Drawing the Water Horse


Since childhood I’ve had a fascination with the Water Horse, A.K.A: the Loch Ness Monster or Nessie of Loch Ness. I was so interested in this (mythical) creature that I even wrote my 7th grade research paper on the topic.

This is not the first loch ness monster themed piece that I have created, but it is the latest. A relatively small drawing, I long debated coloring it in with colored pencil before doing so, as I was contented with the original pen and ink sketch.


This is a valuable lesson for artists: Sometimes it is necessary  to live with a piece of artwork before making drastic decisions. As time continues, constant observation and instinct will help guide your decisions, but until you have reached that point, it’s important to keep yourself from rushing pieces, simply to say you have finished.

A simple drawing, I’m happy with the result: a naturalistic drawing that reminds viewers of the magic in our natural world.

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