Wednesday, February 13, 2013

drawing dragons...

I've decided I need a new banner.

And I know how I want it to look, but not being an artist or done any artwork since year twelve (an aeon ago) I've been perplexed about how to go about getting it.

In the end I took the plunge, got me some new watercolour derwents and set down to create.

An afternoon, some candles and several cups of tea later and voila, one emporium-carrying dragon. The result is far from the picture in my head, but it's what I've got to work with so I've been playing with colours and crops, of various severity and luridness.

What do you think? Do you have a favourite, or a 'anything-but-that-and-don't-make-me-throw-up'? Back to the drawing board? Maybe fineliner with a watercolour (or pseudo watercolour) wash?

Gotta say I love playing with it all... but I find myself all indecisive in this old/new medium!

 Take One.

 Take Two.

 Take Three
The Original

Cropped and Lurid Take Four


  1. I'm a fan of 2 and Lurid 4. :-) I like the definition in 44. I like the vaguely mysterious color scheme of 2--it makes me think of the girls landing in the Lands at dusk.

  2. I like take 2. Bill says all remind of Chagall but likes 1 best

  3. Hmmm... That's two for take two.. Maybe I'll do a collage of bits of all of them!