25 February 2011

Aaron's Dragon

This is not anything that I would typically do. Obviously I'm the type of artist that bases my art in reality, and does best with a reference. Aaron challenged me to paint a dragon, using a small fountain that he has as a visual reference, since it's hard to find a good picture of a dragon without copying another artist. Good to step out of my comfort zone, but probably not going to paint many more dragons. He's quite happy with it - loves how it comes out of the shadows.
12x16 canvas. Black, white, ultramarine and cerulean acrylics. 3-4 hours.


Evelyn said...

Are you sure you don't want to paint a third one and have a set of dragon cards to sell? Your cards are in set of 3 right? Just a thought.

Emily said...

I think it looks cool.