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Gaia  the  Western Luck Dragon by Crovv
Gaia the Western Luck Dragon
Wow, I haven't actually sat down to draw something in just over 2 years O.O; This here is a basic design, so the colouring is sorta slapped on there.


WTF is a luck dragon, right? Luck dragons are a species I created a few years back but didn't do too much with. There are Western, Norther, Eastern, and Southern Luck Dragons. A universal feature is they all have a horn of some form on their head (much like a unicorn) which acts as a sort of lightening rod to absorb energy. You see, luck dragons survive by absorbing positive energy or "luck" from other creatures. These creatures will suffer a series of unfortunate events until death occurs in a horrific, freak accident.
In order to absorb the energies unnoticed, luck dragons select a favorite morph so they can hide among the poor, unsuspecting animals (could even be human, although human morphs are rare as it's very difficult to pull off).

Gaia's morph is an elk, she supports a set of small "beginner" antlers to show pride in her chosen morph. 
As luck dragons absorb more energy they grow. Luck dragons can live indefinitely as long as there is an energy source. Excess energy is stored in a ball near the absorption horn (as seen on Gaia). After the area is filled, the excess energy will manifest itself upon the dragon itself in any given number of ways (dragon has no control of how it manifests). Gaia has large energy runes as well as energy rings. Spare energy can be used to create a shield or be used as a weapon (like an energy beam) if the dragon is threatened. Once the spare energy is used in this way, it cannot be reclaimed.

These are the main stages in a luck dragons life: Whelp, Youth, Teen, Young Adult, Adult, Elder, Ancient, Legend
As luck dragons grow they become more "epic" if you will. More complex designed, more horns, more wings, more everything!
Gaia is a young adult.
Luck dragons are not evil, though some may develop a sadistic personality finding pleasure in watching their victims suffer through trials until death claims them. Some Luck dragon do not wish to partake in the energy theft and cut off their own horns ensuring they cannot absorb the energy they need to live. These are called Starvation Dragons and will often die by adulthood or sooner.
Gaia is VERY ambitious and is constantly seeking out new victims (thus why she has so much excess energy around her).

These are not an open species and there is a TON of info missing. I'm working on a full species explanation.


I had wanted to create a dragon species that people who don't normally have dragon characters could get into. The luck dragons morph allows people to have a dragon that can also be a character they are more comfortable drawing or role playing as while secretly, it's still a dragon in disguise causing all kinds of mischief. The fact that luck dragons constantly evolve over their life span also allows for endless customizing and changing of the character, which I personally like.

More info on the way soon (I hope).
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Horned Dino Mask Sculpt (WIP) by Crovv
Horned Dino Mask Sculpt (WIP)
My first attempt at sculpting a mask. This hopefully sorta looks like a Horned Dinosaur (the nose horns I just tossed on there, they wont be part of the mask) This is a start of the sculpt, a lot of work still need to go into shape / symmetry. The crest will be a separate piece made out of expanding foam (I hope).
I've always loved Dinosaurs and some of my favs are the horned dinos. Dinos don't seem to get enough love, though in retrospect I probably should have selected an easier species / group for my very first sculpt, this one is a bit challenging because the heads are so robust and powerful vs building it off a human shaped head. Hopefully it turns out okay :/ (oh, and the cheek bulge thing will be hollowed out so you can slip a spike in there on either side. Also that "ear" back behind the eye is just slapped on to remind me it needs ears.
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Spreadem! by Crovv
Spreadem!
Wings held out. wish I was hunched over here but at this point I was VERY tired of holding the wings up for other people's photos. *dies*
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Standing Around by Crovv
Standing Around
Roland snapped a photo as I was waiting around. Shot shows the lights on the side / back :)  This was at Anime Boston 2015. I was only out in public for about an hours, sadly, she took much too long to complete. You know... I think nearly all these pictures are from the left, and my right side is my good side where everything is just nicer. Go figure.
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Otachi N Friends by Crovv
Otachi N Friends
With the infinite patience of my wonderful husband we FINALLY got otachi in a state where she could be taken out in public. We cut a LOT of corners, sadly, but the fact remains; she's done.

I was only at the Con for about an hour, so not a lot of photos exist of her. By chance I met a couple compadres and great pictures soon followed.
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Mikael Simpson
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United States
Current Residence: Some Hell Hole In America
Favourite genre of music: Hardstyle, Orchistrated musics, Native American
Favourite style of art: pretty stuff, original, not the same old 'dark demon' bull
Skin of choice: .... Wha??!
Favourite cartoon character: I dunno about cartoon....But Raistlin should have been a God!
Interests
So, it's official, My husband, Roland, and I are heading down to DragonCon 2015 in Atlanta Georgia this year!  
I feel excited but also VERY nervous and scared. So many amazing costumes and people are there and I'm just so....bleh.
We're staying at the Omni Hotel, which is fancy and awesome! It's on the DragonCon transport route, so that part makes me very happy (it was one of the only sort of close hotels not completely booked up).

I know one other person going this year, is anyone else going to attend?


Otachi is slow going and I need to pick up the pace! I'm working on her body right now, padding up her digi legs. I bought even MORE new fabric to try and make her body look decent. I have no idea what I'm doing! I still haven't figure out what to do about the bobble type things on the underside of her tail. I've been tossing around about 5 different ideas and none of them seem to be that great. Sigh. So much more work.  Her feet are HUGE and it means I can go down stairs, but I cannot go UP them, which will make life difficult. I'm seriously questioning if I could even make it onto an escalator. I doubt I could.

I'm going to get fitted for her wings this weekend and see what's what with those. Attaching the metal / aluminum wing mechanisms to the fabric costume is yet another huge hurtle I need to face. Just So, so, so much to do.
  • Mood: Anxious
  • Listening to: Computers Huming
  • Reading: invoices
  • Watching: Nothing, I'm at work.
  • Playing: at work!
  • Eating: veggie straws
  • Drinking: Earl Grey Tea

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HeavyArtilleryBot Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
what are you going to be this year for animeboston 2015? 
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Crovv Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Otachi if I can get her done in time.
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HeavyArtilleryBot Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
cool! i look forward to seeing you there. I'll be a bald eagle with a DVC base too c: 
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Crovv Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
I'll keep an eye out for you!
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un-do Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Gonna keep an eye on you for your Otachi work. REALLY coming along. 
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calgarycosplay Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
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xxMysteryStockxx Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Thankyou so much for the fav <3 
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Dreamspirit Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
I stumbled over your art from FR. You have some fantastic stuff!
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Crovv Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
wow :D thank you so much! I'm completely loving your 3D work! I've ALWAYS wanted to learn how to use those programs T-T
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wolfwings1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thanks for the favorite, I really appreciate it.  Feel free to check out my others if you get a moment.
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