Title: “You Gotta Start Somewhere…”
Price: “Contact Todd at email@example.com”.
Name: Todd Lenz
From Todd: “Every mound of obscene riches begins with but a few coins. I think Shakespeare said that.
This is my most recent original design, and hopefully it is obviously a dragon. I was aiming for a dragon that perhaps has elements of both western and asian dragons: the large bat-like wings of the western influences, with a proportionately sinuous snaky body with thin limbs of the asian styles. The major compromise with this design is that as it stands, there is little room for embellishment in the form of horns, beard, crests, spikes, etc. In deference to that, I saw him as a juvenile dragon…perhaps even so young as to still have his “egg horn” on his nose.
The quote I had in mind was from “The Hobbit”, although not so much a single quote as the entirety of the scene introducing the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent. Here is a truly terrible monster, who drove out an entire people from their mountain fastness….atop a legendary hoard, containing artifacts from out of legend. In deference to my design, though….I chose to scale it down a tad.”