Current design of an Eäronasi. Also, my first attempt ever at acrylic painting on actual canvas. Yes, it needs work, I know. One day I will go back and add real texture to those mountains and make them look not ridiculous. One day.
The Eäronasi are the second smallest of the races but by far the fastest. They are masters of flight and the wind. Most of them live amongst the ruins of the once-great city Urionalen, that spans into the Sisin Sea.
And by later, I meant right now.
Very top, unfinished sketch of a Lœman, the smallest of the dragons and by far the most intelligent. My personal favourite—he’s sitting with his back facing out, but then twisted up top to show the profile. I know it’s hard to tell because I haven’t scaled and finished the legs and tail. Also, undecided what to put on the end of his tail.
Bottom left is the Deliryssian I mentioned before should never be viewed… here for your viewing enjoyment. The end of the tail should be a spiked club, and the feet are supposed to be large, to provide better purchase and stability. The most interesting thing about the Deliryssians is that they can fly—up to a certain age. Once they hit a certain age, their growth picks up, and their wings begin to harden. Thus, they hold their wings tightly against their bodies, and once they are solidified, they can no longer fly, but have an extra layer of armour and protection.
Bottom right is another terrible sketch, yet slightly more updated, sketch of a Calithrang. Trying to make it more eel-like and more predatory-looking… but the angle in which I decided to draw the thing was fairly bad for that. The end of the tail is still undecided, but probably some sort of poisonous barb.
Sketches of some of the dragon races… some are extremely old (the top one of Hreathin riding his Beledrierand, Lust), some have been discarded (middle left, a very early Eäronasi head), some need more work (middle right, an idea for the Calithrang), and some are early versions (bottom, original Taraldian sketch).
There is also in existence an unfinished sketch of a Deliryssian, a green dragon, but it is not very good at all, and probably should never be viewed by anyone.
I might post it later.
Anonymous asked: Imagine a dragon's scale that had seven corners and measured exactly 12 inches around. Imagine them labeled in order C, D, E, F, G, A, and B. They would all be two inches apart except between E and F and B and C which are only one inch apart. Essentially the white keys of a piano rolled up. A string wrapped around the dragon's scale and marked with the notes should play those notes when plucked like a guitar. -AR
An interesting idea… except there are six different races of dragons, and all have different scales from each other, and all have different types and sizes of scales on themselves. Perhaps something more of an amalgamation of a certain type of scale from each race, laid out in a circle all together, where the distance from each tip of a scale to the next is one note, and the space between the last scale to the first sale is the final note of the octave? Perhaps trying to connect the dragons in some manner. The Rosetta stone was created to translate different languages, thus I imagine the dragon’s octave was put together purposefully to make a connection between them.
Hmmmmmm…. This gets the gears in my head moving.