So, I picked up Michael Dobrzycki's The Art of Drawing Dragons, Mythological Beasts, and Fantasy Creatures at Michael's. I opened its pages, grabbed a sketchbook, and took a very deep breath. I vowed to not cower before the intimidating task at hand.
Much to my astonishment, they turned out better than I expected. I've still not painted a dragon yet, but I have now drawn a few. And I will draw more. I can use the practice.
And for your amusement, here are the ones I've done, shown in the order I did them. (I've captioned each drawing with the title used by the book.)
|(Just a bare naked tree -- not from the book)|
So, I guess I've acquired two new hobbies this year.