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Tropical Iridescence lineart by rachaelm5 Tropical Iridescence 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. This is necessary for reposting to any of the Color-Me groups.

:bulletblue: Please include a link to me, *rachaelm5. This is necessary for reposting to any of the Color-Me groups.

: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.

:bulletblue: You may not repost this design, or colorings of this design, as adoptables for points or money. I post this design freely for you to color; I ask that you do not go off and profit from it.

: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 is another reverse-engineered line design. I never made any inked linework for the original art; I went straight from pencil to colors. However, I don't like the digital "inking" results I've been getting, so I tried a different technique here. I printed off the pencil lines at about 50% lighter than the original, then went over them with my Micron pens. I like this result much better - though fed through a digital clean-up process, this is much closer to my natural inking look. :-)



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LacedShadowDiamond Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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rachaelm5 Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome; thanks!
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rachaelm5 Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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TheLoneDucky Jan 3, 2013   General Artist
As always your detail utterly confuses me. How do you not get distracted when building line arts?
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rachaelm5 Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a good head for complex linework and organic patterns, and I just build the drawing a layer at a time - from the biggest parts like a main tail feathers, down to the little details within the markings on the feathers. It's the same way with the dragons. I draw the main body, then lay out the scales, then the details on the scales - or feathers, or plates. It looks complex when it's complete, but when I look at the drawings I usually see it as the layered stages in my mind. Whenever there's the potential for confusion, like with the twisty dragon bodies, I use little arrows and notes to keep my patterns straight. :-)
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bhudicae Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooo, this one is so pretty, even in just the lines!!
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rachaelm5 Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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MysticFlamer Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your lineart is very beautiful~ Keep it up^^
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rachaelm5 Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much; I shall!
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