Black Dragon

Sci fi/Fantasy image by

Stephen Watkins, Jr.

This piece was done fairly recently, between February and October of 2001. It is Mechanical Pencil on 8(1/2)*11 paper. This monster has a name (as does the dragon depicted in 'Unfinished'), but I'd rather not divulge that yet (just in case my players happen by). The design of this dragon, which is somewhat different than that in 'Unfinished' actually came from a doodle I did in class. I tried to see how the dragon would look with the horns curved forward, like a bull's. I really like the result, and did a full-blown sketch. Now, when the Red Dragon is defeated (come on, you expected that much, didn't you?) this guy assumes the position of the 'leader' of the wyrms. Smaller and physically weaker than his predecessor, he has several key advantages: he's much faster, less arrogant, and holds the key to a new, powerful magic force. In fact, he is the first of a new breed of dragon. Artist's Challenge: It's here, but... see the description of the detail...

Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy

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