Pop Quiz: Dragons

Happy Saturday, folks! Your one-day quick-fire challenge today is to make an illustration featuring some sort of take on “dragon”. You can use a pre-made item from Companions, or you can make your own. You could have someone with a stylized dragon tattoo, or a half-dragon humanoid. You could do a classic Western style flame-breather or a Chinese serpent. As long as it has something to do with dragons, you’re good to go.

You only get one entry — that’s right, just one! So make it your best. Most of the other rules are the same as for a regular challenge, but instead of a whole week I’ll announce my favorites either tonight or tomorrow morning. Elaborate backgrounds aren’t necessary, though if you’ve got one it’s fine.

  • All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like ImageShack, PhotoBucket, the HeroMachine Forums, whatever);
  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your files as [your name]-[character name].[file extension]. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
  • Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this). Here’s a quick-start guide on how to do that for various image hosting services.

I’ll pick one entry as my personal favorite, which will get to be featured in the side bar to the right for ultimate glory! As a bonus you’re allowed to say you won the Internet for a few days.

Good luck!

49 Responses to Pop Quiz: Dragons

  1. Jeff i have a question

    I made ago the phantom summoner wich i want to enter in the phantom contest. Technically that entry is not an entry because the moderate of the post is later than the contest end. Can i enter with that picture?

  2. Sebastian978

    This is one of the superheroes I’ve created of my book on a comic make-over of Karma. He is one of the Sholin Kempo Karate 5 animals.
    Name – Basilisk
    Team – S.5.A. (Shaolin 5 Animals) Temple Guardians
    Real name – Basilisk
    Classification – Inhuman
    Weight – 250lbs
    Height – 6ft
    Abilities – Flight, superhuman strength, fire breathing
    Weapons – Dragon Sword
    Expert in – Swordsmanship. Shaolin Kempo Karate. Strategy
    Basilisk is the leader of the Temple Guardians. Him and the rest of S.5.K. were the ones who defeated Dragonis when he came to destroy the Temple. He and the rest of his team were also responsible for training Drago, turning him into a leader and a fighter. He represents the fighting spirit & wisdom of the Shaolin. He is the strongest of S.5.K.

    http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg47/sebastian_978/Sebastian978-Basilisk.png

  3. Sebastian978

    Sebastian978:
    This is one of the superheroes I’ve created of my book on a comic make-over of Karma. He is one of the Sholin Kempo Karate 5 animals.
    Name – Basilisk
    Team – S.5.A. (Shaolin 5 Animals) Temple Guardians
    Real name – Basilisk
    Classification – Inhuman
    Weight – 250lbs
    Height – 6ft
    Abilities – Flight, superhuman strength, fire breathing
    Weapons – Dragon Sword
    Expert in – Swordsmanship. Shaolin Kempo Karate. Strategy
    Basilisk is the leader of the Temple Guardians. Him and the rest of S.5.K. were the ones who defeated Dragonis when he came to destroy the Temple. He and the rest of his team were also responsible for training Drago, turning him into a leader and a fighter. He represents the fighting spirit & wisdom of the Shaolin. He is the strongest of S.5.K.

    http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg47/sebastian_978/Sebastian978-Basilisk.png

    I just changed the name of the team he’s on. S.K.5. will be the name, has a better ring to it.

  4. Harlequin: I made ago the phantom summoner wich i want to enter in the phantom contest. Technically that entry is not an entry because the moderate of the post is later than the contest end. Can i enter with that picture?

    Yes, that’s ok.

  5. This is Velfarion, a powerful, dark dragon that can take on a human form whenever he wishes.

    http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q625/marKus730/Heromachine/Markus730-Velfarion.jpg

  6. I’ve got LOTS of dragons on file, but I made a new one just for you!

    http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af309/skybandit/Skybandit-GreenDragon.png

  7. This is Draconis, Prince of Draconia, as part of the royal family each member is infused with the soul of a dragon and is able to summon that dragon to fight for it as well as wield the power of the dragon whether it be frost, fire, poison, or wind. Draconis wield’s fire and has a fire dragon’s soul inside him.

    http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/9287/dtopping80draconis.png

  8. Thanks Jeff.

    So i proudly present i think my one of my best visual work. Here is my phantom summoner whose dragon tattoo comes alive

    Phantom Summoner

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/tarkabarka/2012/08/Harlequin_Phantom_Summoner.png

    p.s.: Good luck for everybody for this contest. I think i can’t know the result becasue i go abroad for a few days.

  9. http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x463/Kalontas/Kalontas-Scarthid.png

    Because my backgrounds are always very simple, I just gave up at it and concentrated on the character. Scarthid is a character from my past RPG campaign, one of the top henchmen of Sun Wukong, and genetically a half-dragon, half-naga. While he was one of the most interesting ones in design, he also died the earliest of the four, and only his half-human half-dragon brother survived almost to the end of the campaign.

  10. Man, i haven’t entered a contest in a while. I like this entry i made though.

    “Sea dragon”
    The barbarian ship Red Dragon prowls the seas, but using a sign of such power so arrogantly may tempt nature’s wrath…

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/the-eric/2012/08/TheEric-SeaDragon.png

  11. Here’s one I made a long time ago for a contest, but missed the deadline and never entered. I was going to use it another time, but missed that deadline too. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v99/webpulp/Share/webpulp-dragonmirage.jpg
    (I wanted to change the background, but I’ve lost the original hm file and only have the jpg.)

  12. TigerDragonMaster

    http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk223/tigerdragonmaster/HeroMachineCharacters/tigerdragonmaster-Redpng.png
    This is a half-dragon character.
    First time I’ve submitted anything. Hope you think it’s cool.

  13. TigerDragonMaster: First time I’ve submitted anything. Hope you think it’s cool.

    Welcome to challenges, TigerDragonMaster! I hope we see much more of your work down the line as well.

  14. I gave this dragon a little flair since” it” is half human,animal and Dragon
    http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/8218/scatmandragonoid.png

  15. Hyperanthropos

    I hope that my entry doesn’t come in to late. I have had the idea for this dragon in my head for some time. Thanks, Jeff, for giving me a chance to design him.
    “Behold the Dragon Mushussu! – Guardian of the Sacred Spring.”
    http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/2217/hyperanthroposmushussu.png

  16. Tracey knows her dad had a hard time, raising her all by himself. But he might have mentioned the fact that they were both secretly DRAGONS sometime before she started going through dragon puberty. The human disguise spell that has protected Tracey from the moment she was born — er, make that hatched — can’t withstand the sudden growth spurts of the tween years. Now she’s got to learn to maintain her disguise on her own, and it’s not easy. Especially when the pre-swim meet pressure is on.

    http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/legacy/forum-image-uploads/lime/2012/08/lime-jrhighdragon-1.png

  17. A member of a group of people possessed by the spirits of the Chinese zodiac, Amanda Law is Anila the dragon. A fierce fighter, Anila frequently takes charge of the group due to her spirits dominant and driven personality. This often puts her at logger-heads with other members of the group, especially Sindura the rooster and Mihira the Tiger. Anila is currently the only one of the group to have defeated the Jade Emperor in battle.

    http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/218/b/d/anila_by_jr19759-d59zvzu.png

    (A redesign of one of my earlier characters, hopefully I’m still within the time limit)

  18. “Attaaaack!” he said, but without any voice.

    Rohriant – Avatar of the Dragon

  19. http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii506/Exper1mentMax/Djinn1.png
    Name:D’jinn: The first Dragon of her species to adapt to desert regions, d’jinn is a master of illusions, creating a human form to lure victims away from their town before devouring them.

  20. http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/9288/kytdragoon.png
    Title: Zombiedragoon
    (no time for colour so it is a sketch)

  21. Better version i called Zombiedragon
    http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/5492/kytzdragon.png
    nice pop quiz btw

  22. That’s incredible.

    Kytana:
    Better version i called Zombiedragon
    http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/5492/kytzdragon.png
    nice pop quiz btw

  23. Hyperanthropos

    @Lime: I just wanted to tell you, that your entry “Tracey” is my favorite. I am completley amazed by your artistic talent. The mid-transformation scene is incredibly well done. Were you by any chance inspired by the animated series “American Dragon”?

    @The Atomic Punk: LOL! ’nuff said. Your entry “Lunchtime” is simply brilliant and hilarious.

  24. Hyperanthropos:
    @Lime: I just wanted to tell you, that your entry “Tracey” is my favorite. I am completley amazed by your artistic talent. The mid-transformation scene is incredibly well done. Were you by any chance inspired by the animated series “American Dragon”?

    Thanks! :) Unfortunately for me, “American Dragon” (which I’ve never seen, but I know the summary) came along well after I had the idea for the story Tracey’s in (“Scales”) but well before I managed to get it written. (It’s still not written.)

  25. Im not sure if this is still open but…

    This is the Dragon Sorcerer!

    http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5651/nha247dragonsorcererpng.png

    Thanks!

    -NHA247

  26. It’s still open — my wife had a root canal this morning and I’m dragging. Take advantage of my sloth!

  27. oh ok thanks Jeff! Hope all is well!

  28. Hope it’s not too late. If so, bah! :O

    An adventurer through the Mystic Forest is surprised when he finds a tiny dragon… luckily, the creature is mostly harmless. *Mostly*.

    http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g227/SabulumP/Sabulum-FaerieDragon.png

  29. HungaryForBlood

    Would this guy count: http://upyer.buttsbuttsbutts.net/HungaryForBlood_VladOvDraculesti.png.png

    Vlad of the House Draculesti, the prince of Walachia
    You might know him better as The Impaler
    He’s Hungary for blood!

    I would have gone more graphic but I’m tired!

  30. OK, this one’s finally closed. Thanks all!

  31. To all the entries congrats ,you all get tops from me .In my opinion some of them were just hands down creative and amazing!Great backstory on Tracey!congrat’s lime!

  32. ps. not ever doing animals or dragons ,monsters and such,I really have a new found love for the dragon theme,I am definitley going to create some more!