Some dragon species are born mischief makers. With a nimble mind and impish temperament, the Zoisite dragon enjoys outthinking and outmaneuvering foes and other nuisances. Patches and freckles spangle the hide and skin of the wings, while large curled horns and long dorsal spines guard the face and back. Ridged belly plates ensure the dragon is protected above and below from any who might retaliate against its sly and crafty nature. One can only guess what plan this young subject is hatching.
One of The Dragonlings Series, a collection of originally-designed baby dragons based on minerals and semi-precious stones.
🥇 This illustration was awarded the 1st place ribbon at the 2021 Mesa County Libraries Comic Con Juried Art Show.
Graphite on 9 x 12 inch horizontally-oriented Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media Board. Shipped in a 12 x 15 inch gold frame, and mounted on black linen backing paper.