Digital Painting

This piece, like several of my fantasy works, started as a sketch on a page from a high school notebook. In the original sketch, the princess was kissing the dragon’s paw while the knight looked on in confusion, but my dad made the wonderful suggestion that she be looking daggers at the knight instead. My mother noticed something when she looked at the piece, as well… I inadvertently modeled the knight’s face after my boyfriend. I suppose I do see that expression on his face on occasion!