A recent dragon design I did for work. Growing up with Digimon
--and still enjoying them to this day--I freely referred to the dynamic and colorful yet playful design aesthetics for this little guy. As for why the flame-wings aren't directly attached to his body, that's because... reasons. Because why not (I blame Mai-HiME
for its over-the-top cyber dragon, Kagutsuchi).
It was challenging to balance the stylized flames and still keep them looking anything like wings, but it was fun to figure out too. Falling hard and fast for the raptors in Jurassic World
affected his overall concept as well.
I imagined him as a companion creature ala the daemons in His Dark Materials
which only further reinforces the Digimon
angle lol. I named him Daisy and subsequently chose a blue underbelly as a nod to the BLU-82B/C-130
weapon system, which bears the nickname "daisy cutter
." (When angry, his eyes would also resemble a certain someone
Drawn with pencil, inked with Pigma Microns, colored with various Crayola, Rose Art, Prisma, touched up in GIMP (because my scanner eats color apparently). Approx. 3-4 hrs to draw as I was originally working off too small a drawing pad to fit both wings, which required scanning, tracing off the screen itself to get a larger image, then transferring it to a larger sheet. Approx. 4 hrs to color.