Monday, February 25, 2013

Winter Dragon Entries

Thank you to everyone who entered the 
 Dracopedia Winter Dragon Challenge!

I am so impressed by the range of imagination and styles from such a great group of artists!  Please enjoy this gallery and feel free to share your constructive thoughts on the designs.

Winners will be announced shortly.


William O'Connor

 Winter Dragon Gallery
click on individual images for larger versions.  Images are in no particular order.
*All copyrights are owned by the individual artists.  Reproduction in any form is prohibited without the artists permission.


Name: Andrew Prasetya

Name: Kevin Yap
Nationality: Malaysia
Medium: Digital Painting (Photoshop), 800x1000 pixels

Wishing for Snow
Graphite and Photos

Katharina Fedelheimer 


Brandon Davis

African American

Age 17

Pencil, Pen and Colored Markers


Dominick Critelli
Photoshop & Intuos 4 - 14x11



Name: Michaela Nelson
Nationality: American
Medium: Digital painting in Photoshop
Size: 782 pixels by 1000 pixels

Piya Wannachaiwong
Digital (14.33"x11.75")

Giovanni Panìco
Digital Painting
Image: 706 x 998


 Jacob Anderson
Size: 11 in. wide 12 in. tall (at full res) 
Size submitted: 884px by 1000px 
Medium: Photoshop CS5, Cintiq 22HD 
Links: (facebook illustration page) 
Twitter: @thejakeanderson


Name: Ashley Stewart
Nationality: United States
Medium: Ink and Digital
size: 10x8


Title: Black Ice Dragon
Age: 24 
Location: Detroit, MI USA 
Medium: Digital 
Size: 9 in x 12 in 


Elizabeth Hornberger



Name: Burton Taylor
Country: USA
Size: 15 x 20 inches
Medium: Oil on illustration board
Title: Birth of the Winter Winds


Cliff Gamble (American)

Acrylic on Illustration Board



Name: Amanda H. McNally
Nationality: USA
Medium: Digital using Pencil 0.4.4b and Wacom Intuos 3 Tablet
Size of Original Work: PNG file submitted as 1000x493 pixels

 Zachary Wojnar


Winter Dragon
Candra Hope
9x12" pastel on paper


Ngianhormua Yang
Illustrator + Designer + Life Long Learner

Seth Greenwald


Link to high res:

Name: Jessica Cheng

Medium: Digital

Size: 1000pixels x563pixels



Jim Luong
actual size: 4800x2000px

Victor Maury

Name: Crescent Crown Dragon

Medium: Photoshop

Age: 21

Nationality: French


Name: Jenna Kass
Nationality: American
Medium, size: Oil, 11"x16.5"


 Mandela Zvaleko Hall



Lauren Westlake
Digital Concept - 3 " x 2 " 


John Melton
Denver Colorado, USA

Photoshop, with sketch brainstorming in sketchbook pro.

The work is 977x943 pixels in size.

Ivan Dixon
United States

Digital (625 x 1000)


Paul Marquis


Digital (photoshop)

15" x 20" 300dpi

 Name of the piece: Winter Council

Name: André Castelo

Nationality: Brazil

Medium: Digital

Size: 760x1000

Name: Doug Hoppes
Nationality: United States
Medium: Oil Painting
Size of Work: 9 x 12 oil on canvas
Link to my website:


Emily Crowley
Oil on panel, 17" x 24"
please include link to my website,


Nick Deligaris
illustrator • 3D artist • graphic designer   |

©William O'Connor Studios/Dracopedia Project/ Dracopedia™


  1. I have to say I am very impressed with the entries here. So much creativity! Great job to all.

  2. Wow! great works! congratulation to everyone!

  3. There was a time when a display of this caliber would leave me feeling inadequate, very likely driving me to stop drawing and painting for a while. This time is SO different! I am COMPLETELY inspired, and proud to have one of my paintings alongside so many achingly beautiful other works. A great big congratulations to all the other artists, to the winner, whomever it may be, and above all, THANK YOU. You all make me love what I do more than before! And I didn't think that was possible.

    God, I love me some dragon art.

  4. Yeah this is a great variety of works - all interesting takes on the winter dragon. Good luck to everyone this was a great challenge!!

  5. It is such a good feeling to have this finished and submitted in time. It is even better when, after having put so much in to it, I find that everyone else came out guns blazing as well. So many good pieces to choose from! Good luck everybody.