RealmgART: Lavasaurus

A giant, volcanic dinosaur. Legally distinct from a certain popular giant, radioactive dinosaur.

So, when I was talking about Turbosharks, maybe you remember me saying this:

Well, here’s the Lavasaurus.

I haven’t decided yet if these are actually going to exist in Realmgard, or if they’re purely legendary creatures.

It’s, uh, it’s pretty much exactly what you’d expect, basically a giant, volcanic dinosaur and perhaps more than a little reminiscent of a certain giant, radioactive dinosaur, particularly said giant, radioactive dinosaur’s super-powered Burning form.

That’s not necessarily deliberate, I swear.

There are only so many ways to portray a giant fire lizard and they’re bound to overlap in a number of ways. I mean, yeah, the back and tail spikes are meant to be pretty Godzilla-esque, but the overall design is supposed to primarily be, essentially, “T. Rex made of Lava”.

The design of the skin, with the dark surface and hot, bright inner layer is meant to look like the kind of lava called “aa” (it’s a Hawaiian word; it’s written as “ʻAʻā” in Hawaiian).

I don’t think I really pulled it off, but I think I did as well as I could considering I’m still not great at art and I’m still fighting with the newest version of GIMP. But at least it does kinda-sort convey the idea of “cracked surface revealing hotter inner layer”.

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