Originally Posted on my DeviantArt
Bella was once an human sorceress apprentice, before she found a cursed necklace that transformed her into a dragon hybrid.
Bella spent a great deal reading enchanted lore until she came across a manuscript about special necklace. It belonged to a powerful enchantress, who harnessed the raw power of a dragon to increase her magical abilities. However, the manuscript mentions that the necklace comes with a price. A curse of a dragon. The longer the necklace is used, the more the user is fused with the soul of a dragon.
So, she sought and found the necklace, and it did indeed increase her magic tenfold. In fact, it granted too much power that it was hard to control. A strange force refused to give her control. It was like dealing with a wild beast. However, the more she used the necklace, the more she started to “tame” the unknown force. Once she gained full control, it was too late for her to realize that the curse had taken its toll. It started small with scaly skin that she assumed was a rash. Then it escalated to horns, a tail, and fangs. She had become a dragon hybrid.
She was shocked at first, and terrified to show her face. However, after a few weeks, she accepted her curse. She now spends her time studying cursed relics, determined to find a way to break her curse, or at least control the transformation.
For this pic, I decided to draw this character like she was a costume model in makeup (kinda like that show on SyFy; Face/Off).
Wasn’t too sure about the colors at first. Most dragon girls I’ve drawn are variants of red or purple. But, I wanted to make her look like Bella hadn’t been fully transformed, so I tried mixing some reds and flesh tones in to her color.
Overall, I really like how she turned out.