I am finally feeling better! Three weeks of being sick is just too long. I'm ready to start doing things again - like finishing a couple of quilts that should have been done a month ago and working on a challenge quilt that should have been started last month (or it won't be finished on time)! Oh, well, you do what you can with you have - make lemonade when life gives you lemons!
I continued to work out of J. "Neon Dragon" Peffer's book, DragonArt Evolution: How to Draw Everything Dragon (see past posts). This week I worked on dragon expressions! Peffer demostrates six expressions - a neutral feeling, pleased, roaring, worried, growling, and being silly. The good thing about being sick is it allowed me to get more sketching done than I would normally have had time to finish! Instead of taking me 2-3 weeks to do all six, I was able to get them done in just one week! :) The same dragon is used to "model" all six expressions.
This lesson on dragon expressions was entertaining and challenging. I've never tried drawing a variety of expressions when I've done portraits previously. Most portraits that I've done the person is either smiling or just has a neutral expression. Trying to show different expressions was a stretch for me. I'm not sure I would've achieved it without Peffer's exercises.