Sunday, May 1, 2011

My Dragon Species and May Madness!

I'm developing my dragon species, because, yeah, there will be dragons in there. I've got rough ideas of what they're going to look like but have only properly drawn one of them:

This species is temporarily called 'Dark Dragons' until I find something better. From the dawn of their existence they have lived deep inside caves because the sunlight burned their weak eyes and was too hot on their frail skin. After millennium their wings have become small and weak their eyes near blind and their bodies thin to squeeze through small spaces. This picture is of the first Dark dragon to venture out of the caves and into the Outside world. He will be the first of many to leave the caves behind in favor of Outside and there will soon be two distinct factions among this species. Those who remain in the caves and those who live outside.

And today is the beginning of my self inflicted challenge May Madness where I will write lots of words! I've decided on 50k words to write instead of 100k. A little too ambitious, that. Here's the chart:

May Madness

And now I have to get writing!

Does anyone else like designing different creatures for your stories, or just for fun? And how do you like the new blog look?


Charmaine Clancy said...

I love that you're creating your own dragons. I'm making one in the WIP I'm editing too, I've decided mine will have one of those gecko smiles ('cause I just think they're cute).

Big goal, but it can be done. And the great thing about writing goals is even if you don't quite meet them, you still win a lot of words :)

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Book Owl said...

Charmaine, that's awesome! I love creating my own creatures, it's so fun!

You're totally right, at least I'll have something written. But I still love hitting the goals :P It's fun.

Misha said...
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Misha said...

Loooove the new look!

I don't really go into designing them, but I do consider their history.

Good luck with the challenge!


D. U. Okonkwo said...

Wow - I really like the bit about tem having to live in caves to protect their weak eyes. That's very authentic. What causes them to come out?

TayLyee said...

Misha, thank you!

Designing them is fun for me, as well as their history.

D. U. Okonkwo, Thank you :D Curiosity, mainly, as well as need. Food is scarce in the caves and becoming over populated.