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Dragon Sizes by Hexephra
Dragon Sizes

The original tumblr post of this piece can be found here

I’ve been a little stuck on dragon sizes lately so I decided to rethink them. I’m not sure if this is final, as always.

Things I knew for sure before starting:

  • Dragons continue growing through their lives (which can be 3000-4000 years), slower and slower as more time passes until it’s barely noticeable
  • Cym is literally the oldest and biggest dragon there ever was in the entire history of Kenah
  • Different dragon subspecies (if that’s even the right term) have different sizes
  • Xeari’s and Vark’s species are on the small end of the dragon size range
  • Vark is a runt and therefore even smaller than an average specimen of his subspecies (the Nauvin)

The purple and blue dragons in the large chart aren’t specific characters, just random subspecies I made up on the spot to try for some size diversity. Unfortunately there is not as much physical diversity right now; all of these except for Xeari are four-legged two-winged dragons, but I want to add to this later.

I also wanted to chart growth within a single individual, and so I used an average-sized Nauvin to scale up, as seen in the last image. By the end of a particularly long-lived Nauvin’s lifetime, the individual might be 7m tall. As you can see by the full chart, however, that’s nowhere near as big as some dragons can get even at the prime of their lives (Marrok for example is at least 650 years old and already hitting 7m with his horns). The purple dragon is an example of the second-largest dragon that ever was, and was probably towards the end of its life. The blue one has a much lower stance, but comes up to about 4.5m and I expect might be 500 or so.

Dragon sizes are hard to pin down! I don’t want to go out of my way to chart the growth of every character, but it helps to know the relative scale of each species at the same age. I kind of want Cym to be even bigger, mostly because other fantasy dragons can get so huge and it’s really impressive, but it gets harder every time he grows because of the huge difference between him and Xeari. It also makes it harder and harder to empathize with a creature who’s on a whole different size level than the protagonists.

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Naptime by Hexephra
Naptime

The original tumblr post of this piece can be found here

attempting to draw a couple of really old characters turned into drawing levi who turned into ci who was awake but then xeari fell asleep around/on him and then he fell asleep too.

it started out as a crappy sketch then just kept getting added on to. i’m always torn between “man i put more effort into this than i wanted to” and “why didn’t i put more effort into making this actually look good”… but simply being able to draw (and draw these two interacting no less) is kind of an accomplishment for me.

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Leanael run WIP
A study of a running Zethyl. (Think centaur, but not limited to horses.) Leanael is a lion Zethyl! Strangely I think it runs slightly slower than the same file on tumblr...
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KitKat by Hexephra
KitKat
Based on this post (a picture of a black cat and a white cat, each with one blue eye and one green eye but swapped), wherein people commented that they looked like magical girls.

They don't have names yet, but I'm calling them Kit (the white one) and Kat (the black one) until such time as I can come up with some. They're going to be part of my story Tales of Kenah, but slightly modified because their outfits would be anachronistic there. 
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Hexephra
Hex
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I'm not very active here! You can find my art on hextier.tumblr.com. My personal blog is hexephra.tumblr.com. I work as a game animator.
Interests
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: +REVERSE feat. Namine Ritsu
  • Watching: sword art online
  • Playing: FFVII
  • Eating: tempura soba
  • Drinking: tea
I've started a dedicated tumblr blog for my art so that I can separate it from my reblogs. I post a lot of sketches and stuff that I don't post here, in case you're interested.

- Hex

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barneyjones123 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice art maybe i can write to you if i need you as a illustrator of my future stories
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Hexephra Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks! And perhaps. I don't do request art, though, so you'd have to commission me. Do let me know if you'd like to do so!
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barneyjones123 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey since naruto manga  is about to end maybe you can give tribute to the series.
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Kikarney Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student General Artist
YOUR ART IS AMAZING!
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rin226622 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

your art is so awsome i love it so much!! :icondragonwant:

and i absalootly LOVE your ask naruto and sasuke art on tumbler, best thing ever XD

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Hexephra Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
ahh, thank you so much :D
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rin226622 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome X3
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aliendroid Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
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ebazii Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god how are you so unknown??? ;A;
your painTINGS ARE LIKE OH MY GOd HOW
omg
///watches
;v; i just dont understand
everything you draw is beautiful
//favs everything in your gallery
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Hexephra Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
what omg thank ; A ;

To be honest I don't use dA much anymore; I spend most of my time on tumblr. And... I still have a lot to learn! But yes thank you so much aaaa
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