As we finish the second week of the Dragon-A-Day, um…
Well, whatever it is, I went and did something that I’m surprised I never did before: I looked at references. When I say that, I don’t mean that I looked through nature books for pictures of alligators or exotic lizards, I mean that I picked up one of the many open-mouthed figures that are sitting regally in my room, and looked at it while doing some drawing for something due this week.
The most helpful figure (for eye positions and muzzles, anyway) was a two-headed dragon I picked up at Gencon a few years ago. I wish I knew what the figure was; I’ve seen it at the Met and in other places, but I’m too tired to dig out my camera and take a picture of it; maybe for tomorrow’s post.
Anyhow, here’s a crapload of sketches from my attempts to wrangle full-on heads again.
I did come up with something after abandoning the idea of doing a full-on view- the dragon’s rider (whom I won’t show right now for fear of the person I’m doing this for seeing it before it’s done,) wasn’t reading well either in a frontal pose because of the awkward position he was supposed to be in, which demanded more perspective and more foreshortening and just made me more and more frustrated and… argh.
Anyways, that’s it for Day 14, and still going strong. The blog is actually approaching 100 posts (a dubious honor, considering that it’s been hanging around in blog form for the better part of 3 years, I think, but I guess it’s better late than never.