Charming Baby Dragon by Natalia K

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Dragons are amazing and majestic creatures often portrayed as scaly lizards with wings. In Europe they are, for the most part, thought to be evil, feared and adored at the same time. In the East, dragons are considered to be symbols of wisdom and nobility, which seek to help people rather than harm. The image of the dragon has been present in human history since ancient times.

Today we will learn how to draw a charming baby dragon. This design is especially interesting because the child's eye is also the eye of the dragon, animating the drawing.

 

Step 1

Create an outline of your dragon. I used the blue color TAG in the shade of Light Blue for the main color of the sketch; the horns and claws are highlighted with Cameleon Baseline Pure White, so they don't get mixed into the body.

 

Step 2

For this design, I wanted to use a one stroke to create a bit more depth to my design. I used the TAG Split Cake "Freshness" for this with a wide flat brush. We use only three colors of cake - white, turquoise and purple. Small details are left blank, the next step we will fill them with a different color.

 

Step 3

Then fill the rest of the shape with a color. For the lower part of the head use - TAG purple. Above the eye and on the neck use the other colors of arty cake-green and white with a flat brush.

 

Step 4

For the horns and fangs and claws I use #4 Round Brush Loew-Cornell and Cameleon White. I find it is the most opaque white paint that does not need a double stroke

 

Step 5

Next, create a shadow in the face, on the neck and tail, wrap the legs with a #2 Round Brush and Cameleon Baseline Strong Black. This gives the depth of the image, making the dragon look like a real, living creature.

 

Step 6

Next step use Black paint and the BAM Stencil Reptile for the dragon's body and White paint with BAM Stencil Gradient for forehead. I used a high density sponge for the stencil work. They are nice a firm and work well for stencils. Be careful that your paint is not too wet on the sponge or it will bleed. 

 

Step 7

The final stage is the drawing of the contour a #1 round brush using Black paint and adding White highlights to the area of three-dimensional parts of the body. In this case, the black color is mixed to the consistency of the mascara, for thinner and smoother lines. 

On the hair and forehead add bright Shine American Body Art "Abracadabra", it looks gorgeous in the sun and adorns any design, 
the girls are just delighted!

Products used for this design

TAG Split Cake "Freshness"

TAG Light Blue

TAG Purple

Chameleon Baseline Strong Black

Cameleon Baseline Pure White

Loew Cornell Round No.4 Brush

Loew Cornell Round No.1 Brush

BAM Mini Stencils Reptile - 1004

BAM Mini Stencils Gradient - 1206

American Body Art Pixie Paint  "Abracadabra"

 

My name is Natalia, I live and work in Russia, the city of Yaroslavl. I do face painting for 7 years. One of my favorite destinations - belly painting, (so great to see how kids who have recently been in the tummy are already beginning to walk, talk and learn to draw) in my collection of 40 drawings for pregnant women. I've won a lot of face painting contests and now I want to teach you how to create beautiful drawings on faces. The most beautiful thing when you show your child the finished picture to see his shining smile

My Instagram page, https://www.instagram.com/natali_faceart/. and facebook https://www.facebook.com/nata.vfr where you can find all the work.


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