This is a bit of a passion piece inspired by the Pre-Ralphite period and illuminated manuscripts. I wanted to create a piece that wasn't limited to one era, but influenced by many. I did research on flowers from Ireland, as the dragon is based on traditional Chinese designs. 

1. dragonheart linework.jpg

Working on the linework, it seemed very busy. I took special care with color to help the illustration become an easy read. The color palette was tricky. I aimed to focus it on teal and orange, and bridged them together with salmon reds. 

1. dragonheart color block .jpg