They can’t all be super-detailed, well-thought-out drawings… sometimes they’re just vaguely flamingo-like.
My jaws, they bite! My claws, they catch!
I looked through some of my older posts for inspiration tonight, and at first I thought about drawing the sleep-hoarding dragon, but instead, I dug a little deeper and remembered that I drew a Jabberwock once.
So I drew another.
In my mind it was going to be a bit more whimsical, but I started putting lines on paper and was afraid to go back or start over, since it was already pretty late. So instead, it’s more menacing than I intended, but I think that’s okay.
It was almost like old times: I did a drawing last night, got a comment and used it as a basis for iterating. This makes me happy.
“I mean, if we wanted to talk D&D, pseudo- or faerie dragons spring to mind.”
So I took that to heart and ran with it, even trying to go an extra mile and look up actual (swallowtail) butterfly wings so as not to fudge it too hard, but they’re devilishly complicated when you get up close:
Not much to say tonight because I am pretty tired, but I at least managed to keep the streak alive:
I started out with the eye and drew the brows. Instead of making them spines, I added the lids pointing the opposite way and they became feathery brows. I didn’t have an idea as to the type of dragon who might be walking around with such outlandish brows, so I did a bit of a face and probably should have just tried to add more scales than that wee patch there.
-Randy “Macho Man” Savage
Are we back back? I’m not entirely sure, but I’d like to say yes. Considering that the “New Beginnings” lasted less than three weeks before everything went pear-shaped I don’t want to get your hopes up too high, though I’ve been doing daily, semi-offline drawing since April 4th.*
Anyhow, it’s still Easter for about 9 minutes and thinking about the whole “back from the dead” thing made me want to post, though my scanner’s poor performance leaves a bit to be desired:
*There’s a Discord group that a friend of mine moderates called The Art Plaza Extravaganza, it’s a sort of art motivation/gamification exercise. All I have to do there is take a picture of a drawing to get credit and keep my streak alive, as opposed to collecting my thoughts and all.
So I belatedly realized a few things (I’m posting this on the 17th even though it’s dated the 13th for my own sake):
I forgot that today was Friday the 13th, because sometimes I do things for it.
The Photoshop Action I use to add the copyright information to my sketches never got updated. Sigh. Not that I’m going to go back and fix them; I have enough on my plate as it is.
Anyway, here is a floppy-eared dragon for your amusement.