Thursday, January 12, 2012

Year of the Dragon

My entry for this month's Laika Creative Challenge:

Laika challenged us to create our own dragon since 2012 is the year of the dragon. When I think of dragons I instantly think of fire. I had this image of a bolt of fire with black smoke trailing behind it and that translated into the design of my dragon. I decided to go with the traditional designs of Chinese dragons, but with a twist. The top of the dragon represents the blazing fire. This guy singes anything he comes in contact with and one scratch of his white hot claws leaves his victims with incredible burns beyond medical repair. His long body ends with his tail literally made of black smoke. That's one benefit for his prey; he always leaves a trail of smoke so you know where he's been and know to run in the opposite direction.

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