Wednesday, 8 April 2015

A Dragon in the cards

As you will have noticed, it's really complex to find reference photos with permission to use them, especially when it comes to a time before digital images and internet. Then it's almost impossible. So I took a lot of names off my list and I'm offering this space to fans. Not many spaces left so hurry.

Of course if I include fans I had to play along...


Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Cards the return

So here I am starting over on this project. I need to find photo references that come from photographers I can track down and ask for permission. Most of the ones I contacted never answered, so I am sending an appeal.

If you have a good photo of any of the following musicians. and YOU TOOK THE PHOTO YOURSELF. Can you please send it to me? I am not doing this for profit, it will just be a fun thing, and maybe I'll have it printed for people who are in it. I'll credit all of the photographers but since I am not making any money I can't pay you.

Here's a list of people I need to have, if possible a full body photo and an iconic pose :)

Keri Kelli
Tommy Henriksen
Jimmy DeGrasso
Derek Sherinian
Kane Roberts
Nita Strauss
Glen Sobel
Eric Singer

If you can help email me at dr4gonlady (at) hotmail (dot) com many thanks in advance

This is one of the few cards where I had permission to use the photo (Photo by Aaron Bell)

Monday, 16 March 2015

Some beasties

And here is a series of A4 beasties. All for sale. You give me the price you're ready to pay and you pay packaging and shipping (depends on your location)

As an indication one of these takes me between one and two hours to finish

For some reason, blogger seems to "grey" the white backgrounds and show the eraser marks from the digital scanning (the scans look better on my deviantArt page) and of course the signature stamp won't be on the original

Monday, 9 March 2015


Sorry for the lack of postings lately. I'm a bit busy to blog.

I'll scan all of the black and white beasties I have (all for sale at your price) and put them up here soon

Meanwhile here is a new Dragon, also for sale at whatever price you propose (plus postage)

A3, pencil and acrylics

Friday, 20 February 2015

How to make a beastie

Well this is how I do it.

The filming part is tricky, I need to find out better angles and also learn how to stick it all together properly. I used Adobe Premiere here, all well except I don't know why the image isn't filling the frame when it's horizontal.

The finished piece on my deviantArt gallery:

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Better photo. Beorn

I managed to take a much better photo today, just had enough light for a few minutes, no sun and bright overcast skies. Plus I shot it in raw and calibrated the white balance, which of course is the minimum. Next step buy a colour chart ;)

The original is slightly warmer but I got as close as possible with just guessing, as opposed to having a proper colour chart etc. Now my main problem is to work out at what zoom I am at 50mm on my bridge, to avoid deformation, I don't really know how to work that out yet.

Friday, 23 January 2015

More beasties timelapse

Well eventually I posted the rest of the "challenge" on Facebook, sorry about that.

The other day I finally got around to listen to the BBC radio play of "Good Omens" one of my favourite books ever. The play was good, some parts were a bit rushed, not enough indication of what was happening, but if you knew the story it was ok. and it was very well played, I enjoyed the fact that the actor who played Crowley was sounding a little bit like Alan Rickman who will always be "my" Crowley, it's how I imagined him when I read the book.

And while I was listening I worked on a coloured beastie. At least I am trying one, this will be the underpainting, see if I get anywhere with this