On October 17 2019, our son Russell was born. We created a birth card and decided to go for a cute dragon.

I wrote a little text, based on The Grufallo. I discovered the book during writing class and had to read it out for everyone. It surprised me how I could bring it as if I’ve read it a dozen times. I tried to recreate this feeling.

Modeled my little dragon in Blender and put some fur on it. We decided to stay with the original drawing: it seemed a more timeless approach. Perhaps this model can be used in the future for a follow-up project once we get more sleep again.

The spikes on his head needed to be furry as well. This creative choice seemed prophetic. He came out with so much hair that the quickly gained the reputation of ‘little punker’ among the nurses.