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Emerald Dragon - Reference by BrassDragon Emerald Dragon - Reference by BrassDragon
Coloured pencil and 3 green pens, 2008 Sept 10. (*silently sniffs about the murdered colours*)

Now then....
This would be the second of 5 or 6 gem dragon references. (Still got to decide whether I make a gem draggie of my own, the ruby one, because D&D seems to lack it... O.O) The idea as with the amethyst dragon came from the fact that I didn't like the Monster Manual II illustrations that much (although the emerald one I still found quite okay). So. There you go, enjoy the green shininess! ^.^

Emerald dragons are charismatic and are the keepers of vast amount of knowledge, usually knowing almost everything of interest in the region they live in. They are also very distrustful towards visitors, almost paranoid, but most likely they will just hide and watch the intruder until he/she would do something provoking (stealing from the treasure hoard or attacking the wyrmlings).

Unlike amethyst dragons, they are driven by strict order and discipline, but they are not swayed by morality (good) or any form of malice (evil). In D&D terms, they're Lawful Neutral.

They prefer living in the cones of extinct (or rarely, still active) volcanoes, or close to some form of civilization (but not too close so the population would disturb them).

Criticism is welcome as usual.
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Titanium-Titan2 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017
Cool
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BrassDragon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Titan! Have a good day.

~ Brass
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Tank-Dragon2014 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very bright and fantastic! 
I love the personality and behaviour description too :)
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BrassDragon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
-You- are bright and fantastic!
Thanks for leaving a comment. :)

~ Brass
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Tank-Dragon2014 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1]  haha
You're welcome :)
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wertymen99 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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BrassDragon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, what a dedicated group! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Keep it going and have fun!

~ Brass
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CatsAndCobras Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooh wow!
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BrassDragon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment my dear! I'm glad you like it.

~ Brass
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CatsAndCobras Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Np!
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Gabrieletheman0 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  New Deviant
I like it!
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hngrydragonx Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi :) yes I am a fellow dragon artist





so you said criticism is welcome, PLEASE don't be offended, but maybe you could try making the wing ulna and radius the same length as the wing humorous, and perhaps make the muscles shading instead of as if the flesh were folding completely in on itself? (and maybe a longer tail, it may be the tail is short or im just looking a it wrong) eh this is still better then my crap I don't even bother with muscle shading X3 I still love this though!
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BrassDragon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your feedback, Hungry one!
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happypony66 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Emiade get your butt over here
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Emiade Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
whaaaaaaat--OH SHI~
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happypony66 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeup
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TheCartoonWizard Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I wish for my own dragon( I want a girl one)
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RadianceHeartsRobin Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i love all your dragons
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done!
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jeffroell8 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Very Beautiful
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Michigamer008 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
This is one of the coolest dragons I've ever seen! (If not THE coolest)
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GloryFlame Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful! :D 
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Vikiuko Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Love it
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JNinelives Featured By Owner Edited Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like your colours in the wings here - remind me a little of the 3.5 bronze dragon illustration.
(sorry brassy, bronze dragon is best dragon! :D)

Also, I like that you have a separate colour for shadows and highlights, it adds some depth to the creature :)
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BrassDragon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Every dragon is best dragon! Agreed about the pose being similar, I attempted to make the gem dragons illustrated in the style of the chromatic and metallic ones from Monster Manual I.

Glad you enjoy!

~ Brass
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JNinelives Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's true of course!
Dragons are wonderful :)
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AbnormalPerceptions Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :D  This would be a great reference, thank you!
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ZorroX3 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
<3 ^^
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ToOpendoor34 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amzing!!! I love the colours!
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Kirin-dark Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks Like [link]
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awsome1236 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TRY MAKING ELEMENTAL DRAGONS LIKE ICE, FIRE, WATER AND EARTH AND AIR. BTW THIS IS AWSOME
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Rhys-Tepesh Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
There are ruby, emerald, sapphire, crystal, amethyst, and topaz dragons in D&D
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Liangnui Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Ruby Dragon in D&D seems to actually be a singular entity, and the gem dragons' god. Not quite sure why, and I only saw it on the Forgotten Realms wiki, so take it with a grain of salt.
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Ceal666 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome Dragon!
you drew a purple, sapphire and emerald dragons so far, you should diffenitly draw a Ruby, Diamond, Opal Dragon to complete the set of gemstone dragons
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TheShadowDragoness Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i have allways loved green dragons :love:
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GI-MO Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Student General Artist
This one's pretty awesome.
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Clueless2857 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
That is a beautiful and majestic dragon:) Excellent work:D
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RhoadieNom Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... these dragons are beautiful...
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Sayuki-kun Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Student Artist
Amazing! I love the way you color! :love:
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Wandering-Mage Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
There is a ruby dragon, THE ruby dragon. Sardior, psionic dragon god of the gem dragons, a contemporary of Bahamut and Tiamat. He's first mentioned in a Dragon magazine article and there is a series of third edition articles on him on Wizards website.

Awesome job btw, the emerald is my favorite.
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SwirlingVortex Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
I love the color.

Ive also always adored really slender dragons, so I just LOVE this. :)
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Stepharuka Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, the illustrations from the MMII quite frankly do suck. I like your version of the gem dragons a lot, though, and I can't wait to see the rest of them =)
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BrassDragon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Glad you like mine so far.^.^
Took a break from them now because I am fiddling with designs, plus I'm working on multiple pieces (two contest entries and a gift art:))
I promise I'll finish 'em, though ^.^
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Luphier Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
what a cute
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BrassDragon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^.^
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FloksyLocksy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think the green one is my favorite so far ^-^
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BrassDragon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always liked emerald as a gem best (and amethyst lol). Still fiddling with the other few (sapphire, ruby, diamond, topaz) :)
Thanks for the comment:D
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