Artist Draws Dragons To Destroy The Stereotypes About Them

The portrayal of Dragons has generally been a negative one.  With the exception of films like How to Train Your Dragon or Puff the Magic Dragon, when we see a dragon on film or in a book, we get images of fire breathing monsters who are capable of death and destruction.   But there’s an artist out there who wants to put all of those stereotypes to bed.   Brian Kesinger has been drawing the lighter side of dragons and it’s worth taking a look.  Here’s what Brian had to say:

As a kid of the 80’s, dragons have always inspired me. Whether it was through movies, video games or dungeons, and dragons, these mythical beasts had an influence on my imagination. With this series of drawings, I wanted to show a different side of the animal.

Often dragons are depicted as villainous, treasure hoarding monsters but I wanted to break past the stereotypes and delve into the different personalities of each character. As far as the styling of the drawings themselves, I wanted to go for an old fashioned look of classic illustration, maybe even having a feel that they were sketched from life in some explorer’s journal.

Check out Brian’s dragons below:

Raniik The Obvious

“Raniik the Obvious” fancies himself an excellent hide and seek player.

Aagar The Emotional

Chapter 14 gets to “AAgar the Emotional” every time.

Telkyn The Learned

This book worm loves to hoard her literary treasures.

Morkos The Famished

This peckish dragon is always up for a late knight snack.

Cole The Diminutive

“Cole the Diminutive” is just a small dragon in a big world hoping to find a realm of his own that he can desolate all he wants.

Varlad The Improviser

“Varlad the Improviser” was fortunate to come across a helpful princess during his quest to find his missing jump rope.

Garnyx The Behemoth

Once upon a time a reckless king decreed that his kingdom be built on the highest peak in the land. His advisors warned against the construction as it was a sacred place but were put to death for their disobedience. Woe to the king when Garnyx awakes…

Flaarix The Mischevious

This sea serpent loves surprising the local mermaids with impromptu acrobatic displays.

Gorüng The Skittish

“Gorüng the Skittish” has an extreme case of Ovinaphobia.

Cyr’nyth The Mystic

Many an intrepid traveler has sought the wisdom of this ancient forest spirit, but Cyr’nyth only materializes to those he deems worthy of his knowledge.


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