Did you know dragons can swim? Of course they can! This is an ancient monstrosity walking ashore after unnamed business in the deep. Everything living nearby is trying to get out of its way as quickly as possible ...
I really, really recommend the full size view for this. There are a *lot* of details.
The dragon is known as "Ebb" and is a character I use in roleplaying on UV [link]
(it's a nice place for roleplaying any character you want. Pray you don't come across Ebb on a bad day though
). The design of the dragon is all mine, ©Griatch and all that.
This was done fully in the free graphical program GIMP ([link]
), only work outside the program was creating a very simple 3D-model of the dragon in the free modeller gsculpt ([link]
) so I could quickly try out some poses. The model was only used as a very basic reference though, all colour, textures and so on were done in GIMP 2.3.15.
The image is overall an experiment in water, light and reflections. Total work some 14 hours in total I reckon, so if you like it I would appreciate a fav.
Comments -- and most especially critique -- is highly appreciated!
EDIT: Thanks to comments in the thread and elsewhere, I have made some considerable changes to the image, changing the water considerably, as well as hopefully merging the boat better contrast-wise. Also the jaw and right wing should not blend together as much now. One thing I didn't change was the rower. He's now officially just grabbing the oars from the first guy who dropped them in shock, trying to grab hold of them and stop them from getting away ... it's just not practical to start redesigning the whole boat in order to turn the rower around, so this is how it has to be.
Anyway, let me know what you think.