Monster Monday: Dragonnate

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!

Dragonnate Description

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!

Dragonnate Original Art

Dragonnate Final

Dragonnate Final Artwork

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.

Dragonnate Comparison

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.

Dragonnate Original Vs New

Give me some feedback!