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Smaugust 2017 #11 The Kirin of Terratoff by HeatherHitchman Smaugust 2017 #11 The Kirin of Terratoff by HeatherHitchman
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? WHAT IS #smaugust2017  ?
For the month of August 2017 I created one of a kind dragon drawings all month long! Its called #smaugust , a monthly themed challenge to celebrate and engage with the online fantasy art community. Specifically, I explored and expanded the lore of dragons within my own IP, a magical world called "Terratoff"

 STORY:
"The Kirin is one of the rarest creatures in Terratoff.

A Kirin is born when a unicorn blesses an un-hatched dragon egg, creating a creature that is both unicorn and dragon combined. Because Kirin are born sterile, this is the ONLY way for a new Kirin to be born. However, finding willing dragon mothers or abandoned dragon eggs is not very common. It is said that combining different breeds of dragon egg with different breeds of unicorn blessings yields varying "pedigrees" of Kirin. However, they all inherit vitality from the unicorn, and fierce strength from the dragon. They do not however inherit "Rott" immunity from the unicorn. 

Kirin tend to live with the unicorn herd that blessed them, since they lack wings to fly with dragon kind. But even though they have loving family, most Kirin carry a deep loneliness inside because they are so few in number. But there is hope for their species. Slowly but surely their numbers are growing enough that a few small herds of Kirin are emerging. As their numbers grow it will be interesting to see what effect their presence will have on the Terratoff ecosystem."

! THE PROCESS !
My process includes several steps. First, the sketch is drawn softly with colored graphite to draft the idea. Next I add colored pencils to add dimension and define the lines. Lastly, charcoal colored graphite is drawn on top to tighten and clean the drawing as well as add detail. The colored sketch remains intact and subtly visible beneath the charcoal color of the final drawing. This process captures not just the final illustration, but also preserves the method and experience of creating it.

Colored and Charcoal colored Graphite on Moleskine

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MORE #SMAUGUST

Smaugust 2017 #5 The Cuddle by HeatherHitchman Smaugust 2017 #2 The Flying Lesson by HeatherHitchman Smaugust 2017 #4 Rotten Armor Dragon of Conquest by HeatherHitchman Smaugust 2017 #3 Happy Birthday by HeatherHitchman Smaugust 2017 #6 Beach Baby by HeatherHitchman Smaugust 2017 #1 Dragon Lantern2 by HeatherHitchman
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FeynaSkydancer Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Stunningly beautiful!Heart 
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HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
majestic
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HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
your welcome
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November 10
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samsung
Model
SM-G930P
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
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F/1.7
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
125
Date Taken
Apr 19, 2017, 11:08:11 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
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