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WIP HiveWire Dragon Begins

Discussion in 'Show Me The Honey' started by Chris, May 21, 2016.

  1. NapalmArsenal

    NapalmArsenal Dances with Bees Contributing Artist

    @Minyassa, Oh love that image!!! Kind of a cross between a Phoenix and a Dragon!! Very graceful!! I could also see some with butterfly wings. Are you familiar with the Forgotten Realms series? Darkwalker on Moonshae? The fairy dragon Newt is described as being about six inches tall and has butterfly wings and changes color like a lizard.
     
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  2. Miss B

    Miss B Drawing Life 1 Pixel at a Time CV-BEE

    Oh that's a very interesting render Minyassa. I like. :)
     
  3. Gadget Girl

    Gadget Girl Extraordinary Contributing Artist

    That's a really cool dragon Minyassa. Since the hivewire dragon will be a relation of the dog, I think a greyhound torso won't be a problem, and the dragon should be able to get those claws from the kitty. But I think a definite yes to a longer thinner option for the head. Of course that's going to be the best part I think, we'll all be able to create custom critters by combing morphs from the different animals.
     
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  4. Minyassa

    Minyassa Enthusiast

    @NapalmArsenal I haven't read any of the FR books but I know about faerie dragons...I'm not sure if I was inspired (headwise) by an old illustration from some D&D source somewhere or more by the original covers (the non-Michael Whelan ones) of Anne McCaffrey's Harper Hall trilogy with the fire lizards. I looooooooved those old fire lizards with their long thin everything and huge eyes!

    Here's one of those covers I'm talking about: http://www.e-reading.ws/cover/80/80523.jpg

    Edited to add cover artist after looking her up! Elizabeth Malczynski and here's a whole gallery of her beautiful slender dragonets! paintings | Elizabeth Malczynski Littman
     
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  5. RAMWolff

    RAMWolff Wolff Playing with Beez! Contributing Artist

    Yes, those are the kinds of dragons I prefer. Lithe and beautiful. Some of the dragons released by DAZ are just so bulky and muscular you wonder how they fly! lol
     
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  6. carmen indorato

    carmen indorato Extraordinary

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  7. carmen indorato

    carmen indorato Extraordinary

    oh yessss!
    cereberus is a must have. LOVE THOSE MYTHICAL BEASTS!!!!!
    but please widen the chest areA before putting heads on to make room for the three necks and big heads so they don't look like they are falling off the sides of the chest or rubbing ears! :)
     
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  8. carmen indorato

    carmen indorato Extraordinary

    same way they do in all the movies with dragons: by flapping their huge wings! LOL
     
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  9. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Like ... Bumblebees!
     
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  10. carmen indorato

    carmen indorato Extraordinary

    Or crazy people! LOL
     
  11. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    Finished UVing the wings tonight for the Dragon, big cat, house cat and dog.

    DragonWork122.JPG
     
  12. RAMWolff

    RAMWolff Wolff Playing with Beez! Contributing Artist

    Works of art Chris!
     
  13. Satira Capriccio

    Satira Capriccio Distinguished CV-BEE Contributing Artist

    Awesome!

    I slept this evening instead of being productive. Until 1 am that is. Now I'm wide awake.
     
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  14. Lorraine

    Lorraine The Wicked Witch of the North CV-BEE

    I was going to say 'looking good' but as I have not the foggiest idea whether they do or not, I'll amend it to 'looks complicated!' ;)
     
  15. Pendraia

    Pendraia Seasoned Contributing Artist

    Nice work Chris...will the wings be on separate maps to the arm type parts?
     
  16. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder


    Yeah, the wing membrane has it's own layer from the arm and fingers. I'm just showing them together here.
     
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  17. Pendraia

    Pendraia Seasoned Contributing Artist

    Cool...I know that in games they often use layered mapping like that which is why I asked.
     
  18. Dracona

    Dracona Motivated

    I love dragon can never have enough in your runtime. looks great.
     
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  19. Chris

    Chris HW3D President Co-Founder

    Cool, good to hear. Should be a solid product.
     
  20. carmen indorato

    carmen indorato Extraordinary

    If I recall which is difficult with my growing brain drain.....these are all from Harry?
    I saw this image in fantasy creatures which as you must all have guessed by now is something I love, and though to share it here as a possibility I would love to play with if all the animal morphs could be injected as needed in any one of the final animal figures to create combinations like this.
    The lion was too cool to ignore too.

    horse dragon griffin borg.jpg

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