Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Dragon and a Mailbox

Yesterday evening I did something that I haven't done in a long time. I sat out on the porch and drew pictures. I just drew whatever I wanted while I waited for my friends to arrive for D&D. It was great.


Cynthia said...

It was a beautiful warm night to sit outside. Wonderful dragon.

Arkonbey said...

firstly, I'm now convinced that the subjects of both of the sketches must be combined in real life somehow.

secondly, I'm jealous. I haven't played D&D for years. My very talented DM friend lives 250 miles away and our play-by-video-chat hasn't worked out. btw, we call it "Geek Gaming" and refuse to go past 3.5. Hope your game went well!

Thirdly, both sketches are beautiful. The dragon is very Henson-ish. I could see it forming from local vegetation when needed.

Ben Hatke said...

Arkonbey, those two sketches are more closely related than they might appear. Both were drawn while I was thinking about a graphic novel story that I've been working on for about 5 years now.

D&D! We should call it Geek Gaming too. We only play actual D&D (3.5!) about %10 of the time. Right now we're playing odd board games, building characters and gearing up for a Mutants and Masterminds Superhero campaign.

I keep hoping that one of these days I'll have time to start drawing and blogging some of the crazy characters I've played through the years..

Fr Matthew Green said...

Great dragon! I look forward to that graphic novel. I hope it materializes before too long.

I haven't played D&D in ages! My older brother is still into gaming, although I don't know how often it is D&D anymore.

I hope you do get time to draw some of your characters. The Hatke imagination is very rich, and every glimpse into it is worth the time.

Ben Hatke said...

Aw thanks Fr. Green! I talk a lot about D&D but the truth is we do a lot of different role playing games and it's really only D&D about 20% of the time.

I hope I get time to draw more non-project related stuff too. That's where the imagination really grows.

But the story with the dragon -oh! He's only a tiny part of it and I'm REALLY hoping ot make it one of my next projects. It's a story I believe is worth telling.