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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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Brian-OConnell 17 hours ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Really looks like Quetzalcoatl! This is how awesome it is: I think I've fainted. 

Here! :points:

BRIAN
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rachaelm5 13 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a big fan of Quetzalcoatl(s) anyway, and I enjoy opportunities to draw them.  I'm glad you like these guys!

...Oboy, pictures of POINTS!
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Brian-OConnell 13 hours ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
:D

BRIAN
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rachaelm5 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:icontwistedwits:
Good depth sense along with perception of flow.
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rachaelm5 Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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rhoftonwriting Jan 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Breathtaking 
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rachaelm5 Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.  :-)
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:iconbrittam:
It's really neat to see the progress pictures--I wouldn't have guessed you bring each little section to completion before moving on to the next. Somehow I figured you would lightly lay out all the colours first over the whole picture before getting in all the lights and darks and shiny bits.

Do you use a lightbox to transfer a new, clean pencil sketch from the original lines, or do you just do it all on one paper?

I'm suddenly struck with the urge to go draw something obscenely colourful XD
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