Sunday, October 1, 2017

It's Inktober!

Ready for Inktober?

Heck yeah!   Headover to Inktober headquarters for instructions, a prompt list, and more.  I'm probably going to do weekly roundups again.

The prompt for Day One is "Swift", and who else could I possibly draw for that?

Inktober 2017 Day One: Swift

Monday, September 4, 2017

Smaugust Finale!

By request, a Lion-Dragon having fun on the beach:

8.27.17 - Dralion at the Beach

Toothless from memory:

8.28.17 - Toothless

And a bonus Meatlug (also from memory):

8.29.17 - Gronkowsky the Gronkle

Steven Magnet!

8.30.17 - Steven Magnet!!!

And finally, since the theme for Folklore Thursday was Pirates, here's Leon Lyngbakr and Captain Stupidbeard about to have a real bad day.

8.31.17 - Leon the Leviathan


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Smaugust Week Four!

So... I needed to draw something cute with dragons after the latest "Game of Thrones". So here's Axew dancing to her favorite song. (It is, of course, Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk".)

8.20 - Dancing Axew

And speaking of "Game of Thrones", have some massive spoilers (and a "Die Hard" quote.)

8.21 - Merry Christmas from the Night King

If you like cats and dragons, let me introduce you to the strange Alpine mythical beast, the Tatzelwurm:

8.22 - The Tatzelwurm

A little dragon with a fabulous array of headgear:

8.23 - Lovely Horns

The Folklore Thursday theme was Fairies, so here's a Pyrallis. These tiny Fairy-Dragons from Cyprus are attracted to light (indeed, they're said to live inside forges) and are so small, they look like dancing sparks.

8.24 - Pyrallis

A friend on Facebook asked me to draw Falcor from memory, so here he is:

8.25 - "I'm a Luck Dragon!"

And finally, here's an Oroboros who has just watched this and is just so happy to be trendy again.

8.26 - Oroboros

Five more days of dragons left!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Smaugust Week Three!

Guys, I really like drawing dragons!

8.12.17 - Loopy

My sister called this scene in the latest episode of "Game of Thrones" the "Well, if my cat lets you do that, I guess you're okay" moment.  But I couldn't help but think it could've gone bad really quick...

8.13.17 - "Woops..."

I did not care much for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" (more like "Wizard Politics and How to be Bored by Them"), but damn did it have some nice-looking dragons.  Here's an Occamy guarding her silver egg and wondering if it's still fanart if you did not care for the movie?

8.14.17 - The Occamy and her Egg

And talk about crap endings.  Seriously, where would those idiot Wizards be without this sweetie?

8.15.17 - A Real Hero

I looked at some of the old Dungeons and Dragons sourcebooks for inspiration. Is it me or does the Red Dragon on the old Monster Manual look like a big goofball?

8.16.17 - Awww!

For Folklore Thursday, I painted an Eclipse Dragon who immediately regrets so many things:

8.17.17 - "I Immediately Regret This!"

Finally, here's the dragon drawn on the last page of a Sketchbook:

8.18.17 - Last Page

...and the dragon drawn on the first page of a new Sketchbook:

8.19.17 - First Page

And here they are together! 😄

8.1918.17 - Last and First Page

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Smaugust Week One... and Two

8.1.17 - Smaugust!

Smaugust!  The month of daily dragons!  This is the first of what will hopefully be a weekly wrap-up of all the dragons I drew in the past week.

8.2.17 - Limbs!

Got to wondering, if the "Game Of Thrones" dragons have only the two legs and two wings, why aren't they quad-launchers?!?!?

And thinking about it and getting a little fed up with all the wyvern-dragons in pop culture lately, anatomically believable flying tetrapods that are magical and breathe fire, I drew Leggy here.

8.3.17 - Curls

And here's Curly.

8.4.17 - Puff

And Puffy.

8.5.17 - Giant

And Giant. I like to think she's bright bright orange and periodically has to let the forest grow over her to blend in.

Then a lot of things happened over the past weekend and I did a catch-up day of drawing Dragon Pokemon from memory:

8.6.17 - Dragonite from Memory


8.7.17 - Salamance from Memory


8.8.17 - Flygon from Memory


8.9.17 - Hydreigon from Memory


8.9.17 - Bonus Goomy from Memory

And a bonus Goomy!

8.10.17 - The Dragon of Mordiford

The theme for Folklore Thursday this week was creatures of the forest.  A quick bit of research led me to the sad tale of the Dragon of Mordiford, pictured here before things rapidly go south.  (Note that in some versions of the tale, the dragon is described as a Wyvern [quad-launcher or not is never specified], so I gave this guy a few Wyverny features like fangs and a tail-blade while keeping him a proper dragon.  6+ limbs, damn it.  Heck, in other versions of the story, the dragon has multiple pairs of wings!)

8.11.17 - Kamata-kun

And finally, some fanart of a special boy from "Shin Godzilla", which I watched with my dad.  One or both of us might have sworn out loud when this thing first appeared. 

See you next week!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

"The Breach"

My thoughts on the D23 and SD Comicon fallout are coming later, and probably well after anyone could care.   For now, let's talk Sketchbooks.

6.30.17 - The Tiniest Tree-Squeak and the Biggest Sketchbook

A Saunders Waterford Sketchbook from St. Cuthbert's Mill.  The Lamborghini of English-made watercolor Sketchbooks.  It was gifted to me by my cousin this past Christmas.  Here is it post-cover customization, with good old Carnegie Collection Corythosaurus for scale:

As you can see, it is colossal.  Imposingly so.  And probably very expensive as the paper quality is insanely nice.

As you might imagine, I can't wait to fill this book with goofy-ass animals and crazy characters.

Because it's KaiJuly, I figured why not start with some fanart of the King of Monsters himself?

7.25.17 - The Breach

I love getting to play with scale.  I had a lot of fun looking for photo reference of whales backflipping and I'm pretty proud of that sweet sky I painted.

Additionally, it's not a bad transition, because guess what month it is?

8.1.17 - Smaugust!

I want to see if I can do a weekly wrap-up post of my daily dragons this month.