Air Battle

Sci fi/Fantasy image by

Michael Rasmussen

I wondered one day what a battle between a dragon and a gryphon might look like.  So I just got this image in my head and started working it. One of my motivations was to draw the gryphon.  I love gryphons, and I wanted more experience drawing them, so I used this as a way to solidify what I thought my version of the traditional gryphon should look like. I don't know how the legless dragon got there.  I just left the legs out.  That's when I decided to make him like a water type dragon.  I imagined it inhabiting a lake, and had this image of it swimming to the surface, jumping out of the water and taking flight.  *sigh*  ^_^ Maybe I'll draw that.....  :P The coloring really scared me.  It always does that.  I always think I'm going to ruin it, and just freeze.  But I finally managed to get it done.  The sky was a bit tough, and I had a couple problems with the sunlight on the dragon, but all turned out ok.  ^_^ I only used the computer to make it look nice by adjusting brightness and tint and suchlike--no real big changes.  I always do that to my pictures--otherwise they look totally drab on screen. Came out pretty cool, eh?  ^_^

Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy

Be the first to favourite this image.

This image is flagged as NSFW

More by Michael Rasmussen

More images like this