A dragon for Illustration Friday

drawing

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

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Don’t know what to draw, draw a dragon

drawing

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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Dragon City #3

painting

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

dragon city #3

I also took a couple pictures of the painting process:

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DSC_9493 final

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

white forest  |  oil on canvas

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

dragon city  #1 |  oil on canvas

dragon city #1 | oil on canvas

Dragon City sketch

Dragon City sketch

More dragon-related sketches

drawing, sketchbook

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.

White forest

painting

Here’s my new oil painting. I finished it just before leaving for Taiwan almost three weeks ago, but didn’t have enough time to photograph it properly until now.

white forest

I also took some in-progress photos. I had to use my phone, so the quality of the images is pretty low, but you can still see how the painting changes.

white forest progress 1

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white forest progress 3

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white forest progress 5

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P.S. Art Prints available in my Society6 shop.

Sketchbook

drawing, sketchbook

Here are some more pages from one of my sketchbooks. I use this one to draw with ink pens and brush pens.

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Dragons

painting

I was browsing through my paintings looking for one of them, and I thought it would be good to gather all of the dragon-related paintings in one post. So here they are.

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P.S. I’ll be updating this post when I have other paintings or drawings with the same theme.