I love to play around with combining different design elements to come up with dragons that are more conceptual than some of the traditional dragon designs that are present in fantasy illustration. Below are a batch that I recently painted that were once line drawings found in the pages of LEATHER WINGS SEMBLANCE but have now been brought to life in full colour. Poster available HERE
Xenomporph Dracus is my interpretaion of how an Alien, designed by my hero H.R. Giger, would look if it mated with a dragon. An Alien with wings would be a dream come true for me.
Shadow of the Colossus was one of my favourite games on the PS2. The art direction and character design of the colossi was absolutely beautiful so in honour of a game that is more art than escapist entertainment I created a dragon that is modelled after a colossus.
Jewel of the North is a step away from the bulky and heavier looking dragons that I usually draw by combining the softer qualities of unicorns and the majestic qualities of dragons to come up with a delicate yet regal dragon design.
John William Tristram
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