just an other try for a limited palete picture.
This time I used inly shades of Yellow and a little bit orange with black and white.
This is my new Dragon-Character Malik.
He is a Topical (Fire) Dragon. His species lives in subtropical klima zones on little lonesome islands. This Dragon-family belongs to the smaller spcies of the Dragon Race. They are fully grown at a size of only 90 cm from nose 'till tail tip and a wingspan of only 70 cm.
They called Fire Dragon, but they can't breathe fire. It's becouse of theyre pigmentation and the harsh looking.The Tropical Fire Dragon is also one of only two Races which lives in small family groups, dominated by a alpha pair.
Only the male ones have this horns, the mane like ridge are shown by both gender, but the ridge of the males is bigger and glows like fire in mating season. The pigmentation of the females is a bit darker and not so conspicuous like the males.
So it's going to be that the most flashy and strong one become the alpha-dragon of the group and choose a partner to lead the group which pair stay together for a life time. .This pair is also the only in the group that really brood. The others building theyre nest surround the main nest to protect the eggs for predetors and thiefs. The whole group take care about the eggs and the yuongsters after hatching.
The most of the younger females left the group by getting adult, 'couse of guard against incest in the group.
Only if one of the alpha pair died the other males fight for the right to lead and pair with a female of thyere choise. The fights are more than a schow than a real fight and the one with the brightes ridge and the better performence win. But if no one surrender it comes to a real attack, this can get very dangerous for both fighters and ends in the most situations with an injured loser which often dies in case of his wounds. So it is really rare that they fight each other. And the circle begins again.
Time needed: ~ 4 hours
Done with: colored pencils and white ink on red paper