What do you think is the story behind this image? It just sort of happened and doesn't have one, but I feel that it should. If any of the writers amongst you would like to suggest an idea it would be really interesting to hear what you come up with. Or if anyone has a better name than "water dragon" please let me know - I am afraid I am pretty useless at thinking of names for my paintings!
This was a commission, but the client just requested a female character in water with a fantasy theme, and you know me, any excuse to paint a dragon
Hope you like it
I can't offer a better name than Water Dragon, but in my headcanon for the picture, the girl is half-dragon herself, and the two are sisters.
The woman has been looking for her misbehaving, disobedient, naughty little pet and finally caught him after hours of search. Her pet, a youngster just adopted last week, has not responded well at all to any of her efforts to train. Sometimes, actually more often than not, she really wonders if her precious new companion really thinks it is all just serious good fun to traumatize the entire household! But hey, that's ok I guess, because she can not find it within herself to scold or punish him for his errant ways. She picks him up, trying to portray some kind of an authoritarian presence, looks at his guilty face and smiles. Behold the cuteness! Oh well, tomorrow is another day. . . . . . .
You really have a remarkable talent! I have never before been able to sense emotion from an illustrated character that seems so very real. It is not forced, overdone, or even all that obvious. It is just there. There within all the many little things that show this. Little things such as the facial expressions of both characters, hers an indecisive blank not knowing whether to scold and punish or to simply behold the dragon's cuteness and give him a hug, the dragon looking as if caught red handed at something forbidden, knuckles tense, tail curled, horns laid back awaiting a possible scolding, and neither one of them even seem to notice there just might be a bit of a water problem . . . . .
I carve glass, mostly table tops. The next time I do a large panel I hope it will be a dragon.
In this lifetime they had traded positions. She no longer had to be the subservient one, though she still felt somehow that he would end up with the most power.
In the end those thoughts were fleeting. A slow hiss reminded them of their original purpose. She paused only a moment longer than he did. But it was that moment that sealed their fate. That one second of hesitation that determined they would have to find each other once again in another life...
And it really should have a story behind it.
I would enjoy composing a story about it.
There are so many stories that could go along with this painting. She looks a bit like a priestess in a fantasy-type setting. So, maybe she was one of the handmaidens to an old, powerful dragon. However, that one eventually died, but not before crying a single tear (what she's standing in). From that tear, a new dragon was born.
I personally love this so much that when I saw it in a store, I had to get it!
I've always thought the story behind it was that the kingdoms were in danger and an Elven royal heard a rumor that their salvation was to be found in an underground cavern filled with water that used to be a temple. When she waded into the water, she saw something shining through and reached down for it to reveal a baby dragon! Of course she was surprised, but the dragon looks kinda smug like it's saying "that's right, I'm your salvation. Deal with it."
So a title would kind of be Surprise Savior... Watery Savior... Or something along those lines.
I was considering asking you if I could use this picture for my first book I'm writing. If I was able too I would write something like this:
A young water dragon made his way to the shore badly injured..... Shira showed the queen the dragon "Can you help him?" She asked. The queen of the Elves took up the young water dragon and walked toward the lake. The other elves gathered around in fascination wondering what she would do. She walked out into the lake nearly waste deep. With soft words she whispered in the Elven language. She whispered so soft that no one could hear what she said..... Suddenly the blue dragon burst from the water ten times his original size!
.He is is a stubborn mood so she is coaxing him to be a good boy