Forest Dragon

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Forest Dragon by Amy Crook, all rights reserved

Forest Dragon by Amy Crook, all rights reserved

I swear, this commission took all the time in the world, but I will admit I’m happy with the results. I was pretty sure I would be once I got it past the ass point, but you never really know until it’s all done. Molly is very happy indeed, and I hope she gets well soon so she can come collect it!

“All I had was the idea of a dragon in a forest and I was so lucky to have Amy bring what I really had in mind to life. And with the snap shots of the progress along the way I got to be more and more excited by the final result. The details of the scales are my favorite part.”

Forest Dragon, 24″x18″ oil paint on canvas, nfs (commission).

I’ve taken a bunch of detail shots for you, just so you can appreciate the awesomeness.

Forest Dragon, detail 1, by Amy Crook

Forest Dragon, detail 1, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see a close-up of the sun shining through the Dragon’s spines and onto the texture, iridescent scales. Below, another shot of sunlight, this time streaming through the trees and making the leaves appear translucent.

Forest Dragon, detail 2, by Amy Crook

Forest Dragon, detail 2, by Amy Crook

Sunlight and shiny things are a bit of a theme, which is apropos for a dragon, I think.

Forest Dragon, detail 3, by Amy Crook

Forest Dragon, detail 3, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the wings, which are translucent and let the trees behind them show faintly through, as well as the dragon’s ridges. Below, an oblique close-up of the tail so you can see the physical texture of the scales, and the more visual texture on the hoard of gold.

Forest Dragon, detail 4, by Amy Crook

Forest Dragon, detail 4, by Amy Crook

If you’re considering a commission of your own, email me! I’ve got a few things in the queue already, but I’d be happy to talk about putting your painting next in line.

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