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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Premium Member Rachael MayoFemale/United States Groups :iconmagicalmusicalthings: MagicalMusicalThings
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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!

Onyx Herald Lineart Colored by InsanityPlea666Fawkes the Phoenix by HawktailBook Wyrm by LinneaLaLocaBook wyrm colored Lineart by InsanityPlea666Light Dragons Born From His White Scales by Serenity--FantasyNight Dragons Born From His Black Scales by Serenity--FantasyMetal Dragons Born From His Gray Scales by Serenity--FantasyFaith Dragons Born From His Pink Scales by Serenity--FantasyMirror of the Universe by kittylikerFunktastic Dragon by bhudicaeColor challenge 8 by Razor-T-HeartRachaelm5's Masquerade Colored by violeticeHarmony of Bone and Fire by bloodshade2259Distant Star 02 by jemaderaStarfyre by jemaderaMythical Masquerade by BronzewingedIf I Told You What I was... by xRustyProgramxMasquerade (Colored) by BrigetteMora

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Art Trade Updates

Sun Nov 9, 2014, 6:35 PM

American Pride Stamp by Starda45Autobots Stamp by SweetyTeety

:star: Quick update for 14 December 2014: Still plunking away at projects that have a Christmas deadline.  The Christmas card design was the major one; I should be able to get the rest done pretty quickly over the next few days.  THEN I will get back to the point commissions and trades.  

1.:iconpoltergeistnaga: - Ozzy - in progress
2.:icontwilightsaint: - Muzafr - in progress
3.:iconcrimsonbluewolf: - Tyrachni - in progress
4.:iconjadethepredator: - Shali and Troi - in progress
5.:icontrollgirl: - a musician dragon - in progress
6.:iconelementaljess: - a gryphon - in progress
7.:iconzeitgeistdragon: - her dragsona - in progress
8.:iconferngirl: - a flute-playing dragon - in progress
9.:iconavancna: - Lance - in progress

:iconthedragonartists: hosted a fundraiser for the month of October.  The following are the remaining charity projects from that effort:

1. :iconchimeradragonfang: - full color drawing - in progress
2. :iconchippie18: - full color drawing - in progress
3. :iconbhudicae: - full color drawing - in progress


Coloring Pages News

:new:  Now Coloring Book Volume 4 is available!

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

: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:  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:  :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 (Updated 19 October 2014):


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

  • Listening to: Movie soundtracks
  • Reading: Cthulhu anthologies and Transformers comics
  • Watching: Pacific Rim
  • Playing: with pencils and erasers
  • Eating: Chicken noodle soup
  • 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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Lacroa Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Why are you so good *sobs*
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Twenty years of dogged practice.  ;-)
ZeitgeistDragon Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
Ahh i hadn't noticed you started watching me! I don't get online  very much because i don't have internet access at my home, but i'll try not to disappoint you.:meow:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite all right!  I will enjoy your new art whenever you are able to post it.  :D
Xenaris Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Yesterday, a pupil of mine saw me colouring one of your dragons, while I waited for him to finish his work. "Have you drawn that?" "No, that was done by an artist, I'm merely colouring it. " Kid thought about it for a moment, then: "Has she ever been here at (institute)?" "No, she lives in America" "Woooooow!" He was absolutely amazed how people could know people from over the pond. I had to put the dragon away in the end, because he constantly tried to look at it instead of working! ;)
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How neat!  

Having friends from all over the world is one of the things that has always thrilled me about the internet.  It was just becoming popular while I was at university, and I had an e-pen pal who was from Germany.  I thought that was the coolest thing in the world, and I still think it is cool to have friends and fellow artists to talk to from everywhere on Earth.  :D
Xenaris Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
And the internet taught me English. I had some... not very good teachers and always had bad marks. Some years ago a woman from the USA in a chat was sursprised I was actually german and not an American stationed in Germany. That moment I realized how far I've come since breaking my tongue trying to pronounce the "th". Simply because when visiting various sites I had a reason to use the language besides "it will get you better marks".

I remember how the net started here, when you still had to pay per minute  and it took ages to load a picture! :giggle: Oh, and an E-Mail was the most exciting thing in the world!
DracoGale Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your artwork! It all looks so amazing!
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!  I'm glad you enjoyed it.  :D
DracoGale Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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