Completed watercolor painting of a fox (unfortunately too large to scan):
He’s a pretty handsome fellow.
A fox watercolor painting:
I am planning to tweak it further and add in more blues and splatters for the background. I didn’t mix most of the pigments; I used a set of watercolor paints I obtained from a long time ago and each tube is already some manufactured shade (…at one point in my life I’d like to try my hand at using the traditional watercolor pigments like burnt umber and vermilion…) It was a fun experiment and a nice diversion from the usual art I do.
Green and blue crayon dragon full piece:
I have an old pencil box full of random crayons. I found that the crayolas had solid colors but cheap random brand ones could give a nice waxy blend on top. I wish I had thought to take a picture of the lineart because part of it is kind of obsured, but it’s not a huge loss. The whole thing to big to scan in it’s entirety and likes to roll up at the ends; it’s about the size of two sheets of 8” x 11” paper or approximately 11” x 17”.
Been working on an old doodle I must have started two years ago.
It was a fullbody dragon sketch until I picked it back up three weeks ago and inked it with a sharpie pen. I wasn’t willing to spend time using prismacolor pencils on it, so I started using crayola crayons. I’m not sure why, but in the end it was fun (if not a learning experience). Eventually I’ll get a full picture of it instead of a partial scan.
Well now, it’s been such a long time between posts that the WordPress dashboard has changed (for the better). Again.
Anyway, I’ve been so busy the past few months and a lot has changed in my life. It’s like riding a very turbulent sailboat in a raging ocean. And let’s not forget I don’t know how to swim. Between several obligations, I’ve done my first art trade and played around with the ol’ Photoshop Elements that came with my tablet ages ago. I now know what roughly 50% of the buttons do. Fortunately, I know my Oekaki better and have completed quite a few little things with it, including the last post and another blue dragon-thing:
Finished in about an hour, this was a quick lineless practice piece like the “Prince” one I did a little more than a year ago. Hopefully I’ve gotten faster at drawing. I have to say I do need to work more on varying poses and light sources. I’m starting to think I make just about everything face to the left and have a light source beaming down from the upper left corner.
Here’s a sketch of a steampunk dragon that didn’t make it past the scribble stages too:
Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
– Sarah William’s The Old Astronomer to His Pupil
Of course inspired by the poem above; today I feel kinda inspired (probably because I’ve been on the internet too much today…) Unfortunately it was a pain to color and I gave up halfway through. If I had more patience, I would have done a better job by texturing the dragon’s skin and the rocks and added more stars to the sky.