I’m a few days late on this one, and I want to send out my apologies to Maddox. He’s five. And this week’s Monster is his. And it’s awesome. Allow me to introduce you to his gnarly creation: Dragonnate. Maddox is Cameron’s little brother, the creator of Riptide!
Just like Riptide, DDragonnate is no slouch.
- Red and Gold
- Eats Fish
- He can fly and swim
- has spikes on his back and tail
- can eat a thousand fish a day
- eats metal
- huge wings
- hides from monsters
- shoots water, poison and fire from his mouth
- gold comes out of his claws when he points them at the sun
- he can see through metal
As you can see, Dragonnate is pretty much terrifying. It eats metal and it can see through it? A thousand fish a day? This is a big boy. I don’t know how he hides from other monsters being so big, but he does. And he makes gold? Crazy. He might give Riptide a run for his money. Hopefully those two monsters get along!
I went for a more orangey-white colour in place of the gold here, but otherwise I’ve tried to stay true to the original artwork. What I love about the original art is that he’s got these big, chunky forearms, but his rear legs are skinny. So I gave him an English Bulldog like stance with little big legs and big tough, muscly forearms. The wings in the drawing were pretty skinny, and I was sorely tempted to give him littler wings, but Maddox specified they were huge. I also went for more of a rounded face. The spikes I went for a bony stegosaurus kind of feel to them. I’m not sure why, but for some reason this one has a ‘Disney’ feel to it that I didn’t really intend, but I’m happy with.
I’m going to do this new thing where I show what the old art looks like against the new art. I’ve extracted the original drawing from the lined paper and put it side by side with the new art.