'Pauly the Anthro-Dragon Halloween, 2005' colored.

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Paul Doyle

The colored, seductive version? :P Yep, I forgot to add the bathroom sink. The horror! The scared, rather sexy Anthro-Dragon is Pauly the Anthro-Dragon, my dragon character. I'm about six feet tall, 210 pounds, by no means as fit and muscular as Pauly the Anthro-Dragon, but not a quivering mound of Crisco, either :P That scary guy in the mirror is me, my first attempt (pretentious or most unpretentious, in this case) attempt at a self portrait. Pose inspired by bassist/vocalist/songwriter Gene Simmons of KISS. I need to draw more people. :P The inked version will also be a Wyvern's Library illustration for a closely related poem, a poem I finished in time for an Elftown Halloween competition. (I missed the deadline for the art, though.) Pauly the Anthro-Dragon (c) 2003-06, Paul J. Doyle. Paul J. Doyle (whether the likeness or the actual person) is not copyrighted, but has been on this great planet of ours since 31 October 1973. Thanks, Mom and Dad! Much appreciated?


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