This video follows up the video about rough sketches in the video that you can see below. In this video I’m drawing the final artwork for Dragon Red on to Seawhite Heavy Cartridge paper and then painting it with Winsor and Newton Neutral Tint watercolour (link below) to create a greyscale image for my black and white book, Dragon Red, which is the final part of my Dragon Trilogy.
The final part of my Dragon series has been delivered to my publishers and, it seems, they are very happy with it. I certainly am.
The Dragon Gold Trilogy has been a bit of a departure for me, having only ever written much shorter books before. It’s been great fun and quite an eye-opener for me. I never realised quite how powerful magic can be in a story.
When I read the magic parts to children, their mouths drop open and they go off into dreamlike state as they imagine what it would really be like to own a pet dragon.
The stores follow Harri and his pet dragon, Tân. Harry has a rival at school. Not Ryan, but Ryan’s dad, who lives his life through his son, making sure that Ryan wins everything and doing most of his homework too. When Ryan’s dad get’s his own dragon there’s going to be a fight!
Set amongst the magic, mystery, landscape and history of Snowdonia, I like to think the story belts along culminating with the final showdown at Dynas Emrys, the place where Merlin was reputed to have buried his treasure!
I can’t wait to start work on the illustrations! Dragon Red is the final book in the trilogy and is due to be published on St David’s Day – 1st March 2017. I’ll have to start planning a special launch!
You can get Dragon Gold and Dragon White signed with a free poster by following this link. Just time to read them before Dragon White comes out!