Friday, October 31, 2014

Week 43 of 365 Days of Art Challenge

It's been a very busy week. Between doctor's appointments for my pregnant daughter, watching grandkids, and working on 2 quilt challenges, I didn't have much time for drawing this week. But I did finish one drawing for Deb Prewitt's 365 Days of Art Weekly Sketch Challenge.

I was able to get one more dragon hatchling drawn this week from J. "Neon Dragon" Peffer's book: Dragonart Evolution: How to Draw Everything Dragon that I've been working from this year. (See previous posts here.)

I've been working through the dragon hatchling exercises (see week 41's post). This week I only got one hatchling completed. Here is my Fairy Dragon hatchling.

Fairy Dragon Hatchling, 5" x 4", pencil on mixed-media paper. 

Fairy Dragons are the smallest of the dragons. They start out tinier that one might imagine (I think of a tiny hummingbird baby).  The baby Fae dragon will mimic an adult in miniature. Its wings may not be fully functional or as brightly colored yet. It is more plain, lacking the elaborate patterns and bright colors of adults. While most of the Fae baby is small and round, the loppy, oversized crests behind the ear are bigger (relatively), helping to give the age of the dragon. The spines of the wings connect with gentle U shapes forming the membrane stretched between them, instead of being sharp and dangerous like an adults.

I enjoyed drawing this tiny dragon, with her big eyes and floppy crests and wings. I would've liked to add color to this hatchling, but didn't have time before posting this week (especially since the week is almost over! Lol!). She seems like a delicate little dragon, and I feel I captured that aspect. I hope you enjoyed my sketch this week.

Keep creating!!