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Opal Sun lineart by rachaelm5 Opal Sun 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 much appreciated.

:bulletblue: You may not repost this design, or colorings of this design, as adoptables, nor may you sell it for points or for money. I post this design freely for you to color; I ask that you do not go off and profit from it.

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

:bulletblue: You may repost 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. I state this here in my usage policy so that no one will be confused about me breaking my own policies when I get the project completely finished.
:star: Corollary: I will never do anything to anyone else's colored versions beyond appreciation and praise.


This design is one of my personal favorites. It took a long time to get it all cleaned up in Photoshop, and I PROMISE you that it's going to take a long time to color, but the results will be worth your effort. :-)


Here is a JPG version for those who have trouble with the PNG version.




Colored versions by me:

:iconrachaelm5: Opal Sun by rachaelm5Opal Sun Color Variant by rachaelm5



Colored versions by other colorists may now be seen in the Awesome Colorists 5 journal!
More Stone Dragons, both line designs and full-color, may be seen in the Stone Dragon Gallery Folder.

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:iconmy-master-kakashi:
My-master-Kakashi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found this painting by accident, but I'm very glad.
You are VERY good *^*
My compiments...
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much.  :-)
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:iconsentrionic:
sentrionic Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
i can't believe my eyes. i just found this gallery/art by accident browsing, and now i am very happy. breath taking art and detail!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hurrah for accidental meetings in cyberspace!  Thank you for your kind words.
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:iconrafalucci:
RafaLucci Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I CANT STOP FAVORITING THOSE DRAWINGS D:
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - I'm glad you like them all.  Thank you.
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:iconrafalucci:
RafaLucci Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Youre welcome miss ^-^
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:iconerix19:
Erix19 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Boy, I want to do this one and Lapis Lazuli.
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Here are links to both:  sta.sh/0zasuvvazjw  sta.sh/0ul9fynqdwz

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:iconerix19:
Erix19 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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:iconlesh4537:
Lesh4537 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the mind numbing wonderfully detailed lineart. :D

[link]
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:iconlesh4537:
Lesh4537 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the mind numbing wonderful lineart!

[link]
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - Thank you, in turn, for your outstanding effort.
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:iconlesh4537:
Lesh4537 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. You're linearts are always fun and challenging to work with.
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
This is gorgeous o.o You have beautiful lineart
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :-)
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :-)
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:iconwolfyloveanime:
wolfyloveanime Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Your welcome
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:iconjessegc:
Jessegc Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ill give it a shot
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! It's pretty challenging, so take your time. :D
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:iconjessegc:
Jessegc Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok
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SteewpidZombie Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Here is my coloring of this Line-art. [link]

Amazing work, keep it up!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome; thank you!

I will definitely have some more designs available soon, and there are still plenty in the Art To Color gallery folder if you get a hankering for more of this ridiculously detailed stuff. :D
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AnimalAmelia16 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow just wow!!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you; I'm glad you like it. :D
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:iconanimalamelia16:
AnimalAmelia16 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
;) Your Welcome
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:iconxzendor7:
xzendor7 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Digital Artist
Wicked Line Drawing.
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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:iconandy-b123:
Andy-B123 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is really cool. What kind of pens did you use to ink that, and with whatever you used, nice job! I get lost just looking at all those lines, so it is a feat turly worthy of praise to see how you inked this so well! nice job
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much.

Though what you see on the screen has been ditigized and reworked to some extent in Photoshop, I made the original ink drawing with Zig Milennium pens and Micron pens in a couple of different nib sizes.

Heh - I get lost in the linework too, especially during the building process. When it's still in the initial pencil stage, I use little arrows to remind me which direction the body loops, and hence the scales, are supposed to go. Otherwise it's an incomprehensible jumble. If I can keep it together, a colorist should be able to follow it along and follow most of the loops as they knot around each other. :-)
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quasihedron Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful art work! :clap:
Well done! :D
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. :-)
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:iconquasihedron:
quasihedron Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are most welcome! :D

Our friend, Barb (:iconteddybearcholla:) pointed me to your gallery and particularly the line art. She thinks my techniques of coloring might look great with some of your line art!

Your drawing is so wonderful and marvelous! I am humbled if you would allow me to do so! :D

Thanx for sharing your wonderful talents and products! :wow::iconwowplz::iconsaywow1plz:
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind words. You are absolutely welcome to color my line drawings. That is why I post them, after all! :D
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quasihedron Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are too too kind! :D:hug:
And you are most welcome! :bow::clap:
:iconclappingplz:
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:iconjsyle:
JSyle Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! XD I am sooo jealous of your artist talent! Very lovely :D Anywho, after 4 long hours, I introduce, the Fire King!!! [link] I HAD to make the eyes pop XD Sorry, it isn't the best out there, but at least I tried :D And thank you for letting me use your base <3
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No need to apologize for making the eyes pop - they show up well that way. :-) And don't sell yourself short - you did a great job with such a complicated design! It looks totally different from what other artists have done, and I like that. The variety is wonderful to see. :D
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JSyle Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oops! XD Did the image, not the link :P [link]
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Very interesting work!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. :D
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:iconagaave:
Agaave Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, all those details! :eyepopping:
That tail is hypnotic - must love the way you draw scales and make them bend so naturally looking. :heart:
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! I love drawing all those details.

I lay out the scale pattern with a grid that adheres to the contour of the curve, and then round out each scale along those pattern lines. The tight curves are really challenging, even at the grid layout stage! I almost have to become a human spirograph. ;-)
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Agaave Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! And thank you for the explaining about the process; it would be awesome to see a sketch stage of your drawings or even a whole tutorial how you do these magical pictures of yours. ^^
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xJanKiix Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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I made it! :D Hope you like it. It was so fun!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it very much. Thank you!
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:iconxjankiix:
xJanKiix Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to thank you, for letting me using the lineart :D
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful dragon linart :heart:
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :-)
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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