Where will your imagination take you? In this fantastical bullet journal weekly, I illustrate a wild dragon encounter!
- Archer & Olive Watercolor Dot Grid Journal
- Sennelier Watercolors
- Grumbacher round paintbrushes
- Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen
- Heat tool
I had a lot of fun playing with this dragon encounter set up! I knew I wanted something whimsical and fantastical. I decided on a green and blue color scheme so the red dragon could really pop.
First, I laid down a light blue wash over the area of the illustration. Then, once that was dried with my heat tool, I put down a base of red for the dragon’s figure.
Then I used a negative painting technique to outline and define the hills in the background. Once I finished painting the hills, I painted a dark greenish-brown on the ground to let the figures pop. I detailed both the dragon and the woman, adding shadows and definition.
Finally, I used more dark green to add grass details here and there to add texture. Once the full painting dried, I used my brush pen to outline the dragon and the woman to make them stand out even more. The same brush pen was then used to letter out the headers above.
Watch the Full Set Up
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If you step outside of the mundane realities of your day-to-day life, there are endless possibilities. What kind of creatures would you encounter if you let your imagination run wild? Take a look at the folklore of a variety of cultures to get inspired by all the possibilities.
Creatures of the sky, sea, and earth are all potential characters for your next bullet journal spread!
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