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Lennan the Dragon by lennan Lennan the Dragon by lennan
So, I've got a rather embarassing confession to make. I don't actually have an online persona. "Lennan" is the SN I use, but it's more like I swiped the name from one of my characters and used it since the beginning of internet time (1998-1999ish). So technically, Lennan is the disgruntled yellow critter with the sign. He hates it when I steal his identity. So, uh, I'm kind of at a loss as to how to remedy this or to even remedy it at all and live with the confusion.

One of the great things about this contest is that it got me to re-examine and re-design an old dragon design I did when I was in middle school that has been languishing for lack of use. I like to recycle my old ideas and so having an excuse to do so was a bonus and it's been a while since I thought of designing a dragon, let alone a persona. Although it was pretty hard looking at the terrible drawings from when I was thirteen, I did get the feeling that maybe I could re-use the design. I thought that since this was supposed to be the "essence" of me, so to speak, it would make sense to go back to my roots. Although I haven't completely finished my re-design of the old dragon, I have found a use for the design in my new story. For my Dragon persona, however, I used the basic design and went from there with some modifications. I chose the original color scheme of the dragon, except for the hair, because my hair is dark, not light as the original dragon design was. I tried to add some more obviously Asian influences to the dragon because I am half Japanese, so the feet have three toes. My hands, however, have five because I would like to think I need those. The feathers are supposed to be iridescent, sort of the way that a kingfisher or one of the more brightly colored birds are.

I do want to make some tweaks, since I'm not fully satisfied with my own coloring job, so don't be surprised if this thing gets updated with "improved" colors some day (probably six months from now, knowing my track record).

The clothes I chose were those I would be most likely to wear. I get cold all the time, so it's pretty normal to seem me at my desk at work bundled up with a sweater and a blanket on my lap even if it is 90 degrees outside. Although I smile pretty easily (seriously if someone smiles at me, I reflexively smile back), I tend to try to hide my emotions. However, I think my face gives me away more than I'd like, which is exactly what my "horns" or "tendrils" (I'm not sure what to call them because they're not horns per se) do. I'd like to say that my dragonsona's special talent is tough feet for all terrain. I like to walk a lot and I have a terrible talent for killing shoes within several months of getting new ones, so I thought that it would be awesome to not have to ever worry about breaking shoes again, even if it's only in fiction. ;)

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Lorien077 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hurray another one with feathered wings!

XD Also gotta love your little disclaimer in the bottom left corner. The expression is priceless.
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lennan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Haha, thanks!

Yeah, there aren't nearly enough of us feather wing dragons, which is a shame because think of all the colors they can come in! =D
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