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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!

Elegance (Catch Fairest Breeze) by Merlinlover1997Catch Fairest Breeze by Chocolatedragon-flyOpal-Moon line colored by tefas90Malachite Vanguard by Chocolatedragon-flyDragon, Fiery Look by AlexGrace95Harmony of Bone and Fire by Chocolatedragon-flyThe Shogun Engraving by L9OBLDragon by ChewChewLovesYouJade Fury by TallyBaby13Turquoise Dawn Lineart Colored by tefas90Hey Brother by kittylikerShe Unleashes Into The World    By Rachaelm5-d by triumf500Jazzdragon 20 Lineart By Rachaelm5-d4knaxq by triumf5002014-01-12 Shadowgorge by GaldavarTanzanite Foresight Lineart By Rachaelm5-d548j by triumf500Jasper Equinox Lineart By Rachaelm5-d4ny8jv by triumf500Elemental Phoenix by Cyndrome

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American Pride Stamp by Starda45Autobots Stamp by SweetyTeety

I've been sitting here, staring at this journal page for ten minutes, and I still can't think of a single interesting thing to say.  How prosaic is my life at this particular moment!  Eat, sleep, hassle the mainframes, make art, read books; lather, rinse, repeat.  We'll just call this a place-holder statement until something I have something more interesting to say.  ;p


:bulletgreen:Here is the ART TO COLOR folder.  

: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:  Closed while I catch up.  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.
:bulletred:  Dragon tattoo design for Jesi P.  In progress.
:bulletred:  Cover and interior art for an educational game, "Tiger Territory" for Sean B.  Planning.

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

:star:Waiting List:


:slow:  :crazy:  Ye gods.  Rachael is crazy.  :crazy:  :slow:
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Movie soundtracks
  • Reading: Dark Tower series by Stephen King
  • Watching: Pacific Rim
  • Playing: With watercolors and colored pencils
  • Eating: Ham and bean soup with goldfish crackers
  • 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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Oh wow.. Your art is wonderful. Beautiful and stunning. The colours are so vibrant.. It's so pretty! :D I saw your latest picture of the dragon and may I ask you where you got all those precious stones from?
rachaelm5 10 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks; I'm glad you enjoy my work. 

I get my stones from a local rock and gem show that comes through a couple of times a year.  There's a dealer out of Arkansas who brings in most of the stones I use in my art.
You're welcome :heart@

Ahh, interesting... It's a really good ides to use stones and other things in art~ I use crystals and sometimes gold and silver flakes in my pieces, eheh.
rolenromanes Mar 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey there Rachael!
I love your new stuff! I've done plenty of new artworks but they're pretty big (14 x 17) but I was able to scan them all by sections and forwarded them to a close friend of mine who has photoshop and he will stitch/connect all of the pieces for me. I might upload a work in progress photo of the artwork which I'm working on these days, there's a dragon in it.
The art is about some of the things, creatures and apocalyptic scenarios that I had seen in my dreams a while ago. I can't wait to finish it. Been searching for new jobs these days and I am also going through personal dramas and things in that nature that prevent me to work on my art from time to time.
anyhoo, I hope all is well!

Take care and catch you later:)
Wow! Your gallery is really stunning. Beautiful work!
rachaelm5 Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
Saraais Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the watch! :heart: I love your artwork and I think you're an amazing and unique artist, so this really means a lot to me! Thank you! :tighthug:
rachaelm5 Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome, and thank you in turn for your kind words!
SwimProductionsArt Feb 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Love your dragon related work. The texture work on the scales is amazing. 
rachaelm5 Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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