Caption Contest 45 Prize: Half dragon

Lyogi and I have finished his prize for winning Caption Contest 45, an illustration of his D&D half-dragon character (no name given):

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You can win your very own custom black and white illustration of whatever you like (within reason) by entering Caption Contest 48, going on now!

As a side note, the first version I did mistakenly had the character holding a big ol' sword, but it turns out he is a monk so that didn't work. But I thought the sword was cool so I'll post it after the jump:

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It was a good thing in this case that I draw in layers instead of just a flat hand-inked image. With an actual pen and paper drawing I'd have had to basically start over, but as is I just deleted the "sword" layer and dropped in a staff instead. The hands were already on their own layer so I was able to draw the complete weapon, and even moved it down some so it fit better, which was possible because I drew the entire staff, not just the bits that showed through the hands.

6 Responses to Caption Contest 45 Prize: Half dragon

  1. I have to say the staff one is my favorite. Then again I love seeing the scary looking characters using simple weapons like that. Adds to their awesome level because they don’t need a blade to kick butt and take names.

  2. That Sword is indeed super cool, and I offically request it be added to HM3 when you get around to adding in Items!!!!!!

  3. Jeff, I was thinking the same thing as Kaldath. That is a Bad A$$ sword. I also like the horns.

  4. I don’t like the sword. It is way too long and looks way too clumsy. How could anyone twirl that sword?

  5. It’s more like a sword-staff, with the long handle and big counter-weight to give it balance. Plus, come on, he’s a half-dragon so he’s way stronger than a human that size would be.

  6. I don’t know if you ever saw the anime Rurouni Kenshin, but in it a character carried a sword called a zanba which was even bigger than that, so that shouldn’t be a big deal to hold. If the coolness of the sword wasn’t in the size of it I might suggest putting it into HM3, but no way would it fit into the box, the thing is huge.

    Also great job on the sword, I see a hint of another in it, but the thing I really want to say I like is how you made the blade shine somehow. And I have no idea how you did it. You have no colors or shading on the sword so I have no idea how you made it shine, but you did good job.