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Jake Long's Dragon Forms by Serge-Stiles Jake Long's Dragon Forms by Serge-Stiles
Following up on the human form one I did...

Here's a versus between Jake's season one dragon form and his season two dragon form. C:

It's interesting how I'm much more satisfied with my drawing of the season two dragon form. XD

Of course, both dragon forms can look interesting during animation, these are just drawings I did, so it's some of my own style an' such, but still as close to them as I could get without looking like a ripped off screenshot. :|

It was actually difficult to get the first one right because his arm length and size changes ALOT. Same with his hands. And whether or not his underbelly and green down his spine goes all the way to the tip of his tail... Well, it changes all the time, so i couldn't really know. XD I just did it all the way for both.

I actually like Jake's new dragon form... I mean, the head's a little big and the eyes are rather beady (not apparent here), but his body looks like an actual 13 year old dragon, and it makes for some sweet midair dodging having a lanky body like that. Evident in "Bring It On" when he's fighting Fury and her snakes. C:

I do like his new back legs. They make more sense to me... and I imagine they're much easier to animate.

His wings did get smaller, I noticed.

And his entire self is darker. :O Whoot.

So which dragon form do YOU like better? C:

I might upload a smaller version of this if I can get it to not look wonky. :| I hate it when the outlining gets all jagged. >:|

[Edit] Okay, so I asked which form you like better, but I meant for you to think about it, not tell me, LOL. I keep getting comments and comments about which form everyone likes the best, and I honestly don't care, and honestly I'd be the only one to see your comment, so don't waste your time on me, LOL.
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:iconwingedwilly:
WingedWilly Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
season 1,absolutely...
watched season one in one gulp,screw season two...seriously
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:iconlordfunkyfist:
LordFunkyFist Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
Season 2 tho
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:iconserge-stiles:
Serge-Stiles Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff
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:iconkazi-chan1:
Kazi-chan1 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
season 2 drag 4m suckd! an so does my spelling XD. S2; he looks too lanky and weak
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:icongelefant:
Gelefant Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job, Serge-Stiles. It's quite interesting to see a direct comparison between Jake's season one and two dragon forms.
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DJodyA Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The only reasons I didn't like the redesign is because he does look weaker and more weasily. Who cares if it's not Asian looking enough? You should have thought of that when you started. I hate when they switch animation styles like in Ben !0 , Batman: The Animated Series and Scooby Doo. Sure, it's a refreshing twist sometimes, but It sort of reminds me of When they switched Darrins in "Bewitched...AND NOBODY NOTICES. The first design looked just fine.
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DracoDrange Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
I agree. The first season character designs are definitely superior to season two, that's for sure. Great artwork by the way.
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:iconjdailey1991:
Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Season 2 makes better sense because this design is a better blend of East and West.
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:iconenisa-kosova:
Enisa-Kosova Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Well i like Season 2 more
Jake and Rose look much better than in S1
His dragonform ... well both look good, but the second suits more to him
And the outfits of the huntsclan look better
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:iconrareware64:
rareware64 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The 2 season art style gets my vote.
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:iconbluestreak50:
bluestreak50 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
I prefer season 1 for one reason and one reason only: Tokusetsu Style Transformation Sequence.
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:iconhewytoonmore:
HewyToonmore Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
WHY?! Why did they redesign everything for season 2!? It looks so STUPID!!!!
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:iconjdailey1991:
Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
What's so stupid about mixing East and West in a proper proportion?
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:iconhewytoonmore:
HewyToonmore Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
The season 1 design did a great job doing that, but season 2 looks HIDEOUS!!!!
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:iconjdailey1991:
Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
The season 1 design has too much of the Western design and it's not really compatible with the human design.
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:iconhewytoonmore:
HewyToonmore Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
I think it's awesome! The second design looks too scrawny and weak.
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:iconjdailey1991:
Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
The second design is a better blend of the two.  In the first season, I see just a buff, red dragon that is physically generic.  In season 2, he is as thin and serpentine as a real Asian dragon with, true to his Asian-Caucasian heritage, the additions to wings and the ability to breathe fire.
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:iconslendercats:
SlenderCats Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ten bucks says Season 1 Jake wins! XD
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:icondracokx:
DracoKX Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
The hair is different
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:iconcrazydemon007:
crazydemon007 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
i like the season one dragon form more than  from season two
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:iconbuck678:
buck678 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
TWO, TWO, TWO, TWO, TWO, TWO, TWO!!!
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:iconearwaxkid:
EarWaxKid Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Season One Rules and Season Two Drools!
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:iconcgskillz:
CGskillz Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I originally liked season 1 better because I liked western dragons at the time, but upon re-watching the show, I feel like season 2 fits more for jake. It looks more convincing as a teenage dragon not to mention it's very agile and less big and bulky plus, it pays a lot more homage to his Chinese heritage, since it looks like an Asian/western dragon mix. . I just think season one was a tad bit overdone. Though it certainly had its qualities. Season 2 also had a better story I think.
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Erient Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I thought in my head which one I'd prefer better, but in my opinion I'd like to say it. Season 1 Dragon I like much better, because of his face structure. He looks a lot more powerful than in season 2, but the drawing you did on season 2 is very good. On your picture I like them both equally, but in the movies season 1 for me looks better.
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:iconblaineyboy:
Blaineyboy Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Am I the only one who prefers Season Two? :p Awesome pic BTW! :D
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:iconbuck678:
buck678 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're not alone!! :D
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:iconmovie-fan-300:
Movie-fan-300 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
I like season one no .. I love it
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:iconweretiger443:
weretiger443 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i love the first one because a lot of things but the first one its beacuse his paws <3

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:iconrealflow001:
realflow001 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
totally the first one for me
looks a lot better to me it doesnt look as serious
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:iconspirit-the-artist:
Spirit-The-Artist Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What show isthis called
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:iconserge-stiles:
Serge-Stiles Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
American Dragon: Jake Long
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:iconspirit-the-artist:
Spirit-The-Artist Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. Nice picture by the way.
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:iconlol-ionel:
LOL-IONEL Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Season 1 is Better What I Mean is The Animation I Like Season 2 The Story Line But The New Animation Sucks
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:icondarkanime2487:
Darkanime2487 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked season 1 better.
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:iconryunosuke-kurou:
Ryunosuke-Kurou Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too,SS2 Jake loks like a flying worm lol
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Darkanime2487 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD so true.
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What I said about Jake's human forms, goes double for his dragon forms...though for different reasons. I'll admit that both season's forms had likeable qualities, but when I look at their original choice to portray Jake as a Western-European variety of dragon (and that the show's called "AMERICAN Dragon: Jake Long" which is set in a western society) the first season's form seems to make more sense. Though I suppose that logic could be reversed in defense of the season two form wherein they seem to try and blend Western and Asian varieties of dragon to create a West/Asian hybrid; which also makes sense considering Jake is supposed to be an Asian American with a mixed heritage.

And while the season two form does show Jake as having a much greater degree of agility, his buff form in season one seem fit better with his cocky, showboating personality. Of course I must also confess that my preference of the season one form stems mostly from personal bias; as I tend to prefer muscular saurian dragons to slender serpentine ones. But again the show remained fun throughout both seasons so what's it matter?
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Serge-Stiles Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think EVENTUALLY he would be muscular, but he has to work for it. His human form is, like... 14 and not buff, so why should he have instant muscles as a dragon? I think it's much funnier when he's cocky, but still a skinyass dragon/kid in the sense that he's still got a long way to go before he works towards becoming a buff dragon/adult. So I guess to cum it up, instant buff-ness just doesn't make sense to me, especially for a skinny 14 year old boy.
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, that does make sense. Of course the argument could also be made that since his transformation is magical in nature there is little need for his dragon and human forms to be complimentary to one another. That, plus, one would logically assume that dragon anatomy differs greatly from human anatomy.

It also wouldn't be the first time in a cartoon that we saw a scrawny runt of a kid change into a muscle-bound superhero. There's Ben 10 who's alien forms are all fully developed adults of their respective species, Billy Batson who changes into Captain Marvel, and also Beast Boy who changes into animals that appear completely in their prime sharing neither his age nor physical meekness.

Of course I guess it really just comes down to what you prefer. Like I said, it doesn't matter too much to me as the series was still fun and entertaining throughout the entirety of the show.
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Ba-sh Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love both looks but I would have to pick season 1 looks but both season episodes are EPIC!!!
nice drawing
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LindseyBrohawn Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Season one hands down.
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IggyTheNinja Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I believe that season two's dragon is better sculpted because of the fact that's it's not too bulky and it actually looks like an asian dragon =D
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puky1199 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
but his not and asian dragon he is the American dragon...
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IggyTheNinja Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
._.
He's only the American Dragon because he is part American (also because he was born in America) 
Really he is an Asian dragon... (because the dragon powers are from his mum's Asian side.)
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DieHardMusicMan9125 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
his first style looks like a noregian style with the big torso, his 2nd form looks like a chinese dragon with wings, bit awkward but still good. going in faves!
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DarkFate1342 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Season one was too awesome, hate tat they changed it.
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griffindragon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
season one by far.

season two is ASS ugly.
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RapunzelitsaTangled Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
In season one he looks EPIC!!!! In my opinion in season 2 looks really bonny and skinny :( I prefer him in season 1 ;)
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bloodsuckingmonster3 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I stopped watching after his form changed, it just looked too awkward.
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TrimbleS Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist
I like both I just hate that they changed animation. Pick one and stay with it don't change halfway through. Great picture btw :)
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