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Dragons

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Watched a couple of movies tonight and I sketched a bit while watching the movies (a habit of mine). Sketch unrelated to the movie subject, just let my dragon love shine through. The first is your usual fire breathing dragon bellowing some battle roar and spitting flames as usual. The second just some triceratops variant for a dragon I named Squared Jaw Bull dragon. I know, not very imaginative but what can you do? :D
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was the squared jaw inspired by Bruce Campbell by any chance?
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MatesLaurentiuProfessional Digital Artist
Lol, you made my day with this comment. Thank you for a good laugh. :D
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sorry I meant "details" lol
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MatesLaurentiuProfessional Digital Artist
No worries. I'm glad you like it :)
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:) it's pretty awesome
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the detain is awesome ^^
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The only way I see that square jaw working is if the lower muscle/bone structures were much bigger, supporting some sort of mating ritual where males run at each other and smash faces together to decide who is more fit. Other then that, the sketches look nice.
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MatesLaurentiuProfessional Digital Artist
Or it could be a beauty thing that kind of dragon is doing with his jaw bone, by rubbing it by the stones into shape to attract females :). But no, when I designed it I made that square jaw in mind with some jaw bumping. Thats why I made the thick neck, with the big muscles.
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SilvertwinnStudent Digital Artist
Mates, I am always stunned when I see your drawings. These are beautiful! :aww:
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MatesLaurentiuProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :) I'm always happy to be able to stun :D
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their cool my friend :D
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MatesLaurentiuProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you man, I'm glad you enjoy it. Still collecting stuff to color? :D
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yep. got a couple pieces colored. RL kind of settled down some. so hopefully get to color some more. finished a little 1000 word story and am working on the next installment. Here is the link. Hope you like it :D

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MatesLaurentiuProfessional Digital Artist
Pretty good but its a little impersonal. Its like you tell it from outside the story instead of being involved in it. It gives the sensation of a documentary, something you look at and describe instead of being in the middle of it. You start with your character, jump into the elder story then jump back to the character which is perfect in novels to break the monotony but its distracting in short stories. Try starting with the back story and then bring your character into it. Like: "The ruins were old, smelling of burned stone and generations of mold and dead mushrooms. Upon the broken archways, vines crawled in green bridges between the stones, between the ancient pavement, trees grew twisted roots and brood their saplings. Winds covered with dirt a long time ago the remaining murals and carvings and rained washed away the faces of the statues ages ago. There were long abandoned nests above the broken ceilings, in the green crowns of the trees and deep borrows under what remained of the once tall walls..." Then you go with the elders and after that you introduce you character. Maybe try this structure in the next chapter. :)
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WOW! Thank You my friend. I will see what I can do with this. I do see what you are saying. But I have had a problem of follow through and finishing so that is why I made it only 1000 words and tried to convey what was happening in the inspiration, the pic in the link in the comment. Definitely added your comments to the notes I have gotten so far on that story. Thank You again :D
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MatesLaurentiuProfessional Digital Artist
I'm glad if I helped :) I spent years going to literary circles and I have a novel I never seem to finish so I do have a bit of experience with words :) You just need to get closer to your subject, don't be so subjective, get closer, describe things like you would feel them. Even if you put them in the third person :P
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Thanks my friend. My main goal was to transcribe the pic into words and to finish it. that is why I set the word goal to 1000. I have not finished anything I have posted. We will see with the next chapter. :)
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RohirrimwolfHobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOMESAUCE!
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MatesLaurentiuProfessional Digital Artist
Lol, awesome sauce on top of the dragons, thats nice :D
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