"For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist." -Colossians 1:16-17 KJV
I have only rarely attempted dragons (and then usually only in silhouette) but was suddenly struck by the impulse the other day, and that's how this came about. Add it to my to-do list to fine tune it and tackle it in color. I'm fairly happy with this; should not have put in so much detail for such an imperfect drawing but I think I got the idea across. Mostly what inspired me to draw a dragon was seeing all of the dragon imagery on Pinterest and being disappointed that none of it quite fit my mental picture of what a dragon should look like. Additional inspiration came from a favorite childhood read of mine, The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine, which happens to feature a dragon with a lot of personality.
This was doodled in pen in a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" sketchbook.
Drawn without any particular fairy tale in mind--just doodling. I really ought to have used reference; there are some flaws in proportions, her hand, and her skirt. But overall...I had a blast. It was a fun style; sometime I may use this concept and rework it with color.
Playing around with Bible verses. The one on the left is Jeremiah 1:5, NIV. Here's the full verse: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." I drew that one up on a piece of notebook paper last month when my nephew was born. [Insert proud aunt smile.] The second one is Psalms 18:2, KJV. I started it last night (this is what I like to do at one in the morning) and I was putting the finishing flourishes on it a few minutes ago. :) I behaved myself for that one and did it on Bristol, but both of these were drawn with Sharpie.
[Edit: Carp (sic). It's high tower, not strong tower. I had that Kutless song in my head. *sigh* And I made it nice and bold, too...]