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Smaugust 2017 #2 The Flying Lesson

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? WHAT IS #smaugust2017  ?
For the month of August 2017 I created one of a kind dragon drawings all month long! Its called #smaugust , a monthly themed challenge to celebrate and engage with the online fantasy art community. Specifically, I explored and expanded the lore of dragons within my own IP, a magical world called "Terratoff"

 STORY:
"The Dragons of Terratoff are FIERCE! POWERFUL! AND.... exceptionally doting parents.
Despite their immense strength and prowess in battle, dragons are known to be extremely affectionate and gentle when it comes to their children. A healthy mother dragon usually has just one egg at a time, so dragon hatch-lings tend to be a bit spoiled. 

Now that the wings have fully matured, this mother "Armor Dragon" is about to teach her baby how to fly. Armor dragons are distinguished by their thick protruding scales of armor, sharp horns, and spade tail. 

The mother will hover in the air with her young while they flap their wings aimlessly in the air, ready to catch them when they falter. Instinct helps the offspring learn quickly, and the young dragon shortly becomes an adept flier. Once the child has the confidence to soar, they will glide through the clouds together, playing dragon games and throwing fireballs into the stars."

! THE PROCESS !
My process includes several steps. First, the sketch is drawn softly with colored graphite to draft the idea. Next I add colored pencils to add dimension and define the lines. Lastly, charcoal colored graphite is drawn on top to tighten and clean the drawing as well as add detail. The colored sketch remains intact and subtly visible beneath the charcoal color of the final drawing. This process captures not just the final illustration, but also preserves the method and experience of creating it.

Colored and Charcoal colored Graphite on Moleskine

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MORE #SMAUGUST 
Smaugust 2017 #5 The Cuddle by HeatherHitchman Smaugust 2017 #4 Rotten Armor Dragon of Conquest by HeatherHitchman Smaugust 2017 #3 Happy Birthday by HeatherHitchman Smaugust 2017 #6 Beach Baby by HeatherHitchman Smaugust 2017 #1 Dragon Lantern2 by HeatherHitchman
Image details
Image size
648x864px 677.49 KB
Make
samsung
Model
SM-G930P
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/1.7
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
125
Date Taken
Apr 19, 2017, 11:08:11 PM
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