Dragon Time

So I finally get to paint a dragon! Granted, it is for young kids, so we didn’t want her to frighten anyone and we wanted to give her some fun colors to coordinate with the other elements in the room. She doesn’t look like your typical dragon, but the kids are enjoying her, and that is all that truly matters.  =)

Inside the small playroom, looking back at the entrance.
Inside the small playroom, looking back at the entrance.

 

She’ll be peeking over the stone wall looking into the playroom. Here I have her outline sketched and I’ve started blocking in other areas of the mural. If you read my previous blog post, this wall is directly opposite of the waterfall wall.

Dragon outline sketched onto the wall.

 

The distant hills are getting filled in here and the stone wall is almost completed.Dragon 3

 

Blocking in more background colors for her skin. If you ask me, I’d say it looks rather terrible at this stage.

Dragon 4

 

“I am an alien from outer space and I am going to eat you.” Okay, nevermind.Dragon 5

 

Working on her eyes and adding some outlines for where the scales will go. She’s getting there slowly but surely.Dragon 6

 

Meanwhile, I am also working on her tail.

Dragon Tail 1

 

Here I added more purple and made sure the shadows are all at the correct angles on her little pointy thingys since the light source is the actual light fixture on this wall.Dragon Tail 2

 

Well, while I was painting the tail I only got one more in-progress photo because I ended up in my own little world (but like my brother-in-law Pete says, “they like me there.”) And of course that photo was blurry. Dagnabbit. So instead here is one where she is almost completed.

Dragon 8

 

I realized that no matter where you go in the room, she is always looking at you. I wonder if she will see the life-sized mouse on this wall…. Dragon 7

 

I still need to tweak her wings, and there are some other anatomical issues I am not entirely satisfied with so I may make changes next week when I finish up everything else in the room. Meanwhile, here is a peek at the room from the doorway. There are many over-sized elements on the angled walls that you can’t see properly unless you are in the room. It has been a very busy week and I still have some solid work days ahead of me. For now, I am going to enjoy the weekend. Stay tuned for another update next week and have a great weekend!

In progress mural

New Website!

I designed my website in early 2012, before I even launched my business. This year, my software has become so outdated that I am running across all sorts of technical issues and it is incredibly difficult to update my site since I am not well versed in html. I want to be able to share photos of my recent murals on my website but I haven’t been able to. I’ve been sharing a lot on Facebook, but I realize not everyone has an access to that.

I’ve also been frustrated that my site wasn’t mobile friendly due to my dated software, so this year I decided it was time to start over with a fresh new look. I have been teaching myself WordPress, and it has been slow going for me as I’ve been trying to figure it out in between projects and all the events of daily life. But I think I’m finally starting to get the gist of it! So please have patience if pages don’t load correctly, and don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested in hiring me to paint a mural for you. Thank you!

 

Portrait of Mikey, Acrylic on Canvas.
Portrait of Mikey, Acrylic on Canvas.