This is a painting based on a old German saga called Lohengrin.
In this image you see Lohengrin riding a small boat pulled by a friendly swan, who offerd to do this job. (so no animals were harmed in this story ) In the story the boat is not described precisely, so I added some details myself Lohengrin is described to carry a golden horn at his belt and a shield painted with the image of a dove. He is the son of Parcival and lives with his father in Monsalvat, the castle of the Grail Kingdom, from where he comes to stand in for a falsely accused maid in a Gods Judge.
I felt I needed to draw him. Didn't want him to think he's been forgotten. ^^ I admit it'll take a while to get used to the design, I pretty much improvised on most of this, so it might be a little off ^^' But he's a truly gorgeous dragon. I enjoyed drawing him. :>
He's the first (and so far the only) adoptable I've ever bought. Got him from oukamiyoukai45. It was such an interesting way to adopt, using a song of my choice as inspiration. His song is "What if the storm ends" by Snow Patrol. (it's one of my favorites) I named him Liron, it means "my song" or "my joy", I thought it would suit him. Before I only called him Storm, and I think some will keep using that nickname. It's alright tho. ^^
I'm not used to adopting tho. It's a little trickier to get to know him, since I didn't summon him myself. But I think it'll be alright if I give it some time. I don't know very much about him yet, but he strikes me as a dream traveler, so maybe we could travel together through the nightlands. He has a very flowing, almost liquid feel to him when he moves, a bit like that of my cat totem or Semyon, so if I go with him, preferably on his back (or more like behind his head), I think he'll be like a river of light moving through the darkness. That's how I imagine it. Not sure you can see what I mean. But if I ever get better at painting (and I plan to eventually) I might be able to paint it out and show you. An alternative would be to learn animation.
Been asking sis to make a sculpture of him too. Not sure I could ever afford it, but maybe if I drew 65 drawings for her we could trade (yes I think a sculpture by her equals 65 drawings, or more). I just really want to paint it with glow in the dark paint Like really really! Maybe I should learn to use supersculpy and try to sculpt him myself, but it wouldn't be as good as Escaron's thingsies!!!
Character design (c) Art, Characters (c) Vattukatt
Some photos from the exhibition. Elior. Made mainly of paper clay. Painted with acrylics. 37 paper flowers are attached to it. Yeah. I don't know what more to say. It doesn't look very heavy but it is. It gave us some trouble when we were putting it up on the wall. I think some people actually thought it was made of wood.
I have a horrible cold but I can't go home and rest, I have to be in school working for as long as it's possible. It got harder and harder to focus on the things I was doing, so after a while I just brought out the oil pastels and drew whatever I felt like without giving anything that much thought.
The first one was the horse. Then the owl, I put down more thought in that one.
Some progress photos: Early progress photos and some sketches: [link] Early progress: [link] A comparsion between first and last photo before coloring: [link] A stop motion movie spin (uncolored): [link] Painting progress: [link] Almost finished: [link]
Prolly one of my favorite works in a while. Did this late November and something about that time really makes me want to art away the days… A lot of this picture is how I feel in late November. Dazed, confused, yet comforted and a desire to comfort. c':
Had “What Child is This?” stuck in my head as I drew this. Fox Jesus whaaaat? I question you sometimes, brain! Hahaha! XD
Alright. Had some free time today, which doesn't happen alot lately, so I went outside to draw for a while. It was nice.
This is =ElithianFox's Nunchucks [link]. I love this character. Loved to draw him. He's so goddang cute! :3 Turned out a little messy, pretty much like my head today. My brain feels all numb. ^^ I also improvised a bit with the design and markings but I hope you like him anyway Thank you for letting me draw him!
Paintings are powerful tools for expressing emotion. A good painting is completely honest, a window into the heart of the painter.
In this case, even though I didn't mean it to, this painting caught a taste of the depression I was going through while painting it. Now that sadness is told, more honestly than perhaps I would be to anyone but my best friends, to anyone who walks by this painting.
It used to be that people thought that artists could trap the soul of the person they painted in their artwork. I think that the opposite is true.
As artists, we trap and leave a little bit of our own soul in each painting we make...