Valley of the Sky Dragon
digital drawing, photoshop, pen tablet
40 x 60 in.
At once terrifying, attractive, abhorrent, and instructive, the Monster has a vital part to play in the way we understand our place in the world. Legends, tales, poems, and art from every corner of the map describe the horrors that lurk in the dark and within our own selves. The bombastic text and sensational images of classic cinema provide me with the exciting opportunity to combine two lifelong passions - mythology and film. Cinema, as the principal contemporary means of visual storytelling, has developed its own conventions and quirks. Utilizing these tropes, I created this series of digital drawings to re-contextualize six mythical creatures from around the world.
Slade, Todd, “Valley of the Sky Dragon,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed March 3, 2015, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/1326.