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Rukano Sketches by Silverbirch Rukano Sketches by Silverbirch
Hokay so
Yeeeaaarrrssss ago I had this colouring contest and this guy was the result
but I changed his design around so that he matched Zaphy's species.
He can breathe fire, and his patterns flicker like lava. He's real pretty at night if he lights 'em up :3
And yes his neck is very short. See cheetahs on that aspect.. his skull should probably be a bit flatter, but he's still in developments for the finer points.

His name's Rukano..
He's a Runner in the dragon clan. Runners are the between-goers of the clan's main territory and the scouts. He often ends up with Zaphy, who is a flying scout.
The fun thing is, he's developed a bit of a thing for her. He's very awkward with it, but Zaphy has figured him out and... has no idea how to react. She's kind of awkward around him in general, but they still work together without any incident.
He's quite a proud dragon, he sticks stoutly to his own opinions and often is the victim of anger if another member does something that to him is stupid. He's usually very soft around Zaphy, though. How cute.

He was a male from another territory who broke off and was accepted into the group after a few years, where he was moved from the default hatchling-tending male to a runner because of his build.


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breazes-of-autumn Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Really interesting design. I like your idea of his markings flickering like lava, would be really mesmerizing at night I am sure n__n

And don't know why but I am a really big fan of the pose in the bottom left corner! o____o -drools- I think it is the angle, haven't seen that pose used a lot for a head shot. Might try drawing with that angle sometime, not that I'll succeed at it xD
Jisuke27 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Cute ^^
Hogia Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. :D
SilverLucario12 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! He reminds me of one of my dragon characters!
Sirfy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome :D
DoogieRace Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
I like the color scheme! Very nice ^^
Silverbirch Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:D Thanks!
davidfenton1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colors and the concept; he looks like he'll be a super fun character to draw!
Silverbirch Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Glowy patterns are always more awesome to draw X3
Bandannamania Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Aww, he looks so adorable. The concept is very beautiful :>
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