Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Illustration Friday: "Hoard"

Was having trouble trying to think of something to draw for this week's Illustration Friday; finally thought of something! Maybe a bit obvious, but ties into my recent dragon theme lately!

Bonus points for anyone who gets the golden arm-band reference ; ) (hint: it's from one of my favorite books!)

18 comments:

Kevin Levell said...

Lovley piece, nicely handled watercolour!

Not sure on the arm band, but it puts me in mind of Smaug from the Hobbit.

Christine said...

Lovely :) Is the armband from one of the Narnia books?

Jewel said...

Really cute dragon! It may be a bit obvious, but I just love the curves of that dragon. Very nice.

Katie said...

Yes...very nice indeed! Love your colors.

Sarah Ackerley said...

oh, I know all about the arm band. In the Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Eustace discovers a dragon's lair and puts the band on his arm then falls asleep on the gold. When he wakes up, he has been transformed into a dragon, and the arm band is consequently very tight. The arm band originally belonged to one of the lost travelers. I'm such a dork! That was my favorite book as a kid. Nice work :)

*daisy said...
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*daisy said...

Sarah- yup! It's from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; one of the Narnia books. One of the characters, Eustace, turns into a dragon because he puts a gold armband on his arm that he finds in a dragon's hoard. :D

Crescendo said...

Great colors and nice composition !
Narnia or not Narnia.

FRANK M HANSEN said...

Very nice illo. great shapes and colors. Like the texture of it to.

Eric Barclay said...

Wonderful dragon. Really like how you handled the tendrils of smoke.

Edrian Thomidis said...

Great dragon. I like his head pointing up and how the rest of his body seems so relaxed. Simple, and effective. Lovely composition. Very nice!

rachael said...

beautiful illustration, i love the hidden reference. perfect subject as well.

Laura Marsh said...

It's Dragon Eustace from Voyage of the Dawn Treader (one of my favorite books, too!). EXCELLENT!

BracLynn said...

Nice! Interesting storyline for your illo! Good one! :D

*daisy said...

Thank you for the kind comments everybody! :D I really appreciate it!!

ben said...

nice!

Emily said...

what a dreamy dragon! I had forgotten about the armband... gotta reread them... anyhow, super cute dragon I love his chamilion like tail!

Maddy said...

Nice! Very good job! Nice work Daisy!

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