Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dragon or Not?

Continuing the dragon theme from my previous post, here's a doodle I did of a dragon-like creature. It doesn't have any wings, so I wouldn't call it a dragon, but it definitely alludes to a dragon's shape. It looks like it might bargain with you. I wouldn't recommend it.

This sketch was done with a mechanical pencil on a Moleskin notebook. The fine lines of the pencil show up very nicely on this smooth paper.


Saturday, January 17, 2015

Dragon Drawn



As much as I enjoy playing with new mediums - especially digital - my first love is drawing with an old fashioned mechanical pencil and paper. I'm also fond of ballpoint pen (your regular black Papermate pen will do). In many ways, these tools are the best instruments for me because of how mundane they seem; they are altogether unassuming and benign. If it turns out what you drew is not worthy of anything except the circular file, then no big deal. Start over - pencil lead is cheap, and so are ballpoint pens! You don't need a grand plan to work with them, yet you can make something lovely if what you are doing truly interests you.

That's a little how I feel about this drawing. Here are some close ups.