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Lapis Lazuli Breeze color variant by rachaelm5 Lapis Lazuli Breeze color variant by rachaelm5
Colored version of my own lineart:
Lapis Lazuli Breeze lineart by rachaelm5

I wanted to try a totally different color range for this particular dragon.  Originally all in cool blues and silver, this time it's a volcanic twilight theme.  I had quite a lot of fun with this one - the coloring process wasn't nearly as intense as the Opal dragons have been, but it's definitely more complex than the early Stone Dragons with a gradation scheme that shifts all along the body between purple, magenta, and carmine red.  

Colored mostly with the extinct Spectracolor pencils, plus Prismacolor black in the background.


Original art:  sold.

Matted prints (shipping included in US):
5x7 inches for $10
8x10 inches for $15
11x14 inches for $30
16x20 inches not available.




Original color version:
Lapis Lazuli Breeze by rachaelm5

Yeah, huge difference!
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Filiana Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Wooow, this is so amazing :wow:
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Filiana Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
No problem ;)
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MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would call this one fire opal hahaha!  I love the bright bold colors and the use of contrasting colors as well.  Also, I like the simple tough of 3D gems in the mix as well!  So, do you use india ink (or something like that) to stain the background black?  Or do you do that in post processing?
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it's definitely no longer "lapis lazuli".  It's just the line design that I used for the original Lapis Lazuli Breeze, which was all in blues.

I used Prismacolor pencils for the black background.  It's a texture thing with me.  India ink always winds up looking blotchy for me, but the colored pencil, though it takes a lot of effort, gives me the best-looking results.  :-)
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MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wasn't saying you named it wrong, I was just saying that what I would call it!  ;)

Wow, I know what it's like to shade a whole section darkly with prismacolors... :clap: 
Thanks for the info :hug:
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Whoa
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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LucyFaerie Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Gorgeous colors!
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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