The Arcane Dragonry

28th October 2016

Fantasy

I love the human world. It’s so amazing, and humans are so amazing as well. Their creativity is truly astounding. Mind you, we can also be quite creative, but I would dare say we’re not as limited as humans… perhaps that’s we don’t have the need to be as creative as them. After all, our species is far older than theirs. But that’s alright, that makes them all the more interesting. Ever since I came here, I’ve been learning about their ways to perceive, understand and express feelings. Many humans are involved in “pretending activities”, as I call them. They do this kind of thing, sometimes for fun, sometimes professionally. I’m talking about things like games, acting, role-playing, and many others. I myself have been involved in a role-play game for quite some time. It’s called Pathfinder, which is an extra-complex version of one of the most widely-used versions of the most popular role-playing game ever made (or so I hear): Dungeons and Dragons. I really enjoy playing as someone else who is not me (although I already do that everyday), but I think not in the same way humans do. Why is it that some people get so obsessed over games and such? Are they not happy with their current lives, I wonder? Please, do let me know what you think, and also if you’re involved in any of these “pretending activities”. I would be most interested to know and I appreciate your input.

So anyway, I’m working on a new project. This time, it’s my own idea. It’s not a real dragon, but is instead a mix of two dragons that humans created within a game. This dragon will be called “Anachromie”, because the two dragons it’s inspired on are Chromie  (short for Chronormu) and Anachronos, from World of Warcraft. They are dragons belonging to the Bronze Dragonflight, who are supposed to be the wardens of time.

Now, this project presents a few challenges. The biggest two are:  Anachromie will have a hairy beard (not sure how I will pull that off!) and that she’ll be yellow. Yellow is extremely tricky to work with, because it’s the paint that covers the least of all colours. It’s got nothing to do with the quality of the paint, it’s just that the pigments that are currently used to give paint a yellow tint, are not very opaque. I need to find a good cadmium yellow with good coverage… or I will be forced to change to colour to green or red. I will try my best to make her yellow though… it wouldn’t be the same otherwise.

I will leave a picture of what Anachronos looks like, so you can have an idea of what I’m aiming for here. You will see pictures of the project on the next post! Are you as excited as I am?? 🙂

anachronos

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An old steel dragon hailing from another plane. She's been living among humans for a while now, learning about them and using her artistic talent to make recreations of relevant draconic figures from her homeland. Her aim is to teach humans about her kin and learn about them in return.

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