This one keeps nagging at me for some reason. Surely skimpy armour for such a large dragon, covering only the upper body. And aren’t dragons supposed to have wings? Where are they? Crushed up inside his tabard?
Is the dragon sneaking up on the clown-coloured military-fatigued guy, or is he his personal bodyguard?
Only three fingers per dragon hand? Is this standard anatomy for dragons?
I attribute the green lightning to poor color reproduction. It and what looks like chartreuse paint splashed on the figures is clearly supposed to be yellow light. And I’m willing to bet the originally painted sky was a little darker and more stormy.
I’m with Noir and Phil. When you get to the point where your dragon character is anthropomorphic, wears armor, and wields a sword, you have to sit down and ask yourself why he is even a dragon anymore.
I remember these. I used to dog-ear some of those books while waiting for my mom to finish her grocery shopping; groceries always have the worst shit in their book sections.
The dragon’s in armor and wielding a sword because he lives in a generic fantasy world and also because he has no wings and can’t breathe fire. His people are hired as mercenaries, or something. I can’t remember much besides how disappointing the books were when the cover promised something that, to my childish mind, seemed awesome — a dragon who was a knight! Does he fight bigger, badder monsters, or does he fight humans? Or maybe he’s a good guy, and has allied himself with the humans! And oh god, how long does it take mom to pick out some freaking pads, I am not going over there.
Also, that Mr Dragon’s breast plate is one of the least realistic-looking I have ever seen. Like something made of plastic you’d buy at a toy shop for your kids. And don’t even get me started on the… what is that? Chainmail?