Monday, March 14, 2016

Meet Kilgharrah

Kilgharrah.
The Great Dragon of Merlin stories.
A constant help to Merlin,
almost up to the end.
The next to the last dragon.
I had never drawn anything like this before.
No animals, nothing elaborate.
I started with a loose sketch - just the basic lines.
Then I added some tangles.
Not a lot, just enough.
Then I added color using
Schmincke watercolor pans.
Great, bright, bold colors in this set.
Once I got the colors I wanted,
I held the paper straight up and down over the trashcan,
and used a spray bottle to spray water over the whole thing. I let the water run and spread,
then blotted the drawing with a paper towel.
Such fun!

I named him Kilgharrah - 
he is going to be part of a topper 
for my new blog - 
There Be Dragons Here
This blog is going to feature my dragons,
and photographs of Maine.
A photographic journal,
so to speak.
And you get a front row seat.


The Creator's Leaf

5 comments:

  1. ooh, a new blog! can't wait to see!
    love your dragon.

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  2. This is beautiful - thank you for sharing the process too - I'd wondered how you got the image & am so impressed. Your colours are just lovely & his head beautifully regal.

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  3. ohh ohh ohh I absolutely love this and love that you shared your technique. I just bought a new book on creating fantasy creatures as that is my end dream. Fairies and dragons and trolls have always fascinated me - along with witches. For drawing purposes. Can't wait to see your adventure!

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  4. Beautiful! You would never know it was your first dragon. The colors are gorgeous! Looking forward to following your Maine adventures. Can I ask what kind of paper you used for this?

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  5. Outstanding! Everything about this is appealing. Your drawing skills and especially the lovely color! Wow, did I say WOW?!

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