I have been drawing again. I officially have started on my dragon now. If you don’t remember when I started the drawing, you can check out this blog post: Practice limbs and head – Dragon
So this is the body so far:
And I have realised one of the spurs is in the wrong place. I#m also not happy with the front right leg. I think I will change that to a leg that stretches forward, in keeping with the right back. And the right back has a bad knee. I’ll fix that :D
Here is my latest practice head:
I am very happy with this head and will use it for my dragon. It’s massive though, so I will have to so a bit of scaling!
And one of the wings:
Now I like this wing. The only adjustment will be to the half closed part where the veins need to be tighter, more overlapping to reflect a slightly closed wing. And at this angle the wing will almost lie against the flanks of my dragon and I haven’t decided if I want this or want them raised above the back but I think this way might be more fitting with the stance of the dragon.
Then it is just the background to tackle…and that could take a while, but at least I wont need to do any practicing (I hope!)
What do you think?
Let me know in the comments below!
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The collision of dimensions triggered The Last Great War, a war between Humans and Supernaturals.
In the end, the world was all but destroyed. There was no winner, only losers. Many, many millions of losers, both human and supernatural. For those who remained, they had to learn to live together.
From the ashes of the old world, arose a new, changed one. And from those same ashes rose also, the six guardians of the realms.
It is said the originals were summoned by the Gaia itself, to restore order and balance to the land and were manifestations of the six elements of earth, air, fire, water, wood and metal. They were human-like in form, superhuman in ability. These guardians lived amongst the people, protecting them and the earth. Once their life energies were at an end, the energy would turn to a new host – humans.
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I want to sketch a dragon, one that is earthy and solid. I have an idea in my head, I can picture the scene. I just need to practice a lot before I do it. So I’ve practiced doing a few limbs. I find feet (just like the human ones) very hard to get right. I like the last one best but instead of a flat foot I will lift it off the ground. I also like the crouching one but am undecided if I will use it. The front leg one has a problem foot as well so I will make some adjustments.
I also practiced a few heads. The first two turned out rather shocking, as I described them to a friend,
“The first one looks kind of like a goat on steroids and the second like a deranged bird with a bad bite”.
So I will only post the third, which I rather like but I think looks more dinosaur than dragon and my daughter thinks it needs to look far meaner to be a dragon. So I am going to do another practice head, when I have the chance, with a more lizard-like appearance and see how that goes. Once the project is complete, I will post it onto here. In the meantime, here is my dinosaur-dragon head :)
This is the first time I’ve used graphite pencils. It smudges a lot but is quite nice to use. And, as expected, it’s all over my hands, face and everywhere in between. Was fun though 😊😊
I was in the mood to paint yesterday. It was so nice outside in the sun…bliss 😆 I took a few close up photos while I was painting as I love the detail of brushstrokes and layers of paint. Hope you like it.
Here is the finished painting:
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I did so much writing on my short story yesterday that I really needed a break today. This is a sketch I’ve had in my head for a while but haven’t attempted until now as I find sketching people to be rather daunting. Anyway, I finally decided I have to get it out of my head and this is the result. It is a graphics tablet sketch. It took me a while to do. The hands and feet were difficult but it’s finally done! And now I may actually have room for that poem swimming around my brain :)
Hope you like it :)
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