Birthday Gift for Kartonis
In all the icky mess there is a red dragon, somewhere... This is a strange pic for a strange friend. Simply put, its a red dragon (Kartonis) rising out of dark thick sticky mud just after an afternoon rain shower. Nuff said, and I will leave it at that. I did a dozen different experiments on this one as a I painted it. Starting with using a ruined painting attempt from last year and re-gessoing the surface with a stiff bristle brush to create texture I am not used to working on. A new way of painting the sky which is much faster and easier (I tend to make simple things overly complex). Not correcting my mistakes, or smudges and letting the painting incorporate them (which the mud did a wonderful job of hiding), etc... Any how, enjoy.
Media: Acrylic on Masonite
Size: 8" x 10"
Very interesting. Very organic, My first thought was a dragon growing out of the earth and then the idea of a dragon Golem came to mind! I know you don't live close and may not be able to attend in person, but I really hope you consider sending art to Balticon next year (Memorial Day weekend). I would LOVE to see your work in person and I would expect you would sell well at this con.