In the last several weeks, I've had this budding idea that maybe I should try to venture out into the world of picture book illustrations. I still plan to continue Helmet & Hound as it's own project (and I promise that I have one in the works right now despite my lack of updates on it for the last two months), but at the moment, I don't really have plans of turning that into a book. Helmet & Hound is more of a way for me to approach topics and themes in a case by case scenario and really just share my own thoughts without having to worry too much about tying it into a story that makes sense. That may change in the future, but for now I'm having fun just doing standalone images for that series.
As far as ideas for children's books go, I have a couple. This image is based off of one of those ideas:
I'm not sure what the name of this dragon is, but he doesn't know how to breathe fire. He is determined to figure out how, because he believes that great power lies within him. I'm hoping I'll get to know him a little better over the next few weeks.
And for those interested, here are progress pictures: