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These are two of my original dragon characters, Solace (top) and Lumos (bottom), who have been around since mid-2009 when I first created Fallen and her dragon servants. They've gone through two redesigns thus far because I was always unsatisfied with how they looked. I originally meant for them to be twin siblings but I eventually found their backstories to be really boring and just bleh.
I'm really, really happy with how they turned out this time! These two have always been based off of butterflies/moths but I could never find a suitable species for them. At first I tried the giant leopard moth and it was kind of decent; they were too grey however and the wings were a pain in the ass to draw. This time, however, I mixed two different species, the glass-winged butterfly and the giant leopard moth, and gave attributes of both to each dragon. Solace takes on more characteristics of the glass-winged butterfly while Lumos the leopard moth. Both Solace and Lumos have glass-like, opaque wings, spots, and the fuzz you find on most moths and a few butterflies.
A bit of background info on Solace and Lumos: their names are derived directly from the sun god, Sol, and the moon goddess, Luna, but twisted around slightly so that they match their sexes (Solace is female, Lumos is male). As slender dragons, they are quite frail and do not possess much physical strength. However, they are adept at magic and spells to make up for their frailty.
Solace has several smaller horns which are supposed to represent the rays of the sun, spreading outwards. The yellow spots on her wings glow, similar to sunlight. She can also use the sun's power to produce blinding rays of light in which to either attack or in defense, as well as illuminate dark areas. Lumos doesn't have any glowing parts but he does possess a power that lets him conjure a black hole for a very short period of time. His horns are shaped like the crescent moon, long and curved. He can also use dark magic mostly as a form of attack; he usually leaves defense to his sister as she is better at it than he is, while his attacks are stronger than hers.Resources used:TextureFur brushes
Solace and Lumos are (c)
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