First Self Portrait by Ryken

First Self Portrait


4 April 2013 at 09:05:47 MDT

Well, here it is. Idlevalley (on FA) got me a book to help me learn to draw and repose dragons, so many hours later I have this. I have to say, I'm quite proud of how it turned out! I've never drawn myself before, let alone a dragon EVER. This was a plethora of new experiences for me.

The only major issues here are that my hair is longer, and the wing struts should actually be splitting off from the joint where the claw is. With as much work as I'd put in by the time I noticed that, I really didn't want to go back and redo all that, 'cause I want to get started on other drawings and get faster. Maybe I'll fix this sometime. (Like I'll make time for that.)

Anyway. Some of you know that I am Otherkin; what you see here is quite literally who I am- or was. I consider myself a Frost Dragon, although I find it somewhat difficult if not silly to try and give titles to such diverse creatures. There will probably be changes throughout the future, as this is only as close as I've come so far and will probably never stop learning about myself and my past. Related to that, though I'm not 100% sure, I feel somewhat strongly that I was a herm and I'm going with that.

So yeah. Expect to see a lot more art from me now that I have the instruction, confidence, and motivation to be an artist ^.=.^

Also, the background happens to be a piece of my own photography from this winter, because you know... frost dragon.

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