Friday, March 23, 2012

Dragon Lily }{ the sketchbook challenge

According to the Chinese lunar calendar, beginning on January 23, 2012 is a year of the dragon (see here for other years). According to their traditional zodiac, the dragon is energetic, fearless, warm-hearted, and charismatic as well as arrogant and impatient. Dragon babies are very popular in East Asia (also here and here). 

You can probably see where I'm going with all this - the growing dragon in my belly. To be honest, I'm not one to believe in zodiacs, but I find myself calling this little girl (yes, it's a girl!) my little dragon all the time. I even checked her compatibility, and it turns out they are most compatible with rats (N. is a rat). I hope it's true and they turn out to be the best of friends. 

Then, last week I stopped by a flower shop that I hadn't seen before just to check out their selection. They had these beautiful pink and orange flowers in one arrangement. I asked the shop keeper what kind they were and he said they were "dragon lilies." Boom. I had to get some.

March's sketchbook challenge's theme is "flowers" so I decided to draw a dragon lily in honor of my little dragon. It was quick work, nothing elaborate - just an outline filled in with copic markers.

Now let's just hope she doesn't breathe fire. 

Do you believe in zodiacs? What's your Chinese zodiac sign?


  1. I have no clue of wjat my chinese zodiak sign would be - how do I find out?

    1. You can click on the link I put up there, under "see here for other years." :)

  2. I am a pig :) My dad and my sister are both dragons though so I have high hopes for your dragon daughter

  3. You're having a baby?!! Congratulations! I think my sign is a rooster...if I remember correctly :)

  4. Pretty blending! I've tried to blend with my copics and can't ever get it to look smooth..guess I need to practice more. Lovely sketch!

  5. So pretty....thinking of you as you rest up my dear friend....sending you many many blessings. xoxo