Inspired by Nature
To be honest, I didn’t expect to succumb to more dragons quite so quickly, but some how I’ve ended up on a roll. (To be frank, I had a nude portrait in mind for my next project.)
Yesterday I found myself inspired by this beautiful photo that graced my Facebook news feed…
…and these are today’s results:
For a first draft, I am remarkably pleased. No doubt I was heavily influenced towards dragons by this lovely book that arrived by post the same morning. ::grins::
If you enjoy dragons and drawing, I strongly encourage you to go to his website and look at the set! If you want help learning to use Photoshop, I would definitely recommend this book, as I feel this it is more definitive than his Dragons of the World title. I am also reminded that I need to study the term Ã©bauche, as it was unfamiliar to me prior. (hrm… If partial nudity does not bother you, this link appears to be an excellent discourse on the history of it; otherwise merely think of it as the under painting.)
Tomorrow is filled with minding children, for the most part. There are also a group of mothers that have banded together to support a colleague. While I missed the ‘save the date’, I do hope to drop in during the early morning to see if it’s not too late to participate.
I have mixed feelings about the weather tomorrow; historically it is not safe to plant until the May Long weekend (due in a few days), but I do get impatient after being cooped up over winter. :P With last week’s good weather I nearly took my chances, but life got in the way. This is proof I knew better! Still, no one wants snow… in May. Thursday I hope to finish tending the garden and prepare the beds for planting. At least I can do that while I wait for the cold weekend to pass. ::smiles::
All that to say… life is more than drawing, and I may not have a story to tell for a few days… least not any artwork to share when my hands are full.