The digital section of my portfolio desperately needed a new piece so I did this little dragon. It’s just a quick sketch I did, then colored in the computer. My husband suggested I give him an ice cream cone…apparently when you breath fire you need the occasional ice cream to help you cool down.
It could use some more work, but other projects are calling my name.
I love working in scratchboard. It’s a lot like drawing in pencil only in reverse. You start out with a black sheet then scratch away the black coating with an exacto knife to create the white lines. Don’t mess up though because there’s no erasing! Since I have a tendency to work soft and omit really dark darks in my drawings, scratchboard is a great medium for me because it’s nature practically forces bold contrast. Here are some scratchboard cats I did last year while I worked for the Monte L. Bean Museum at BYU.
Serval, Caracal, and a Bobcat