This drawing is called "Yang," as a reference to happiness and the lighter half of the Yin/Yang equation. The dragon's actual name is also Yang.
I had fun creating this piece. A lot of times dragons are vilified, so it was nice to make a piece focusing on a girl's friendship with one. Note to self: still have to see "How To Train Your Dragon."
This piece was a lot of fun to draw. I especially enjoyed drawing the little highlights in Yang's eyes. If you look, you see that Yang isn't exactly hungry-- just rather fond of the one fish being chased (while the other fish looks on with a "..." expression).
The pursued fish is not thrilled to be found so "swell" by Yang. But the waves and "swells" the ocean are always good to propel someone forward, if you want to swim away to an escape!
In any case, "Yang" was selected to be in the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Juried Exhibition in 2008. It was an honor and great fun to be in the show, and I am happy to overall be involved with LAMAGA/Barnsdall Art Park on a regular basis (-:
Here are some links for interested parties:
Illustration Friday: http://illustrationfriday.com/
Black and White Works on my Website: http://drawdvl.com/black-and-white-works.html
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery: http://www.lamag.org/
Barnsdall Art Park: http://www.laparks.org/dos/historic/barsndall.htm
Hope everyone's Friday is going Swell! (woo-hoo, look at me keeping on theme)