My PoppiesI love dragons and this one started with an image from a movie. I wanted the sinuous movement of him winding his way through the trees into the field of poppies, (I already had a printed fabric of poppies in two different colorways that I wanted to use). The Dragon is cut from one piece of batik shading from yellow through red to lavendar. After some very carefull cutting, I drew in the scales with water-proof magic markers, adding shadding at the same time. The sky is a piece of ombre fabric. The challenge was to make him look like he was actually standing in amongst the poppies.
72" X 45" January 2020