When I look at a thunder and lightning storm outside my window I can see a dragon picture.
Do you like to draw? Do you like to draw dragons? You might think to yourself - how do I make a dragon picture? - and... What kind of Dragon shall I draw?
You might think about fire-breathing dragons and start with that. But what is that fire-breathing dragon doing?
Is he crouched in a cave over tons of treasure?
- breathing fire to keep any treasure hunters out?
That would certainly keep me out.
Is the dragon fighting an armed knight with a huge bronze sword? That would be a great dragon picture.
Is the fire-breathing dragon fighting a farmer with a pitch fork?
Once you get an idea like that...I will make a suggestion, go for it! Sometimes just a little idea like that can start you on your way to making dragon art.
Artists have been drawing dragons for centuries and we never seem to get sick and tired of them, neither do the viewers. We will always want dragon art and dragon artists. A dragon is never boring.
Where do we get ideas for drawing a picture?
We use our mind's eye.
Well I know I sort of squint and let my mind start the process of creating the dragon picture with say...
A large green and blue dragon swimming in the sea. In my imagination the Dragon is about to overtake a viking ship.
Maybe in my mind's eye I can see a ...large red and brown dragon circling over a medieval town or castle. Can you see the people running?
Your imagination's mind's eye will never let you down if you let it loose.
Most of us think too much. When you get an idea just start with it. Trust It Don't tell yourself it isn't any good. That's what many humans do - they tell themselves negative things and then they never try.
Have faith that as you draw that idea - whether stupid or not - other ideas will come to you... and you will end up with dragon art.
For practice drawing and coloring, ah yes... color.
For some ideas on drawing, and the practice of coloring, and to see a dragon picture follow the link.