The boys and the dragon by mayumi
mayumi

The boys and the dragon

by mayumi in Other Media

This was my first (and probably the last) acrylic painting. I painted this mural on my youngest son's bedroom wall about 6 years ago (back then my 2 sons were sharing a bedroom). The painting is 4.5X3 ft. The dragon is from the book called "The Egg", written and illustrated by M.P. Robertson, as a reference. Two boys on the dragon's back are my sons, of course. =) I should have painted it on a canvas... just in case we decide to move.

I used my cheap digital camera to take this photo so it doesn't look very good... sorry.

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  • jbrommers

    jbrommers

    Wonderful work! What a wonderful image to go to sleep to. YOur boys must cherish this!

    Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply
    • mayumi

      mayumi

      Many thanks for your kind words! Yes, they love it :D

      Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply
  • Mohammadalebsi

    Mohammadalebsi

    Love it

    Jun 3rd, 2011 Reply
  • bleuie

    bleuie

    Very enchanting, I really like this, it brings back childhood memories :)

    May 14th, 2011 Reply
  • Rinariin

    Rinariin

    cool ! :D

    May 13th, 2011 Reply
    • mayumi

      mayumi

      *hug* thank you for the fave! :)

      May 14th, 2011 Reply
    • Rinariin

      Rinariin

      your welcome :D

      you are so good in traditional art. maybe you could teach me some tricks to make good traditional art .. hehe :)

      May 14th, 2011 Reply
    • mayumi

      mayumi

      Thanks again ♥
      I'm afraid there are no tricks. The more you draw/paint the better your art become. 'Practice' is the best tool you can have! ;)

      May 14th, 2011 Reply
    • Rinariin

      Rinariin

      arigatou gozaimasu for your suggestion, mrs. mayumi :)

      I'll do more practice :)

      May 25th, 2011 Reply
    • mayumi

      mayumi

      Dou itashimashite :D

      May 25th, 2011 Reply
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    Aww .. This is so cute and gorgeous :)

    May 13th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
  • 7Shadows

    7Shadows

    Whoa, that's a cool painting!

    May 13th, 2011 Reply
  • Stroody

    Stroody

    Magical and so very awesome - Tis in colour Yipeeeee lol - Me likes :)

    May 13th, 2011 Reply
  • Giselle

    Giselle

    I think you are very skilled with acrylics, why would it be your last? You know me curious/nosy ;)
    I really like this very much, reminds me of Puff the Magic Dragon!

    May 13th, 2011 Reply
    • mayumi

      mayumi

      Thank you, sis! It means so much to hear that from you!! Why would it be my last one? I've tried acrylics, watercolor, and coloring pencils in the past but none of them seem to give me the same excitement as pencil drawing does. I've always fascinated by light and shadow, and pencil drawings are all about that. Black and white, and so many shades of gray in between... using them to create texture and everything is, i found, very exciting. But, who knows, maybe I didn't feel excited about acrylic painting because I had to clean up the huge mess I made every time I finish painting for the day. It was too big of a project to take on for a beginner. :D

      May 13th, 2011 Reply
    • Giselle

      Giselle

      Ah yes, I bugged you about this already haven't I? It's just that you're so good at it! I understand perfectly about the mess part especially if you don't have your own space and a bunch of kids on top of it! lol

      May 13th, 2011 Reply
    • mayumi

      mayumi

      Kids did quite good job avoiding the area. I was the one making the most mess... I somehow managed step on paint and walked on my carpet one day, and other days I had all sorts of colored strands of hair and mustache... lol

      May 13th, 2011 Reply
    • Giselle

      Giselle

      lol, I did something similar when the kids were little too with the same results! Great memories :)

      May 13th, 2011 Reply
    • mayumi

      mayumi

      Hey... I have my drawings displayed on right hand side!! How and when did that happen????

      May 13th, 2011 Reply
  • Dynnnad

    Dynnnad

    Ahw this is such a dreamlike painting, very nice Mayumi!!

    May 13th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • mayumi

      mayumi

      Thank you so much for your kind comment and the fave, Danny! :)

      May 13th, 2011 Reply
    • Dynnnad

      Dynnnad

      You are most welcome Mayumi! :)

      May 14th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
  • Mishelangello

    Mishelangello

    such a dreamy atmosphere! very beautiful! love how everything just breathe with magic!♥

    May 13th, 2011 Reply
    • mayumi

      mayumi

      Your lovely comment brought a smile to my face. Thank you! :)

      May 13th, 2011 Reply