Here Be Dragons

My current illustration project (see my previous post) is proceeding well.  I’ve been drawing the froggicorn himself, but for the past couple of weeks I’ve mainly been focusing on dragons.

Dragonscale border in progress
Border in progress

Almost every double page spread in the book will have its own border.  This is the dragonscale border I designed for the main dragon page.  I used Letraset Aqua Markers, working on top with coloured pencils.  I’ll be using the same media for all the Froggicorn illustrations, sometimes with the addition of some paint.

Pencil sketch of the dragon's head
Pencil sketch of the dragon’s head

Although this dragon is the kind of fearsome beast who appears in Western stories, I have to admit to a little bit of Far Eastern influence in the way I decided to portray him.

Dragon's head in colour
Nearly finished

I’m not sure which part of the story I’ll tackle next.  The Froggicorn hiding among reeds? The unicorn? The faun? The mermaid? I’m spoilt for choice, really…

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