Called the “City of 1001 Churches,” Ani stood on various trade routes and its many religious buildings, palaces, and fortifications were amongst the most technically and artistically advanced structures in the world.
At its height, Ani had a population of 100,000–200,000 people and was the rival of Constantinople, Baghdad and Damascus. Long ago renowned for its splendor and magnificence, Ani was abandoned and largely forgotten following the earthquake of 1319.
Just noodling around with the idea of this chap.
Basilisk Gal won’t ya come out tonight?
Come out tonight, come out tonight?
Basilisk Gal won’t ya come out tonight,
And dance by the light of the moon.
Wait… that’s not how the song goes, is it?
The self-named ‘Shadow’ is another so-called ‘failure’ of a Dragon General. A prototype somewhere midway in their creation (after the human form became more refined in their fusion), she perhaps represents what they could have been had they not needed to be bent to the will and dominance of their creator.
Not bent to will or control, she simply left her creator’s confines, and little pursuit was made of her for fear of her strength and ability. She now contents herself to live in the wild, perpetually curious and delighting in the natural world.
"Take Only What You Need"
Iconography from a dream a long time ago.
damn these are sexy
GODdamnit source things, it won’t kill you: http://www.effectgames.com/demos/canvascycle/ the artist is Mark Ferrari and they were originally used in the (otherwise lackluster) game Magic: The Gathering Battlemage. The technique of animation is very interesting and there is more information here.
I’m pretty sure this is the third time I’ve seen these posted by a new OP with no GODDAMN SOURCE.
IF you like them that much, how about a little credit where it is due? And hey! There’s even more of them at the source.
These little guys were an experiment… I’m not too sure how I feel about them, I think the design needs refinement, but I still like the idea of little petal dragons (these are a rose and a hydrangea).
This is pure personal decadence but it was utterly delightful. I finally decided to buy a ‘Paint Your Own’ sculpture from Windstone and I could not be more delighted with the process and result. It is so much fun painting someone else’s work, and the detail and heft of these pieces makes them wonderful to work with.
I’m calling her Auratus after the fact that she’s painted up like a goldfish.
When I can, I will definitely try more of these in the future.
The ‘PYO Ki-Rin’ sculpture is © Windstone Editions.