I volunteered to donate a dragon cover art pic to an online fantasy magazine, and they agreed to let me draw a dragon for them.
So I’ve been doodling concept ideas. Here’s what I have so far.
Dragon crawling down a rock. Might be okay, depending on the dragon’s coolness.
Dragon flying over pretty background. Eh.
Dragon and companion, probably a girl. For a more friendly dragon. With, like a castle in the background.
Three dragons flying formation, dragon head in the foreground. I think they’d need riders for this to be interesting enough.
Pointy dragon breathing fire. Eh. I don’t like dragons with their heads down.
I went and looked up DnD dragons for this one. Majestic, off-balance pose, mantling wings, and FIRE. Also the Jurassic Park soundtrack, which is very dragony.
Anyway, I think I’m on the right track, but I haven’t struck The One yet. You know, the book cover I’m going to draw the dragon and every single one of its scales.
Edit: Drew a bit more.
I like this one, but I’ll keep it for myself because those are my characters. I don’t want my characters getting all tangled up in copyright.
I think I’d like to make this one into a book cover. A mean, crocodile-like mama dragon with an egg. In a nest made of treasure. Wouldn’t that look neat, all kind of dark with light coming out of her snarly mouth?