That was a long time without posts.

But I am back now, and I’ve been working on that dragon some more.

All three stages of the drawing so far. I'm really trying to get this dragon to look perfect. I am very determined.

All three stages of the drawing so far. I’m really trying to get this dragon to look perfect. I am very determined.

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Yes, that is the Dragonology Handbook in the corner. I've loved the dragons in that book since elementary school. The sketches in the handbook in particular are my favorite things.

Yes, that is the Dragonology Handbook in the corner. I’ve loved the dragons in that book since elementary school. The sketches in the handbook in particular are my favorite things.

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Done in H pencil

Made a silk pillowcase

And it’s black, so my hair dye stains won’t show up on it. Also, I really like black. Roommate’s cat isn’t allowed on the pillow, however, as he is orange and has claws.

So I found a remnant piece of nice, smooth fabric for really cheap, saved up, and bought it. I looked up the dimensions of a pillowcase and sized my french seams to fit it. There wasn’t any cutting of the fabric needed because it was a small piece- about one yard.

The fabric was really persnickety. I'm glad that I was just doing such simple seams on it. Good practice for work later. :)

Now I’ve got a really soft thing to sleep on. Yay! Anything to maybe help me sleep a little more. (Really, though. I’ve heard lots of great things about the benefits of sleeping on such a pillowcase. The fabric feels really soft, so why not try it?)

The fabric was really persnickety. I’m glad that I was just doing such simple seams on it. Good practice for work later. :)

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Dragon Rough Draft

There’s this dragon image I’ve been wanting to draw for a while. I don’t want to use up my good paper yet, so I sketched on a newspaper I picked up on the drive to this new job I’m at. I’m going to work on the finer details of the anatomy and pose of the dragon next, but this is a great start. My main inspiration was the Dragonology book and its counterpart, the Dragonology Handbook, as well as velociraptor skeletons.

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I drew the bones to help me think out the pose, and also because the velociraptor skeletons had a big influence here.