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Opal Soliloquy lineart by rachaelm5 Opal Soliloquy lineart by rachaelm5

This lineart is freely available for coloring.  If you decide to color this lineart, here is my lineart usage policy:

:bulletblue:  Please include a link back to the original lineart, and a link to me, rachaelm5.  This is necessary for reposting to any of the Color-Me groups, and also a courtesy that I appreciate.

:bulletblue:  You may not repost this black and white design on your own page for others to color, nor for any other reason. 

:bulletblue:  You may not repost this black and white line design, or colorings of this design, as adoptables, nor may you sell it for points or for money. 

:bulletblue:  Please tell me when you've finished coloring the picture so I can show off your work!

:bulletblue:  You may share your coloring outside of DeviantArt, unless I specify otherwise in the description.

:star:  I reserve the right to sell my own colored version of this design, as it is my own lineart. 
:star:  Corollary:  I will never do anything to anyone else's colored versions beyond appreciation and praise. They will be linked in the lineart's description, or in an Awesome Colorists journal here on DeviantArt, but absolutely nowhere else.

Also, I haven't tried the .png format before. Let me know if it gives anybody trouble and I'll fiddle with it. The viewable art you see and the downloadable art are the same size.

The vast array of colored versions of this dragon may be seen in the Awesome Colorists Journal 1 .

More Stone Dragons, both line designs and full-color, may be seen in the Stone Dragon Gallery Folder.

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Chippie18 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Thank you! It was hard to chose only one of all your beautiful linearts XD
I think I'll do more :D Anyway, here is the first:…
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
RiverByMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
This is amazing. There is a lot of details, it must have taken quite some time to do this.
I've already tried to color it, but it's not working for some reason. But oh well, your an amazing artist. XD
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!

Yes, this picture took some time to draw and ink, and then clean up for the digital version. I am happy with all of the details and I have gone on to make quite a few more pictures like it.

What kind of problem are you having with the image? Does it look odd when you load it into your image editing program, or did it print badly?
RiverByMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Sorry for the late reply. I've looked into your gallery, and I love your drawings! They are amazing XD

I use the Gimp program, and when I open the image it just comes up black, but I don't mind. :) Happy fourth of July! XD
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's very strange - a few other people have said that Gimp has trouble with .PNG images, but it doesn't happen to everybody. Let me know if you would like a .JPG instead; I can email it to you.
RiverByMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
I would like that, i'll note you my email then. Thank you, I hope I haven't bothered you too much?
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will send you the .JPG file via email. :-)
MasaiMisfortune Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How does this even happen....? O__O so amazing
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It happens in stages - I lay out the loops with a single line, then draw the body around it. I erase bits of the body to create the loops and layers. I usually detail the wings first (I did in this guy's case), then I draw the face, arm, and tail bits. Then I lay out the belly plates, then the dorsal spine/plate things. Then I go over the whole body with a grid of lines that follow the contours (so that the scales will follow the curve of the body), and then I round out the grid squares with the individual scale shapes. See, SIMPLE! ;p ...But it does take three or four hours.
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