Reef Dragon by Michelle Whitehead

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Well, it’s the start of my third week back to work after our lovely two week vacation… and man, do I miss Florida!  So I went and found this amazing Reef Dragon by Australian professional artist Michelle Whitehead, posting as mmishee.  I want to be down on that beach right now!

This was a commission painting by Michelle, and she says she was “asked to ‘draw a dragon in a complex background.'”  She continues:

Its design is based on a coral reef and the fish you’d find in it.  I was inspired by the colourful patterns of reef fish, and gave it coral horns.   Dont have a name for it, other than reef dragon.  It’s face is slightly scaley, but the rest of its body is smooth like a dolphin.  Also it went fishing.  I think this is the first time I’ve ever drawn blood.

While in Florida, I picked up a postcard showing an aerial view of the small coastal community where we stayed, complete with a shot of our resort and the wide sandy beach, and I’ve got it taped to my desk so I can just stare at it and count down the days until next summer, when we return.  It’s slighly masochistic, I think.  *SIGH*

But all right.  Michelle has some other really great artwork in her gallery, including this next dragon, whom you might recognize.  Here is her Chibi Toothless, because of course I have to share Toothless.  🙂

toothless_badge_by_mmishee

Ah, so cute.  And finally, Michelle has also drawn an entire series based on the Chinese Zodiac.  Here is her Dragon, which is really neat, but I also liked the Ram (for me) and the Horse (for the husband), and you can find the links to your year and all the rest at those links.

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Thanks for reading all, take care and stay creative!

Image credits:
Reef Dragon by Michelle Whitehead

Chibi Toothless by Michelle Whitehead
Chinese Zodiac – Dragon by Michelle Whitehead

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