My name is Lynton Levengood. I am a concept artist and illustrator living in Cape Town, South Africa. My love for drawing started at an early age, motivated strongly by a childhood fascination with dinosaurs. I would ask my father to draw me dinosaurs and then trace them many times and hand them out to my friends in pre- primary school saying “look what I drew!”. After a while I didn’t need to trace anymore and the desire to draw never left me. My love for dinosaurs grew into a love for dragons and fantasy, the world of imagination. A year after high school I enrolled to study animation at The Animation School in Cape Town. I graduated in 2007 and have been working in the animation industry ever since. I enjoy creating art that tells a story. Although in my career you have to be ready to draw anything, my favorite subject is the dragon and the stories that they star in. There is just something about their power and wisdom, brute force and cunning. They make terrifying enemies or majestic allies. In my blog I would like to explore and imagine what has become of them and how they have adapted to our fast paced world.
“This blog is for those who share a love of dragons, those fire breathing creatures of yore. Their legends have filled countless tales. they have been deadly villains, powerful allies, agents of calamity and even the odd blessing. We know much of their dealings with the past… But what of the present? Here I present to you the modern dragon”.