Tangled Dragons

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With Mother's Day looming in the horizon, I stopped today to think what it meant to be the mother of a teenage boy. I was thinking how much he has grown and remembering when he was little and would come to me asking "Mama, can you draw me a dragon?"

I'd oblige of course, and would draw a quick sketch of what seemed more like a cartoon cow with horns, but he was always delighted. We collected dragons of all kinds, especially figurines.

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Being mother to a boy means that you don't get to draw flowers and unicorns, but yet dragons, dinosaurs and superheroes. Being mother to a boy is a so unbelievably different than being mother to a girl, as I can clearly see when I compare notes with other moms.

Thinking of all this, I thought I'd try my hand at some dragons again, but now on my own terms, tangled and knotted.

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The first one didn't turned out exactly as knotted as I wanted it to be. 

The second one is a bit better, I like it!

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I added a little shading on the overlaps, and am REALLY happy with it. 

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Interesting how sometimes these drawings just seem to come from who knows where. I guess our subconscious plays a much higher role than we can imagine in determining what and how we create art. 

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These are for you, my young tangled, knotted dragon, I love you more than words can say, and so honored to be your mother!

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UPDATE!

Many people were asking me about these knotted dragons, so I set up a Dragon Pinterest board for your inspiration or you can contact me if you would like to VOTE FOR A FUTURE EBOOK on this style!

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