Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 23 - Western Drag

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Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 23 - Western Dragons

Welcome to the twenty-third issue of my weekly news article!  I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, :+fav:'s and :+devwatch:'s!
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This week's creature feature is: Western Dragons


From Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_… :
In European folklore, a dragon is a serpentine legendary creature.  Though a winged creature, the dragon is generally to be found in its underground lair, a cave that identifies it as an ancient creature of earth.
In Western folklore, dragons are usually portrayed as evil, with the exceptions mainly appearing in modern fiction. In the modern period the dragon is typically depicted as a huge fire-breathing, scaly and horned dinosaur-like creature, with leathery wings, with four legs and a long muscular tail. It is sometimes shown with feathered wings, crests, fiery manes, ivory spikes running down its spine and various exotic colorations.
Many modern stories represent dragons as extremely intelligent creatures who can talk, associated with (and sometimes in control of) powerful magic. In stories a dragon's blood often has magical properties: for example in the opera Siegfried it let Siegfried understand the language of the Forest Bird. The typical dragon protects a cavern or castle filled with gold and treasure and is often associated with a great hero who tries to slay it, but dragons can be written into a story in as many ways as a human character. This includes the monster being used as a wise being whom heroes could approach for help and advice, so much so that they resembled Asian dragons rather than European dragons of myth.




Now, for the features!  Works are featured from various categories, in no particular order:


samurai and Dragon by garun Evil by skam4 Wrath of the dragon by VampirePrincess007 My Pet Dragon by Richi89 Secret garden by Ironshod :thumb101484721:
- Pesky Dragons - by ladylydian Eklow The Dragon by Sagitarii Ember Dragon Male by dragowlfly Fire Baby Dragon by Ugly-Flowers :thumb34488828: Far in the direction by EastMonkey
:thumb39896564: :thumb21824497: dragon tattoo for stanzani by BrunofPaiva :thumb129832621: Dragon by LoNexXoXx Embers Grow by ShadowedLight Dragon by BJPentecost
Chasing the Dragon by vision-of-shadows Magnus by Kth-dragon Gear Thief - Plum by CatharsisJB :thumb143568399: Dragon Pumpkin And Clawed Hand by RaptorArts Fractal Dragon by ViolentCat345 Reign Supreme by Deligaris
Dragon by eosmusashi Blue Crystal by lovelauraland Dragon Armor Helmet by Azmal :thumb94110140: :thumb140875689: Dragon Taxi by 3D-Fantasy-Art :thumb97174467:
black velvet dragon by Vulkanette dragon by ftourini Pirate Scorchio by gundunim Real dragon ''Mini toothless'' by BayerTE1 Brown Dragon. First picture by Itsmil A little messenger by riftryu
. d r a g o n by NarniumCitrus Dragon by FrogPond :thumb90615309: :thumb132126689: Smaug by BrothersHildebrandt fire breather by hibbary Snow dragon by Ironshod
Flight 2 by puimun Dragon by Deio-Kamots :thumb133151486: Dragon Plushie by YikYik DRIFTER by MoLily20 Dragon by BlackRogueDreams Draco by Nara87
NP: Shoyru Family by rinacat Dragon's Cry by Andead Orange Dragon Amigurumi by Sparrow-dream :thumb89104425: Dragon by Kumiko-Art Crystal Dragons by sandara
A Dragon and His Princess by mashpotato18 Fire Breathing Dragon by wonenownlee :thumb109462137: :thumb48297937: Eventide by weremoon Dragons colored by RyanStegman
fire dragon by jbescup Watermelon Dragon by tini Charizard by Kairyu Leore BEAUTY CONTEST by Chibix Unleashed by MinnaSundberg Andromeda dragon sculpture by PaintedKelpie :thumb143474420:
:thumb66995788: :thumb137392780: Pern Dragons by bricu tiny dragon by AmandaKathryn Dragon Sculpture by cryztaldreamz Draco by avator
Copper Mech Dragon by NycterisA medieval Dragon by Mundokk Gingerbread dragon by Eva-the-DragonLady Karime the red dragon by avencri Smoke Dragon by Santani epic crossing by jameswolf
Dragon Tribes THE CALLING by Grafik +Charizard+ by Sprinkling-stars Smaug and his treasure by Shockbolt Rainbow stuffed dragon by Skylanth samurai and Dragon by garun Bahamut Dragon by st0ven

NOTICE: I NEED YOUR IDEAS!
Do you know of an artist with amazing fantasy art (or are you one)? Read on!
I've been having some health issues over the last few weeks, and I haven't had as much time as I'd like to work on these articles. So here's the deal: I'm planning on doing a "Reader's Pick" article, with a bunch of fantasy or mythical creatures combined into one feature. The only rules are these: No nudity (just no naughty bits showing), no excessive blood or gore, and they MUST COME FROM A CATEGORY I'VE ALREADY DONE. These should be the ones I've "missed", if you will. All visual media. Just leave a comment on this article with a link to your favorite deviation or deviant, and I'll pick out the ones that really stand out to me to feature! Of course, if I don't have enough, I'll wait until I do.
Also, do you have a favorite fantasy creature that I haven't covered yet? Leave a comment suggesting which ones you would like to see!



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Thank you so much for viewing, and come back next week for a different inhabitant of the Realms of Fantasy and Myth!

:iconladyarah:
~Arah :heart:


Previous Issues:
Week 1 - Unicorns: news.deviantart.com/article/78…
Week 2 - Merfolk: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 3 - Eastern Dragons: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 4 - Kitsune: news.deviantart.com/article/80…
Week 5 - Alicorn: news.deviantart.com/article/81…
Week 6 - Gnomes: news.deviantart.com/article/82…
Week 7 - Tanuki: news.deviantart.com/article/83…
Week 8 - Centaurs: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 9 - Special Edition: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 10 - Orcs: news.deviantart.com/article/85…
Week 11 - Dryad: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 12 - Halflings: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 13 - Elves: news.deviantart.com/article/88…
Week 14 - Faeries: news.deviantart.com/article/92…
Week 15 - Vampires: news.deviantart.com/article/93…
Week 16 - Sphinx: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 17 - Griffin: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 18 - Phoenix:  news.deviantart.com/article/95…
Week 19 - Djinn: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
Week 20 - Werewolves: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
Week 21 - Selkie: news.deviantart.com/article/98…
Week 22 - Gargoyles: news.deviantart.com/article/99…
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Kumiko-Art's avatar
Thank you for the feature! :cuddle: