Dragon’s Treasure

I’ll just say Yoda is applying to be a Jedi. Good luck! – moi

Alright folks a few updates since it has been a while. First of all I ran out of pages in my sketchbook. This happened after I drew Tiny King. I had to use pages from an older sketchbook, or draw multiple figures in on one page. The moral of the story is I need a new one!

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Confession – I’m having a difficult time with this resolution! I keep meeting my deadlines, but I’ve been so uninspired lately, or most of my time I want to spend playing video games. In particular Final Fantasy XIV and Overwatch. You can probably tell by what I’ve been choosing to draw lately. It’s only going to get worse since Final Fantasy XIV is coming out with an expansion this Friday!

In college I actually drew my imagination munching down on a Nintendo controller. It was my way of expressing how creative I would be if my imagination consumed the vice that keeps me from being more artistic.

Today I broke away and decided to sit down and draw something, and then give it some color in Photoshop. I haven’t been working in polymer clay in a while and draw out what I would like to eventually create. I kept having this image of a dragon holding onto a colorful orb. In my mind it’s more rainbow than how I drew it here. I made a rough sketch of the shape of the dragon and then uploaded it into Adobe Photoshop for some color.

I hope drawing every day, sketch of final pieces that I improve. I may need to spend some more time on each piece.

Thanks for reading!

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Orion

All I know is the shade of green I want to use. – moi

Tonight’s piece was a total go with the flow. No references used and this guy is right from my imagination. The only thing I was certain about was the shade of green I wanted to use.

I used this drawing to practice using the Pen Tool to create round shapes. I like how the body and tail came together. The fingers could use a bit more attention. I gave his eyes the same treatment I’ve been giving my charms that I find absolutely adorable.

The name was decided when I chose my background; the background is a texture created by zummerfish.

He would make a cute charm, but I would need to imagine all the different angles.

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Dragon Shape

I used to be really good with charcoal drawings. – moi

It has been over ten years since I’ve done a charcoal drawing. I can tell I am rusty, but I enjoy this medium and know I’ll be working more with it in the future. Charcoal is so easy to add and take away, forgiving when making mistakes and messy!

Below is a photo of my point of view.

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Memories of when I took an intro to drawing class had me recall what my professor would say over and over “squint your eyes.” It was all about drawing shapes.

I remember him telling us, “Drawing is like a muscle. If you keep using it it will always get better, and if you stop you’ll lose it.” I learned a lot from him and his class was one I always looked forward to.

My class final I chose dragons as my subject, and to this day I consider them some of my best work.

Thanks for reading!