Today was the end of the second week already! On one hand, it feels like that’s gone by so quickly, but on the other hand, I’ve gotten so used to drawing every day that it feels like I’ve been doing this challenge forever.
It was a nice change of pace switching things up today. I got to both relax a bit as it didn’t have to be perfectly realistic, but it also challenged me as I’m not used to drawing this way…
Title: Little Dragon Has A Cold
Medium: Graphite pencil on acid free paper
This piece was suggested by….many people? A few weeks ago, my friends Stephen and Vanessa were over, and we happened to be talking about dragons or colds or something, and I got inspired to do a triptych (3 panel piece) of a little dragon with a head cold! We all thought it would be a cute idea, so I put it on my list of pieces to do “someday”, and left it at that. When I was looking for ideas for this challenge, my friend Corrie suggested something cartoonish. Once I saw her comment, I knew it was time to do the dragon with a cold!
The problem I had with this piece was taking all three drawings I had envisioned and compiling them into one stand alone piece. I ended up taking the key pieces that I knew I wanted and putting those into the drawing: hot water bottle on the head, sneezing fire into a tissue, a snuggly blanket, and a cup of tea to soothe his throat.
I think eventually I’ll go back and rework this into the three panel piece, but for now, I think he’s pretty cute how he is. My kids agree; the initial sketch for the composition is hanging on our fridge because they love him so!
This piece is available on Etsy here, and I’m thinking he’d be pretty cute as a print later, too!
You can find the other drawings from this challenge here.
What do you need around you when you have a head cold?