It just so happened that MtfoxX3's birthday came up at around the same time that I started to feel like drawing another dragon. And by pure coincidence (or not), MtfoxX3 happens to be the artist and auhor behind Flint and Steel (a.k.a. Cartoon Dragons), a surprisingly deep series of comics and illustrated stories involving—you guessed it—dragons. A lot of those characters look like they'd be awfully fun to draw. Put that all together, and... I guess this happens.
So thanks, MtfoxX3, for being born at a time that happens to be very convenient for me! Oh, and also for letting me borrow your character. (Flint and Steel and all related characters © MtfoxX3. Used with permission. All rights reserved.)
Unlike my previous comic, this is 100% traditional (unless cropping it in Photoshop counts as digital). I used the trusty blue pencil, my regular mechanical pencil, and a 6B pencil for some of the heavier lines and lettering. I even hand-lettered it, which means this might be my first actual finished work using my Ames lettering guide, which I bought, what, ten years ago? Yikes.
Also unlike the other comic, I finished it in a week, rather than six months. Go figure.
I'm not thrilled with that third panel. Vivian's face went a little off-model, and I feel like we should be seeing her other hand but I couldn't work it in without making it look awkward. Other than that, though I'm actually really happy with the way this turned out. Panel 2 is my favorite.
There's also a larger version for your viewing...um...pleasure? View larger version. Also see this image on deviantArt.
This image is tagged with: 2014, blue pencil, comic, dragon, fan art, Flint and Steel, and pencil.
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