DDC Sept/Oct- Expectation vs Reality

15 replies [Last post]
ZestyDragonWing's picture
ZestyDragonWing
Offline
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 08/13/2018

Let's kick this off with a bang; this month's prompt is

Expectation vs Reality

 

This prompt is all about deception and misdirection. Leading with flavour text or design, create a presumed idea about your dragon and then tear it apart in the second item; all while keeping it in the realm of possibility.

Some things to consider could include hidden abilities, obscured body parts, misleading colourations, or deceptive silhouettes.

Be sure to read the Rules Page for detailed explanation of this challenge, and wait for the DNR before commenting!

__________________

-  o { They+She / Aroace+Agender / Aussie } o -

- o { I talk about myself in more detail here if ur curious } o -

welcome to 85% of my online presence in its entirety :) If you see me posting stuff that doesnt belong on this site leave me be i am having fun. my brain is huge and powerful and u cannot stop me.

I am running an ask-blog type thing for my OC Spades!

Art requests are open! I'll do coloured sketches and low poly 3D models for fun and trades

- o { Other Contacts } o -

Discord: ZestyDragonWing#6436 | Tumblr: @aaa-wyvern-called-zesty

Child-friendly brain filters do get turned off when I'm talking elsewhere! Let me know if you're uncomfortable with certain language when contacting me <3

ZestyDragonWing's picture
ZestyDragonWing
Offline
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 08/13/2018
DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR

Judges: Lissafish, Speedyleaf

 

Submissions: Closed

 

Winner:

LissaFish's picture
LissaFish
Offline
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 02/12/2017
Submitting

Submitting as either judge or contestant- hope I'm doing it right

__________________

Hi!

I'm Lissa, a follower of Jesus ^^ I've been part of SoD for around 4 years; the forum for 3.

My hobbies include: 

Watching Movies

Arting, and Admiring other people's art :D

Using emoticons in every sentence xD

Writing historical fiction, Children's, and Fantasy

 

 

Ebony!

By Ecliptic Eight Thx she is so cute!

 

Pround memeber Of

Dragoness

Hookless

Flitt

Ginger

Bohemian Critic

Speedyleaf

Wolf and Star's picture
Wolf and Star
Online
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 03/14/2014
Diagonally Parked in a Parallel Universe

Tracking

__________________

Profile photo by Aukane Min

Friend code: Not accepting

Clan: The Phantom Lords

Trophy Count (about): 8,500

Wolf and Star's picture
Wolf and Star
Online
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 03/14/2014
Diagonally Parked in a Parallel Universe

Tracking

Izzydrawsdragons's picture
Izzydrawsdragons
Offline
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 04/21/2019
:D

Tracking!

__________________

 

  

  

 

 

 

Art by Snow-wish, ToshiLoshi, RedHoodJason, Snow-wish (again :D), Varku, Elefthros, Frugal, Fireflash, SpeedyLeaf and VicZarSky!

 

If you have Instagram please consider checking out my art! :)

 

Will add more soon! Signature is a constant work in progress!

Thaigra's picture
Thaigra
Offline
Dragon Master
Joined: 08/16/2014
Trackng!

Trackng!

Icee Glacier's picture
Icee Glacier
Online
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 05/16/2014
COBRA-LALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALA

Traaaaackken

__________________

Stop Boulder Class shaming!

BOULDER CLASS! BOULDER CLASS! OI OI OI!

Hai.

Welcome to my signature.

Here's some stuff 'bout me.

I am a girl.

I'm a Christian.

I like the color Blue/teal.

My favorite dragon class is Boulder Class.

 my main dragon(s) are a Screaming Death named Odin, and a Skrill named Jayfeather.

I love Doctor Who, Avatar the Last Airbender, Chuck, Psych, Harry Potter, Pokemon, G.I. Joe, and other nerd-y things.

My favorite Httyd dragons whose names start with the letter s are Screaming Deaths, Shivertooths, Skrills, Scauldrons, Smothering Smokebreaths, Snafflefangs, Shovelhelms, Sword Stealers, Snifflehunches (+Sneezelhunches) and Seashockers! (that's alot!)

And I am usually friendly :D (I mean, I try, at least.)

In-game name is: IIicedragonII (No, not lice dragon. Those are capital i's not l's. And you simply pronounce it as "Ice dragon" x'D)

Friend code: hmm.. P.M. me if you want it. Can't take any chances o3o

And I'm a proud member of The Phantom Lords! (ROAAAAAAAAR!)

I'll probably post some bios about my dragons, but I'm too lazy to do it right now if ever.

 

My main viking OC, Eira Glacier, reading a book on top of her main dragon, Odin, by... oh hey, it's by me!

Lovely screenshot I got of my viking and Odin staring at the moon ^w^

Epic picture of Odin done by WutendBonfire!

 

 

Cobra, my grapple grounder, by.. me!

 

Picture of Roach the young Shellfire by me!

Awesome edit of Roach the young Shellfire by Midnight2558!

 

Picture of Spottedleaf by Tyrannosaur66!

Unglück, the disaster child Titanwing Light Fury by ZestyDragonWing!

 

Picture of Mage by FlamingHusky!

 

Amazing edit of Armakillo done by Siren-Spirit!

 

Great edit of Ignis my Monstrous Nightmare done by Frytha!

 

Corliss, the Big Bad Boophis by the ever-so-talented Varku!

Ankle-Biter, my Wocky Jabberjaw, by the skillful Chameishida!

 

The Acidic ScuttleSting! Idea by me and this amazing picture by NightmareRebuff!

Blight the nightfury/razorwhip hybrid adopted from Tyrannosaur66!

 

Picture of Graveyard discovering a new friend after waking up from a nap by Celestial Dragon!

 

Trenton, the mega-rad, uber tubular Whispering Death/Thunderpede hybrid, by.. me :'D

Trenton as an Animal Crossing villager, by the ever-astounding Zestydragonwing!

 

Glorious picture of Trenton by the talented TosiLohi!

Chaz, Trenton's 'little' brother.. (Beautifully generated by Chameishida!)

 

Terence, the Speed Stinger/Gronckle hybrid done by... myself.

Wilbur, the adorably goofy Abomibumble gift I got from my friend ApertureNightfury12345!

 

Miscellaneous:

 

 

Proud Winner (by default.. lol) of the September/October Dragon Design Contest! (Hosted by ZestyDragonWing)

 

Fun fact: Guzzlord is my favorite pokemon <3 (drawn by me, you can tell because it's drawn so small :'D)

Lil' short:

Jayfeather: C'mon friend, this thing won't hurt anyone!

Odin: I do not have time to mess around with strange objects.

Jayfeather: Look, just hold still.

-Seawings makes sure to not be in the shot of the camera-

-click-

Jayfeather: Aha! Got it. Ahh fish paste, my wing was in it..

Odin: Hand that over this minute! I... want to see if you got my good side..

Jayfeather: HA!

Seawings: G-guys lets just bring this thing to Ice, o-okay?

Odin: GIVE ME THE PICTURE!!

Jayfeather: YOU'LL HAVE TO FIGHT ME FOR IT!!

Odin: GIVE IT HERE YOU EEL WITH WINGS OR AM I GONNA HAVE TO-

-Jayfeather flew off chuckling-

-Odin roared after him-

-Seawings whimpers and decides to follow-

(Funny picture of Odin and Jayfeather by Wutend Bonfire!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ha! Got ya >:D

(awesome gif of Odin by Peymae!)

Speedyleaf's picture
Speedyleaf
Offline
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 12/27/2018
-

Tracking post! 

__________________

This signature is getting a makeover. Eventually. 

I enjoy a well crafted story or character, and I love a good conversation. I enjoy drawing a lot, but I also write from time to time. 

 

 

Sentinel2

 

Night/Light Fury bases

http://forum.schoolofdragons.com/content/lightnight-fury-bases-speedyleaf

 

PM me for art trades!

ZestyDragonWing's picture
ZestyDragonWing
Offline
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 08/13/2018
23 days left in the

23 days left in the challenge!

All judge panel spots are still open, and a reminder that to apply you must send me a PM; applying through comments do not count.

ZestyDragonWing's picture
ZestyDragonWing
Offline
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 08/13/2018
8 days left! (meant to post a

8 days left! (meant to post a ten day notice but got sidetracked whOOPS) So far we still have a judge spot available and 1 submission

ZestyDragonWing's picture
ZestyDragonWing
Offline
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 08/13/2018
same situation

3 day notice!!!

ZestyDragonWing's picture
ZestyDragonWing
Offline
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 08/13/2018
Winner!!

Our uncontested winner is Icee Glacier with the Murderous Mud-Wriggler!

 

Even though it won by default (being the only submission), this was still an excellent dragon! Easily fulfilling the prompt of deceptive design, and followed by a well thought-out flavour text explaining its ecology and behaviourisms. It fits well into the context of its setting (HtTYD universe), with a familiar silhouette that has enough unique features to make it stand out- the horizontal pupil is a nice touch that I don't see very often in creature designs.

 

FULL SUBMISSION:

 

Length: (generally) 5-7 feet for males, 7-12 feet for females.

Breath Type: A viscous, clear, slime-like substance. Enough of it can stop a full-grown Catastrophic Quaken in its tracks.

Habitat: Muddy swamps, bogs, marshlands (marshland dwelling wrigglers are sometimes called "Marsh-wigglers") pretty much anywhere very damp and muddy.

Class: It’s debated whether they should be Tidal or Boulder class, but most agree on classing them as Tidal Class dragons.

Diet: They primarily eat fish and pond scum.

Behaviours: Unsurprisingly, Mud-Wrigglers like to burrow into the mud at the bottom of bodies of water and spend their days hidden in the mud until a prey item comes by. The very tip of their tail is very thin and colored to look like a worm, and they wiggle it to attract fish to their hiding spots. Once the fish is close enough, they suck them in with their wide, round mouths, swallowing them whole.

 

Mud-Wrigglers use their front legs for digging much like moles or burrowing frogs do. They have hardened 'warts' (for they really aren't claws) on the undersides of their feet to make pushing aside dirt and mud rather easy for them. These warts are hard and blunt, perfectly made for digging, but not much use against predators.

 

When they aren't hunting for food, they hide in the mud along the banks of their river/pond/lake and scare away anything that wanders too close to their territory.

 

Mud-Wrigglers display a form of defensive mimicry, in that their colorations and behavior are very similar to whispering deaths. They mimic the same whispery noise a Whispering Death produces as it moves through the ground, however they accomplish this by blowing air through their mouths rather than any type of movement. If something happens to walk over where they're buried, they will spring up very suddenly and strike at the thing before retreating into the ground again. Even their spiky appearance is a fake. The 'spikes' along a mud-wriggler's body aren't actually spikes at all, but fleshy 'balloons' (for lack of a better word) that they can inflate when they feel threatened. They stick out like spikes, and are red-tipped to match the venomous spikes of a whispering death, further building upon the illusion. A Mud-Wriggler's 'spikes' are in fact harmless, though they are filled with a vile-tasting liquid in case something happens to bite them.

 

Almost everything scary about a Mud-Wriggler is bluff. While they are terrifyingly quick, and it's very frightening to get your foot stuck in one's mouth, a Mud-Wriggler can't actually do you much harm unless it tramples you. They have no teeth aside from four small ones located at the very back of their throats, they have no claws, and they have no spikes. Mud-Wrigglers are far more afraid of you than you are of them, and if they find that their scare tactics aren't working, they generally take to fleeing and finding another pond to live in.

 

Mud-Wrigglers in the wild have been documented as being very skittish/defensive dragons. When they aren't trying to prove to you that they are extremely dangerous and that you shouldn't get any closer to them, they're likely running away.

Icee Glacier's picture
Icee Glacier
Online
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 05/16/2014
"Your little ssscience experiment iss DEADER than DISCO."

Awwwww! Such kind words aaaaa. Thank you <3

 

Kinda sad there were no other entries. This was fun to do though! I highly suggest anyone who's interested participate in the next one! Maybe you'll win by default too- XD

 

I will proudly display this in my siggy heeheeeee

LissaFish's picture
LissaFish
Offline
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 02/12/2017
You deserved it!

Meant to respond to this sooner sorry ^^

 

Anyway, you deservered this. I really thought when I saw the dragon that it would be very aggressive- and it turns out its just a defense mechanism. This is such a real and vital part of defense for many kinds of wildlife and I loved that you utilized that while using a creature that exists in the world you were designing this one for, the Whispering Death. This is exactly the kind of work they do over at dreamworks and I said it before but will say it here too- I almost certainly would have picked your dragon for staying true to the prompt, HTTYD world, and taking inspiration from real life animals. Congrats Icee!

Icee Glacier's picture
Icee Glacier
Online
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 05/16/2014
"That man hasss the consstitution of a VENDING MACHINE..."

Aaaauwwuwwuw. Thank you! <3