Finally, I decided to do a character sheet for Tlallicoatl, Danbuster's new dragon-guardian.
I've hesitated for sometime to make this, considering how she's a mass of leafy scales - a detail that is kind of key for an Earth Dragon. And to make things even more difficult, AlexRaccoonGlider
and I devised the rather unusual character-trait of her scales, skin and grassy mane changing appearance with the seasons... a daunting prospect indeed!
But finally I plucked up the courage to draw up this reference pic, including certain animation states most likely to be used, such as her neck, tail and wing motions. In addition to all that, her changeable features are imbued with a few common lines of Flash ActionScript that answers to a controlling "heart program" in order that her appearance can change as required.
Without a doubt, this has to be my most complex character model to date, exceeding even Krakatoa
Her default appearance here is her green Springtime look, but a press of the button provided will allow you to cycle through the seasons through summer (which doesn't look so different from spring), autumn and winter, at which time her scales begin to wither before being shed for new scales in the spring.
Tlallicoatl is Copyright © meEdit:
I just added in a height measurement for Tlallicoatl, in comparison to Danbuster. Sorry, I forgot to put that in before.