Portrait of an unprofessional Artist
Dragon has been drawing since she could hold a pencil.
Drawing has served many different purposes in her life: a way to get positive attention, a way to be invisible, an escape, a way out of and into feelings, and now to sometimes tell stories.
She came from poverty, so opportunities to study were limited, but art is cheap to do and she was encouraged. Also, punk rock made if clear that you didn’t need special knowledge or to be really good at something in order to do it and make it fun. Creativity is a right, not a privilege.
Dragon has worked in many mediums. She’s worked in pencil, oil paint, acrylic paint, charcoal, skin (tattoo), but has settled in the comic arts with black ink on paper.
Dragon loves to doodle ghosts, monsters and monstrous people. She’s most inspired by those super old cartoons, modern cartoonists, cover art from old metal albums, and graffiti.
At this time, Dragon will not draw your stuff for you. There are a number of reasons, but the most compelling is that she hates being told what to draw or how to draw it. It fills her with anxiety and rebelliousness. (It’s a good thing she’s good at computers and can do that for a living.)
She does sell the art she makes. It’s always available online, but she also does shows and events now an again.