Dragon illustration

Pilar Lama - Illustrator and Author of Children Story


Hi, I’m Pilar Lama, illustrator and author of children’s stories, and I want to teach you a little about how I work.

I would like to teach you an activity that is very beautiful for me, and that is to draw this little dragon here, his name is POTO, he is my little violet dragon. I created him several years ago. Here is his first book published in French and it is about Christmas.

Now we will tell you something about the unicorn. Before we show this book, this is one of our books that we have illustrated and written to teach children how to draw fantastic animals like gnomes, like fairies, and like unicorns. It is said that unicorns are creatures of great wisdom and that they are intuitive and give good advice even if sometimes it is not easy to understand through meaning.

I would like you to learn how to easily draw the dragon and then show you how I color it. You can color it however you want, but I would like to show you how I add these shadows and the different shades of violet to make it look like it has more volume.

I hope you enjoy the activity and that you like it very much.