As a kid of the 80's, dragons have always inspired me. Whether it was through movies, video games or dungeons, and dragons, these mythical beasts had an influence on my imagination. With this series of drawings, I wanted to show a different side of the animal.
Often dragons are depicted as villainous, treasure hoarding monsters but I wanted to break past the stereotypes and delve into the different personalities of each character. As far as the styling of the drawings themselves, I wanted to go for an old fashioned look of classic illustration, maybe even having a feel that they were sketched from life in some explorer's journal.
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"Raniik the Obvious" fancies himself an excellent hide and seek player.
This book wyrm loves to hoard her literary treasures.
"Cole the Diminutive" is just a small dragon in a big world hoping to find a realm of his own that he can desolate all he wants.
Chapter 14 gets to "AAgar the Emotional" every time.
"Varlad the Improviser" was fortunate to come across a helpful princess during his quest to find his missing jump rope.
This peckish dragon is always up for a late knight snack.
"Gorüng the Skittish" has an extreme case of Ovinaphobia.
Once upon a time a reckless king decreed that his kingdom be built on the highest peak in the land. His advisors warned against the construction as it was a sacred place but were put to death for their disobedience. Woe to the king when Garnyx awakes...
This sea serpent loves surprising the local mermaids with impromptu acrobatic displays.
Many an intrepid traveler has sought the wisdom of this ancient forest spirit, but Cyr'nyth only materializes to those he deems worthy of his knowledge.
"Swenti the Loyal and Sir Button-nose the Brave" teach us that even sworn enemies can be friends if they look into each others hearts.
"Seru the Maternal" helps her hatchling take flight for the first time.
"Koga the Optimistic" lost his ability to fly centuries ago but his spirit still soars through the kites that he creates.
A month of wrangling dragons can be quite exhausting.
"Vorloc the Impenetrable" has the thickest of dragon scales to insure minimal distractions at tea time.
"Ron'u the Immovable" is the most ancient of stone dragons. In fact, he is so old that most people are unsure if he is still a living creature or just a gargantuan monument carved into the mountain side by the winds of time.
"Dormar the Ponderer" and "Seerfin the Impatient" have been locked in an epic battle of the minds for the last 259 years, Seerfin hopes to get a turn before the next century.
This eclectic dragon is known throughout the land for her organic pumpkin juice.
There is nothing worse for a forest than a dragon with a cold
"Sariin the Insecure" prefers the quite comfort of his treasure chest more than the hustle and bustle of the world around him.
Like all dragons, Dorble cherishes his vast fortune.
"Wrathar the Blunderous" has learned the hard way that castles do not make good chairs.
Only in the deepest of caves will one find this evil drake. He has no desire for gold. His treasure are the souls of the foolish adventurers who dare disturb him.
"Jaxin the anxious" was not expecting to be ambushed by his fearsome foe.
This hydra serves as a sentinel for a remote island rich in precious metals. Though many have tried, no man has been able to set foot here undetected.
"Norith the Lackadaisical" knows the importance of taking some time off from the pillaging of gold and the desolating of lands every now and then.
Even the swiftest of dragons is delayed by a well placed bog.
There is no treasure in the land that is safe from this roguish drake.