Monster-a-Day - Wyvern Picture

Part of a series of paintings for my Water Media class this past semester. The assignment theme was "Everyday" leaving it very open to interpretation. I opted for a painting a day to fit the theme and allow me to paint things that interested me.

For about a week I painted one 8"x8" painting of mythological/folk creatures from around the world. I worked primarily from descriptions only and reference real world animals for the monsters. Some of the backgrounds are based on real places others are based on photos found online.

Here is a wyvern, a lizard-snake-like dragon with wings for arms and a spiked tail. I looked at a few historical drawings of wyverns which influenced the wings to be shaped as such. Poor little maiden tied up for a sacrifice to the wyvern! D:
I have to say I most enjoyed painting the bones near the bottom of the tree :>

Done with watercolors, gauche, and a little acrylic.
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