Targaryen at Heart


As I mentioned back in October, I am a drawer of dragons. As a child, I was obsessed with fantasy and would use art as a way to breathe life into entities that would otherwise be unable to escape the confines of my mind. This has not changed, even though I am now a 22 year old woman one month shy of graduating with a master’s degree in public relations.

In fact, growing up has had the opposite effect on me. I place immense value in fantasy, treasuring the fantastical ideas and creations generated by myself and others.

Ridiculously excited for the return of Game of Thrones this Sunday, I am using this post to showcase a colored pencil drawing of a dragon we all know and love, despite his occasionally naughty behavior. The fiercest and by far the most interesting of Dany’s trio, the drawing below is a colored pencil representation of Drogon, symbolic reincarnate of Balerion the Black Dread.


I chose Drogon as subject matter as he is the dragon readers and viewers identify with most. Martin has developed his personality more than the other dragons as he is Dany’s obvious favorite and impacts the story’s plot line the most.

Drogon’s red and black coloring is also most synonymous with the Targaryen house and I find the contrast enticing as an artist.


That is not to say I plan on neglecting the other two. In fact, in the future I plan on adding to this piece by creating similar drawings of Viserion and Rhaegal, compiling a small series.

After all, I am a drawer of dragons and plan on being so for many years to come.

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