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Terrific Color Jobs by Other Artists

This collection features a sampling of the coloring wonders other artists have done for my line drawings. There are literally hundreds of fabulous pieces; please follow the journal links at the bottom of this display to see more!

Hydra by SUGresistanceSunset Silver by ChirisartWoodburning - Twin Pegasus - Grad Gift by Stepher17Distant Star 02 by Roxya237Carpe Astrum by Roxya237Onyx Herald by Roxya237Tron - Firebird (lines by Rachaelm5) by insanitywolf-chanThe Black Dragon by burningrage8-13Thundaero - Ultimate Form by burningrage8-13Patriot - Ultimate Form by burningrage8-13Aqua - Ultimate Form by burningrage8-13Excaliber - Ultimate Form by burningrage8-13Kaniza - Ultimate Form by burningrage8-13Hydra  by Roxya237Distant Star D  by Roxya237Earth Dragons Born From His Green Scales by Serenity--FantasyMyth Dragons Born From His Purple Scales by Serenity--FantasySea Dragons Born From His Blue Scales by Serenity--FantasyHydras Born From His Orange Scales by Serenity--FantasyHydra Lineart Colored by dragonfriendhajLightning Dragons Born From His Yellow Scales by Serenity--FantasyFor Rachaelm5 (part 7) by Yaoi-Huntress-EarthPyro - Normal Form by burningrage8-13Born Again Pheonix. by Draekona

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What instrument group shall I use for the next few Jazzdragons? 

42 deviants said Woodwinds: flute-like instruments
40 deviants said Strings: the kind you play with bows
31 deviants said Obscure instruments
18 deviants said Woodwinds: clarinet and oboe family
13 deviants said Woodwinds: saxophone-like instruments
13 deviants said Very silly instruments
12 deviants said Brass family
10 deviants said Strings: the kind you play with picks
6 deviants said Percussion family
American Pride Stamp by Starda45Autobots Stamp by SweetyTeety

Update for 7 May 2014:  

:bulletgreen:  ConQuesT in Kansas City is coming right up at the end of May, and since this one is local for me I'll be there in person.  
:bulletgreen:  I'll also be at SoonerCon this year, which is near Oklahoma City near the end of June.  
:bulletgreen:  I'll be participating in the Art @ Work corporate challenge for creative types in Kansas City.  I'm one of two or three people who actually have the NERVE to submit fantasy art to this city-wide exhibition and competition.
:bulletgreen:  I think the next convention is gonna be DragonCon at the end of August.  While I won't be visiting in person, I will be sending them quite a bit of stuff for the show.


:bulletgreen:Here is the ART TO COLOR folder.  
:bulletgreen:  Coloring books Volume 1 and Volume 2 are also available for $15 each.  Shipping included in US/Canada.  

:new:  Now Volume 3 is available!

:bulletgreen:I have Commissioned Project and Print information posted here.


"Planning" means that I'm thinking about your project, but don't have anything on paper yet.  

"In Progress" means that I am actively working on your project.  I am drawing it, or inking it, or coloring it.  


Commissions:  Ask me if you're interested.  Smallish projects only for now.  Posted commission information.
Trades:  Closed while I catch up.   Waiting list open.
Requests:  Closed permanently.
Kiribans:  Next one at 200,000 pageviews.


The Dastardly Project List

:star: Kiribans/Contest Prizes
[None at this time.]

:star:  Commissions and Trades

:bulletred:  Commission: A Stone Dragon "rainbow" diptych, with dragons based on the Chinese zodiac, for Mom.  BIG.    Part 1 done; part 2 in progress.
:bulletred:  Cover art for the next Hive, Queen and Country book featuring the societies of Mars.  Planning.
:bulletred:  :iconsungryphon:  Commission:  A triptych featuring the Chinese Zodiac animals which match the members of her family.  Planning.

:iconlakandiwa:  Trade: Four-seasons dragons.  In progress, albeit slowly.

:star:Waiting List (this is a loooooong term list as you all know - maybe we'll do something in late summer 2014.  I feel like such a loser not getting back into art trades, but you all know how day job and commissions can just eat up all the time in the universe):


:slow:  :crazy:  Ye gods.  Rachael is crazy.  :crazy:  :slow:
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Movie soundtracks
  • Reading: Books of Magic comics
  • Watching: Game of Thrones, season 3
  • Playing: With watercolors and colored pencils
  • Eating: Ham and bean soup with sourdough bread
  • Drinking: Hot chai latte


Rachael Mayo
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I work as a mainframe computer techie to keep my cupboard full, but when I'm not wrestling z/OS I am a colored pencil fiend. My favorite subjects are dragons, space monsters, giant insects, and birdy-things.

Current Residence: Kanas City vicinity
Favourite style of art: Traditional mediums and high-chroma stylized realism

Favorite Quote: I love it when a plan comes together...


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EhrenThibs Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for joining ColoredPencilArt group, your contribution is greatly appreciated and you are welcome here anytime.
JoeyLiverwurst Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks again.
soulman1964 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
Hello Rachael, I admire your work and really love the attention to such detail.
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!  Detail drives a lot of what I do these days, so I'm glad you like it.  ;-)
soulman1964 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'Tis very kind of you to say so.  :glomp:
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burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the faves!!! 
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Certainly.  I like all of your different color schemes!
burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Heart 
burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bouquet For You by KmyGraphic  Thank-you-for-the-favs by KmyGraphic  Bouquet For You by KmyGraphic  
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