Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Baby Dragon Pencil Sketch 6-11-14

Today I wanted to draw a dragon, a baby dragon to be exact.  Don't know why I am  fixed upon a dragon as my next piece of artwork ... but I am and I am going to keep working on him/her until I have developed a cute little character.  I'm thinking I could add him into some of my other pieces eventually.

Today I had a couple hours to spare so I really cleaned up my art area, put on some good music with a happy beat and lost myself in a little pencil sketch.   I think I am going to do this little guy in watercolor, colored pencils and ink; then I may attempt to do him in acrylics.

Yep, my dear friends ... acrylics!   From the time I was 17 (late 1960's) until the late 1980's most of my work was done in acrylics.  Then life got so busy (I had to go to work) that I had little time for artwork. My paints eventually dried up, most of my brushes kinda disappeared and I just lost interest in acrylics.

Well, for the last 6 months I have been wanting to try my hand at acrylics again; finally, after MUCH deliberation, I finally ordered myself some acrylics paints, some brushes, canvas paper & acrylic finish and it should all arrive by this Friday at the earliest.  I am looking forward to dipping my new brushes into some paint and seeing what I can do now ... oh boy, nice challenge!

Back to my "Toddler Dragon" ... this is how far along I got today with my pencil sketch ... now, I am going to study him, tweak him, and see where my pencils take me on my drawing of a dragon quest!

"Toddler Dragon" 6-11-2014 (1st sketch)

If you have any suggestions on changes you can see that would enhance this image, please feel free to share with me!

Thanks a bunch!
Karen Anne

PS  After 8 days in the hospital, my hubby finally came home 5 days ago; he is doing much better now and working on regaining his strength and weight.  Thank you so much for all the prayers and good thoughts and wishes you all sent ... they really do help and are very appreciated!  Take care and know you are loved.  Karen Anne *big hug to all of you*


  1. Thumbs up on the recuperations! His (for getting back home again) and you (for getting back to your art work again).
    Dragons are all the rage now so you should do well with them!

  2. So glad that you gave us an update on your husband. Hope he will continue to gather strength. Blessings for you both.
    Love, love, love this dragon adorable.I think he is perfection. Love the wings and the striations in the membranes of his wings. You are such a talent. xoxo Oma Linda

  3. Hubby is home ;o) Yeh!!! I will continue to send healing prayers ;o) You are loved too my friend ;o)
    Your baby dragon is AMAZING!!! So darn cute ;o) Changes?? Nope!!! ;o) I can't wait to see what you do with him ;o) Have fun with the acrylics ;o) Big Hugs ;o) xoxo

  4. So glad to hear your hubby is back home again and doing better! I will continue to keep him in my thoughts and prayers.

    Your baby dragon is perfect--would not change a thing! If I saw him on a street corner (don't know how that would happen, ha ha) I would know he was yours!

    The nice thing about acrylics is they dry fast! Have fun!


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