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Black Dragon by ZulayaWolf Black Dragon by ZulayaWolf
Things I learned when doing this:
-Smooth bristol does NOT take water and ink well. Neither does it take masking fluid well.
-Fully scaling a dragon is difficult and time consuming, but impressive.
-I NEED TO USE MY MAGICAL COLORED PENCILS MORE.
-It is very hard to force yourself to use other colors to shade something(also known as color theory), but when you can make yourself do it, it looks fantastic.
-Some techniques that work with watercolor also work with ink(for example, the grass at the bottom works, but salt does not).
-Putting crackle paint on rocks is a very good idea. And when you put crackle paint on something, it makes it appear darker than before.

This was done on just a scrap piece of bristol I didn't want to throw away. And became this guy. You know, he actually looks a bit like how I imagine the spirit-dragon in Eldest, when Eragon is turned more elf-like. A great black dragon shimmering with all the colors of imagination.

Close up of crackle effect:


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Prismacolor colored pencils, microns, ink, and Distress Crackle Paint on smooth bristol. 9inch x 3inch.

Art(c)Melissa M. aka *ZulayaWolf.
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Organization13Fan000 Oct 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is so cool! I love this, best dragon seen so far!
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ZulayaWolf Oct 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks very much! :heart:
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Organization13Fan000 Oct 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
your welcome
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animecrazy0515 Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If Christopher Paolini decides to write ANOTHER book after inheritance, i hope he uses this
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ZulayaWolf Oct 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Ha, he'd probably never even see it in his life. So many other dragons out there, yeh?
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animecrazy0515 Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
but yours are AMAZING
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ZulayaWolf Oct 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Aww, thanks:heart:
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animecrazy0515 Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love you too mel.
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waughtercolors Sep 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is impressive! I love the books with Eragon, did you like them?
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ZulayaWolf Oct 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Yeah, they were fantastic. Although, when's the fourth supposed to come out? Do you know? Has it already come out, and I've just been oblivious?
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