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Smaugust #1 yellow by Sillageuse Smaugust #1 yellow by Sillageuse
This is a card made with a dragon drawing which I made back in August 2016. I sketched a dragon on a small sheet of yellow paper (Ursus Tonzeichenpapier), using Adel pencil B. I finished it using Felissimo 130, 136, 225, and 099, and a Polychromos dark grey (9201-181) and Pablo Caran d'Ache blanc and noir. I fixated it with Marabu Fixativ and glued it to a small greeting card from Tchibo (which came in a set of different colours, they are about 11 x 8 cm, so the size is between A6 and A7). For the glue, I used a Pritt Refill Roller. 

I have a book "Forging Dragons" by John Howe, it's a mix of "how to draw dragons" and an encyclopedia about dragons. I used the sketch of a dragon head from that book as inspiration, but I tweaked it a lot so it doesn't look like the reference anymore. Since I drew it on yellow paper, I tried to pay good attention to the choice of colours and the lighting. I really like the outcome! :) I had seen a video by Sycra (he makes great tutorials!) about using colours. It applies to traditional drawing too, I think. 

This card is for sale if you're interested (7,- € plus shipping costs). Message me if you'd like to buy it. 

I will show you some more dragon cards I made (it's like a series, I finished 4 so far). I can also show you step by step pictures, if you like, just let me know in the comments! :)


I'm open for commissions, learn more over here: sillageuse.com/commissions/
Or just send me a message at Sillageuse@gmail.com :) (Smile)

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sofierimmer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
This is looking so great! I really like how you've incorporated the yellow paper in you coloring process Meow :3 

Your dragon really has a great expression! 
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Sillageuse Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! <3 If I remember correctly, the paper's yellow was much stronger than the envelope and card
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