best of the drawing of the day, week 23– matching sweaters

September 15th, 2012
matching sweaters
brush pen and Sharpie over pencil
©2012 Pam Bliss

  • Young man: Yeah, Grandma made me and Zargon matching sweaters.  What can you do?
  • Zargon (thinking):  I look good!

It was sort of a relief to find out that I am not finished with the “Pretty Good Dragons” series.  This is the first time any of the PGDs has had a line, and its content is not surprising.  Zargon, like all dragons, has a bit of an ego.

When (not if!) I do a finished version of this drawing, I will definitely put a lot of effort into drawing the sweaters.  As it stands, I was already inking when I decided to put the dragon in a sweater, and that in turn suggested the joke.  Since I didn’t really want to redraw the whole thing, I went with the tweedy, woolly pully effect that absorbed the lines I had already drawn.  In the final drawing, I’ll know ahead of time that the sweaters are the whole point and I will pull out all the stops. Maybe they will be full on Fair Isle, or a variation on the classic reindeer sweater with dragons substituting for the reindeer.

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