When I asked everyone what did they miss most from the Jenny Alderton classes, themed projects was in the majority of answers. Jenny had plenty of source images to choose from, but now, we do not have such a luxury. However, when I started to draw from the above image, one or two members showed an interest and decided to 'Have a Go' themselves. I thought it might be a good idea to ask everyone to participate and see what they came up with. The drawings can be made at home or at the Victory Hall during our Wednesday meetings. The results can then be shown on this page. It's not a competition, no one's art will be judged and you only take part if you want to.

Now the problem is how to get the original image to everyone. Well people who have portable tablets can navigate to the image at the bottom of this page and copy from that. On a PC it can be downloaded and printed. For those who do not own the technology, I will supply a number of printed copies which can be used to draw from.


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Jenny Alderton has sent in a couple of dragon images to coincide with the 2024 Chinese New Year, the year of The Wood Dragon. Thank you Jenny.  I invite everybody to 'Have A Go' and I will publish their paintings on this page.

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Marilyn Harbord has sent in the first 'Dragon' painting to the website. Thank you Marilyn.

Tony Hopper chose to paint his own dragon image

A watercolour from Barbara Thorogood

David Hine's coloured pencil & ink drawing

Jenny Alderton's 'Eye of the Dragon' painted with dry watercolour pencils.

Another watercolour dragon from Anne Matthews

Here are a couple of dragons by Joan Hearsum

A watercolour by Marian Blackett-Johnson

... and another by June McManamon

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