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smooth/rough icewings by talons-and-tails smooth/rough icewings by talons-and-tails
i actually love drawing icewings, though they can definitely be a pain, but i've always wanted to draw them two totally different ways: stocky, spiky, and tough; but also thin, elegant, and graceful. i didn't want to be totally inconsistent with the way i draw them, so i thought, why don't i actually come up with a reason for myself to draw two radically different versions of the same tribe?? i present to you smooth and rough icewings!! (and if anyone wants to suggest more traits, lore, etc., that'd be awesome!! feel free to draw your own smooth/rough icewings if you like them!)


smooth
Bullet; White  high-class, the elegant ice dragons of the palace and aristocracy
Bullet; White  rich, sleek, and politically powerful, despite beings physically weaker
Bullet; White  their scales are shimmery and smooth, naturally shiny even without the normal amount of time spent polishing.
Bullet; White  tend to be lighter and clearer in color (less patterning)
Bullet; White  scales and spines are more even
Bullet; White  considered the height of icewing beauty standards
Bullet; White  live closer to the palace
 
rough
Dot Bullet (Brown) - F2U!  the working class and real backbone of icewing society. the hunters, fishers, traders, and artisans who make the goods enjoyed by the upper class and work the economy.
Dot Bullet (Brown) - F2U!  however, because icewing nobles are jerks, the rough icewings are generally looked down upon and seen as less beautiful and mostly just peasants.
Dot Bullet (Brown) - F2U!  generally thicker and more muscular, possessing higher endurance and physical strength.
Dot Bullet (Brown) - F2U!  generally have more spines and thicker scales to defend them in battle and from the elements
Dot Bullet (Brown) - F2U!  mostly, they live closer to the coastlines and the harsher parts of the kingdom.
Dot Bullet (Brown) - F2U!  scales are less even, and spines occasionally sprout from random neck, back, or tail scales
Dot Bullet (Brown) - F2U!  often more mottled, natural, or dark in color- more likely to be white or grey or brown than ice blue
Dot Bullet (Brown) - F2U!  despite the stigma against them, they make up most of the icewing army
Dot Bullet (Brown) - F2U!  live farther from the palace along the coastlines and harsher areas

smooth/rough designs belong to me
icewings belong to tui
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:icontheoneandonlyvapor:
TheOneAndOnlyVapor Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
god this soooo spicy phoenix........i love the diversity n the thought put into this !!
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talons-and-tails Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
aaaaaa aaaaaaaaaa!!! thank you!!!
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jillybean711 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Id hug the rough icewings no lie
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talons-and-tails Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
they probably need one tbh
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Faxolotl Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Student Digital Artist
rough icewings remind me of bearded dragons lmao
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talons-and-tails Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Student General Artist
I didn't realize that but now that you say it I'm thinking and honestly that makes sense?? i have a bearded dragon at home and I probably was thinking about her lol
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StardustMoonlight1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
i like how rough icewings kinda have a peregrine look to them 
by the pattern of the colors i mean  
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talons-and-tails Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Student General Artist
yeah, that was part of the inspiration :D
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light-star-does-art Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018
This is an incredibly interesting concept! I love the diversity, biological differences, and stylistic flare this adds! Great job! 
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talons-and-tails Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Student General Artist
thank you very much!!!
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CougarCoast Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this concept!!! Maybe rough ice wings look more like that because they live more south where it's ice/dirt/slush instead of pure ice? F
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talons-and-tails Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Student General Artist
yeah, that's definitely part of the reason!! :D
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TheDryIceDragon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, this is really cool
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talons-and-tails Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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TheDryIceDragon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :D
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BringerOfAshes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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thebossdragoness Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this idea! I, for one, think the 'rough' IceWings are more beautiful :D Your anatomy and everything is just, (sigh) oh, so neat, and so realistic. Fantastic job on this!
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talons-and-tails Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Student General Artist
aaaa thank you!!!!! <3 <3
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thebossdragoness Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!!
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mmuted Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
This is a really cool concept! I love it. Real tempted to make a rough looking fisherman IceWing just to play with the concept a bit!
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talons-and-tails Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Student General Artist
i'm glad you like it!!! i'd love to see if you do :D
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