Dragon Water Fun

This stamp is titled “Dragon Water Fun” but I’m not so sure how much Dudley is having here. Maybe it’s that time of month again? (Sure, Dudley can be a girl!) Or maybe it’s a reflection of how we feel sometimes when everyone around us is happy; our personal trials of life. Either way, it was an idea that came to my mind as soon as I saw the stamp and I knew I had to color it. Because everyday can’t be all rainbows and unicorns even when they’re visible.

Dragon Water Fun
Slimline Card Builder Die

Aside from raining inside the umbrella, there are a few other changes I made to the Dragon Water Fun stamp through creative color placement. That’s where I color what I want and ignore the lines of the stamp. The face was my starting point and I took away the smile and added a different mouth; the eyes were next and I colored them larger and looking up. Lastly, the shoes were changed to rain boots instead of sneakers.
After the dragon was colored, I did the water and the sky. I was nervous about the rain and water effects so I saved those for last. The water on the ground was colored using horizontal strokes. I pulled in the yellow and red colors to give the illusion of a reflection in water.
Before I went crazy, I made sure to take a picture just in case it didn’t turn out. This sat on my desk for a while until I mustered up the courage to proceed. I first added the rain with horizontal coloring. Then I went in with a white pen to add the water and splashing effects.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Dragon Water Fun
Slimline Card Builder Die

Copic Colors:
V22, R05, 12, YR12, Y11, 19, YG41, GN11, 32, B41, 63
C1, 3, B000, 21, 41, 91, 93, 95, BG0000, 10, 11
C1, 2, 3, 6, T4, 6
Y11, 13, 15, 19, 26, YR31, 14
E41, 42, 43, 44
R30, 32, 35, 37, 39

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