Dragon-A-Day Online: Day 1

Well, since we’re officially Open to the Public, the Reboot Phase is technically over. For a brief, crazy moment I thought of continuing the numbering where it technically ought to be (considering that there was no break in drawing, only in presentation), but I discarded that thought, as it would only confuse new people.

Anyhoo, I wasn’t sure what to draw to mark this momentous occasion, so I blanked and tried to draw a Benthic Dragon (circa Day 2) without using any references aside from what I remembered of them (I was in Manhattan, my computer and sketchbooks were in Brooklyn):

Benthic Dragons live deep, deep under the ocean. Although they breathe water, they are able to come to te surface, though they rarely deign to do so.

After comparing this to its predecessors, I find that I like this one better in some ways- it definitely seems more… continuous; the tail fin on the previous version seems a little silly now, by comparison. The pectoral fins might be a bit too long, though, and I’m not sure about the eye.

It’s vaguely reminiscent of a coelacanth, which I kind of like. The scales and random osteoderms might not be necessary, as it doesn’t need them to protect itself (it’s a really big dragon),but I think that they add character.

On the whole, I am happy with this one. It’s a good way to start the Online portion of our program.



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