Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Week 11 of 365 Days of Art Challenge

Another week of sketching. I did better this week - getting my sketches done mostly over the weekend and taking photographs on Monday, instead of late Tues or Wed morning (my usual). Feels good to be done a bit ahead of time this week!

I took a break this week from the Zentangles and went back to the DragonArt Evolution book by J. "Neon Dragon" Peffer (see past posts for more info about the book). . The next section is different types of dragon horns. So this is what I've worked on this week:

Bladed Horn -  Pencil on mixed-media paper.  This dragon appears benevolent and quiet.

Tri-Horn and Snout Horn types. Pencil on mixed-media paper.

Dragon with both tri- and snout horns. Pencil on mixed-media paper.
I think this dragon appears fierce, but wise. 

Segmented Horn. Pencil on mixed-media paper. I also started a spiked,
segmented horn, but didn't have time to finish it. Therefore, I didn't
get a dragon head sketched for these types of horn either.

I love stories about dragons, especially ones where they help mankind. I want my dragons to be helpful to mankind, but still have emotions and personalities. I hope that as I learn to draw dragons myself, rather than copying what others have done, that I can endow them with feelings and their own quirks. I also like some of the ones that are very whimsical. I hope to draw/paint some with more whimsy, especially baby and young dragons. That feels like a tall order for me right now, but that is my goal.  I hope you don't get tired of looking at dragon sketches this year, as I try to do keep up with weekly sketches for the 365 Days of Art Challenge.