I am excited to announce I have created a youtube channel. I hope to make it a place where you can see more about the process of creating the artworks for the modern dragon. It has been quite a challenge learning the software and skills needed (although not super complicated) it was always intimidating to me. So I’m chuffed to have this first video under my belt. I am thankful for your support both here, my Patreon page and now my youtube channel.
If there are any aspects of my art you would like to see in my videos let me know. I hope they will become a fun part of the modern dragon experience.
Many of the worlds most ancient civilizations contain legends of the Ouroboros, the serpent that devours it’s own tail. Mankind has adopted this dragon as a symbol for infinity and wholeness, even immortality. The largest description of this dragon was Jörmungandr the world encircling serpent. Although Jörmungandr has disappeared into the mists of time he did set rather a tall bench mark for all following generations of Ouroboros dragons. Here we see a little male of the species trying his best to impress a would be mate. The larger the object the dragon can encircle the more impressive he is. Having successfully circled the globe success is almost guaranteed.
Some dragons are fiercely territorial and will attack other dragons on sight! However direct confrontations are rare in our modern age, mainly due to the rarity of dragons and their desire to remain secretive. Mankind’s relegation of dragons to fantasy has greatly aided their survival. They don’t need a noisy, fiery battle making people aware of them. No one is sure how large a territory a dragon needs, but a ready supply of food, water and treasure is a must.
The modern dragon is not an easy creature to find. Dragons in modern times are elusive, shy, secretive creatures. They are, for the most part, but a shadow of what once was.
When I heard of a junk yard which had problems with their guard dogs going missing my suspicions were aroused. After many painstaking hours my suspicions were confirmed. It was a ‘Little Red’, a distant descendant of the great Red Fire Breathing Dragons of old who’s pride it was to take captive cities and demand sheep, cattle and virgins for their daily fee.
Thankfully the Little Red’s influence seems limited to feline companions who get warmth from his belly and bring him mice in return. It would also seem his hunger for guard dog has helped to cement the friendship…