I've continued this week with my dragon sketches. This week is another medieval dragon from J. "Neon Dragon" Peffer's Dragonart Evolution: How to Draw Everything Dragon, which I have referred to many times in past posts (see last week's).
|Spiked Medieval Dragon in rocky landscape. Pencil on mixed-media paper - 7" x 10".|
This exercise was a full-size spiked medieval dragon. I really didn't like the huge spikes that came out of the shoulders, shoulder blade area, and spine on the back of Peffer's dragon or the way her wings started in the middle of the back, instead of at the shoulder. It looked odd to me, so I changed the dragon to suite my vision of a spiked medieval dragon. I added spikes that ran the length of the spine to the start of the tail. I also made my face a bit more benevolent than Peffer's fierce and frightening face. I rushed the landscape, but I'm pleased with how it turned out.
Next week I start "lung" dragons - which are Eastern, Oriental-style dragons. I don't know where the name "lung" comes from for these dragons, as this is the first-time I've seen the term.