Drawing Dragon Heads

Hello people. I haven’t forgotten that I promised you the Condo750 post (car, bike rally). Decided to share something new that I’ve been doing, instead.

Recently, I’ve been learning how to draw dragons. I suppose I am actually relearning how to draw – something I’ve barely done over the last 25-30 years. This is the second version of this drawing, after ‘fixing’ it, as you can plainly see. I used a tutorial on DragoArt.

dragon head drawing
Using a DragoArt tutorial: take two

 

I have a dragon ‘art book’ on Wattpad, and I also put these drawings on my official author platform cjrandall.com. (That reminds me, I must update my publishing schedule there.) I also pop them on Instagram if I think of it.

wattpad cover of 'art book' I’m Learning to Draw Dragons is actually doing okay on Wattpad, I think, despite only having 8 drawings with 2 of them both variations of the one above – with a total of 293 reads and 69 votes. Each page/chapter is counted as one read when someone spends enough time on it.

And, in case you are wondering, Taniel has 24 published parts on Wattpad, with 476 reads and 47 votes and has been added to some reading lists. I’m happy with the 10% ratio of votes to reads.

 

 

chalked dragon head
this is the only one I’ve dare colour – I used chalk

 

I eventually realised that I needed to put some cardboard under the sheet in the project book so I don’t gouge the page underneath. I haven’t got a delicate hand! My first few sketches still have the constructions lines.

 

my first dragon drawing
the first one

 

My eye-brain-hand coordination has improved over my 8 sessions. I’m less daunted by the blank page. Speaking of blank pages, I better get back to my writing. I think I prefer blank pages to editing!  Catch youse later.

Thanks for looking and please have a great day.   🙂

 

 

 

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. sue says:

    Top one is a handsome devil, looks as though he could have a bit of a twinkle in his eye. Keep up the good work. Edit with one hand & draw with the other

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Ha ha. I’ve finally got another scene on Wattpad and another ready to add tomorrow. I shouldn’t keep deciding to write in new scenes to save my characters thinking backwards. This series is going to be 10 books long the rate I’m going. My brain is stuffed for today, though. Thanks for your support, Sue. 🙂

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  2. skybright1 says:

    Ugh! Not for your drawing, which is great, but for the dragon itself! They would not be my favourite pet!

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    1. ChristineR says:

      LOL. Mr R always asks me why do I make him look at ugly bees. 😀 😀 😀

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  3. Claudette says:

    great work – on the drawing and writing front.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Thanks Claudette. I hope all is going well with you, too.

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  4. sue says:

    Don’t use hb pencil, go for a 2b, and don’t sharpen it too pointy.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Great advice Sue. No doubt I’ve got proper pencils somewhere.

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  5. Carol Ann says:

    We (my husband, Paul and I…and the staff) used to buy #2’s by the gross…it was our tool for sketching…always on bumwad, a thin stiff tissue, for preliminary designing. You might enjoy charcoal bars for practicing a light hand because you hold it differently…it is very messy, though. A heavy hand is indicative of high tension…you will relax as you become more famiiar with the mediums you are using. Your dragon sketch is quite good. I am partial to them because i was born in a dragon year. I have one in my bookcase in front of a small chinese screen of four panels You are so full of surprises…!!!

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    1. ChristineR says:

      I am full of surprises [chuckles] – one doesn’t get 61 years under the belt without a few experiences along the way. I have used charcoal in the past and it is indeed messy. I did most of my drawing back in high school and still have the sketchpad somewhere – kittens, grandma’s cockatoo, a stuffed deer head, all sorts of memories, plus the odd self-portrait including a semi-nude with a slightly exaggerated torso. I hope the mice haven’t eaten the sketchpad, I’m not sure where it is.

      I’ve loved dragons ever since reading The Hobbit in the late ’60s.

      Thank you for your kind words Carol Ann. As always, your thoughts are appreciated.

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  6. Love these. In my earlier life as a sculptor, I used to make the odd dragon for fun between ‘more serious’ works, I am crazy about dramatic bony structures.

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    1. ChristineR says:

      Tolkien’s dragons would suit you, then – his were long and slender with wiry arms and not unlike a crocodile with wings. Thanks for dropping in, Hilary.

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