What I'm making right now

This is a cool line, BUT it's taken out of context in such a strange way; it haunts me:
It's on a shirt I picked up at Bard On the Beach in Vancouver, BC last summer and It's from a rather disturbing character in the play Titus Andronicus (aren't all the characters in that play disturbing?) by William Shakespeare. It's spooky when a creepy character says such a beckoning thing.

Like I said, the line is like a specter haunting me.

So I asked myself who else would say that, "I'll show thee wonderous things." And here's what I came up with (I settleled on "marvelous" instead of "wonderous"):

"The Book Dragon Beckoned.
"'I will show thee marvelous things,' he said.
"So I climbed on his back. And we were off."

I'm making a book dragon.
He isn't finished.
And I still might change "marvelous" back to "wonderous."

He's a scrappy illustration sample that isn't for anything important. He's just for fun.
I feel like I've dived out of overly-serious goal mood into playland (although I did make the drawings for this guy last month as part of my -- abandoned -- holly jolly goal).

And since we're in playland I don't have to worry that I'm posting too much or giving something away. This isn't a big official capital letter WIP (work-in-progress) or anything. This is an experiment in process to see what I can do and make some interesting illustration samples. So let's see what I can do.

I'm going to share a bunch of scrappy process stuff and photos as I go.

Join me for the ride.

Happy New Year!

P.S. Let's just make this the illustration of the month for December. It will end up as more than one illustration (kind of) So it may be for January too... We'll see.