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Vance's Dragon



In May I posted a journal about my friend Vance, who had passed away. One of the things I regretted most was that I had not had the time to do the tattoo he had wanted me to do for him. So I took the time this week to go over all the reference pictures and all the notes I had, and do something I felt he would like. It was a bit of a challenge to match the palette that he usually used in his work but.. I did try to keep a more neutral, limited palette.

His gallery can still be viewed here:

Please take some time to look through it. He was a dark artist, but.. he was my friend and I miss him a great deal.

Medium: Hand cut mica stone was used to all the scales. Then metallic pigments melted over the stone to create the silvery look. Crushed mica paint for the pearl the dragon holds, watercolors, acrylic, and a little colored pencils. Very mixed media.

The frame was one I found at a thrift store and just... felt it worked.

Awards People's choice award, Westercon 67, 2014
Best in Show, Westercon 67, 2014
Image size
581x969px 638.25 KB
Shutter Speed
10/600 second
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Nov 30, 1999, 12:00:00 AM
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zombiecarter's avatar
That's a really nice piece.