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dragon standoff final

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Dragon Standoff: finished: total time 11 hours
This print is now for sale at www.beanleafpress.com/store/ they are limited only 100 available and are going fast.

When I was growing up- I would spend hours battling mighty dragons, huge trolls and sometimes battling great armies. All with a wooden sword and a cardboard shield. My adventures were pretty wild and very complex and when it was all said and done i usually won with minor scrapes and bruises. Yet there is a deeper meaning in this pic and i hope you can find it. It deals with life.

I enjoyed every minute of those great battles and enjoyed how each one of those have helped me in the creative process in my artwork.

This is the last in my dragon series for now- it does not mean i will not revisit but there is a race that needs to be finished. Each one will be a print available for the arizona show and then after that online as well.
I have really enjoyed working on these.

Finished
I really like the way the dragon came out and the scene in general. I originally had a tree in there but pulling it out added so much more to it to the picture in general. I also like how the boy came out.

the flats
Just posted the flats- taking a minor brake and will tackle the shadow and rendering in a few hours- i like the dragon colors and plan to keep them - the boy i went for some 80's colors from an outfit my little brother would have worn. More to come and yes my trademark is there:) hidden in the grass.

the process
as with all my illustrations i like posting the stages. Each stage of my artwork is done over a period of days. Today will be different - I will be doing this one all the way through today from inks to final.

The pencils took a few hours. The inks i started this morning around 8:30 I will post flats later today and will finish up with the finals tonight. all in good fun,

trav
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Warpmaster's avatar
A very nostalgic and awesome piece of art :D
travisJhanson's avatar
:) i see brings back good memories
DreizenhArchangelos's avatar
WOOOOW, A MAN AFTER MY OWN HEART. LOOKS LIKE WE COULD HAVE A CHAT OR TWO FOR STORIES OF THE SORT. I HAVE DONE THAT FOR A WHILE THOUGH NOT IN THE SENSE OF A PHYSICAL AND MENTAL GAMEPLAY. ARE YOU GAME FOR A STORY TO DRAW ? IF NOT, STILL, MY UTMOST RESPECT FOR YOUR AMAZING TALENT. KEEP MAKING MORE AND BETTER EVERY TIME!!!
travisJhanson's avatar
why thank you for the offer. Actually I am involved in an epic fantasy series called the Bean. It will be on my plate for several years:)

come take a look at [link]
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AngelTigress03's avatar
My money's on the dragon.

This is a nice style. It's got that comic book panel feel without that overbearing feel that some comic-style illustrations have. Bravo!
travisJhanson's avatar
are you sure- that kid has spunk...plus a wooden sword- you cant beat that
AngelTigress03's avatar
Sure you can. It's called Teeth, Claws, Weight, and a good breath weapon. I hate little kids. I hope the dragon gets a snack XD
SnowSparx's avatar
That's awesome! Cheering for the dragons all the way xD
travisJhanson's avatar
well it's good to know you have their back:)
SnowSparx's avatar
Yeah... I feel bad for the dragons actually. xD
travisJhanson's avatar
oh he'll be fine
XNS's avatar
I would like to see him plunge his sword into the dragon's soft underbelly. Very fine work!
travisJhanson's avatar
why thank you - and i bet that will happen soon
greeklegendsareWIN14's avatar
that kid is going to kick that dragon's ass!
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LOST14's avatar
No prob. ^-^
papahara's avatar
amazing expression on the dragon and the kiddo!...
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