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"Stone Dragon 04: Opal Sun" by Rachael Mayo

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Here's the next semiprecious stone dragon - this time I used opal as my point of reference.

This dragon turned out *much* differently than I'd originally envisioned. I was going to go for golden tones with a small bit of blue and green, but when I'd colored about halfway down the scales on his neck, I decided that I really liked the way those blues looked. So I ran with it. I ran far and long until blue had taken over the picture.

...How it wound up mostly pastel I do not know. Despite my general aversion to pastels, I really like the way the picture turned out. So there. Two points for serindipity.

Prismacolor pencil, metallic paint marker, Photoshop tweaking.

30 Jan 2009:-) Katherine Grace Valencia
every time i see your dragons, i am just blown away by the insane amount of detail that you put into your work. its beautiful!
1 Feb 2009:-) Marika Viklund
This one turend out very pretty!! *nods* 2 The light pastel colours stands out very well agains the black and gold background! 2
1 Feb 2009:-) David Yeh
Amazing I love oriental dragons and the colors complement your drawing perfect!!
Feel free to check out my dragons if you like, no pressure...
Keep up the good work and I think i’ll add you to my favorites 14
1 Feb 2009:-) Maria Zühlke
Again a beautiful work. Opal is one of my favorite stones because I like the different colours. You captured them very well in your drawing.
7 Feb 2009:-) Tabitha General_Wyvern Ruf
I found myself mesmerized by the wings. Mostly, it’s the specularity on the stylized feathers.
8 Feb 2009:-) '' AlpineBob ''
This is incredible! What a stunner! All those shimmering scales...22
14 Jul 2009:-) Tom Draco Noir Taylor
Wow- I am speechless! That seldom happens.

12 Rachael Mayo replies: "So I see! Then I’ll just take the opportunity to thank you for all of your kind compliments. "
30 Sep 2009:-) Anitta Hiekkanen
Those pastel colors are just perfect.

:-) Rachael Mayo replies: "Thanks. And it was a surprsing thing, too, as I usually shy away from pastels."
9 Jul 2012:-) Faith Gerhardt
That is so cool! I love the colors in it!
10 Jul 2012:-) Avasa Patel
gorgeous details and perfect use of color
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'Stone Dragon 04: Opal Sun':
 • Created by: :-) Rachael Mayo
 • Copyright: ©Rachael Mayo. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Bali, Dragon, Opal, Pastel, Stone, Thailand, Tibet
 • Categories: Dragons, Drakes, Wyverns, etc
 • Techniques: Coloured Pencils, Coloured Ink
 • Submitted: 2009-01-29 20:46:27
 • Views: 6942
 • Resolution: 1095x749

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