Yesterday I went to the Efteling, a Dutch amusement-park that I’ve visited often as a child. It started out with the fairy-tale forest and grew larger, with rollercoasters and fun rides. We did go into those too, and before we went I decided I wanted to draw the dragon in the fairy-tale forest. As a child, I loved and feared it.
In the afternoon, when others went into the rollercoasters I went to the forest and drew the dragon, a musical mushroom and one of the mushroom-houses. These mushroom-houses have doors through which kids can enter and look around. Some have moving parts; the one I drew had a door that opened and a little fellow looking out to see who rang the doorbell.
The dragon has a treasure chest in front of him, and if you try to take the crown, it’ll growl, move his head and flap his wings. He also has smoke coming out of his nostrils and his mouth opens while he dives at you.
It moved a lot while I sat there drawing. Some people watched me draw,
an entirely new experience for me since I usually try to hide and draw.
I had a great time!