Cutler heard about Developing Artists from his brother, a previous student. He started with an excellent foundation in his drawing skills so in order to add a bit of challenge to his Dragon picture Cutler added a castle in the background. This added feature along with the road increases depth which expands the visual experience for the viewer. In addition, Cutler decided to take an unexpected path and present this drawing as nighttime. Using colored pencils, he successfully patterned his sky after thoughts of the 'The Starry Night' by Vincent van Gogh.
Artwork posted with permission.