I decided to join in this round of Animal Alphabets, because the theme was Mythical Creatures. I knew it would lend to some interesting designs. So here are the first 9: Alphyn, Basilisk, Centaur, Dragon, Erymanthian Boar, Faun, Griffin, Hippocampus, and Imp.
For this weeks assignment we had to design a dragon character based off the style of Ronald Searle and Jay Ward. They are two extremely different artists when figuring out characteristics of their work. My instructor gave me some really good feedback so I’ll be going back into these and updating them per his suggestions. Only two more weeks to go!
So last year I started drawing on my Starbucks coffee lids for fun. With no planning, I would just doodle something on the lid. Since they came back out with my favorite Pumpkin Spiced Latte, I started getting hot beverages again. So here are my recent character lids.
For last years lids go to https://edwardiantaylor.com/illustrations-working/starbucks-lid-characters/
This was one I had started at the beginning of the New Year. Since it was the year of the Dragon, I figured I would start a new Misadventure with this theme. The initial idea was the same, but the original drawing was just missing something. So starting on it, I realized that I was just not feeling it. I finished the background, but not the characters. Last week I took another knack at it, this time I went with something a bit different for the dragon design. Hope you Enjoy it 😉
So I was working on my layout for the next Misadventure illustration with my movie monster theme, and I came across a piece I started in the beginning of the year. I looked at it and wondered why I stopped and only finished the background. So I went back and started editing the original drawing and came up with a bit more personalities in the characters, and decided to give Samurai more of a dog in the car window look. I mirrored this with the dragon with his tongue out too. But here is a little preview of what I’ve done. And yes, I decided that this dragon has fur . . . “Neverending Story” throw back.