Dragon Eyes

I've been wanting to do this for a while and I'm finally getting around to it. Dragons. Dragon eyes to be specific. For this project part of my research included a field trip to a local reptile store, and a friend sent me pictures of her beautiful bearded dragon lizard. Fun!

christine_mitzuk_dragoneyes_drawingDrawing Dragon Eyes

The measure about 2.125"x2.125", pencil on Rives BFK. The Rives is mainly used as a print making paper. I know a few artists that like using it for their drawings and I like the look of their work so I thought I'd give it a try. I used graphite pencils: B, 4B, 6B. I tried smearing around some graphite powder from sharpening my pencils. I didn't like that very much on this paper. I found it difficult to lift out. Next time I might use more of the vinyl eraser rather than the kneaded one.

christine_mitzuk_dragoneyes_paintPainting Dragon Eyes

A friend gave me a few 2"x2" canvases, already with a base color (one blue, one purple, one lime-green, and one white). I don't think I've ever worked on toned canvas so I thought I'd give them a try too. I'm liking having one of the values already on the canvas.

Both the drawings and paintings will eventually be available for purchase. I'm hoping to have them completed and framed in time for Gen Con (July 30 - Aug. 2, 2015). Then they'll be available at my table in Artist Alley.