Monthly Art Contest - October 2022 - Topic - Environmentally Adapted Dragon - Contest closed

Hello Krita artists :art:.

We completed the monthly art contest for September. The winner for September contest is @Mythmaker Congratulations to everyone who participated. And now we are having monthly contest for the month of October. @Mythmaker has chosen the topic for this month.

Monthly Art Contest - October 2022 - Topic - Environmentally Adapted Dragon.

  • Theme: Fantasy / Creature Design

  • Brief: Design and draw/paint a dragon which is physiologically adapted to the environment in which it lives.

  • All styles are welcome (within the general rules).

Suggestion: Look at real-world creatures to help inspire your design. See if you can find interesting features that might work well with a dragon and give it an advantage in the environment it lives.

Think; evolution and natural selection rather than just ‘it’s a magical creature so anything goes’.


  • If it lives in a cold environment, how does it keep warm (or cool in a hot environment)?

  • Does it need camouflage to hide from predators or help it approach prey?

  • How does it move effectively?

  • Does it have specialised scales (if it has scales!) to help protect it?

  • Does it have aesthetic features to help attract a mate?


  • The topic changes every month. Your submission should be somehow related to the topic. And if possible please add a few lines explaining your idea and image. Artwork should be done in Krita.

  • No AI generated images are allowed, not even partial use of AI and paint over. it is unfair for those who are drawing from scratch.

  • You can post maximum 3 Entries and also edit the entries until the deadline all your entries will be clubbed during the vote and you only get one vote. Reply with your entries to this post in this thread.

  • The submission will be open until 2022-10-27T00:00:00Z.

We will hold a poll at the end on 2022-10-27T00:00:00Z till 2022-10-31T00:00:00Z . The artwork with most number of votes will be the winner.

The winner be featured on this website and the winner will have the privilege to choose the topic and the challenge for the next month! If the winner is not available or reachable then the 1st runner up will be asked to provide the topic and challenge

In order to have the image featured the entries need to be safe for work so please avoid any NSFW or controversial content. The moderators can use their discretion to disqualify the image from the contest with prior notice. Of course the artist will be given chance to submit alternate image or change it.

Also please spread the word about this contest by posting your artwork on various social media websites with a hashtag - #kritachallenge , if possible with a link to the forum post.

I hope we will enjoy this exercise so let us begin.

**P.S. Note we can change the rules based on the feedback on this contest and modify the format. Any suggestions are welcome. We can make a new topic in the #site-feedback category for it. Please post only artworks and discussion related to them in this thread.


Congratulations @Mythmaker

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Here is my entry :sweat_smile:

It was looooong to draw, using the Cheap Ballpoint pen Brush it need thousands and thousand of strokes I think.
Just hell.

But I like to result :slight_smile:

The City Sewer Dragon

Some details about how this dragon is adapted to environment:



Lion inspired white dragon in a snow environment


Here is my Firefly Dragon!

( I think I need to explain why my dragon is in armor :sweat_smile:)
These dragons are the sentinels of the fairy forest. They protect the fireflies ( with which they share some DNA) from predators and also guard the perimeter of the forest.

( please excuse the previous edits, I fixed some mistakes!)


These dragons have adapted to living in the city dump, partly removing the need for waste incineration
It’s obviously not very good for their health, but still they have thrived for several generations



This is my dragomole.
Most of my inspiration came from moles and cave lizards.

Some details

Wing devolve in time into small winglets to better feel the environment.
They are blind since in the dark they do not need their eyes.
Their favorite food are the blue mushrooms making them glow, although they also eat small bugs, other flora a and can also eat small dead animals.
Antennas are used for analyzing how big is space they are in, also they help with locating danger.
Dragomoles have sharp paws for digging and quite good sense of smell.


Here’s mine, a turtle-dragon breed:

This dragon is very peaceful, it doesn’t attack by default (but does if solicited), it goes around woods eating food (like mushrooms, fishes and some plants), the spikes on the shell help him to defend himself against bears and other forest animals (in fact, it is a slow animal, years of evolution have developed him those spikes for defense), this animal is an amphibious, it can walk and stay underwaters for hours, days at maximum. The male’s “massiveness” is a powerful factor for attracting a mate, it signifies that it can hunt without problems, The female instead, makes some courting noises to the male when in love.
The shell is without doubt, his house and he gets inside whenever it gets cold, it can camouflage pretty well in bushes and trees, but he camouflages very rarely, because he is quasi-herbivorous and can defend himself, and yes, he moves pretty slow and sometimes gets stuck underwater.


Here is my entry. ( I know it’s garbage ha ha ) I was super rushed, and I’m super beginner. But this is the Baby Porch Pumpkin Dragon!
This strange little dragon only appears during the month of october when people begin growing and displaying pumpkins. It will eat into pumpkins and then fall into a deep sleep until it awakes to ravage another pumpkin patch. Sometimes it will oddly place itself on a porch and has been seen to be a fierce protector of candy, discouraging those who would take more candy than is their fair share.


Introducing this is a Chirhibee Dragon, I was inspired by 3 creatures (rhinoceros, chickens, & bees) as shown
is in the sketch below:

This creature’s house is flat and dangerous because he lives underground in the quicksand.

Its physical characteristics are insect-like wings (can be folded into a small size when in the ground), its body length reaches more than 3 meters, the upper outer skin is very hard, and the bottom is very soft because it is full of fur to regulate the temperature, it has 6 eyes, its mouth is full of sharp teeth pointing out, its long legs very useful for jumping from the ground so that no one survives before the prey can escape from quicksand. He is very clever dig and hide.His favorite food is anything that gets stuck in quicksand.This creature comes out and flies to hunt and find dry places.
Also you can watch timelapse drawing process at here


volcano feather dragon


The mysterious dragon inhabits the Mariana Trench.
No light, extreme pressure, scarce food, everything is very heavy.
Only evolved sea creatures can survive there.
inspired by a sea snake in the deep sea, and drew it in the form of a transparent dragon.
Watch timelapse drawing process at here


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Thanks everyone for participating. All the entries are fantastic. The contest has ended and we will now begin voting


please … where can i vote


vote is not yet open :upside_down_face:
need to wait a few


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thank you