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Frost Dragon by brightcat13527 Frost Dragon by brightcat13527
Name: Frost Dragon (Ice Dragon)
Height: 20 feet
Weight: ?
Wing Span: ?

Frost Dragons are the only dragons that can breathe an icy vapor minus 50 degrees. It is said that the food they eat (seals, walrus, polar bears, other arctic creatures) is converted into nitrogen that's stored in two special sacs near the dragons lungs. The nitrogen is compressed by extremely strong muscles until it reaches an almost liquid state. When the gas is realeased as the dragon exhales the gas uncompresses and absorbs all the heat in the immediate area freezing anything in its path. No one has been known to survive this icy blast and live to tell about it, but others say that it's posible if you are seriously protected.

Frost dragons migrate from the Arctic to Antarctica every year spending the three darkest months (December, January, Febuary) of the northern winter in the Arctic and the three darkest months of the souther winter (June, July, and August) in Antarctica. The trip takes around two months one way. Frost dragons live in small groups of up to five dragons and they mate every ten years.

Frost Dragons are often light blue, light grey, light purple, or a slate color. White Frost Dragons have become rare because they were hunted for their valuable white scales.


I had lots of fun coloring the scales though I messed up with the layers so the picture is not as neat as I would like but I'm still happy with the way it turned out. I got the information on how the frost blast is made from [link] and the migratory info from my student Dragonology book.
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:iconsk8rchic2000:
Sk8rchic2000 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
May I use this picture for a dragon OC of mine?
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:iconbrightcat13527:
brightcat13527 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015   Filmographer
Sure. Just be sure to link back to me so folks know where it came from. :)
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:iconsk8rchic2000:
Sk8rchic2000 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Alrighty! Thank you~
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:iconarctic619wolf:
Arctic619Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011   Traditional Artist
better than I could do
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:iconkimiko926:
Kimiko926 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's a really great picture! Nice job with the scales.
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:iconbrightcat13527:
brightcat13527 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009   Filmographer
Thanks. :3
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:iconpiratingwerewolf:
piratingwerewolf Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, nice coloring job. I could never do that. Lucky you! XD
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YokaKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2006
Weight is most of the time 6 tons and wingspan for a dragon that tall is about 30 ft.
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:iconbrightcat13527:
brightcat13527 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006   Filmographer
Thanks for the info. :) I'll add in the stats.
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:iconterraterror:
TerraTerror Featured By Owner May 30, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh he's so beautiful! I love your dragons!
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:iconbrightcat13527:
brightcat13527 Featured By Owner May 31, 2005   Filmographer
Thank you very much. :) And thank you for the fave too. :D
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:iconacdragon:
ACDragon Featured By Owner May 27, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Ooh. Pretty. I love the scales. very detailed. ^^
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:iconbrightcat13527:
brightcat13527 Featured By Owner May 28, 2005   Filmographer
Thanks AC. :D
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:iconicygirl557:
icygirl557 Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
very beautiful. =3
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:iconbrightcat13527:
brightcat13527 Featured By Owner May 26, 2005   Filmographer
Thank you. :D
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:iconicygirl557:
icygirl557 Featured By Owner May 27, 2005
no prob
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:iconweatherartist:
Weatherartist Featured By Owner May 25, 2005   Filmographer
Nice job! I like the color scheme for the dragon; it looks like it would blend in rather well with its frosty scales. The details in the scales also have a nice touch, as well as the shading. I really like your descriptions, too; they help to introduce us to the species of dragon and let us have a feel for their individulality.
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:iconbrightcat13527:
brightcat13527 Featured By Owner May 25, 2005   Filmographer
Thank you very much for the comment Weatherartist. :D And thanks for the fave too.
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:iconturquoisephoenix:
Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner May 25, 2005  Student Filmographer
I like the massive detail that went into the scales. I kind of wondered how a dragon would be able to breathe ice, and liquid nitrogen seems to be the appropriate answer. (Now to figure out lightning and water breath...)

Awww...Poor white Frost dragons. ;_;
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:iconbrightcat13527:
brightcat13527 Featured By Owner May 25, 2005   Filmographer
Thanks for the comment TP. :)
I'm not quite sure how the electric and water breath powers work, but there must be some way since Spyro can use 'em.

Don't worry, the white Frost dragons are protected now so they won't be hunted anymore. Hopfully...
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:iconturquoisephoenix:
Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner May 25, 2005  Student Filmographer
There has to be some way that a dragon can breathe water without severely dehydrating itself. I think Pikmin 2 might help me figure out this (Since they have VERY detailed explanations towards, say, how a floating fish can expel water in the game)...
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:iconbrightcat13527:
brightcat13527 Featured By Owner May 25, 2005   Filmographer
Pikmin holds the answers :worship:
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:iconriok:
Riok Featured By Owner May 25, 2005
Wow I just luv the head and the detail of the scales. :w00t!:
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:iconbrightcat13527:
brightcat13527 Featured By Owner May 25, 2005   Filmographer
Thank you. :)
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:iconriok:
Riok Featured By Owner May 25, 2005
No problem :hug: Thanks :)
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:iconfenrina:
Fenrina Featured By Owner May 25, 2005
What a cute dragon... I like the details, it looks so cold. =D
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:iconbrightcat13527:
brightcat13527 Featured By Owner May 25, 2005   Filmographer
Thank you. And thanks for the fave. :D
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:iconshar-vampire:
shar-vampire Featured By Owner May 25, 2005
oooh! awesome! but I think he could look more "icy"
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:iconbrightcat13527:
brightcat13527 Featured By Owner May 25, 2005   Filmographer
Thanks for the comment. :)
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:iconshar-vampire:
shar-vampire Featured By Owner May 27, 2005
no problem =)
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:iconredracat:
Redracat Featured By Owner May 24, 2005
I'd say the wingspan would be about 30 feet or so. Frost dragons are so cool :)
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:iconbrightcat13527:
brightcat13527 Featured By Owner May 25, 2005   Filmographer
Yeah maybe, but it's hard to track Frost Dragons so not that much is know about their full size and wingspans.
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:iconkuroinami:
kuroinami Featured By Owner May 24, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
Love the color choice and attention to detail!
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:iconbrightcat13527:
brightcat13527 Featured By Owner May 24, 2005   Filmographer
Thank you. :D
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:icontimetravelingechidna:
Nice. And backstory! Yay!


I'd like a large Frosty to go please.
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:iconbrightcat13527:
brightcat13527 Featured By Owner May 24, 2005   Filmographer
Sure no prob. *runs to back room and grabs a large Frost dragon* That'll be hmmm, $235,678.91.
lol Careful, he bites...

Thanks for the comment TTE. :D
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:icontimetravelingechidna:
That's a lotta cash.


You're quite welcome.
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brightcat13527 Featured By Owner May 25, 2005   Filmographer
Dragons don't come cheap nowadays.
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:icontimetravelingechidna:
Heh.
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:iconwhite-dragoness:
white-dragoness Featured By Owner May 24, 2005
hey nice dragon \o/ I loved the scales on its body ^^
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:iconbrightcat13527:
brightcat13527 Featured By Owner May 24, 2005   Filmographer
Thank you!
And thanks for the fave. :D
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:iconwhite-dragoness:
white-dragoness Featured By Owner May 25, 2005
you are welcome^^ great pic you did ^^ :glomp:
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