My journey into art and imagination started in many ways with books. I fell in love with “Lord of the Rings” at 15 years old and never looked back. I devoured anything sci fi or in any way connected with dragons and adored Anne McCaffrey and her Pern series. Years later, I have met a wonderful author called Eileen Sinclair and had the great pleasure of painting a cover for her recently. Her main character is a dragon lady/rider and has silver eyes with dragon scales. This posed an interesting problem. I tried all sorts of different pens, paints and techniques. Finally Eileen settled on real silver leaf and I was able to use a permanent pen to draw the scales. the result was quite stunning as the light caught the silver… as you walked past the painting, the eyes flashed!
you can find Eileen’s books here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/E.M.-Sinclair/e/B0034O94LU/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_10?qid=1488809409&sr=1-10