Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Winter Dragon Art Challenge

Winter Dragon Art Challenge!

With the cold wind blowing and ice of winter forming I am starting the Winter Dragon Art Challenge.

The Challenge:  Create an original work of art that illustrates a "Winter Dragon".  Format, medium, and style are completely up to the artist, but the creature should be  dragon-like in form and exemplify arctic or winter characteristics.

The Judges:  I am greatly honored to have been able to recruit three talented personalities in the fantasy art genre to help judge the winners.  Donato Giancola (artist), Sarah Laichas (Editor of Dracopedia/Impact), and Zoe Robinson (art Director at Fantasy Flight Games.  Judges will take creativity, originality and craftsmanship into account.

Entries: All entries should be in "jpeg" format, no more than 1000 px on its longest side.  Send samples to woconnor@wocstudios.com for consideration.  professional and amateur artists will be considered.  All nationalities acceptable.  please include your name, nationality, medium and size of work, and put "Winter Dragon Challenge" in the subject field.  If you wish to have any links attached to your image please include that with your entry as well.

All entries will be posted at DracopediaProject for public viewing and judging. Artists retain all copyrights to the work, and agree to a one-time display of their image on this site unless other arrangements are made in writing. 

Due Date:  Upload files by 23:59 EST 2/24/13

Awards: First place winner will win a signed copy of both Dracopedia, and Dracopedia:The Great Dragons, by William O'Connor.  Second place will receive a signed copy of Dracopedia:The Great Dragons.

Good luck and I can't wait to see what you all come up with!


Friday, January 25, 2013

Dracopedia:Bestiary-Dragon Turtle Sculpture

I am very excited that as part of the up-coming Dracopedia:Bestiary Project I was able to work with the talented sculptor Christina Yoder.  Working from my concept design of the Dragon Turtle, Christina was able to produce a stunning sculpture.  Check out the linked tutorial to see how see created this work....

Dragon Turtle Sculpture