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    C.O.W. #283. Storm Dragon - WIPs thread

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    ROUND #283 – Storm Dragon

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    ROUND#281: Storm Dragon

    Dragons come in all shapes, colours and elemental properties. This week your task is to design a storm dragon, one with the ability to harness the raw power produced in storms of all kinds. The idea here is that the dragon would be dormant, or significantly less powerful between storms, but upon the first signs of storm clouds might awaken and wreak havoc (or whatever else a dragon with the power of storms might do) using it's ability to harness wind, rain, thunder and lightning. This can take the form of a breath weapon or whatever other dragon-ly power you decide to give it. As an added challenge, I'd like your dragons to be illustrated in a storm scene, preferably (though it will not be a requirement) using one of it's storm-themed powers. Think about what physical traits the storm dragon might have, especially in terms of pre-existing dragon tropes. Try to think if there might be a physiological reason the dragon only gains its powers during a storm. Think: shape of the wings, composition and length of it's spikes/horns/spines, even colour and really try and make your dragon really fit the theme in terms of it's appearance. Due to the time of year, I will be giving you two weeks on this one. Use it wisely.

    Round requirements:

    - The creature must be recognizable as being a dragon

    - The creature must have the ability to harness the power of storms while they are in progress, but be dormant and/or powerless at other times

    - The creature should be illustrated in the middle of a storm


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    January 1st, 7:00pm PST (GMT -8 )


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    Loving this one! Starting right away

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    Dragons! Well I guess I have no choice but to hop in on this one too!
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    Awesome topic! It's been too long, count me in too.

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    i am pretty busy with freelance/holidays, but............HEEEEELLLL YEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHH TIME TO GET MY CoW ON!!!!!!!!!

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    Damn this is a cool topic !! ill definitively try to have the time for this one !!!!

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    Looks like i'm first to get the ball rollin, some thumbnails just to try and get a feel for some ideas. I'm abit of a dragon noob so abit generic i guess. The idea is to have it with some kind of antenna which attracts lightning and the energy from storms, or somethin along those lines. crits and suggestions welcome always

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    long jet dragon, flightless but floating dragon, or flying seahorse dragon

    added: half body stormy fox dragon
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    Whohoo.. Great theme! I'm quite sure I'll participate for this round as well (long time since my last one!).
    Anyway, here is my first sketch:
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    The dragon is meant to 'harvest' electricity through its tail in its body. It can use this saved energy to attack other creatures or just for the fun of doing so
    Also I tried to approach a quite unusual design for the wings, though I'm not sure yet if it works. Because the wings need to stand the strong winds of a storm, I thought of giving two arms for each wing- the back one will be probably much more slender than the other one, because it's just for stabilize the dragon.
    The dragon has no other arms/legs, so usually it would live in the air (preferably a storm) or in the water.

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    umm

    how does drawing a dragon work

    Here is my try:
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    This is not my entry, but it was a recent piece I did for the ImagineFX Rising Stars Competition. The COW topic reminded me of it, so I thought I would show it here Hope you guys don't mind.

    I'm currently working on a few other projects, including the current IDW, but since there is an extended deadline I'll try and jump in on this too.
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    Just something i had in my mind. having trouble putting down my main idea (always have) so this is what i've end up with.
    Still W.I.P. Though so well see where i'll end up!
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    Update of my dragon:

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    Going to be hard one for me- probably the first time I draw rain or lightning bolts.
    I might change the wing on the right side a bit, doesn't look correct in my eyes yet.

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    C.O.W. #283. Storm Dragon - WIPs thread
    giving it a shot

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    My current progress. Tried looking to various storm gods for inspiration, but stumbled across a horus statue along the way that I liked.
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    update

    storm environtment test
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    I'm new here and trying on this one. Sorry for my not so perfect english, it is not my native language.

    Description : Stormbringers are misnamed by the local population for they only get out of their caves when storms occurs. Their height varies between four and five meters and their lenght between ten and twelve meters. Living in a very rough and dry land, Stormbringers only get out once a year for their mating period, lasting one month. They use their horns to canalise lightnings and turn them into energy, making their scales glows. The more they glow, the more females are attracted. If two dragons wants the same female, they can use stored energy to throw strong lightning bolts and breath to their foes. Because mother nature is unpredictable, it happens that storms occurs in the dry season, waking the Stormbringers. Stories says that entire village and cities has been destroyed during these unexpected storms.

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    i liked it more without the environment, alot of details get blown away.
    or you should use less black/darkness, that should work too!

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    Great topic, especially because I suck at painting dragons. I find it's really hard to create a dragon that looks well designed and proportional.

    Here are a few concepts for the dragon and the composition;



    C.O.W. #283. Storm Dragon - WIPs thread

    C.O.W. #283. Storm Dragon - WIPs thread

    Not yet sure where I'll go from here.
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    Sandstorm Dragons

    Couple of sketches.
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    My take on this and first time on CoW and Conceptart.org. Tried to post earlier with description and think it didn't work so trying again.

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    I kind of liked how papery it looked in the earlier one. But the design is awesome!

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    First wip..
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    One down.
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    First time here, I hope I can leave my lazyness behind and do it!
    Great works in this topic btw!
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    @deathnite: thanks for the suggestion
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