A dragon painting for my son.

I painted a flower diptych for my daughter when she was born. It turned out nicely and hangs in her room. I decided to paint my 1 year old son a painting as well, but this time chose a landscape format for a fantasy painting of a dragon. 

I am using acrylics and started with a small sketch, found some reference photos, chose a lighting and color scheme and began painting. 

First stage of the painting , my reference material and sketch is within sight.

First stage of the painting , my reference material and sketch is within sight.

Progress on the background and lighting. Blocking in of forms on the face. 

Progress on the background and lighting. Blocking in of forms on the face. 

More work on the sky, and lighting on the face. 

More work on the sky, and lighting on the face. 

Added light to the background, worked on the rest of the body... 

Added light to the background, worked on the rest of the body... 

More updates to come!!