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Bumblebee fanatic & wildlife lover living in, & taking inspiration from, the beautiful North East of England. I am accompanied on my journey through time & space by my special bloke, gorgeous girl, 3 daft cats, 5 fish & visiting, very shy, hedgehog.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Dreams

This is my first posting to Illustration Friday. 'Dreaming Dragon' - was taken from an A2 piece that I did a while ago which seemed to fit the bill. The work was created using Dipping Pen and Ink. I like to think the dragon is dreaming of free flight.

21 comments:

chacha said...

wow awesome ink work!!! must have taken some time there, but the texture is awesome. nice job, and he looks so happy just sleeping away :)

vfm4 said...

magnificent!

Alison Ashwell said...

wonderful ink work- great expression on the dragon's face too

JacqueLynn said...

Gosh, this is wonderful! I love the detail, the texture, the whole thing. And isn't pen and ink the BEST. I love the the actual feel of the pen scratching on the paper and the bold black line. Really wonderful picture.
Best Regards, Jacque

Mick said...

WOW! A brilliant rendering!

Rowantree said...

Great dipping pen work !

Joan Lansberry said...

I like the detailing in this dragon!

She who likes dragons...

Mike Sgier said...

Excellent! Quite a work for your first post. How big was the orignial?

pino said...

Fantastic drawing..How long did it take to finish the whole work? It is very detailed..Liked it much.

Anonymous said...

magnificent rendering, I'm impressed.

Detlef
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rainbowtrout said...

Thank you all for your comments .. they have given me the boost I needed to start drawing on a regular basis again.

In response to the questions this is a section of an A2 piece of artwork I did. I am unsure exactly how long it took me (though I can say it was a while!) as it is one of those pieces that is continually being put down and then brought out again a few weeks later to add and rework sections.

chillies and chocolate said...

Wow, very good, must have taken you forever!

sarah said...

Great detail and an impressive overall drawing - glad that you've joined Illustration Friday :)

Tony LaRocca said...

Wow, that is meticulous. Groovie!

träumerei said...

i love dragons! this drawing is beautiful... i love the details and the dragon's expression..it's very quiet and dreamy.
nice work !

Ellen said...

From one inker to another (bowing graciously) absolutely fabulous!

carla said...

This is very very cool...I love the ink work. It's so intricate and detailed..the kind of thing I could just keep looking at and finding myself amazed.

diosaperdida said...

yowsa...you should be a tattoo artist.

Aravis said...

Gorgeous detail! I love this illustration.

kg said...

holy cow, what wonderful detail!

Ian T. said...

I love dragons and yours is superb!