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Malandra The Half Dragon by vest Malandra The Half Dragon by vest
:iconvest: & :iconlynkx-ie:

Original Lines: [link]

High Resolution Version: [link]


I kinda did it to myself. Figured I would go above the simple "few shapes and gradients retro style" of backgrounds. I've found that while such are well and good, I also know that my true aspirations lie in being a background artist/landscape painter, so the time seems nigh to combine both my coloring desire and panging internal nagging that tugs at me to make original landscape work.

The ghost of Roger Dean haunts me. And that bastard ain't even dead yet.

I immediately envisioned this scene the moment I saw the lines, and knew it was inevitable. I would be throwing away a gargantuan piece of my time to make that vision come to fruition.

I actually started this image a week ago, getting the character completed and a basic wacom sketch of the background in place by Wednesday. However, I have gone through a dramatic transition in my job, and had to sort out a lot of my life before getting back into this one.

Which worked out just fine. I opened this image up tonight about four hours ago. And I immediately thought that it was just my good luck, because I was in a mood to just paint whatever.

To give some background on the character. While she's a half-dragon of sorts, the color scheme is an homage to my pet lizard Jhet. He (or she, neither of us are in a mood to find out which) has warm flame red colors along the side, dark brown carapace, a white underbelly, and two yellow pin stripes running the length of the back.

Enough blowing hot air. San Fernando Valley has enough of that wisping about already.

Photoshop CS2
Wacom Tablet
Texture Reference from
Original Lines: [link] by *lynkx-ie
Also available at *color-me-club - [link]

Comments appreciated. Criticism honored.
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Bladeninja76 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting landscape and sunlit dragon girl.
ChaosMageTwin Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Writer
In D&D, and I'm guessing some other forms of RPG's, the dragon Polymorphs(as they are generally also spell casters). However, their genetic coding doesn't change, so.. the kid still comes out half-dragon? I'm not sure if that's quite right or not.
StriderSyd Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Is she 1 of Prince Goro's 7 wives?
Leona18 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
RedKamikaze Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
she looks beautifully dangerous
hwoarang1986 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
sooo awesome... your backgrounds look sooo realistic! And you colouring skills are amazing! wow... Are you interested in colouring one of my linearts?!
MasterOfPointillism Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
This means a human had to do something with a dragon, right?! Any one depict that scene, yet?
vest Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
Funny you should bring that up.

According to some dragon lore, they sometimes kept human female slaves for "those" purposes. The way I found this out was by through a line of silver statues I saw at a comic shop. I hailed the casher, all "dude, is that dragon sportin' a bonerino for that chick in chains?"

Never thought the same of dragons ever again.
MasterOfPointillism Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008
Either they are hung very tiny, or that has got to hurt. Once you go dragon, you might never go back ....
junoknight Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But what if the dragon was... gay? :fear:
MasterOfPointillism Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
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