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"Stone Dragon 02: Jasper Storm" by Rachael Mayo

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This is second in my series of dragons whose colors are based on semiprecious stones; this dragon's colors are based on jasper.  I think I managed to control the gold paint pen a bit better this time, so the overall effect is more cohesive.  ^_^

The dragon's design, particularly the wings, are loosely based on a tiny drawing of a Japanese hai riyo bird I espied in one of my monster collections.

Done with Prismacolor pencils and a gold paint pen.

18 Nov 2008:-) Sarah Fragore Roper
not as good as the first personally. but still breathtaking

:-) Rachael Mayo replies: "It’s interesting - most people seem to like the green dragon better, while I like this red guy better because it’s more detailed and because I got that gold pen under control. Hey, what can I say - the jury has spoken. "
20 Nov 2008:-) Donna Quinn
I tried to view this picture before when I commented on your Jade dragon, but Elfwood and my computer conspired against me... but it’s a great piece. I think I actually prefer this piece over the other one, but of course they work best together. 2
I really like the wispy cloud background, and the metallic effect looks great, but I bet it looks waaaay better in real life....

:-) Rachael Mayo replies: "Always a conspiracy! Glad you were able to get in to see this one. I’m actually pretty pleased with the improvements I’ve been able to work in now that I’m more comfortable with the shiny ink. ...Yeah, it looks a bit better-balanced in real life. You can’t get the shiny-in-your-face effect when you turn the picture in the light with the digital version!"
7 Apr 2009:-) Wren Cunliff Jewell
3 Jan 2010:-) Daniela Black Phoenix Irimiash
*jaws fall.... litteraly!* 22...

:-) Rachael Mayo replies: "I’m glad you like this guy. Thanks!"
5 Jan 2010:-) Angela Brenda
i like that dark background - colourful dragon contrast a lot!

:-) Rachael Mayo replies: "The high contrast is the main reason I use the black background. Thanks! "
20 Mar 201045 Geert
Detail! *drooling*

The belly scales draw most of my attention, very strange...

:-) Rachael Mayo replies: "The belly scales have the most clear linework, I think, and they follow the dragon from chin to tail in a way that you can follow with your eyes. At least, that’s what I figure. "
8 Sep 2010:-) Bernadette Dunn
Wow. Beautiful, just stunning !!!
14 Dec 2010:-) Michael J Routley
the use of gold really gives this picture a third demention.
9 Jul 2012:-) Faith Gerhardt
That is so cool!
18 Jan 201345 Summer Brenda
I’m a young artist, and I’ve got a dragon fetish and I love your work, I’m always trying to better mine, got any pointers for a young artist?
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'Stone Dragon 02: Jasper Storm':
 • Created by: :-) Rachael Mayo
 • Copyright: ©Rachael Mayo. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Chinese, Dragon, European, Japanese, Occidental, Oriental
 • Categories: Dragons, Drakes, Wyverns, etc, Asian Traditions, Mythology
 • Techniques: Coloured Pencils, Coloured Ink
 • Submitted: 2008-11-10 12:14:02
 • Views: 5191
 • Resolution: 1151x690

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