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Smaugust 2017 #8 Sleeping Tight by HeatherHitchman Smaugust 2017 #8 Sleeping Tight 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:
"All Terratoffian dragons collect treasure in varying degrees. The "wild" dragons, that claim their own territories out in the forests, tend to have the greatest stashes. They have more room to store large quantities of riches, and are a more difficult challenge than a smaller "domestic" village dragon.

All dragons publicly claim that their collections are solely made of "found treasures" recovered from places like forgotten coves, sunken ships, or an abandoned inheritance. But it is well known that many of their "discoveries" were actually belongings "liberated" from their original owners. Most dragons will at least acquire their treasures through non-lethal means, however they are still generally not trusted alone around precious things. 

This wild Crystal Dragon has collected a hoard SO big, he must guard it night and day to protect it, even when he sleeps! But he doesn't mind, having a great pile of treasure to admire is every Dragon's dream. He sleeps soundly atop his mountain of gold, dreaming on where he shall unearth his next haul of riches."

! 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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:iconschlossbauer:
Schlossbauer Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017   Digital Artist
cute work. i like the style
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:iconheatherhitchman:
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconravenheart1984:
RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
fabulous
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:iconheatherhitchman:
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much ^^
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:iconravenheart1984:
RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
you are most welcome
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Agent36496 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017   Writer
Very colourful and peaceful :heart:
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:iconheatherhitchman:
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much ^^
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November 3
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samsung
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4 mm
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125
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Apr 19, 2017, 11:08:11 PM
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