Green Dragon

Sci fi/Fantasy image by

Michael Rasmussen

I say this picture was inspired by Tolkien because of a clip from the movie Return of the King, where the witch-king lands his fellbeast on a parapet of Minas Morgul to watch the orc army, and the fellbeast grabs a tower with its wingish hand.  That's what started the idea, and I just went with it. It's not the best dragon I can do, and some of the anatomy isn't right, but it still looks pretty neat, eh?  ^_^ I was thinking of colors for the dragon, and decided green would be good with the fire and the castle and the roof.  I was considering red for a while, but the fire wouldn't be as dramatic, I think.  Although, green also does make him seem less fierce, so I have the backstory that he's on the defensive, fleeing something or other, landing on the castle tower, turning round and flaming to try to scare it away. Maybe I'll do a follow-up sometime.... Oh yes, and the castle tower, especially the stones, was also pretty fun both to draw and to color. I used a computer program to do some clean-up and fix the lighting.  :)

Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy

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