Sunday, June 15, 2014

Progress on Lil' Dragon

This is as far as I got on the "Lil' Fella" Friday, 6/13/14; working on the background, have applied water color pencils to the background and am using the resulting patterns to create a somewhat fantasy background.  I have applied a plastic film over the lil' guy so that I don't smudge him up too much; as you can see, some of the water did seep under the plastic frisket film ... but, hopefully, not enough to do much damage.

I wanted the background to be on the muted side so I used Derwent Graphitint water color pencils, then did a bit of shadowing with Verithin and TomBow colored pencils.  I used a .005 Presmacolor black ink art pen for the line work.  Just an FYI for anyone interested.

I finished the rest of the background on Saturday, 6/14/14, and look forward to working on the Lil' Guy on Sunday or Monday ... probably Monday since Sunday is Father's Day.  

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the great Dads out there!


  1. Fun! The background is shaping up nicely!
    Just a question on technique... how do you get the Fiskars off once it is on? I should know this -- I used to be an art teacher, but never learned how to deal with this particular part of the process.

    1. I used frisket film (similar to clear contact paper), applied it to the paper, used an exacto knife to cut around the out line of the dragon and removed the excess. The film lifts off quite easily.

      However, if one is using frisket masking liquid, that is another matter ... it really likes to adhere to the paper, in that case I use the exacto knife tip to gently pry up and off the dried frisket liquid ... hope that makes sense Lise.

  2. Oh WOW Karen Anne ;o) So special! The background is amazing! Very magical! I love all the little details! You have put a smile on my face ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

    1. I am delighted he put a smile on your face Stacy! Big Hugs back atcha!


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