It usually takes about an hour to get to my dentist’s office, but I was leaving during the morning rush hour and traveling the same route as all the University students on their way to class. My mom taught me that it’s better to be five minutes early than 30 seconds late, so I left really early last Thursday to get to my appointment.
Surprising the transit system actually handles the morning rush quite well and I arrived within minutes of my usual travel time. This left me with a half hour to kill while sitting in the dentist’s reception area.
Luckily I was prepared. I had my sketchbook along with me knowing I may have time to draw.
In the back of my mind I had the idea of drawing this dragon crashing into the ground.
I quickly sketched out a couple of shapes…
Then another idea hit me, and I really wanted to totally change up the design. But sitting in the dentist’s office, I didn’t have time to waste, so I kept developing the original idea, and Opie was created.
The other idea would have to wait until tomorrow.
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