Playing with Fire Breathing Dragons
I spent this morning working on one of my two current projects. Like the picture book for wee-one, I have the opportunity to help tell another story by making pictures – these are going to be moving pictures!
Must husband and his friend Kristian, are working on an animated short film featuring a papa and a baby dragon. Although I have no idea if my dragon creations will be used I thought I would like to take a stab at designing them.
I busied myself on the plane to the prairie last week by sketching out my dragons. Now mind you, I don’t consider drawing a talent of mine, nor have I ever drawn a dragon, nor have I ever been much of a dragon person. But what they hey, I came up with these:
I got some feedback from my husband – Kristian is camping and has no idea I am playing with fire-breathers – and I made some changes to their faces accordingly.
Finally, I got to work on drawing my dragons the way I know best – with a pair of scissors and a gluestick. I have made this much progress:
I am very happy with my dragon buddies and I am also pleasantly surprised. I think they actually look like dragons – which feels like a major accomplishment. I am also excited by the prospect of helping someone tell a story visually. One could even say I am giddy!
Have a lovely weekend folks.