Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy 2012

Here is a little pencil sketch I started yesterday in honor of the "tatsu doshi" (辰年) which is the year of the dragon.  My drawing is of a traditional Japanese dragon.  It has 3 toes vs the Chinese 5 toed and Korean 4 toed counterparts.  I think I'm going to finish him with watercolors and colored pencils.  

Stay tuned for more dragon art.  It's a little bit out of my comfort zone, but after seeing all of the dragon themed New Years greeting cards that my grandmother and aunt received I thought I'd make some artwork inspired by this year's zodiac sign.  Medieval dragons to come too!

Happy New Year!