A friend requested this as a basis for a tattoo she wanted done. I asked for color ideas and took creative liberty after I was given basic guidelines. Blending similar colors of marker and pencil worked out well. Trying to add depth to the shaft of the feather was a challenge working in such a small space and keeping the shadows and highlights consistent with an imagined light source.
This was incredibly fun to do. I found a dragon by anther artist on deviantArt and took a lot of inspiration from the original line drawing and made it my own by embellishing the lines and adding color. This was originally done on a sheet of 18 x 24 inch watercolor paper. I used water color paper because I knew it would hold up to the Higgins ink that I used. I applied the ink with brushes and cotton swabs diluting or layering to give variations in color. Outside of the black ink used for the outline, only red and brown ink was used for the rest of the color.