Dragumon Art Contest!
I’ve been participating in the A to Z Challenge over on my blog. Today is sort of special so I’m sharing it over here too. It’s an art contest!
Many of you might have heard that the story seed for The Magic Wakes came from a dream my freshman year in college. That seed evolved over the years and grew into something completely different. In fact, the only thing that survived were the creatures from that dream.
Nearly twenty years later and I can still see them when I close my eyes. Perhaps that’s why it’s so hard to have an artist draw them. I want specific elements included that pose a problem. Today I want to issue a challenge to any and all artists out there
Can you draw, sculpt or digitally create the image in my head?
- I’ll give you detailed descriptions below and then you work your magic in any medium you are comfortable with.
- You can scan and email me your pictures (or take a couple pictures of your sculptures so we can see all sides).
- By submitting your art you agree to allow me to post the image on my blog (here) and my website (charitybradford.com) with your name and link if you wish. You retain all copyrights to your work and I will not use your images for financial gain in any way.
- The person who comes the closest to my vision will win a signed copy of The Magic Wakes and the digital copy of Dragumon when it’s ready for publication.
Color: Most are Greens with a few Reds (Shishali is a Red female. Read more about her on S day)
The Dragumon’s head and face is the tricky part. Think human skull and then pull out the nose and mouth area into a canine short snout formation. Then pull the back of the head out for a slightly (very slight) oblong shape (more like a dragon’s skull). Give it tall, pointy canine ears that swivel in different directions to hone in on sounds. Keep the eyes completely human. This is part of their terror–human eyes looking out of that face.
They don’t need much clothing and wear a modified (think scifi styled) version of the loin cloth. Males and females have slight differences. Females have leaner but well defined muscles and athletic sized breasts. No double D’s! These are physical predators not lush scifi strumpets.
When attacking they wear a battery pack strapped to their back that powers their plasma staffs. These “staff” look just like the wooden staff a mage might carry around and is in fact a mockery of that image. It spits plasma (laser) beams that incinerate anything unlucky enough to get in the way. This is the “clean sweap” method of invasion, but many prefer a more hands on approach to death.
In The Magic Wakes, a small contingent of Dragumon wear a wrist band sensor that tracks the energy signature of the mages–Talia and Landry.
Send your entries to:
charity.bradford @ gmail.com
Ask any questions you may have for clarification in the comments or via email.