One of the things that I love about Dungeons and Dragons is the amount of thought that goes into the creatures that inhabit its worlds.
This is also one of the things that annoys me on a subtle level. Many monsters, especially iconic ones, like illithids, and dragons in particular, are often so “on model” that a group of them could be sitting in the same scene, and it becomes difficult to tell individuals apart, aside from wardrobe or other clues, as opposed to the way that one might tell two humans apart.
The dragons that I’ve been drawing in these posts are the archetypal, perhaps even idealized versions of their particular breeds, I think; individuals within any specific type might have subtle, but noticeable differences. (and I really need to look into some biology or something to get a better handle on that- many of the differences that make humans immediately recognizable are cosmetic or artificial)
Good night all, and Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the US of A.