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Dragon's Breath Fire Opal by Galder Dragon's Breath Fire Opal by Galder
  Hello everyone! Finally, the time to reveal our newest shiny precious stone is here. Today I'd like to share with you my rendition of the wonderful Dragon's Breath Fire Opal, suggested by several of you in the comments and on twitter :)

  I have to say that working on this one was an absolute treat. These opals are just gorgeous, and even gathering a large reference folder of these made me feel all excited. 

   For the newcomers - I used to paint gems/crystals/minerals as an exercise to clear my head, but it has since become a passion of mine. If you have any suggestions about gemstones, minerals or crystals you would like me to try and paint, please do share! I still have a couple written up, but the supply is ever dwindling. 


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:iconexile-062:
Exile-062 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome love the colors and the specular lights
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it.
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:icon3bitdragon:
3bitdragon Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconemilyallen123:
emilyallen123 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2018
Wow! That's awesome!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad that you like it.
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:iconfiregirlgaming:
FireGirlGaming Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So... what do you do to get this beautift result? Paint precious stones or something else...
I need to know
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:iconrosewitchcat:
rosewitchcat Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2018
👏👏👏
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Study gemstones and crystals and practice. I always have at least 3-6 high resolution reference pictures around when painting to
help me keep these as realistic and as engaging as possible :). It probably also helps that I've been painting them for over two 
years now. 
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:iconfiregirlgaming:
FireGirlGaming Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, what you do is awesome
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:icontoxicghost58:
ToxicGhost58 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2018
Very unique!!! I thought it was a dragon egg at first!!!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconpkingsora:
PkingSora Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
this is epic!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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:iconpkingsora:
PkingSora Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2018  Professional General Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconmittensmckittens:
MittensMcKittens Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
Jfc this is amazing .o. +One watcher!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Welcome aboard :)
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:iconhi-lo-artsy:
Hi-lo-Artsy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2018
This is insanely good!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
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:iconfuryy4:
FuryY4 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so good
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icongryphonia:
Gryphonia Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconcolorheartsplz::iconcolorfulsparklesplz::iconcolorheartsplz::iconcolorfulsparklesplz:
:iconpinkbowplz::iconpinkbowplz::iconpinkbowplz::iconpinkbowplz:
Hi!Hi!Hi!Hi!Hello! :D (Big Grin) :) (Smile)
Aww Nice picture! ClapDance!Wow!
:iconeufrosis:I like it!Here's a kiss for you, my love!:iconpurpleheartplz:
:iconsuperglompplz:Keep up the good work!
:iconflyingheartsplz:Have a good day!:hug:
:squee:Love:squee:Love:squee:Love
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconblueshinyyveltal:
BlueShinyYveltal Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
cool!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconblueshinyyveltal:
BlueShinyYveltal Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
no prob!
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:iconzachinhyrule:
ZachinHyrule Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018
At first, I though it said Devils breath from the Spider-Man game
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, unfortunately I do not know THAT Devil's breath ;).
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:iconc16b:
C16B Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Hobbyist
wow
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconzacharyknox222:
zacharyknox222 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
i love it!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconzacharyknox222:
zacharyknox222 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
i like it!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconadoptieboo:
AdoptieBoo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018  Student Artist
ooo nice
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconadoptieboo:
AdoptieBoo Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Student Artist
np!
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:iconroymustey1:
RoyMustey1 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
man , imagine that on a amulet or a ring , if only gems like these could exist
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:icondemonicclone:
DemonicClone Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
they do and you'll want to look at this


normally the dragon breath opal has a blue background and red foreground with a red/orange glow depending on the light
and in bright direct light with the light shining into the front of the gem, the light reflects off the inside making it look like a dragon's eye
but if the light isn't directly in front of the Gemstone the eye effect disappears, and you only get a red/orange glow instead.

www.google.com/search?&tbm=isc…:
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I wish it was possible to fashion jewelry like that indeed.
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:iconwalkingindreamlight:
WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconfeature-it-monday: has featured you as Artist of the Week! :heart:

Congratulations! :clap:
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the amazing feature! That is quite a surprise for me.  I'm honored!
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:iconwalkingindreamlight:
WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome - a pleasure to feature your work :)

Your gallery is filled with beautiful crystals formations.

I like how you not just create beautiful crystal formations of light and colour, they also have a life of their own. Very captivating! :)
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Painting gemstones, crystals and jewelry has turned
from hobby to passion for me over the past few years. There is
infinite beauty in that subject :).
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:iconwalkingindreamlight:
WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)

That's the thing, to be called to what matters to your heart. The level of detail is accentuating the beauty of your work.

Keep it up!
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:iconthemysterywriter:
THEMYSTERYWRITER Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
O_O wow...
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it! :)
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:iconthemysterywriter:
THEMYSTERYWRITER Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
It’s really well done...is it real?
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It's based on a real type of gemstone but entirely hand painted :)
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