dragons, dragons, and, yes, dragons!
I made this one in grade 11, it still resides in my dad's classroom at the high school. What you see in the background is a corner of his hawiian shirt collection, and a pigs head.
But about my dragon.
I really like how the flow of the body turned out on this one, and I had an idea of what the head should look like before I started (of course it surpassed my expectations). I wanted to combine the movement of a snake with the flow of something caught in the wind. Like Asian dragons. I can just imagine it lazily slipping through the air, occasionally beating its wings.
Of course the head is just mean. In this one I got the grumpy face. The front is somewhere between a hooked nose and a dull beak. The eyes are bright green so they're very piercing next to the dark purple skin. The skin was so dark in fact, I was worried it would end up like my first purple dragon [link]
that's right, it's purple.
So I splashed the underbelly with the same bright blueberryish color I used for the wings.
I would consider this one of my perfect dragons except for the wings. I think they're too small and I prefer the angular, bat-like wings to the curvey, fanciful wings. I know I'm submitting this to fantasy but I like real biology too.
Any-who, on the big dragon timeline I'm approaching the end of my grade 11 year and the official formation of my company.
Made with paper mache, colored with acrylics.
stay tuned for green dragon #2, coming soon!