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Dragons of Every Dawn WIP: YG, Y, YO, O, RO by rachaelm5 Dragons of Every Dawn WIP: YG, Y, YO, O, RO by rachaelm5
This bruiser of a commission is just about finished. I have only the red rat-dragon remaining, and I hope to tend to that before the end of the year.

I used Prismacolor pencil and gold paint pen, and the black background is Photoshop for now. I have guidelines underneath that black that help me align it on the scanner bed. I have to scan it in ten parts (twelve, once the rat is finished), then assemble it all in Photoshop.

Final dimensions: 18 x 36 inches.



Final project:

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:icontexasdreamer01:
TexasDreamer01 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
It's looking fantastic so far. :D
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm hoping that the next few days will give me time to get the last dragon finished. :D
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - Awesome PLZ icon.
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Not as awesome as your picture. Caan't wait for the rat!
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning work, Rachael. Gorgeous!! :heart:
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. :D
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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bezzalair Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Very pretty results! I just love the red (or is it orange-red?) dragons design! Love the horns, scales, and hooves! :D
I really like that I can tell each dragon apart, as in their colors don't blend into one another. Can't wait to see how you color the last one. :O
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!

Yes, the ox is orange-red. The rat-dragon will be true red. I'm hitting primary, secondary, and tertiary colors in Proper Spectral Order. :D The cool colors will be on the second picture.

Getting the dragons to separate has been a challenge, especially the yellow and yellow-orange pair. The colors are so close in value that they don't separate out very well at a distance. I'm still working on that; I'll proabably end up adding a bit more orangey-brown to the rabbit where its feathers abut the lightest edge of the yellow dragon.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Winged flames.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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TrollGirl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're a hero...i forking hate assembling even 4-piece scans @_@
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Believe me, this project gave me serious headaches every time I've scanned it in. I ended up using several layers of foam tape to create a long straight-edge on the edge of the image bed to help me line up image segments. Assembly took me a couple of hours this time, but it wasn't too bad since the edges and the overlaps were lined up fairly well at the start. It was either go with the scan, or try to get my little digital camera to cooperate - even with natural lighting I can never seem to get print-worthy focus on artwork that I take with the thing. So, 10-piece scan it is! ;p
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Bender18 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoa...You should do tattooes
This is more than amazing, heh dunno maybe because of my dragonball fetish I like the second one the most
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!

I like to design tattoo artwork, but I like to leave the actual ink-in-skin to the tattoo artists. They actually like to be around people. ;p
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BrittaM Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
MY EYES!!! MY EYESSSS!!!!!

I think you must have a masochistic streak in you to do things like this ;D
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL LOL

Of *course* I have a masochistic streak. I've been developing it for years! :giggle:
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Rekalnus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very humbling. Really is in a class of its own.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. It has certainly humbled my drawing hand...
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:boogie:
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SunGryphon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning!
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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TheOracleDragon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing work and such colors, eager to see the finished piece. :)
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! Believe me, I'm looking forward to having it finished, too... ;p
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TheOracleDragon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome! :D It'll be awesomeness! :D
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kaburninator Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
will more colors come?
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I will add the red rat-dragon, then this will be finished. I will make a new piece with the cool colors.
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kaburninator Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
why a new piece?
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...Because that's what I want to do.
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