17 January 2012 8:11 AM CST

Lily

Lily

Media: Copic sketch brush with warm and cool greys and ink wash on 140lb hot press arches

Size: 14 x 20 in

Notes: Part of the Temeraire series of novels by Naomi Novik. Xmas Gift

Lily

2 Comments

  • theArmourer
    January 29, 2012

    I like the coloration, but I think that the legs are a little too spindly for the size of her. Maximus and Temeraire look really good, quite like I imagined them. I think that Volly could be about 25% larger. Really nice drawings.

  • saulone (Daniel)
    January 30, 2012

    Hey there! Thanks for the note :) Lily I was drawing inspiration from serpents and poison spitters in particular – and thought something thin and more graceful when she flies might do well to personalize her as female and cast and air of protectiveness further over her as the longwings tend to be protected by other dragons in the formation due to her lethal acid jets. I can see what you mean though about supporting the frame – especially on the ground. Volly I thought was about right but I can see how a cow in Volly’s belly might make it a bit ridiculous ;) Thanks again!

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