Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My Dragon Drip Art

A few weeks ago I showed off my Koi fish, melted crayon drip art.

Well, I happen to love dragons (hence my MG book about dragons), and my husband's a fan (hence his attempted theft of my crocheted dragon). So I decided to try my hand at Dragon Drip Art. This post is to show off the results because, well, who wouldn't want to see dragons?

Chinese style wyvern

This was my attempt at a Chinese-style dragon, inspired by my Koi artwork. Although, apparently, if a dragon only has two legs it's technically a wyvern. I guess some people get all in a huff about things like that. I, however, think of my pretty little guy as a dragon.

In some ways I actually liked him better before I added the crayon bits. I was a little sad that the red marker didn't really come through into the final product. Pre-crayon version:

Chinese style dragon art

Once I'd done my Chinese-style dragon, I decided to try my hand at a more traditional style dragon (at least in these here parts). I really liked the Chinese dragons scales, but I was afraid adding scales would have made the artwork too busy. Here she is:

And, if you're curious, here's a picture before I melted the crayons:

dragon drawing

It was a little dark in the hallway where I had my drip-station set up, so it's a bit shadowy in that last picture.

So there you have it, folks: Here there be Dragons!


  1. I finally went to the craft store and edged the canvases of the koi. Now John needs to find the hooks to hang them. For some reason projects in our house take way longer than I feel is normal... Also, 'drip station' made me chuckle. Probably because I understand what you mean, yet it's a term you never imagine having to use.

  2. Oooh! I'll look forward to seeing what tape you picked out & how it looks.

    Projects always take forever. You guys do better than us (not like that's a real accomplishment given how long we take .... but, yeah).