Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The origin of dragons

Two progress shots.

Red corn snake, zebra swallowtail butterfly, peonies and dodder weed. Part of the Thieves of Spring series.

As a kid I recall reading a speculation that dragons came from people glimpsing snakes with birds/bats in their mouths and people making mountains out of molehills. So, why not a butterfly? The contrasting background of peonies and dodder (a parasitic plant) seemed appropriate for the theme.

Still have a few days left on this one.