An illustration of the Welsh Dragon sharing a picnic with a Welsh Lady I painted for Saint David’s Day. It didn’t turn out quite how I envisioned it, mainly the dragon, but overall I’m happy with the final image.
Saint Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of lovers and her day is celebrated on January 25th. I meant to post this painting of her on that day but completely forgot. I guess it’s also fitting or Valentines Day tomorrow.
I haven’t taken part in any drawing challenges like inktober this month, mainly due to time, so I decided to focus on working in ways or with colours I don’t often work with and autumn colours were perfect for this.
I’ve been wanting to play around with using autumnal colours and quickly painted this small scene of a Welsh lady enjoying the valley view. Autumn. is probably my favourite time of year, mainly because of all the colours and I’d love to create more work based around this time of year.
Here’s some Welsh ladies enjoying some tea in the autumn. I’ve seen a lot of photos of Welsh women enjoying tea outside and had to put my own spin in it.
The Welsh costume always reminds me of witches and Mother Goose.
This is sort of a remake of an illustration I drew back in 2012 as part of a Hunchback of Notre Dame illustration project. I wanted to illustrate the book in a stained glass style but didn’t end up doing that.
I’ve wanted to redraw this for a while now but I kept it simpler by only including Esmeralda and her goat. Maybe I’ll do the other characters someday!
You can see the original illustration below.
I’ve been working on this for a while now and have finally finished it. I started it earlier in the year in hopes of getting it done for St David’s Day and submitting it to open art competitions but unfortunately 2020 had other plans!
I’ve wanted to paint my own version of the Welsh Dragon for ages and I kept the pose pretty similar to the dragon on the Welsh flag.
I started drawing this last year, after becoming inspired by the wisteria growing in my aunt’s garden. I just imagined fairies flying though around it.
I originally envisioned the woman to be a fairy queen, but she didn’t really turn out to fae like in the end so I’ll leave it up to the viewer to decide.