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This is Morroth, the abyssal treasure hoarding drake I made for a campaign I was in a while ago. I designed her with “Earthstriding” in mind, which is a method of travel similar to swimming or flying, but through solid ground. So I thought of including shapes that suggested feathers and fins, without actually using either and ended up with these flat spine things. Abyssal dragons, if I remember right, were described as having flaps of skin for wings, which kind of reminded me of flippers, so I designed the wings sort of like sea turtle fins initially, but I ended up with a shape that looks more like a penguin flipper. She has a large mouth and expanding throat pouch that allow her to carry a large amount of treasure back to her underground lair. She’s supposed to have treasure embedded in her underbelly (but I forgot to render it.)

This is Morroth, the abyssal treasure hoarding drake I made for a campaign I was in a while ago.

I designed her with “Earthstriding” in mind, which is a method of travel similar to swimming or flying, but through solid ground. So I thought of including shapes that suggested feathers and fins, without actually using either and ended up with these flat spine things. Abyssal dragons, if I remember right, were described as having flaps of skin for wings, which kind of reminded me of flippers, so I designed the wings sort of like sea turtle fins initially, but I ended up with a shape that looks more like a penguin flipper.

She has a large mouth and expanding throat pouch that allow her to carry a large amount of treasure back to her underground lair. She’s supposed to have treasure embedded in her underbelly (but I forgot to render it.)

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I was going to post the whole thing, but I’m too tired right now to write about it, so have a head shot.

I was going to post the whole thing, but I’m too tired right now to write about it, so have a head shot.

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So I got a paint over for this picture, and it really showed me how lame the colors were. Here are some detail shots showing before I saw the paint over and after (minus the red in the background in the first one. I did that after then saved over the original.)

I’ve pretty much been repainting this picture, but it’s so worth it. It’s kind of fun figuring out how much color I can get away with, but for me it requires a lot of trial and error. Mostly error. 

I’m still need to work on the color in those feather-like scales and probably in the jaw a bit. So yeah, it’s still a WIP.

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Still not finished.

Still not finished.

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Uhhh I haven’t painted in a while. I kind of like the sketched the sketch underneath the painting better. I didn’t scan that line drawing though. I wish I did. 

That said, I still like this painting.

The line drawing here is what was initially transferred onto the the painting.

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I made a dragon decoration out of card board, expanding foam, and masking tape for our campus sci-fi/fantasy club Christmas social. I didn’t think we would have a Christmas tree, so I figured a dragon could serve the same purpose. There actually happened to be a Christmas tree in the room, but we still used the dragon. I didn’t actually finish it in time, but it was well received despite the unrefined surface and poor paint job.

I still need to put paper mache over the masking tape surface and add more details like spikes and scales. Once that’s done I’ll give it a decent paint job. I kind of want to give it a red and green coloration that’s not too jarring, but we’ll see.