In my Children's Marketing Illustration class, we had to illustrate a poster that promoted reading. So here's what I turned in:
The piece was done in watercolor and colored pencil. I did large areas of color in watercolor and did detailed work in colored pencil, such as the hundreds of scales I drew on the dragon. I like the background a lot, I went over it about twenty times trying different techniques like wet on wet, paper towel, and sea sponge. I'm trying to make myself experiment more with the media that I love, watercolor. Most of my technique is wet on dry with a little bit of wet on wet here and there.
Anyways, I really like the concept I came up with, what little kid hasn't wanted a dragon for a friend, especially if he happens to be your book buddy too. ^_^ It still needs some tweaking with skin tone, text, and I think the dragon's eyes are off a bit. But this is how it stands now.