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!

13 comments:

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.

Renate said...

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

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!

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.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

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

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. :-)

Anonymous said...

I love the phantasy and the way you did it.

hfm
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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!

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.

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.

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.

u l a n said...

No more dragons?! But why? =(

hehe.

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

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!

Cheers!