Isn’t this guy cute? This is called Faery dragon climbing on a shelf by American deviantartist Kellie Bender, posting as Abydell. Kellie posted this image back in 2005, and says “This is the first pic I ever finished! I’m so proud of it. I covered the entire paper, not like the little doodle things I usually do.”
I think it’s adorable, and it actually reminds me a little of the sketches I did back in high school. I was never any good at drawing — I was more the writer in a group of artist friends — but it made me wonder if I should post them at some point, for posterity if nothing else. There is a dragon in there, after all.
But that will be another time. Now, here is another by Kellie simply called Dragon:
Kellie notes that originally, “… he was going to be run through with a spear, bleeding out and dying on the rock, but I decided against it. People love dragons, I don’t think they want to see them hurt….so now he’s basking in the sun and yawning.”
Maybe there’s a bit of symbolism in this choice today… I’ve been feeling really down lately, but you know, maybe I’m just basking in the sung for a minute, too.
There are only subtle differences, but Kellie posted the original and then, based on constructive feedback and comments she received, posted version two. I think they’re both pretty interesting, but I’d be curious on which you prefer!
Thanks for reading, take care and stay creative everyone!