Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dragon Front

Here is the head and shoulders of a majestic dragon. This beast was modeled on little spiky desert creatures. Dragons almost always look better when they have horns and spikes on them, and lizardlike scales. That is the "traditional" reptilian look although I will be drawing pictures of fishy and birdlike dragons as well. I have not learned to draw dragon bodies or feet or wings yet, so I will not draw an entire dragon without explicitly copying it, just yet.

My dragon and pin-up drawing program is not just for fun. I intend to get good enough to sell my work. Once upon a time I sold my work to individuals and publishers but now that I am in the digital world all the rules and strategies for commercial fantasy art have changed. If a client wants it, I can still produce a piece in "conventional" drawing or painting. I need to redouble my efforts to manage my time efficiently and sell artwork, rather than drift along as I too often do.

I wish someone would comment here so I don't feel as though I'm posting into a void. I do not do art only for myself. I want it to reach other people. I always like to know that someone other than myself is looking at it.

Dragon drawing is in Photoshop, 10" x 7", March 7, 2012.


Tristan Alexander said...

This one is looking better than the others. The details and scales do make it look more realistic.

Rae Trigg said...

I like this sketch. It's very detailed and professional looking. I think your dragons are going to look really great when you get done.

Joel said...

The detail looks fantastic!

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