A dragon for Illustration Friday

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This week’s topic on Illustration Friday is Dragon, so I just couldn’t resist and made this illustration:

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My latest paintings

drawing, painting, sketchbook

Haven’t posted anything here in a while, so here’s what I’ve been up to lately.

  1. Made a Millennium Falcon painting for a friend:

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I drew it in pencil on a black canvas first and then painted it whith white oil paint. It took quite a long time because of all the details, but it was lots of fun. Here are some in-progress photos:

 

  1. Also I’ve been painting some watercolor sketches:

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  1. And apart from that I also joined an illustration marathon by Ellina Ellis (it’s on Instagram #денькрокодила). So far I’ve done two of the topics, the first one was kings and queens and the second was little bird.

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black paper sketchbook

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Here are some spreads brom my sketchbook. I’ve been really into drawing on black paper with white pens lately.

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sketchbooks

drawing, sketchbook

Here are some more of my sketchbook spreads that I did after watching Lisa Congdon’s class on Creativebug.

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Here’s the link to the class:
https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/more-sketchbook-explorations/more-sketchbook-explorations-gel-pen-drawings-on-colored-paper/?auto=1

Don’t know what to draw, draw a dragon

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I haven’t drawn anything for a few weeks now because I injured my right hand while lifting some heavy boxes, but now it’s finally  better enough to draw with a pencil (it turns out drawing with pens requires a lot more physical effort).

Anyway, I wanted to draw something and just chose the first thing that popped into my head, which happened to be a dragon. Being a big nerd when it comes to dragons, I wanted to draw one that’s anatomically convincing, so I started with a skeleton sketch, then printed it out and traced it for the final drawing.

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Some sketchbook pages

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Dragon City #3

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The paint is finally dry, so I was able to take a photo:

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I also took a couple pictures of the painting process:

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It’s not the first painting in this series, so here are some of the older paintings and sketches:

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white forest (dragon city #2)| oil on canvas

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dragon city #1 | oil on canvas

Dragon City sketch

Dragon City sketch

A portrait of my niece

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Made a pencil sketch of my youngest niece from a photo:

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More dragon-related sketches

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My obsession with dragons is still as strong as ever. I have a special sketchbook dedicated to dragons (not to say that I can actually keep from drawing them everywhere else as well). Here are two of the latest sketches, made with a Micron pen and white ink:

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The second one is a dragon city. For some reason I can’t stop drawing (and painting) these cities with tall bridges and arches, and I keep thinking of them as cities dragons could live in. I know they probably don’t even look like cities that much, but that’s what they are in my head.

I’m actually working on another oil painting of one of these dragon cities right now – I guess it’s already turning into a series, as I don’t think this will be the last one.

a quick sketch

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I was too lazy to get up and get something else to draw, so I did a sketch of all the staff that’s lying around near my bed.

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