Well I can finally post a picture of a Christmas gift I made.
It was part of my boyfriend's gift this year.
I know he likes dragons, so I decided to get ambitious and sketch out the head of a medieval dragon.
Because I've never drawn a dragon, I decided to Youtube a 5 minute time-lapse video of someone sketching a dragon head. I used the video for reference as I went along. I used a variety of H and B sketching pencils as well as several tortillons (smudge sticks). I did end up spraying it with a fixative to prevent it from smudging. I would never use hairspray because overtime that would just yellow the picture, and I want it to be preserved well. I have since matted and framed it (black mat, white frame).
And here is the final result (which both he & his family LOVED!)!
In fact, he's already hung it up in his room.
Enjoy the rest of the holidays!