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Flamma Vitae by rachaelm5 Flamma Vitae by rachaelm5

This is a commission/trade piece for my sister.  She likes my Stone Dragons and wanted me to do a quetzlcoatl-themed pair using ruby and peridot as the stone bases (her husband's and her birthstones, respectively).  The trick was to keep the picture from coming across as too "Christmassy", since I'd planned from the beginning to work in a lot of gold with the red and green.  The addition of a good deal of blue addressed this issue nicely.  :D

The color work was done entirely with Prismacolor pencils, and there are Swarovski crystals on the dragons' foreheads.

Image size: 12x18 inches. 


Original art:  sold.

Matted prints, edition of 150 (shipping included in US):

16x20 inches for $50
11x14 inches for $30
8x10 inches for $15
5x7 inches for $10


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Flamma Vitae pencil by rachaelm5  Flamma Vitae color teaser by rachaelm5  Flamma Vitae color WIP 02 by rachaelm5  Flamma Vitae color WIP 03 by rachaelm5


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HeatherSchoff Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow! The detail in your pieces are quite amazing as well! Beautiful colors and design! :heart:
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!  Details are what really drives a lot of my work.  I enjoy playing with them right up to the point of incomprehensibility.  ;-)
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HeatherSchoff Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist
I can relate to you with details! Sometimes I overdue it too. I tried to do some of those simple 'painted feel' works... I just can't keep it toned down lol.
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Galactic-sky-99 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Lots of color and detail! Just, wow! :omg:  This is a very nice piece you made.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!  

It's the details that drive a lot of my artwork.  I love to play with them, to see just how far I can push myself before I start to lose track of whose body part belongs to whom.
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SandyEvans Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Wow , wow , wow lost for words, the amount of work you must have put into this one! it is truly beautiful.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!

Yes, this one was quite a bit of work.  It can be tricky to keep track of all those details when the picture is still in-progress.  :-)
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pdevinney Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  New member
Amazing detail. Your choice of color placement makes the details pop, my eyes are all over it, very, very nice.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!  
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TheDutchAbsol Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so awesome
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