Day 7: Dragon

Day 7 of 100 Days of drawing icons


These are the marked up research drawings I used. For this drawing I use the ‘reference’ just to study the subject matter, then drew from imagination.

I noticed how a Chinese dragon was more decorative with almost cartoon like eyes.

I also studied different animals with similar anatomical features to the dragon.

I also focused largely on the silhouette rather than the details. Adding only a few details to suggest form.

A dragon is such a complex and detailed creature. In the end I stepped back from the detail. Remember in drawing icons, the main goal is to create something readable.

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