Amorous Dragon

Artwork details: coloured pencil over paper stained with gouache, 18 x 16 inches (46 x 41 cm), 2003.

'Amorous Dragon' - art by Nancy Farmer
Amorous Dragon: painting and artwork by Nancy Farmer

This is a painting of one of those nasty moments when you realize the other individual is reading from an entirely different script!

'Amorous Dragon' - detail
Amorous Dragon: painting and artwork by Nancy Farmer

People generally don't seem to consider that Dragons have feelings, too, and maybe get lonely during all those long centuries of lying about on Gold.

Actually I don't often draw dragons - it's the scales - they are such a pain and so repetitive that sitting there drawing scale after scale makes me want to scream (and I'm usually very good on intricate detail) - they are usually associated with 'high fantasy' artwork, too, whereas I'm much more into people and domestic details (albeit in a fantasy kind of setting). In fact at the time of typing this (Dec. 2007) I have done only one other dragon picture since I was quite young - that was 'Femme Fatale' (see left) - and that was in response to a request for 'more dragon cards'. Some day I may to get back to a few more dragons... but they are unlikely to be your usual sort of dragon if I do...

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