Shimmery Dragon by Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo

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Children’s illustration
Drawn on black paper, shimmery colored pencil, and black ink.
8″ × 8″
“Sky Ward”
Long ago, in the time before, gruesome ugly monsters roamed the
darkness. Dragons were the keepers of the flame, the holders of the light and tasked with keeping the darkness at bay.

When the light came, the dark things scattered, hiding in the recesses of the shadows that remained. The oldest of Gods, Drasha knew they were there. He created a creature powerful and wise enough to deal with them, dragons.

They watch in the darkness for the loathsome ones, for the foul unclean ones, guarding the night until daylight comes. Dragons light, the night sky to keep the most wretch away.

“Yashera, a voice traveled down on the wind, The time has come for you to take your place as Ward of the Sky.”

Patri, dropped to the ground and continued approaching. Her transition from the air to the ground was so seamless. You couldn’t tell exactly when, she had touched down.

The moon reflected off her scales causing the green to shine back with a golden sheen. “Yes Mother, the young dragon answered back.”

Looking up at the sky as she stretched out her wings. Her yellow eyes, out beamed the moons own brilliance gazing out into the night.

The wind whirled around her like small tornados as the dust and debris danced about her with excited rhythms. Yashera’s wings caught the air and in moments the ground dropped away.

“Do not take your job lightly my child, you are beacon that shows us our way to the light.”

Yashera, answered with dragon’s fire that lit up the night, lighting all the stars at once.

She burst into giggles as the stars twinkled and danced.

Patri shook her head, smiled and then said, “Well, so much for taking it seriously” She broke out into a roar of laughter.

Amused and proud of her offspring the new, Ward of the Sky.

story by LTScribble

These Images and Writings Do Not Belong To ANY Public Domain. All images and Writing are copyright © Patricia Anne McCarty & Deep Red Tiger Images 2010. All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images or Writings without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.

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About the Artist:
Born in Dunoon-Argyll, Scotland, Patricia Anne McCarty has studied art most of her life. Patricia is an artist of many interests and skills in both the fine arts as well as commercial art. Patricia works traditionally in Sculpture using both bronze and clay, She also is a story Writer, a Poet and Lyrical Writer, Patricia has studied and can use photography as an art, and with in her art. She specializes in Digital Airbrush Painting.

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  • linaji
    linajialmost 6 years ago

    Patricia.. did I tell you lately how simply INCREDIBLE YOU ARE!!!

  • :D xoxox

    – Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo

  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellalmost 6 years ago

    Patricia, this is wonderful:))) I love to draw on black paper!! Great job!!

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 6 years ago

    Aw this is just gorgeous, wonderful dragon and I love the moon xxxx

  • BGlatzeder
    BGlatzederalmost 6 years ago

    Everything about him is gorgeous, but I especially love the tip of the tail :-)))

  • carlinecasey
    carlinecaseyalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful drawing:)

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omaralmost 6 years ago

    This is gorgeous…love dragons!!!!!!! xoxoxoo

  • Vellu
    Vellualmost 6 years ago

    A beautiful drawing Patricia.

  • 3XEternity
    3XEternityalmost 6 years ago

  • Wow, than you so much :)

    – Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo

  • judyM61
    judyM61almost 6 years ago

    very impressive artwork patrish, very mystical for sure!

  • ssalt
    ssaltalmost 6 years ago

    I love how it’s so classic in style and modern at the same time, and of course it’s beautifully painted :D

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