So, you have probably realized at this point that our last name is Drake. What a cool last name, huh?
Naturally if we’re going to have a mascot, it’s going to be a dragon. I suppose that some Drakes might go for a duck, but not these Drakes.
I started with the little dragon that goes with the D in the logo that I made. And then eventually I wanted to get back to working on developing him more. I hadn’t come back to it, and then I heard of the #100dayproject. It’s a fun artist thing where you pick a theme and do that thing for 100 days. I decided that I would do #100daysofdragons. They haven’t all been along the lines of this mascot, but I’ve done quite a few that I am happy with. I thought I would share them here, with the occasional comment thrown in.
These were my first 3. The big guy there became my starting point for our mascot.
This guys was done in watercolor pencil without an under-sketch.
He’s kind of funky but it was something new to try.
I did an entire post about my Rock Dragon-saurus. The initial drawing and the painting I let count for 2 days.
Fun stuff :).
This guy was supposed to look more sea-dragon like, but I forgot a couple of details I had penciled in. My mom loved it enough to swipe it.
I feel like I called it in most on these. They were super quick unfinished sketches.
This is one I did from the contents of my Sketchbox for the month. I started with a purple shape and went from there, so I am quite happy with him.
A couple more freehand images.
I drew a really rough sketch for him, and then filled it in with some new Sharpies that I got. I’d never made art with Sharpies before.
Some more sketches. I should ink the sleeping dragon.
A fun Mother’s Day poster 🙂
I decided to do some illuminated letters. The blue didn’t stand out against the black all that well.
I did a bunch of stuff with my Bombay Inks on this day, so I did a big flame and a little dragon. The colors didn’t bleed the way I thought they would.
I was inspired by my tea for this one. I love his little face.
Trying to explore another angle. I don’t quite have the full anatomy of this guy figured out yet.
I did this guy after I spend some time painting some watercolor roses. Rawr.
I LOVE this guy. I couldn’t help but add the color to him, but I loved him just as much only in ink. He’s like the mascot dragon, but older. I eventually want drawing this guy however I want to be second nature. That’s going to take a lot of dragon drawing :).
I really love this style. The watercolor sat weird on my Moleskine watercolor book though. I’ve never seen paper absorb watercolor in quite that way.
The kids were at swim lessons when I dreamed this guy up. It’s rather difficult to draw a dragon doing a cannonball.
Funky shaped head there…
These are a couple of freehand watercolor experiments. The orange one was on that funky Moleskine paper again. Not every page in the book does that thing, but it’s irritating. Probably I won’t buy another one of their watercolor books. The green dragon was done with a shiny
Isabelle gave me the idea for the dragon in the tree. The other was me trying to draw a Chinese style dragon that could live in the other dragon’s world.
I’ve learned that I don’t really like the anatomy of dragons. Not if I am trying to draw anything “realistic”. I like my little cross between a balloon animal and a stuffy. It has been interesting to study different types of dragons. I’m going to have another go at my seahorse dragon, because I think it could be cooler.
So that’s a third the way through my 100 days project of drawing dragons. I will compile another post when I’ve done the next 33. You can watch me on Instagram to watch in real time throughout the project.