How’s that for a post title? Hahahaha! Yep! I made a dragon using an awesome Hahnemühle paper!
Before you get excited, no, I did not draw this. I wish! I started with this drawing by Bennett Klein. Bennett posted his drawing on Facebook and invited us to color it. I downloaded his art and printed it out on a sheet of Hahnemühle’s Layoutblock. The layoutblock is a pad with 75 sheets of 35 lb. specialty paper. Meant for fibre pens, fineliners and markers, it is almost translucent – in fact my colors are see through if you hold the paper up to a light fixture. It’s pretty amazing.
Check this out! You can see my fingers at the top. I was holding the paper in front of my little desk light. Isn’t it awesome?
I used my Copic Sketch Markers to add all the color and highlights and shadings. I interpreted the dragon the way I saw it. Hopefully it is close to what Bennett meant for it to be. I think he’d like it!
And last – here is my cheat sheet of the Copic colors I used. In case I ever need to go back and make changes or touch up areas. This dragon may end up in a frame on my studio wall. I love it! Bennett’s work and this Layoutblock paper is the perfect combination! I am going to leave you with a couple links.