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Endless Realms bestiary - Ruby Dragon

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

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.  To be honest, I'm actually not too sure what the team has in mind for these guys, but asked me to come up with a ruby-themed dragon, so I decided to take inspiration from historical and pagan lore regarding rubies as relating to wealth, power and kingliness as well as health, blood and immortality.

Concept & Artwork © 2014-2017 Lunar Games Inc.

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Hi Jen!  I just wanted to let you know that I've featured your work again, this time in a post called July Birthstone Dragons by Various Artists on my dragon artwork blog (with proper attribution and links back, of course).  I love your gem dragons!  You can find me at Writing Dragons, and this feature here.  Keep up the great work!
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jocarraProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!  Cheers :D
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Salazeena-GarnettaHobbyist Artist
Such glossy like graphics!
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jocarraProfessional Digital Artist
Heh, the ruby dragon deserved to be shiny ;P
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JCCV-cuHobbyist General Artist
Is this what blood diamond is suppose to be? If it is, then it's the best demonstration. If it isn't, all I know that it is a blood dragon. Good job!
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jocarraProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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JCCV-cuHobbyist General Artist
Your welcome...
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Dragonlord-DaegenHobbyist General Artist
so regal and vibrant!...those areas with the crimson orange highlights really enforce its strong character :)
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jocarraProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm very glad you think so!
PrimordialNothingnes's avatar
First of all AWESOME DRAGON
Second, maybe he could like a patron saint of a certain family or a protective spirit or guardian
And lastly, will you be drawing any deities?
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jocarraProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!

Yeah, no clue where these dragons will come from or what their deal is, but I guess we'll see ;P

No, I don't think so.
grisador's avatar
Awesome work !

The dragon looks... So adorable ! Almost like a puppy :D
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jocarraProfessional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks ;P
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You're very welcome :D
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I quite like this design. Especially the hard formed head is nice done! The Ruby-crystalline forms look quite edgy and kingly as well. Truly a wealthy dragon (and also one hard to fight... on the other hand, he will have a hard time to hide himself... not that he would need something like that).
Nice work! :)
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jocarraProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!  And yeah, I imagine this dragon doesn't really need to hide :b
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ScylothiaStudent General Artist
He looks quite dashing and regal ;) If my beloved Draco were colored red, I imagine he'd like this one very much. And it's Sir Sean Connery, if you please. :heart:
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jocarraProfessional Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks a lot!  And yes, my bad, I stand corrected <3
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ScylothiaStudent General Artist
Hey, I have a question. I have something I want to commission from a decent artist but the one I was contacting has failed to reply. If you're willing to take payments, can you send me your pricing schedule? Thanks, and Happy Valentine's Day!
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ScylothiaStudent General Artist
Thanks love. It won't be for a while, since I just started a new job. I'm just trying to pre-plan my spending because I know a gal with your talent comes with a hefty price tag. All I need is a simple piece of my (5-tailed kitsune) alter ego and I've been wanting to support your work for some time.

I'm thinking sometime within the next 3 months or so when you get a free slot again. :)
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jocarraProfessional Digital Artist
I try to be fairly versatile with pricing when I have the chance - I actually kind of prefer the sort of "pay what you can" commissions where people say how much they have to spend, and I do what I can in the time it allows.  However, since I've been so busy with Endless Realms stuff, freelance slots tend to be highly contested :S
Trygon24's avatar
That is what I call a powerful looking dragon :clap:
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