The good thing about this is I quickly grew bored reading, sleeping, and watching TV. I drew more than I usually get time to do this week. I continued with the dragon studies by J. "Neon Dragon" Peffer from her book DragonArt Evolution: How to Draw Everything Dragon that I've been working on the past several weeks (see last week's post).
This week, I finished the last two limb studies: delicate and furred limbs. A dragon with delicate limbs mainly flies, so it's limbs are more elongated and thinner than other dragons.
Delicate Arm of dragon - pencil on mixed-media paper. Of
all the limb studies, this one makes me think more of a human
arm, with elongated fingers and claws. It was a bit easier to
draw than the other limbs have been so far.
Delicate leg of dragon - pencil on mixed-media paper. Again,
the leg is similar to a human leg down to the ankle. The foot is
definitely more elongated with the toes more like fingers.
|Furred Arm of Dragon - pencil on mixed-media paper.|
|Furred Leg of Dragon - pencil on mixed-media paper.|
The limbs of the furred dragon were relatively easy to sketch. There is not much musculature definition to the limbs. The fur was fairly easy in Peffer's exercise, as the fur is drawn in "clumps" rather than individual strands.
Furred Dragon - pencil and colored pencil on mixed-media paper. I enjoyed drawing this dragon. The fur was fun to add to the body and wings. However, it was also challenging to shade correctly to show the different layers in the fur.
The Furred Dragon has been my favorite dragon to draw so far. I like the way she looks. She seems regal, proud and benevolent to me. I'm ready to move on to the next study- which is dragon heads and facial expressions. Facial expressions will be a challenge!