For #Smaugust. I referenced actual animals for some of the parts (for once)!
Quick color study for my nosferatu novel. Unlike SCVK, I don’t have strong pictures of a lot of the characters in my head…which is annoying, I’ll be writing a scene and have to pause, “What was their name again??”
Background grabbed off GIS and blurred
Quick color study of the dragon queen from my upcoming nosferatu novel. Done in Krita.
Inspired by WINGS OF FIRE, book 2.
OK, how come I spent two hours painting over a random sketch I drew months ago, but won’t invest the time in, oh, say, painting my own novel characters? Ah, well!
Dunno if I learned much here, but I sure *tried* a lot of new things.
Doodle of some of the mains from my nosferatu novel: the prince, his mother, and his sister. I wanted to scale it so he could ride his mother’s head in a pinch, so I looked at motorcycles for size reference. *shrug!*
More playing around with dragons based on pelicans and gazelles/horses. Kinda fun!I tried not to do the wings always symmetrical…
You might have to click to see it huge-sized.
Concept art for my Greatest Nosferatu Love Story of All Time novel; the aerie where his mother and little sister (both dragons) sleep. His mother’s hoard (or at least part of it) lines the shelves, and she sleeps on a nest of silver coins. You know. Typical fantasy stuff. :3
So for AAAGES I’ve been trying to render these dragons from my supernovel, which have bodies like pelicans but heads like gazelles/antelopes/elands/whatever.
Now I have 2 of these dragons as main characters in my Greatest Nosferatu Love Story of All Time novel. So I really gotta buckle down, you know?
Here are many attempts.