image of a hummingbird helping a dragon learn to fly

The Semi-Daily Dragon: First Flight

I spent a lot of time on the color and background textures of this one and I’m really happy with how the cliffs and the sky turned out. I’m very slowly learning how to add shadows and reflected light to these little dragon paintings – there’s a bit of both in this one.

The hummingbird was a last minute addition. As I was finishing up the drawing, I imagined my daughter adding a “You can do it!” caption, the image of a helpful hummingbird popped into my mind and suddenly the drawing had a story. Nice how that turns out sometimes.