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A dog-dragon!
Been really busy today getting work done so I decided to draw a little bit for myself.

When I was still in highschool I had a quagga character named Quasi who I never really did much with. I decided to revamp the character and make it into a unicorn/kirin...thing. At this point things are still up in the air. I'm not certain if I'm happy just yet, or even if I should make Quasi male or female. Quasi was originally male but for this type of thing maybe female? Or maybe just do both :P People do that these days.

My late dog, Jesse, always reminded me of Falcor the luck dragon and I always said to myself I'd draw her as one. I did once but meh, it just looked like an elongated version of her. I decided to revisit this concept a bit more and though it's loosely based, there's some elements that are very much her: The multi legs represents the fact that she was always running around and under-foot. vantid used to joke that she was Sleip Jesse (like sleipnir) and had lots of legs that got her from point A to point B at RAPID SPEED! This dragon flies by sure will, not unlike how Jesse could summon levitation powers to get a whole loaf of bread off the top of the counter, even though she was not much more than a foot tall. (she of course ate the whole thing and barfed it up slice by slice but yanno...dogs are gross). This particular dragon, while similar to a luck dragon, is a dream dragon, and escorts your subconscious to sweet dreams and can also rescue you from bad ones. I got this idea because snowwolfmystic made me a memorial plush of my dog which I sleep with every night. I don't have a name for this character yet. I'm hoping it will come to me, but I'm open to suggestions.

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camelai From: camelai Date: June 16th, 2010 07:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Awesome! I love both characters/concepts! Especially the idea of the dream dragon.
doc_halfmoon From: doc_halfmoon Date: June 16th, 2010 12:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nice! Personally I'd suggest to leave your unicorn character as "asexual", so you don't have to specify ... (not herm) :P ;)

I love the concept behind your dream dragon! I wish I could find a plush of my sweet puppy too. I miss her so much! :( Talking about names, I'd suggest "Somniavit" (Third person singular - past form for dream or dreaming in latin).

thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 16th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
My friend snowwolfmystic takes commissions for the plushes if you ever want one of Diva :) She did a really good job on mine.
dustmeat From: dustmeat Date: June 16th, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those kirin are REALLY good.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 16th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why thank you! Coming from you especially that means a lot.
calicougar From: calicougar Date: June 16th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love the Jessie Luckdragon!
skorzy From: skorzy Date: June 16th, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
So that's Jesse the luck dragon. How about calling him "Jesse"? :)
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 16th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cuz it's a girl and I spelled Jesse like a guy and I don't want it to get confusing XD Also, Jesse is probably THE most generic dog name outside of "Roxy" or "Jake". I dunno. Thought about it...but I dunno if its fitting.
arbeywolf From: arbeywolf Date: June 16th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
The dream dragon is too awesome for words!
We have a dog at work (a labradoodle) who just got a very bad haircut. Super short oin the body and legs but big poofy head and tail and he looks exactly like Falcor too LOL
I love your version's little celestial collar and moon tag too. I hope you continue with this character, I'd love to see a colored version for sure :)
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 16th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

And there will be a colored version for certain. She's all white but has that same iradescent quality to her scales like Falcor does but with a little more hint of color to differentiate them from the rest, and the gems on her scales are mostly light purple/blue in theme. Basically colors you'd think of when you think of the sky/clouds.
snowwolfmystic From: snowwolfmystic Date: June 16th, 2010 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG she's so cute! I love our little Falkor dogs; Lia was ours. :D I definitely want to see this one colored.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: June 16th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
In my response to Arbey I mention the coloration I have in mind for her. i think it would be totally up your alley XD

brown_wolf From: brown_wolf Date: June 17th, 2010 01:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Man, I so want to download the Neverending Story Theme when I saw that drawing.
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