I don't do many dragons, but the GF does! ([link]
) So I pulled some inspiration from her art for this guy. Drawn with a .3 mm mechanical pencil and painted in Photoshop. The fourth of five Alluria Publishing commissions. Description below:
A slender, weak looking dragon slinks through the muck. Its scales are dull, and covered in putrid slime. It reeks of rot and infection. Its watery eyes are a putrid shade of green. It flicks a long black tongue in your direction.
Plague dragons are perhaps the most foul of dragonkind, hated even by their evil kin. They make their lairs in great necropoli, or in swamps so dank that even black dragons refuse to lair there. The surest sign of a plague dragon's lair is the abundance of disease ridden corpses, and dripping, infectious undead.
A plague dragon has rough leathery scales of a putrid mix of greens, browns, yellows, and black. Its teeth are dull black and serrated. Its horns are short and have a stunted appearance. Overall, a plague dragon looks ill kempt and weak.
Despite its unhealthy appearance, a plague dragon is a savage and crafty foe. They prefer hit and run tactics, attempting to weaken foes with disease and decay, until death is nearly a blessing. They are almost always accompanied by a horde of loyal, and disease infected undead slaves.