Step 6: Paint Primed Cardboard Parts

For this dragon, I chose a bright red paint. Apply so that coverage is total, and allow to dry. Next, paint the scales on the dragon by diluting your base red with a pale yellow. Use a 1/4 inch "scruffy" brush and just dab on in the pattern shown. Practice a little, but the goal is to put just enough color on the dragon to simulate scales. Do not pat them on in a straight line, rather make semi-circular patterns to contour the areas you are working on.
I love this dragon. Seriously. I love your dragons
 any chance of getting some detailed plans of each piece? maybe something printable? I'm fairly artistically challenged, but I really like this project!
what would u do if u wanted the dragon to b smaller? like, do u have any suggestions for measurements if the circle is... 26.4cm in diameter?
Use ratio and proportion and scale it down! Cman
This is awesome i'm starting this weekend!
This just gets better all the time CMan. 5
Thanks Deb! Cman
Great job! The green one also looks awesome!
Thanks Shadow Ops. Cman
Very nice!
Thanks JellyWoo. Cman
that is so amazingly awsome
Thanks wenpherd. Cman
wow. looks great!
Thanks Brinda. Cman
Here again, beautiful work. Its a nice companion piece for the green one <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Cardboard-Dragon/">https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Cardboard-Dragon/</a>. I still would like to see a template, but you provide enough pictures that I think it is now easier to to recreate it leaving room for individual creativity. I'm starting mine this week. <br/><br/>I can hardly wait to see what you come up with next.<br/>
I have to say CMan this is top of the line, quite a fabulous creation!
Thank you so much Deb. Cman
Excellent.<br/><br/>Well worth the <em>Feature</em> flag.<br/>
Thank you sir! Cman
I thunk trogdor is green not red.
I cant resist ..... TROGDOR!
Love it! I'm going to try something like this... Thanks for the inspiration.
You're welcome, and good luck. Cman
Must.. Not... Make... Trogdor... Reference.....
FLATULATIONS, FER SHER. Now even we drolls with an IQ three points below plant life can do this. I happy now.
Not gonna lie, this is really tiiiight. Ive been looking for a project that uses easy-to find materials, but invovles skill to make. Plus, the whole personalization of this one is an added bonus for me, Thanks! Best of luck in the cardboard contest, I'll vote for ya! -xD
Can this be made out of just construction paper and colored card stock for a Junior High art project?
I think so. Cman
Another cool one and this time with full instructions, excellent.
Thanks nny. Cman

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