While storyboarding on the movie, I would often draw a very simplified shorthand version of the Bewilderbeast when planning and roughing out my sequences. Giving this huge, majestic dragon little dot eyes was economical, but resulted in unintentionally cute drawings (which I refer to as as Chibi-wilderbeasts).
I did a colored pencil/marker illustration of the Chibi-wilderbeast for the upcoming How to Train Your Dragon art show at Gallery Nucleus. The show opens on Saturday, 6/21, and many talented DreamWorks artists will be in attendance. It’ll be a great chance to meet the creative team behind the movie, and hang out with other Dragons fans! Come say hello!
Also, please go to see How to Train Your Dragon 2 in theaters this weekend!!!