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The Border of the Swamps by Darkness-Nightguard The Border of the Swamps by Darkness-Nightguard
A Black Dragon on the Border of the Swamps approaches :D

My references were the Black Dragon in the Dungeons and Dragons Monster Compendium 3.5, page 72 and the picture of the black Dragons Vióaraghamanthar and Waervarendor in the Dungeons and Dragons - Forgotten Realms - Dragons of Faerun, page 153. I used them Both in the hope of getting a better view on this bony head, however in the end I tried it on my own :squee:

Black Dragons are chaotic evil Chromatic Dragons living in warm, moist regions. They are able to breathe in water for unlimited time, and they spit acid. Also they hide their lair by a thick wall of plants summoned by their ability to let plants grow. Older Black Dragons are also able to spoil about 270 liters of water, so no living creature can survive in this filthy water anymore, and to charm reptiles.
The nestlings are about 75 cm big, and the Great Wyrms reach up to 6 meters.
They eat usually fish, amphibians and other aquatic animals, but also livestock, which they, however, prefer to 'salt' before eating by letting them rest in ponds in their lair. Black Dragons love coins in particular. Older Black Dragons sometimes catch humanoids to question them about great beds of gold-, silver- and platin-coins, before killing them.

All of this information is to be found in the D&D Monster Compendium, where I took it from.
The Black Dragon © Dungeons and Dragons or Wizards of the Coast, or whomever he belongs to :roll:


I talked with someone about this dragon, which lead to the statement that Black Dragons are cool, too, which made me wanting to get that skully dragon on paper :happybounce:
So, here you go! :XD:
This took me however longer than the silver Dragon, I had some problems with the left wing, which in the beginning had another position - and looked crippeled =P So, now they are (more or less) symmetrical. About five hours... without all the breaks ^^;

I drew a Red and a Silver Dragon, too! ;)



EDIT: And here you find all dragons of the Monster Compendium! ;)
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:iconvikingheretic:
Vikingheretic Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
awesome landscape, wild dragon!!
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Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Thankies! :D
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AspiringDevil Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
I still hate to fight Black Dragons because in addition to just being plain bad asses they also live in my least favorite environment.
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Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
:D Yeah, they are some hard shots! But they look awesome ;)
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Koraxrabe Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011   Filmographer
cool :D
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Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Danke! :D
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floatingWhiteFalcon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
OHA!!! :wow: Sieht wieder total cool aus! Du blühst richtig auf mit deinen Drachen! :laughing: Sieht wieder totaaaaal super aus! Wie computergemacht! Und die Landschaft... :faint: Ich krieg mich nicht mehr! :clap: Wiedermal dich selbst übertroffen! :happybounce:
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Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
:tighthug: Mehr kann ich dazu nicht sagen! Danke danke danke! :aww:
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floatingWhiteFalcon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Ja ja. Wie immer... ;) Du kommentierst meine Sachen ja auch immer so nett... :D
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Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
:hug: Ich überhör dich einfach mal...
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floatingWhiteFalcon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
*Augenbraue hochzieh* SOOOO???!!!
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Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
:D Ja!
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CattickElf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so cool looking. Best Black Dragon I've seen in a while.
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Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
:aww: Thanks! :hug:
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CattickElf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :D I think you deserve a llama! *shot*
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Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
:faint: Wowowow - thanks for all the :+fav:s, the :+devwatch: and the :iconllamajumpplz:, too! :tighthug:
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CattickElf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :D If I think one thing in your gallery is nice, then why wouldn't I like the rest of it?
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Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
:aww: Thanky, thanky, thankies! :hug:
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CattickElf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :huggle:
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Looking good. Nice to see you aren't afraid to back down from a challenge and chose this not-so-easy to draw angle for the Dragon. As for the finishing touches, try getting as little white in your drawing as possible. (Unless you're drawing a white dragon, heh.) I'd fill in the sky a bit more and the dragon itself could do with some more black on his legs as well.
Happy further dragon-drawing. :D
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Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Thank you very much! You advice is really friendly, too! :aww: :hug:
I'll try to darken the Dragon a bit more, I was just afraid to loose the effect ;)
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Netarliargus Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
No problem, look a bit a pictures of swamps to get you into the right atmosphere. Green and brown tones work well too. :D
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Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
:nod: Yupp, thanks! (In fact it was the first time for me to ever draw a swamp :XD: so thank you for the advices! :aww:)
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Genome707 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Awesome job with this Black Dragon image :D! Thank you so much for doing it :XD:!
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Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
:aww: Thank you! :hug: And it was my pleasure! :D
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Genome707 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
You're welcome :D! :hug: I really like it!
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Genome707 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Uh...:XD:
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Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Hehe... :aww:
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Genome707 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Yay for this! [link]
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Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
:wow: Cool! Strange creatures killing people ftw! :w00t:
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Kayal97 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
That is sooooooo wicked awesome!

Hey see my scrap book you will find the ones involved in 9/11 the real ones, filthy Zionists!
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Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
:aww: Thank you! :hug:

... Saw it - this pigs! :bleh:! Thanks for sharing, however! :grump:
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Kayal97 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
your welcome
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ET8000 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student General Artist
:squee: :clap:

This is too awesome....
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Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
:happybounce: Thankies! :D
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ET8000 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student General Artist
:D
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