After long long hours of sitting at my desk or computer my body has grown increasingly dissatisfied with this routine of mine…so yoga has been happening in my life to amend the situation! Here is a little gouache painting inspired by this new part of my day!
Dragon’s Lair, empartridge / Emily Partridge.
A full page illustration is for the last New Yorker fiction “Mayfly” by Kevin Canty.
Big thanks to AD Jordan Awan who suggested that we could create an edge to edge butterfly piece focusing on the first paragraph of the story: “Driving across the Utah desert on I‐70, James hit a butterfly with his car. Then another. Then a shower of them, hitting the windshield like hail, wings trapped in the wipers, orange and black. The noise of them, muted but steady, woke Molly from her trance, and she looked out the windshield, at broken wings and yellow smears.”
You can read the process post on my drawger.
Adrian Tomine, prints of his New York drawings.
More giclee prints of the Aesop’s fables pieces in my Etsy shop! :)
An illustration I did in 2012 for GQ-Germany. It was for an articel about how wealthy Chinese customers influence the market for luxury watches.
For that illustration I learned some interesting facts about drawing proper Chinese dragons from my friend Baoying. So if you like to draw Chinese dragons that make even Chinese customers happy, keep in mind following important facts:
- mouth and eyes always open
- neck must not be thicker that the rest of the body
- very long body (the longer the better)
- head always directed upwards or at least horizontal (not sure about that because i’ve seen others)
- tag upwards
- claws spread
- 4 to 5 fingers
- body entangeled in clouds
- traditional dragons like this, this, this or that one are way more awesome that those fancy glossy dragons you see nowadays