This little one is Specimen 1314-JY. It’s a handmade polymer clay sculpture embedded in air-dry clay to imitate the look of a real fossil being exposed from the rock by wind and weather. I love all his cute sharp teeth and spikes!
This illustration was done as a gift for two friends we’ve known from the local convention circuit for quite a while, who announced that they’ve gotten engaged! I was secretly approached by one to do a picture for them, and while it should include a dragon, an image of her green garnet engagement ring, a ladybug, and a shamrock, all other details were left up to me. In fact, even she didn’t know what it looked like until I met with them to present it!
Nearly everything in the image is symbolic in some way, from the dragon coiling into a distinctive infinity symbol, the arrangement of the ring, ladybug, and clover, the vines entwining it all together… I really love how this one turned out – and I’m happy to say, so did they!
This is my contribution to the 2015 calendar for the Kids Need to Read charity, now updated with the final, digitally colored version. This calendar will be available starting in June of 2014, both at Phoenix Comicon and via their online store.
Meet specimen #1324-AT! This little fellow is a fossilized drakeling, or miniature dragon, captured in time and forever preserved in stone. To be more precise, he’s a cast resin replica of an original sculpture I did.
If you live in the American southwest, you’re probably used to seeing all kinds of reptiles sunning themselves on fences. Just don’t startle the big ones – they’ve been known to cause property damage, if only accidentally! Come to think of it, I’d better check and make sure our insurance covers acts of big, lazy fence dragons…
In any case, this is our official exclusive for Phoenix Comicon 2013, which is coming up Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd – 26th. This year, they introduced guidelines for exclusives, so the quality (and rarity) of official exclusives will be even better this year than it has been in the past. We just got the prints done, a limited run of 100 copies, 11″ x 17″, each one signed and hand-numbered. If you happen to be at the show, drop by booth #697 to pick one up!
If you have a chance to get to Phoenix Comicon, I definitely recommend it! It is an amazing show, attracting some really great guests (they’re having an all-out Babylon 5-a-thon this year), and we’re ridiculously excited about it.
I’d done one fossil before, and was itching to do another one – I love how these turn out!
I know I’m not supposed to play favorites with my hatchlings, but just look at those little tiny teeth! I love little tiny teeth.
This sketch was done for Reithya on deviantArt.
This was a weird one! Mirrored Death is the combination of the bodies and souls of two dragons who were lovers in life. The female skull is the top half, and the male skull the bottom half of the creature’s very strange jaws. Love the concept!
This sketch was done for Zealith on deviantArt.
She requested a dragon sheltering another fantasy creature – and I just had to add the unicorn colt in there!
This sketch was done for dragonrider292 on deviantArt.
The characters shown are our dragon, Sukozu, from Planes of Eldlor, and the smaller dragon called Loar, who belongs to dragonrider292.