Sunday, November 19, 2006

welsh dragon

I'm not really into all that flag waving (there's always a 'but' after a statement like that, isn't there?) but I do love the Welsh flag. I mean on a visual level. I just think it is a great looking flag, that's all.

I bought this little ceramic Welsh dragon while on holiday in Snowdonia. I was going to post it for the 'souvenir' challenge but I have a whole list of souvenirs that I intend to draw. I do like to come home from everywhere I visit with at least one piece of tat.

And, in answer to a question I was once asked when holiday in the States; NO, there are not still dragons in Wales!

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Blogger I need orange said...

But more importantly, are there still corgis? :-)

I stumbled across your blog yesterday, and am in awe of your drawing skill.

10:10 PM  
Anonymous Renate said...

To bad that this cute dragons don't exist in real :)

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Yes, it IS a goodlooking flag! Coincidentally, I drew a dragon today, too, but you can hardly recognize it, smushed as it is under a woman warrior's feet. Your souvenir is drawn beautifully, Andrea. Your sketchblog is a visual treat!

10:44 PM  
Blogger PMBC said...

Thanks for the visit and comment.How close do you live from the Penine Way? Or Ponden House?
Tou have a wonderfull blog.

11:47 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you everyone. I am always so touched that people take the time to comment. Cheers!

12:27 AM  
Blogger I need orange said...

My only real Welsh connection is my corgi. :-) I knit for Wales in the knitting Olympics last winter, as the rule was that if you had ever heard of Wales, you could be on the team. :-)

2:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the phantasy and the way you did it.


11:45 AM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

Beautiful shading on this drawing Andrea. I'd never seen the Welsh flag so I looked it up online--a dragon, how cool!

5:53 PM  
Blogger suzanne said...

Wow, you have such a great ability to define an object without lines. I can really learn a lot from you!

Oh, and if the rumors are true, and there are corgis hanging out over there, will you please pick me up one? Pokey needs a brother.

9:54 PM  
Anonymous wagonized said...

I didn't know i could use "cute" next to "dragon" but here it is! You managed to convey the volume of the beast amazingly well.

3:17 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Cheers everyone,

Now, what does that say about Wales - you can be in the team if you've heard of the country!!! I love it!

I've decided on a new direction in my career - breeding corgis. I take it I've got a few sales already? I'll put them in the post as soon as their ready!

Thanks for your comments they are always much appreciated.

5:09 PM  
Blogger u l a n said...

No more dragons?! But why? =(


Hello, Andrea. I'm Ian (or ulan25) and I'm a dragon nut.

3:02 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Hi Ulan,

thanks for the visit and the comments. It's a shame there are no more dragons in Wales...I think!


11:47 AM  

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