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Endless Realms bestiary - Topaz Dragon
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Published: April 21, 2016
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Bestiary artwork for Endless Realms, a D&D-like "pen and paper" fantasy RPG I'm working for.

Topaz - mental, spiritual and psionic power

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 we already had a few orangeish coloured dragons, we decided to go with blue topaz.  In my mind, Topaz is basically the mage-priest of dragons, master of all things magical and arcane - I couldn't help but give him an Oriental "dragon beard," it just really seemed to suit him :3

Concept & Artwork © 2014-2017 Lunar Games Inc.

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Hi Jen!  I'm back to let you know that I've featured your work again, this time in a post called November Birthstone Dragons by Various Artists on my dragon artwork blog (with proper attribution and links back, of course).  I love this dragon, even though I was technically looking for orange topaz -- but I had to mix the post up a little!  You can find me at Writing Dragons, and this feature here.  Keep up the great work!
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jocarraProfessional Digital Artist
Heheh, yeah, sorry about that ;P  Thanks again for the feature!
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Always my pleasure! Meow :3 
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JCCV-cuHobbyist General Artist
Now, with its almighty power, the dragon shall summon a Hadouken blast! 
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jocarraProfessional Digital Artist
lol, yes, this is rather the "Oriental sorcerer" of our dragons (other than, perhaps, the Jade Dragon maybe).
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JCCV-cuHobbyist General Artist
Oooo!
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jocarraProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks :3
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ScylothiaStudent General Artist
You and your dragon designs shall be the death of me. BOW TO THEIR GLORY. :iconanimefaceplz:
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jocarraProfessional Digital Artist
X3  Thank you so much!  Be sure to drop me a note if you want any more of the linearts :)
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ScylothiaStudent General Artist
I'm going to very soon~ x3
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Beautiful.  Love the crystalline patterns in the webbing of wings and between spines.  Yes, the oriental look suits him. :)
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jocarraProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :thanks:  Yeah, I felt like his wings turned out pretty well!  Sorta translucent and crystalline, or maybe rippling with energy.
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BlueRavenfireProfessional Digital Artist
great pic :)
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jocarraProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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BlueRavenfireProfessional Digital Artist
you're welcome :)
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NerdberonHobbyist Writer
I imagine it on a mountain practicing magic that hasn't been seen in thousands of years.
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jocarraProfessional Digital Artist
Yeah, I could see that :)  Some fabled mountain that mortals have been forever unable to climb, but sometimes, through the impassable clouds and mist, sometimes they catch a glimpse of some distant wonder in the peaks...
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NerdberonHobbyist Writer
Exactly :) Also HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :)
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jocarraProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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NerdberonHobbyist Writer
You're welcome :)
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Ashstar13Student General Artist
Omg your dragons are so beautiful. I really adooore your style and the way you color then.
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jocarraProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!  I really appreciate it :thanks: :)
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