After I did this I traced the image of the child onto tracing paper, enlarged it and transferred the image to the actual painting. I needed to block out all the dragon, so I overpainted with heavy white acrylic and let that dry before finishing the child.
And finally after the drying and the framing, this is what the result is:
Each of the 18 artists who are exhibiting also created color pages for the children and some printouts of the actual illustration for use during the storytime and follow up activities.
On the back of the painting I attached an instruction sheet for
How to ride a dragon ~ 101.
Helpful tips for managing that first flight are included.