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Contest Entry-JakeXRose

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Published: January 20, 2012
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"This is our dream..."-Rose (AD:JL episode "Dreamscape")

my entry for the contest over at :iconjakexrose:, to depict something Jake and Rose would be doing to celebrate Chinese New Year.

And what better than to go dreamscaping? :3
For one night, Rose dreams as hard as she can and sees what it's like to completely go against what the Huntsclan taught, everything she used to know. Being a dragon was the most amazing experience of her life, and she would share it with no one but him...

Rose looks weird as hell for a few reasons: 1) I've only drawn her as a dragon maybe 3 times in my entire life, and every time was a little different; 2) I used gel pen then marker to color her underside...I tried to fix it, but obviously it didn't work...3) I'm still shaky on dragon anatomy, I haven't drawn them in awhile.

I purposely went with Season 2 style because the contest was supposed to be a "continuation" of the 2nd season; though I probably could have done the same thing in Season 1 style.

My hands and eyes are soooo tired from this. I made the mistake of using pink gel pen on Rose because my current markers are just that awful, but it took so long for me to finish just her that I decided to take my chances with the markers with Jake. (I also used the markers a bit on Rose for shadowing purposes). The background is crap, but I knew I would feel bad if I left a background out entirely or just threw some fireworks with no sky, so we end up with the crappy sky and the crappy fireworks...I guess as long as you can tell they're fireworks, it's good enough.

I'm extremely surprised how Jake came out. I haven't drawn much American Dragon fanart in awhile, and when I do it's usually of the wolf/dragon hybrid design I came up with. I can't really remember the last time I drew a picture of the Season 2 dragon that I actually worked on beyond a crappy notebook headshot doodle. :P
Oh, and I gave Jake 3 toes instead of 2 on purpose; the 2-toed thing always bothered me...

anyway, that's all for my ranting; wish me luck in the contest....
hehe, the contest ends today--cutting it close, aren't I? :D

Media Used: crayola colored pencils; the world's worst markers; gel pens; prismacolor inking pens

Jake, Rose, & "American Dragon: Jake Long" (c) Jeff Goode/Disney Inc.
Rose dragon design by, & Image (c) *FidoPaws
Image size
1674x2138px 1.19 MB
HP pst_p04a
Date Taken
Jan 19, 2012, 10:36:53 PM
Microsoft Windows Live Photo Gallery 15.4.3508.1109
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renz5070Hobbyist Artist
This is so great :) Wish there was more of Rose as a dragon :) 
yogelis's avatar
Honey Senpai's Joy  it's my dream come true
Ulysess99's avatar
This is awesome! The colouration, composition is all amazing! You've done an amazing job! I hope you do more pictures of Jake Long.
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Ready2Create General Artist
I had a theory once that the huntsclan was formed in order to slay the Dark Dragon.  In the dragons' darkest hour, they enlisted human orphans, who lost their parents to the Dark Dragon.  They taught and trained the orphans everything they needed to know to take down the Dark Dragon.  To seal the deal, the dragons infused their new hunters with magic, which left the dragon birthmark on their hand.  The plan worked and the Dark Dragon was slayed.  But in the long run, the dragons unwittingly created their own worst enemies.  Some of the hunters still despised dragons, just because a dragon was responsible for making them orphans in the first place.  They turned on their dragon allies and thus began a blood feud that lasted long after both dragons and huntsmen forgot their history, along with the history of the Dark Dragon.
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Why couldn't  they have had Rose turn into a dragon for one episode, or maybe have it as the season 3 story arc? It would have worked.
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maxvision92Hobbyist General Artist
If they got more episodes and more freedom to tell a story, maybe.
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MikkilleribHobbyist Artist
hah, guess im not the only one to have drawn Rose as a dragon.
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MinecraftMusic75Hobbyist General Artist
rose looks beautiful as a dragon
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That would definitely be Rose if she was a dragon. :) Awesome job!!!
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Stray-SketchesHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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austintrenchHobbyist Artist
U should do a fanfic on this
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Foxwar-897Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*0* This kinda reminds me of Flame and Ember from Spyro:A Hero's Tail :meow:
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Zmaj-dragonHobbyist Writer
I like the idea. :) Nice drawing. And Rose is really smokin' in dragon form. :D
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LOve the color of her dragon form
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This is amazing! I love how rose looks as a dragon! c: Jake looks amazing!
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Nice work I misst that show still whating for a season 3.
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Kaitlyn23Student Traditional Artist
What Jake daydreams...^^
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RekalnusHobbyist General Artist
You did just fine, you especially got the details of her eyes and expression.
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BlueRavenfireProfessional Digital Artist
very nice :)
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