21 May 2018

Dragon - Through the Craftroom Door, Prismacolor pencil

This week's sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge is Ike's Art.

Hi there – I am Ike……a nickname that I got hooked with many years ago due to my surname
I live in Greece and have a passion for kitties.
I am a bit crazy or should I say I’m ‘zany’ hahaha. I have a very strange/sick sense of humour and I must admit I spend a lot of time talking to myself. !! Well, I get more sense out of me.! I reckon in a few years I shall be known as the “crazy cat lady” ☺
I am an artist and have a strange mind when it comes to creating my art. I either go completely true to life… right down to the last hair… or I go totally surreal. I have a passion for all things horror/Gothic etc. I’ve always loved horror films and books and I guess that’s why it creeps into my stuff
My SHOP is IkesArt found at www.ikesart.com
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My Challenge Blog is http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.com
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My project features a Dragon which I coloured with Primacolor pencils on Bristol.

Come join us this week for the Through the Craftroom Door challenge. The prize this week is a $15 voucher from Ike's Art.

Putting It Together

I chose the dragon as my inspiration piece because I have always had a love for the mythical creature.

I almost always think green when I consider dragons. I chose a few green tones to colour the scales.

I used a slanted light box to give me a slightly raised slanted surface for colouring. This helps to keep my neck from getting kinked while I colour. I also used a paper coffee filter under my hand so I wouldn't drag colour with the side of my hand.

While colouring, I keep track of the pencils I use. This is helpful for me later if I want to do a similar blend.

I trimmed the dragon to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". I was a bit stumped on how to finish him.  I left him alone a couple days to ponder.

I finished the dragon up simply with an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of heavy black cardstock and 1/2" strips of mercury glass cardstock. The simple look works well for this project. 

Come join us this week for the Through the Craftroom Door challenge. The prize this week is a $15 voucher from Ike's Art.


Pearly Sparkles: Things with Wings
Scribbles Designs: Make it Masculine
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Always Fun: Anything Goes
Love to Scrap: Anything Goes


  1. Hi this is a stunning card I love that dragon. Thank you for joining us at Always Fun Challenges for Challenge 59 with the theme Anything Goes. Hugs Jackie (DT)

  2. Fab card love the dragon colouring xx

  3. Wonderful colouring on the dragon. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "All creatures Great and Small" challenge.

  4. Fabulous creation, lovely coloring! Thank you for sharing with us over at Love To Scrap! Hope to see you again!
    ~ DT Sherry x

  5. Such fabulous colouring - this is a gorgeous card :-)
    Thank you for using one of my images and it is a pleasure to Sponsor you all.
    Ike x
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  6. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Scribbles Designs… your card fits perfectly with our “Masculine” challenge theme… Beautiful colouring. Hope you will be able to join us again very soon and Good Luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]

  7. This is wonderful! I love how you coloured this cool stamp. I love how your design really frame this image greatly too.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Best of luck! Nick

  8. Hi
    Back again this time with another DT hat on. This card is gorgeous!
    Thank you for playing along with us at SCRIBBLES DESIGN. Best of luck! Nick


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