This is a piece that, at first, I had struggled with creating. When I heard we were doing a free-line drawing in class my mind was stumped. Do not get me wrong, I love line drawings, they actually are the inspiration for my art style I have currently. Normally, I would not do a line drawing and that is actually the reason why I took a step back and put my own spin on what a line drawing can really be. In my art, I tend to do a lot of contentious line. From spirals that link through an entire picture, to a flowing line that creates the shape of a hand. I took this opportunity to show the world what my take on contentious line was. Although my final drawing does not quite look like a continuous line, it does have qualities of one. I see this piece as a "cleaner and neater" version of your standard continuous line. Almost like my lines each have a intended clean cut to them, they are exactly where I want them to be.
In this piece, I used a large piece of paper and my favorite medium: markers. I love using neon colors in situations that don't necessarily need neon colors. I like the smoothness of markers and how you can pull off something that looks like digital art on the physical plane.
My favorite thing about this piece is the subject itself. I really have been inspired by accent Chinese artwork lately, all the warriors and dragons I could handle. However, as I was looking through reference photos for the dragon I wanted to create, I noticed that all of them were looking rather fierce. Either they had blood dripping down their faces or maybe razor sharp teeth. I really wanted to set off and create a dragon that still had the accent vibes I was looking for, but also had a more soft and funny look. This is a charm and gold dragon with a story or two to tell.