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At the moment, I have finished 5 of the total 12 calendar illustrations for my 2021 calendar. This blog post features March, the dragon! 

If you've been following me on my social media, you probably know I have a great passion for dragons, thus I was absolutely delighted to paint this particular illustration. I deliberately chose to make it the illustration of March, for it is my birth month. I don't draw/paint dragons as much as I'd like to, for I'm kind of "saving" my dragons for the time when I'll finally be able to start my great "Dragon Story" comic project. This will, hopefully, happen in 2-3 years.


I wanted to make the dragon's body snake-like, slithering around the tree trunks, closely resembling the roots of the trees that fill the forest floor.




Below you find a time-lapse video of the painting process of this particular illustration. On the left there is the scanned illustration that shows the colors of the painting more truthfully than the work-in-progress pictures taken with my phone camera. 

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Watercolor Speed Painting - A Dragon in the Forest - YouTube

This is the illustration of March for my upcoming 2021 calendar, enjoy the video! Also, make sure to follow me on social media and check out my website + onl...