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Rachael Mayo

"Stone Dragon 07: Turquoise Dawn" by Rachael Mayo

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Seventh in an ever-growing series of dragons whose colors are based on precious and semi-precious stones.

Turquoise is another one of my favorite stones - anything from an almost yellowy-greeny-blue to that deep azure-turquoise blue: I wanted to get a bunch of different tones of turquoise into this picture.

I wasn't sure that the gold linework would work originally, but I thought I'd try it to see what would happen. I ended up being quite pleased with the effect. I usually see silver and turquoise jewelry, but I think the gold really sets off the blues and greens as well.

Prismacolor pencil, gold paint pen.

29 Dec 2009:-) Anne Wipf
Very beautiful. Congrats on a well deserved MP 1

1 Rachael Mayo replies: "Thank you."
29 Dec 2009:-) Anitta Hiekkanen
Seems like wasting time, but I still have to point out the obvious; this is absolutely beautiful!
I’m a bit surprised how well the gold works with the bluish-greenish tones. Like you said, they are usually accompanied by silver.
Oh, how did the gold scan out? Did you have to tweak it afterwards? I’m just hoping to find a metallic paint/ink which wouldn’t require learning gimp/photoshop.

1 Rachael Mayo replies: "LOL - Thanks for your compliments. Never a waste of time to be kind.

The gold metallic bits do not scan well at all. I have to do quite a bit of tweaking in Photoshop to get it to look right. Dodge/burn FTW!"
31 Dec 2009:-) Jennifer Lynn Brath
It’s beautiful. I love the gold with the turquoise. It turned out wonderfully. Congrats on Mods Pick! 18

:-) Rachael Mayo replies: "Thanks very much! I’m just glad that it worked out successfully... I wasn’t sure about the gold and turquoise combination at first."
1 Jan 2010:-) Kristen j lennox
stunning picture, everything about it from the colours to the details is just so perfect 2

:-) Rachael Mayo replies: "Thank you! I’m glad you like this guy."
1 Jan 2010:-) Jimmy Gustafsson
This one would be an awesome print

:-) Rachael Mayo replies: "I have prints available of nearly everything that I draw."
8 Jan 2010:-) Katherine Grace Valencia
wow wow wow - its amazing, and i’m even happier to hear that you have prints!
2 Mar 2010:-) Shelley Hobbs
Your work is amazing!

:-) Rachael Mayo replies: "Thank you. I’m glad you like it. "
26 Aug 201045 Anon.
OMG. SO beautiful!
9 Jul 2012:-) Faith Gerhardt
That is amazing!
13 May 2013:-) Kayla Dickinson
The colouring is wonderful.

12 Rachael Mayo replies: "Thank you."
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'Stone Dragon 07: Turquoise Dawn':
 • Created by: :-) Rachael Mayo
 • Copyright: ©Rachael Mayo. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Dragon, Gold, Precious, Semi, Stone, Turquoise
 • Categories: Dragons, Drakes, Wyverns, etc, European Traditions, Mythology
 • Techniques: Coloured Pencils, Coloured Ink
Modpick •  Mod Pick at: 2009-12-28 04:22:41
 • Submitted: 2009-12-26 18:32:56
 • Views: 12629
 • Resolution: 1137x736

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