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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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:iconponyshorsesrock:
Ponyshorsesrock Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
Heart Amazing it's so detailed love it!!!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconponyshorsesrock:
Ponyshorsesrock Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
No problem :)
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:iconamerican-hero123:
American-Hero123 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
american-hero123.deviantart.co… Hope you don't mind that I used it :3
It was really fun to color, thank you!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't mind at all.  I love to see all of the different color schemes that people dream up for these designs.  :D
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Gwyrdd Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
You lineart is absolutely breathtaking! Great.
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconelliachan:
Elliachan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's my colored version: elliachan.deviantart.com/art/O…
Thank you for letting me use this. :) It was a lot of fun to paint.
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful; thank you in turn!
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:iconchirisart:
Chirisart Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student General Artist
and here's my colored version , maybe tomorrow post another two lineart colored, this week I had a lot of free time so take advantage to put some flat color linearts...

Hope you like it!!! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it very much; thank you!
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SaturnStormXD Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OH MY GOD IT'S AMAZING.
Ok I'm using this.
Idk when I'll finish tho.
But I'm deffs using this.
:)
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - Thanks very much.  This is one design that I like a whole bunch, too.  *I* still haven't colored it yet...  But I'll look forward to seeing what you do with it!
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:iconstyxxsomega:
StyxxsOmega Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Chinese Dragon 2 by StyxxsOmega Used here!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome; thanks!
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:iconstyxxsomega:
StyxxsOmega Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconsaekhtis:
Saekhtis 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:  chippie18.deviantart.com/art/C…
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconriverbymoonlight:
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
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:iconrachaelm5:
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?
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:iconriverbymoonlight:
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
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:iconrachaelm5:
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.
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:iconriverbymoonlight:
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?
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will send you the .JPG file via email. :-)
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MasaiMisfortune Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How does this even happen....? O__O so amazing
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:iconrachaelm5:
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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:iconmasaimisfortune:
MasaiMisfortune Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pfff XD three or four hours? I can't even draw my derpish dragons in that time. That's amazing
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Nights-and-Reala-xxx Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I`ve coloured it in! just go into my gallery :D
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Done did. :D
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:iconcnome:
CNome Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Wow! All your line art is spectacular but this one, in my opinion is the best of the best :D
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. It's certainly one of the most ridiculously complicated ones! :D
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:iconani-mooser:
ANI-MOOSER Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I made another of your line arts <3 [link] I hope you like this one just as much~
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do indeed! Thank you once again. :D
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:iconnights-and-reala-xxx:
Nights-and-Reala-xxx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
love the dragons!!! how do you create such amazing dragons!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. :D

I created these super-complex dragon designs one stage at a time. I draw the body and wings, then grid out the scales, then add all the little details. It's something that I've taken many years to learn how to do; it was certainly very hard at first, but now it's much easier. :-)
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Nights-and-Reala-xxx Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
could you maybe give me some tips on creating a dragon because mine look really childish and cartoon like. Maybe one day i could draw dragons like you with some time and effort :)
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I use the body designs of cats, horses, dogs, humans, and sometimes birds as the starting point for my dragons. I tend to go for a stylized realistic creature, which allows me plenty of leeway to stretch the proportions around to suit whatever visual effect I'm trying to achieve. Try looking at pictures and anatomical diagrams of your favorite animals, and then work dragonnish features onto those body types in your mind. Then, maybe print out some line drawings of those ordinary animals verrrry lightly, and draw your dragon bits over the animal body (or do so digitally with layers so you can draw over the animal base easily.

You might do some searches here at DeviantArt for Dragon Tutorials; you'll find a lot of different ideas about how to get dragons to look realistic, or to get a cartoon stylization that you like.
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Nights-and-Reala-xxx Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you it's really helped and my dragons have improved :D
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LadyIvyoftheWood Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] added to growing conga line of colored dragons.
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome; thanks!
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ANONMUS123 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
halp! when i try to copy the image off of the page i get from clicking download, and then iupload it to ms paint, it just turns black! what to do now?......
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Send me a note with your email address, and I'll send you a JPG version. Sometimes there's a glitch with MS Paint where PNG files are concerned.
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ANONMUS123 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
oh, it's ok, i fixed it, my comp. was being a pain, however i plan on printing it coloring with pencils,(got new ones for my b-day!)scaning it, and uploading it, or something along those lines, because it wasn't filling it (with the fill-tool of course) all the way on ms-paint. but thanks anyways
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool. I do all of my stuff with traditional mediums, too. I'm glad you got it to cooperate for you!
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Elephantfreak Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally done! A year later though, lol. [link]
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome; thank you!
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ThePsychoLycan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Here you go sweety. :3 [link]

Another one. >> You created a monster. Just sayin'.
<3
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Hey, that's okay. I *like* monsters. :glomp:
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:iconatama--muhonnin:
Atama--Muhonnin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Used this lineart here: [link]
Thank you for posting such beautiful work! :heart:
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, in turn, for such a beautiful coloring of these lines. :glomp:
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