Dragons! Yes – undying inspiration and
a constant theme in the paintings of many illustrators.
As you'll see in this post, I did not resist the
dragons. It is obvious to draw
dragons is a lot
of fun. I think there is no
mythical creature that is drawn so many
times as a dragon.
In fact, we can follow the history of illustration / art through examples of drawn dragons. Each illustrator
draws a dragon on its way, and there are many illustrators in the world, which means - it's a
lot of different dragons!
Last ones in the series of dragons that I did, they
are made for my USA clients,
for promotional purposes. Two cute dragons as promo
art for the U.S. publishers
of children's books.
|Dragons / Promo Art for U.S. publishers
of children's books / 2013|
If you peek in my
sketchbook, you can always find
a few dragons…
|Dragons from my sketchbook|
recently dug up some
old works with dragons, from 2001. These
are watercolor drawings of dragons.
|Dragons / Watercolor drawing / 2001|
At one of the drawings there is a little boy who
is standing against the dragon.
The little knight
is very reminiscent of Harry Potter, but that year when
the drawing was made, I did not know anything about
|Dragons and The Little Knight / Watercolor drawing / 2001|
2004, I studied Demonology as an alternative aesthetic. It was
my master thesis at the Academy of Arts in Novi
Sad. At that time, I created a series
of dragons under the influence of medieval engravings and prints of Renaissance
German engravers like
Albrecht Durer -
|Dragons / Lexicon of Art Legions / 2004 - 2005|
|Dragon Mimezisa / Lexicon of Art Legions / 2004 - 2005|
course, in the end, here's the inevitable dragon
from Tolkien's world, from The Hobbit – Smaug…
|Dragon Smaug / Watered ink and pen / 2008|
Love dragons, and beware of the fire!