My friends Kay and Nat had their first child this past September. Meet Sage…
THE cutest. I was very honored when Nat commissioned me to create a piece for Sage’s bedroom. It was also a surprise for Kay. 2012 is the year of the dragon, so Nat requested I make a little dragon to celebrate Sage’s birth year. She also wanted a Japanese theme. Of the pieces I’ve already made, Blossoms is Kay’s favorite, so I used that as a jumping point.
Here are some of my early concepts for the character.
Nat and I talked about what she liked, and I created a dragon that pulled each of her favorite attributes from the concept sketches.
Then came the composition studies.
I worked on the drawing, and then delivered several color options.
We both agreed that A was the winner. So, I prepped the file, had it printed and framed, and here is our Little Dragon for little Sage…
I am so happy that this special little person is going to grow up looking at my art. Now let’s all look at the happy family and have a big old AWWWWWW!!!