As a kid of the 80's, dragons have always inspired me. Whether it was through movies, video games or dungeons, and dragons, these mythical beasts had an influence on my imagination. With this series of drawings, I wanted to show a different side of the animal.

Often dragons are depicted as villainous, treasure hoarding monsters but I wanted to break past the stereotypes and delve into the different personalities of each character. As far as the styling of the drawings themselves, I wanted to go for an old fashioned look of classic illustration, maybe even having a feel that they were sketched from life in some explorer's journal.

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#1 Raniik The Obvious

Raniik The Obvious

"Raniik the Obvious" fancies himself an excellent hide and seek player.

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John L 1 year ago

It pays to have one's visor up when searching for the foe.

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#2 Telkyn The Learned

Telkyn The Learned

This book wyrm loves to hoard her literary treasures.

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Chase Howard 1 year ago

Me as a dragon

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#3 Cole The Diminutive

Cole The Diminutive

"Cole the Diminutive" is just a small dragon in a big world hoping to find a realm of his own that he can desolate all he wants.

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Florian Franken 1 year ago

The Nether....lands? Oh oh

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#4 Aagar The Emotional

Aagar The Emotional

Chapter 14 gets to "AAgar the Emotional" every time.

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John L 1 year ago

Yes, but Smaug was not a very nice dragon, and he deserved the arrow.

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#5 Varlad The Improviser

Varlad The Improviser

"Varlad the Improviser" was fortunate to come across a helpful princess during his quest to find his missing jump rope.

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Kirsten Preston 1 year ago

A real survivar ;-)

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#6 Morkos The Famished

Morkos The Famished

This peckish dragon is always up for a late knight snack.

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Charles Adams 1 year ago

That pun though....

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#7 Gorüng The Skittish

Gorüng The Skittish

"Gorüng the Skittish" has an extreme case of Ovinaphobia.

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John L 1 year ago

Every giant has its own mouse to worry about.

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#8 Garnyx The Behemoth

Garnyx The Behemoth

Once upon a time a reckless king decreed that his kingdom be built on the highest peak in the land. His advisors warned against the construction as it was a sacred place but were put to death for their disobedience. Woe to the king when Garnyx awakes...

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Chase Howard 1 year ago

They sleep for 1000 years... They have about 700years left... roughly

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#9 Flaarix The Mischevious

Flaarix The Mischevious

This sea serpent loves surprising the local mermaids with impromptu acrobatic displays.

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John L 1 year ago

Ahh, a Ladies Man no less.

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#10 Cyr'nyth The Mystic

Cyr'nyth The Mystic

Many an intrepid traveler has sought the wisdom of this ancient forest spirit, but Cyr'nyth only materializes to those he deems worthy of his knowledge.

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Charles Adams 1 year ago

Groot? Is that you?

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#11 Swenti The Loyal And Sir Button-Nose The Brave

Swenti The Loyal And Sir Button-Nose The Brave

"Swenti the Loyal and Sir Button-nose the Brave" teach us that even sworn enemies can be friends if they look into each others hearts.

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

Well, I just found my favourite dragon on this list!

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#12 Seru The Maternal

Seru The Maternal

"Seru the Maternal" helps her hatchling take flight for the first time.

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Kristin Freudenthal 1 year ago

Aww! Adorable!

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#13 Koga The Optimistic

Koga The Optimistic

"Koga the Optimistic" lost his ability to fly centuries ago but his spirit still soars through the kites that he creates.

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Katrin Richter 1 year ago

I love it! I love all of your Drawings, but this one? You cannot relate upon having all you need to be happy, a singer cannot always sing, a painter not always paint, to keep the cheer and making something worthy out of a disability, almost makes me cry, wonderful!

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#14 Brian The Overworked

Brian The Overworked

A month of wrangling dragons can be quite exhausting.

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Chase Howard 1 year ago

Dragon hugs!

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#15 Vorloc The Impenetrable

Vorloc The Impenetrable

"Vorloc the Impenetrable" has the thickest of dragon scales to insure minimal distractions at tea time.

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Chase Howard 1 year ago

"You what mate?"

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#16 Ron'u The Immovable

Ron'u The Immovable

"Ron'u the Immovable" is the most ancient of stone dragons. In fact, he is so old that most people are unsure if he is still a living creature or just a gargantuan monument carved into the mountain side by the winds of time.

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

In all seriousness, this is a very amazing idea for a story, Mr. Kesinger! Great design!

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#17 Dormar The Ponderer And Seerfin The Impatient

Dormar The Ponderer And Seerfin The Impatient

"Dormar the Ponderer" and "Seerfin the Impatient" have been locked in an epic battle of the minds for the last 259 years, Seerfin hopes to get a turn before the next century.

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John L 1 year ago

Let's see, knight to K3, or bishop to R4?

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#18 So'kee The Vegetarian

So'kee The Vegetarian

This eclectic dragon is known throughout the land for her organic pumpkin juice.

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Lila Launehase 1 year ago

Love that one!

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#19 Hoozar The Infirmed

Hoozar The Infirmed

There is nothing worse for a forest than a dragon with a cold

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Chase Howard 1 year ago

With a cold? Don't you mean a hot? Get it? Cause he... ah, never mind

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#20 Sariin The Insecure

Sariin The Insecure

"Sariin the Insecure" prefers the quite comfort of his treasure chest more than the hustle and bustle of the world around him.

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Nona 1 year ago

We have a lot in common.

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#21 Dorble The Lesser

Dorble The Lesser

Like all dragons, Dorble cherishes his vast fortune.

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

Either the coin is very big or the dragon is really small, it doesn't matter, since his adorableness is giagantic!

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#22 Wrathar The Blunderous

Wrathar The Blunderous

"Wrathar the Blunderous" has learned the hard way that castles do not make good chairs.

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Brian Wallace 1 year ago

Many lands have been laid waste from Tychus to Bathmategon. But none have suffered more disgrace that those Wrathar has satupon.

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#23 Dargamiin The Necromancer

Dargamiin The Necromancer

Only in the deepest of caves will one find this evil drake. He has no desire for gold. His treasure are the souls of the foolish adventurers who dare disturb him.

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Chase Howard 1 year ago

Reaper from overwatch as a dragon

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#24 Jaxin The Anxious

Jaxin The Anxious

"Jaxin the anxious" was not expecting to be ambushed by his fearsome foe.

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Brian Wallace 1 year ago

Jaxin quakes and trembles over many fearsome things. Like ice cream cones and butterflies and puppet knights on springs.

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#25 Zasdar The Swift

Zasdar The Swift

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Brian Wallace 1 year ago

The Dragon Races used to find old Zasdar in the back. But that all changed the day he built his custom rocket pack.

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#26 Drakulos The Multiplier

Drakulos The Multiplier

This hydra serves as a sentinel for a remote island rich in precious metals. Though many have tried, no man has been able to set foot here undetected.

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Brian Wallace 1 year ago

"We are me and I am they, Drakulos sees everyway."

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#27 Norith The Lackadaisical

Norith The Lackadaisical

"Norith the Lackadaisical" knows the importance of taking some time off from the pillaging of gold and the desolating of lands every now and then.

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Brian Wallace 1 year ago

On permanent vacation His hammock always saggin Behold the mighty Norith One tail-draggin dragon...

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#28 Norwynne The Voracious

Norwynne The Voracious

Even the swiftest of dragons is delayed by a well placed bog.

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Nesian Scribe 1 year ago

Loved them all. Enjoyed very much, thank you.

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#29 Drazier The Cacophonous

Drazier The Cacophonous

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Livia 1 year ago

I'll huff... and I'll PUFF... and I'll BLOW YOUR BOAT IN! Wait, you aren't the three little knights? Whoops...

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#30 Fynlar The Daring

Fynlar The Daring

There is no treasure in the land that is safe from this roguish drake.

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Virgil Blue 1 year ago

I want this as a video game NOW.

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