Dragon hide

What does a dragon need to stay safe? If you read The Hobbit, Smaug the dragon was killed by an arrow that pierced a soft area in his skin under his arm. Dragons have to have a strong skin..

So what would it look like? I’ve been experimenting with how big the scales would be. I guess they would have to be like an alligator or crocodile skin, rather than a lizard or snake whose scales seem smaller or softer. The dragon would need fire retardant scales to prevent charring or burning either around its mouth when it is fire breathing or on the rest of its body. Maybe male dragons duel in short fights, if they were to attack each others wings they would need to be strong. Dragons wings always look vulnerable. The skin is stretched between bony fingers. Surely that could easily be holed if it were not well maintained. Lots to consider.

Dragon…

You know you are bored when you start doodling dragons. Not very good ones at that. I was watching a film, the desolation of Smaug and this came out of my head. My only problem was I drew it on my tablet, which isn’t synced to my phone and some of the apps on one are not on the other, so I have drawings on one device I cant access with the other one unless I take a screenshot for instance. Also wordpress is presented differently on each device. I guess because they have different manufacturers. So this was going to be a lot more complex and layered. I might do more……