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    C.O.W. #400 - The Elemental Dragon Lords - WIPS thread *MILESTONE EDITION*

    C.O.W. #400 - The Elemental Dragon Lords - WIPS thread  *MILESTONE EDITION*

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    Round #400 The Elemental Dragon Lords

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    #400 The Elemental Dragon Lords! *MILESTONE EDITION*

    Hey everyone. This round is a very, very special round. We've made it to another significant milestone. One that is sure to be very fun. Both Rob and Scorge have made some awesome suggestions not only with what to do for this round, but what direction to take COW. This is also a wonderful opportunity to reinvent the COW mascot. So, without further ado, let's jump into the brief...

    COW #400. WOW! It's still going strong despite some growing pains in the rebuilding process but we're kicking this round off with the theme ELEMENTAL DRAGON LORDS! There will be four briefs available for you to work on. All four are based on the elements of nature: Earth, Fire, Wind, and Water. Each element is represented by a mighty dragon. Every dragon is grand, majestic, fierce, and powerful. Many look to them as gods, even creators of the world. Their legacy survives millenia as their legends have been passed down through the years, generation after generation. Some disbelieve in their existence as they are very mysterious and elusive, seldom seen by humans. These are no ordinary fire breathers! These dragons are lords and masters that possess a higher power and intelligence unmatched by any other dragons. We're going to be designing these beasts for our extra special COW #400. You have a full two months to work on this!

    Four briefs are listed below and you may use this thread to post your wips for any of your chosen concepts. There will be separate finals threads for each brief so once finished, be sure to post your dragons to the appropriate thread. YES you may work on multiple briefs if you like which is why we have two months to work on this. The option to work on one or multiple is completely yours. LET'S DESIGN SOME DRAGONS!

    The Destructive Fire Dragon
    -The embodiment of fire! This mighty dragon has a lust for destruction and an insatiable appetite for chaos. Its rage is almost unstoppable and its fire hotter than any conceived by man or nature. It has the ability to turn entire cities into ash within hours if it desires so. When not on a rampage, it rests dormant within volcanic caverns until some unlucky fool inadvertently awakens it from its slumber
    -Must be a dragon
    -Associated with the fire element
    -Has a taste for destruction

    The Magnificent Water Dragon
    -A stark contrast to its fire counterpart, this water dragon has a more peaceful nature, however if angered it can create mighty title waves and gigantic maelstroms capable of swallowing entire fleets. This dragon is the embodiment of water and rules over all creatures that dwell in the water with all of its beauty.
    -Must be a dragon
    -Associated with water element
    -Has a very beautiful appearance

    The Colossal Earth Dragon
    -The largest of all the elemental dragons, the embodiment of the Earth. This dragon is the size of a mountain and most of the time, mistaken for one. During most of its existence, it simply slumbers beneath the surface but when active, each step it takes is capable of causing the most intense earthquakes. Its roar can be heard reverberating for miles causing the cities of the land to shake.
    -Must be a dragon
    -Associated with the Earth element
    -Of a colossal size

    The Ancient Sky Dragon
    -The oldest and wisest of the four dragon lords. As the embodiment of the sky, this dragon is though to be the creator of the universe. It constantly flies through the sky watching and learning of the ways of those who live below. Its power is beyond measure with a capacity to create thunderous tornadoes and massive hurricanes. However, its keen judgement and wise demeanor allows it to be merciful if needed.
    -Must be a dragon
    -Associated with sky/air/wind element
    -Has an ancient and wise appearance and nature

    Okay COWies, let's sketch some dragons!!!



    Deadline
    Tuesday, November 14th, 10:00pm EST.

    Finals go here: =http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php/329382-C-O-W-400-The-Elemental-Dragon-Lords-Destructive-Fire-Dragon-FINALS <===== Destructive Fire Dragon

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...-Dragon-FINALS <===== Magnificent Water Dragon

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...-Dragon-FINALS <===== Colossal Earth Dragon

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...-Dragon-FINALS <===== Ancient Sky Dragon
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    Awesome topic guys! Looking forward to see what comes of this =)
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    starting to explore an idea for the sky dragon...

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    I can't believe more people are not getting on these amazing topics for just studies sake. What happened? Did digital painting and art just die over night somewhere with all the chaos in the world, technology advancements, and art being taken out of schools, along with corporate greed, and the bar of imagery being set so high to have to resort to painting over 3D models and shyt?

    If you can't make a finished piece at least get on board to explore and have some fun with your art through experimentation and pushing your limits with studies, and most importantly......LEARN!

    Here's a little study I kicked off for the Destructive Fire Dragon. The whole thing was painted from imagination and I experimented a lot with color on this one. It took a ton of time to do, a whole hour and a half, broken up into thirds, being 30 minutes per session.
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    I second Lege on this one, who doesn't love dragons, and why wouldn't we all be jumping at the bit here? Drew this guy up with the topic in mind, but it doesn't really fit any of the subjects the way I'd like it to so I'll call it practice.
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    Nice work guys!

    Time and energy is in short supply at the moment, but I fully intend to participate in this one.

    It won't be a half-measure when I do though - so you better take advantage of the headstart!

    Yeah - them's fightin' wurds!

    ...ahh... that takes me back to the old days... mumble mumble... last man standing... mumble mumble... sigh...

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    I thought I would at least get started on a design for this one. Dragons are always a fun subject to reinvent. I'm doing a bit of a study on this one, starting with a muted palette from an Arizona landscape. If I keep going with this, I will definitely take out the photo, as this isn't meant to be a paint-over, just a study so far.
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    64% of all percentages are made up on the spot.

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    @Scorge: Absolutely! Great piece!!! Like a night dragon.

    @Mythmaker: looking forward to your posts man!

    Some air dragon action...Just getting a feel for these things. Compositions can get interesting using the whole body as Scorge has demonstrated professionally.

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    Doubt I'll have time to finish it, but here's a little generic fire dragon.
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    Another one that doesn't quite fit the brief...I'll get it eventually.

    True mother of dragons
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    Scorge: You're truly amazing at what you do man! With every post I'm amazed always like it's the first time I'm seeing your work. Your concepts and rendering ability is just spectacular man. I'm always grateful for every one of your post and I thank you always for being such a great inspiration on here.

    Here is some dragon studies, nothing crazy, just noodling around and exploring ideas...
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    One more for shits and giggles. Air Dragon. He's a legend. In his own mind.
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    Everytime I start feeling good about something I'm working on another side of me comes out and makes me find reasons not to like what I'm working ,or feel like it's just not good enough. I guess that's a good thing to some extent, or maybe it's just nothing will ever be good enough period cause it could always be better. So I was liking the progress of this Earth dragon until I realized it didn't fit the brief cause it's not very colossal. Hopefully I can find away to do something about that but I'm already getting visions of another concept pertaining to the cause.......
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    Scorge: Air dragon is super awesome man! I love it! I like it how it seems to more or less glide through the air cause the wings seem like they'd never be big enough to sustain it's weight in actual consistent flight.

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