Saturday, September 22, 2012

One left from Dragoncon - Matted Print

Only one of my ink-sketched pieces was leftover after Dragoncon.  So it's up for sale now on Etsy.
This is a print of "Wind Machine" (Print image size is 9x15.5 inches) with full matted size 14x20.5 inches. The ink drawing along the edge of the mat is original artwork drawn directly onto the piece.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Smoke and Fire

 Smoke and Fire
Size: 6x17 inches
Medium: Watercolors

Commissioned to be a set with Climbing the Dragon Gate.  So I tried to keep the composition of this piece complementary.
One of the in progress shots:

Friday, September 14, 2012

Smoke and Fire sketches

Commissioned piece designed to match with Climbing the Dragon Gate III. More of a smoke and fire theme rather than water.

First pass at a sketch. Waffled on it for a while. I did like it, but it feels too static and posed. This dragon just floats there, rather than writhing across the page, and that movement is what I want for something that should embody smoke and flame. Tried uncoiling the tail from that loop around the lower body, but that was part of what I liked with it; so I tried another sketch.

Second sketch. Like the movement in this much better. Also, better works to complement the original piece that this is meant to match.

Finalized sketch ready for painting.

Started painting.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back from travels

Back at home now! I'm looking forward to doing some painting. It's been over a month since I've had serious time for it, due to show preparations, and my daughter's recent napless schedule. But conventions are done for this year, and preschool has started. And so my paintbrushes should be seeing much more use from here on out.

Dragoncon, as always was a great time. It's my favorite show, and I love getting to meet everyone, fans and artists and friends! I had very little downtime this year in the booth, and so I only got one drawing done (and some keyword cards for shipping this week).

clockwise from top left: foxes, transformation, wolves, sprite, apparition, lioness, gryphon, moonlight, key, deer, grace.