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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Premium Member Rachael MayoFemale/United States Groups :iconmagicalmusicalthings: MagicalMusicalThings
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Good LORD, there are a lot of creative geniuses out there...

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!

Expressions of Light 16 Coloured by Kitsumi-HimePeryton Colored by RebeccaMArtPegasus - Teals and Purples by LissaMonsterSun Dragon by SunikeDark Seraph by LizzyTamSerpent Star by LizzyTamrachaelm5: Onyx Shadows by StellarPupDragonOC[colored by me] by nightmare1234567890Burst by American-Hero123Bone dragon by SunikeAmberDragon by SunikeDragon Manipulation- Avatar, Not For Use by TheToddlyTearsOpal Soliloquy- Colored by ElliachanEpic Dragon Color by AnieWritesTranscendent Light by burningrage8-13Rainbow Dash by burningrage8-13Colored: Catch Fairest Breeze by AshsFireThe Sundance by toseduceaholmes

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Art Trade Updates

Sun Nov 9, 2014, 6:35 PM

Captain America Shield Stamp by SuperFlash1980Insignia - Autobot by SigmaCore

:star: Update for 31 May 2015: Hey, wow, time flies when you're having fun.  It also flies when you're crazy-busy with non-art things, such as convention/art show preparation.  A month and a half went by and I didn't even realize it until I saw the date on this journal.  

Obviously, I'm running behind again.  I still have two art trades to finish, as well as several commissions.  I have SoonerCon to attend at the end of June, Dragoncon and possibly FenCon which have to be ready by early August (I'm mailing away to those two), family vacation, then a local art show in Raytown, THEN it'll be time to get ready for Archon, which is in early October.  You would not *believe* how much time these things consume!  

...Unless you do art shows, too.  Then I bet you know all about what a time sink the preparations can be.  

Oh, hey, how about some shop talk!  Do you do art shows?  Which one or ones do you like a whole lot?  What's the best part about your favorite art show?

Art Trade Slots:
01.:iconcrimsonbluewolf: - Tyrachni - in progress, coloring
02.:iconjadethepredator: - Shali and Troi, - in progress, coloring


Coloring Pages News

:new:  A Coloring Book Suitable for All Ages

:bulletgreen:  Coloring Book Volume 1, Coloring Book Volume 2, Coloring Book Volume 3, Coloring Book Volume 4, and Coloring Book Volume 05 are available for $15 each.  Shipping included in US.  

:bulletgreen:Click here for the ART TO COLOR folder.  

Commission Information

:bulletgreen:Click here for Commissioned Project and Print information.


"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:  Small projects only for now.  
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 planning.
:iconsungryphon:  Commission:  A triptych featuring the Chinese Zodiac animals which match the members of her family.  On hold.
:iconlakandiwa:  Trade: Four-seasons dragons.  In progress, albeit slowly.
:bulletred:  Family Portrait As Superheroes for an old friend from college.  Planning.
:bulletred:  Dragon logo design for bshayden.  On hold.
:bulletred:  Sketch/line designs for a game project for ReluctantMindstone.  On hold.
:bulletred:  Line art design for another small collection of Lawrence Schoen's Amazing Conroy stories.  In progress.

:star:Waiting List (Updated 29 December 2014):


:slow:  :crazy:  Ye gods.  Rachael is crazy.  :crazy:  :slow:

  • Listening to: Movie soundtracks
  • Reading: Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus series
  • Watching: Big Hero 6
  • Playing: with pencils and erasers
  • Eating: Peanut butter sammich
  • 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: In the vicinity of Kanas City, USA
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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Pr0teusUnbound Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
nice art! keep up the good work!
and btw, <link:avancna:> seems to think you can decipher this:…
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lmao:  He's giving me much, much more credit than I'm due.
ladyblackwolf-ariel Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're an AMAZING artist. Keep it up <3 May colour some of your linearts as well in the future
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!  I will look forward to seeing your colo(u)rs.  :D
LizzyTam Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I just wanted to let you know I (finally) finished coloring two of your linearts. ^^
The Serpent Star lineart:…
and the Tremorworks Seraph:…

I hope I was allowed to colour the Seraph, otherwise I will take it down if you want me to. :)
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, awesome!  I'll go check them out.
faeriefaeria Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015

thanks for faving my Butterfly mermaid.  just wanted to let you know i replaced it with another darker brighter version.  deleted the old one.  thanks again!  :hug:

joshb72 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for joining my group. there's no restrictions as to what can be posted as long as it's pokemon or dragon related, so you may want to be careful when navigating the group.
Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I swear to GOD I've clicked the "watch" button for you before, but perhaps I'm losing my mind! :dummy:

Anyway, it's done now. I see your artwork occasionally popping up in some of the clubs I subscribe to, but I'd much rather get it direct from the source. ;)
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - I think I've even seen the notification before, too.  Your icon is distinctive.  ;-)  

Glad you're along for the ride.  I assure you, it'll be eclectic.  
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