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"Birthstones - Amethyst" by Rachel Anderson

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I really enjoyed working on this stone since purple is one of my favourite colours. I also thought it was really cute that the design on the butterfly wings forms a little heart. It's fitting, since amethyst is february's birthstone, and valentines day is also in february. So four stones down, eight to go!

I would like to thank the gorgeous faestock for providing such amazing reference photos.

photoshopCS | 12x18 inches

Prints and close ups can be seen at my website.

13 Aug 200945 Anon.
it’s my birthstone! 2 and it’s beautiful, i love the stance she’s in, she looks very thoughtful! it’s beautiful!
14 Sep 2009:-) Nicua Ryver Smit
how do you get the skin and other colours so beautiful and real? amazing and beautiful. Do you do pictures on request for illustrations?

15 Rachel Anderson replies: "Thanks! It took a long time to get the hang of how colors work together for skin (and other parts of the painting too). It’s tricky. Best advice is if you are using a warm color for the highlights, then use a cool color for the shadows - like here I used a pale yellow for the highlights, and purple for the shadows.

As for commissions, unfortunately I don’t really have time to do take any these days - busy with business and being a full time mom 2"
16 Dec 2009:-) Vineta Reinfelde
29 Dec 2009:-) Carmen marie sawyer
go purple!!!
3 Jan 201045 Lynetta
15 I hope you make all these birthstones into a calendar on your website when your done because tha would be pretty ^.^ and our work is so lovely beyond words 11
11 Feb 201045 Snickerswithmorealmonds
unfortunately this is my birthstone when there are so many better ones. But I have to say this pic really makes me LOVE it!!!!Brilliant!! the butterflies are amazing!
25 Jun 2010:-) Anna starlonia Young
This is wonderful! I love everything about it but the part that really stands out is her hair. Now I’m not really familiar with computer painting or anything but how did you get the hair to be like that? Plus, how long does it take you to make something such as this?
27 Feb 201145 Katy brook stringer
I think her hair staines out with her outfit. Her long dress is gouorges.And so are the butterflys there cina lightish purple.But a litle pit of a dairk purple...How do you paint this!!!
10 Mar 201145 Anon.
love it
15 Apr 201145 Lori
Beautiful work. Purple is one of my favorite colours. Good job.
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'Birthstones - Amethyst':
 • Created by: :-) Rachel Anderson
 • Copyright: ©Rachel Anderson. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Amethyst, Beautiful, Birthstone, Blue, Butterfly, Carving, Celtic, Clouds, Dress, Fae, Faery, Fairies, Fairy, Fantasy, Fay, February, Fey, Gem, Gemstone, Goth, Gothic, Knot, Knotwork, Nouveau, Pink, Purple, Sky, Stone, Wing
 • Categories: Faery, Fay, Faeries, Romance, Emotion, Love, Woman, Women
 • Techniques: Computer Painted from Scratch
 • Submitted: 2009-02-24 03:37:31
 • Views: 36608
 • Resolution: 501x750

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