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Black Dragon - D4e by hypergojira Black Dragon - D4e by hypergojira
Here is my take on the D&D, D4e black dragon. To be honest I didn't intend to get so detail with these sketches, but I just wasn't able to figure out how to stop!?

This is more of mixtue of the D1 and D4 designs than most of what I will be posting. The D1 black was my favorite back in the day and I had to bring back some of the missing features, isuch as: the plate scales on the neck and tail (the tail is hinted at in some D4 pictures) and to a lesser extent on the arms and legs. I also changed the nose to be more like the D1 design with the banded scales across the bridge.

I also broading the tail to give it a keel like look ( I hope it appears that way at least) - that was my own tweak. As blacks spend a lot of time in the water I thought a better swimming tail as a good feature to have.
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meg3439 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011   Photographer
Hi I was browsing on deviantart for characters for my story and I saw your picture and I thought it was just super cool and im talking class A+ so I put it in my story as the main character named Xantar sorry I couldn't let you know sooner than this but I've just joined deviantart but if you want to know more just ask your picture is my favourite of all the dragons see ya.
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hypergojira Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Thank you for the praise, but I think the longer you hang out here on DA you will realize my work is far from A+. Thank you again, and welcome to DA!
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meg3439 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011   Photographer
I know I will realize but I was just speachless when I saw it A+ was the closest I could come to it but I was woundering if you could be one of my watchers and give me ideas for my story if you ecseped click on meg3439 and go on my favourites but my gallery for them has gone and im trying to get it back give me a hand to get it back please.
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hypergojira Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
I'm confused, how can I help you get your gallery back? What will you be posting? I typically only watch artist who do a lot of kaiju and dragon realted material.
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meg3439 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011   Photographer
Like tell me how to get a new one. But as you know im writing a story which I will be doing soon but first im getting the charaters together I've only got three more to do then i'll be writing it but i'll need help to get the pictures in my gallery could you help. As your dragon is in my story I'll place you in the credits I'll send you another message on your site that tells you about the story.
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hypergojira Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
You are free to use any of my stuff if you give credit, but I've barelt poseted anything in a year. I just don't have the time to do artwork currently. I work full time, coach soccer year round, and run a D&D campaign for my sons and there friends. So I just don't have much extra time. I am sorry, but I can't commit to anything at the momment.
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meg3439 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011   Photographer
Thank you for this I will not forget it. Since your dragon is the main character in my story you will be the first one I tell when im finished and I have sequels in mind. I think you need break you work hard enough for it you should go on a croose to the caribean.

I can not spell
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hypergojira Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
no problem. I am heading to Chicago for a week in July, but no cruise for me.
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geekspace Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Offhand, I'm struck by the sheer inconvenience those ram-horns would pose for this species in close combat against foes of similar size. Their placement seems likely to impair a Black's efforts to chomp necks/limbs, although (a) perhaps they could hook/gouge targets buffalo-style and (b) I'm aware melee attacks by no means form the core of a D&D-verse dragon's repertoire.

Otherwise, the skull is delightfully rugged (love those sunken eyes); those crocodilian scales armoring the neck/spine/abdomen/tail look the part; that keratinous tail-tip is interesting; and I'm impressed by that muscular, humpbacked torso.
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hypergojira Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
I basically agree about the horns. I like the look of the new horn design, but they do seem rather unpractical. Thank you for your thoughts.
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