/authors - they tell me what to paint and pay me to make what they want.
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