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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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:iconthemysterywriter:
THEMYSTERYWRITER Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  New Deviant 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  New Deviant 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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:iconthemysterywriter:
THEMYSTERYWRITER Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
hand painted you say? it’s rather impressive 
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, It usually takes a lot of time to bring these things far enough,
so they look real, but I've been practicing gemstone painting for nearly 
two years now, it gets easier with each one done ;)
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:iconthemysterywriter:
THEMYSTERYWRITER Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
That’s really cool. Reminds me of some stuff I’ve come up in with my writing. Wanna check it out?
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing!
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:iconieuropa:
iEuropa Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018
This is amazing! I love it it's beautiful! :D
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad that you like it!
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:icondigitaladaptive:
DigitalAdaptive Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Love the render details!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icontanukitagawa:
TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2018
This oppal have a amazing look! :wow:  Your artwork and coloring are great!Congratulations! :winner:
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad that you like my work :)
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:icontanukitagawa:
TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018
   You deserve  the praises,Galder! Pat 
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hug 
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:icontanukitagawa:
TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018
  Hug 2# 
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:iconwhitebearboy:
whitebearboy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018
Say, do you think maybe you could draw a photorealistic version of the Amulet of Avalor from Sofia the first?
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I think that anything gemstone related can be drawn in a photorealistic way, provided enough time is put into the project :).
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:iconwhitebearboy:
whitebearboy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018
Ok, can you please draw that?
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry, but I don't take requests at this time. I have a rather sizable queue of artwork I need to finish, plus a contest prizes coming up soon.
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:iconwhitebearboy:
whitebearboy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018
Ok, got it. I can wait.
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:iconkiranox:
kiranox Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful colors!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconweaponx1486:
weaponx1486 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
fantasy is your thing and it works very well Headbang! Shocked 
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  I'm glad you like my work :)
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:iconsarah-on-deviantart:
Sarah-on-Deviantart Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018
Beautiful - love the fire inside and the tiny surface scratches.
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I love painting gemstones with imperfections and blemishes, it makes them look more interesting :). (Same goes for characters when I think about it)
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:iconsarah-on-deviantart:
Sarah-on-Deviantart Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018
True!
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:iconheroslegend:
HerosLegend Featured By Owner Edited Jun 15, 2018
Beautiful
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:icondaresmithcreations:
DareSmithCreations Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Professional Writer
Good lord that's gorgeous :]

Idea potential?:

I use to have two crystals I would always add into creative endeavors:  The Blood Ruby and a Mind Sapphire. Both were created through magic in almost every creative setting; the Ruby would grow within a creatures heart where as the mind sapphire well it grew in the mind of powerful mages/magic users. The only way to get either was well to harvest upon the beings death. The rubies to me always looked it was frozen blood and appeared to always shine like how liquid reflects light... the sapphires I always imagined to be almost brain like (as in the brains wrinkled look) but were purple...

how they were used:  Blood rubies when crafted into items/weapons increased strength and constitution for users, while mind sapphires increased intelligence and wisdom if used to create things in that manner; typically I used these in like D&D campaigns or other rpgs. 
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. And that's quite an interesting idea. I used a very similar system for one of the professions in my custom game system. They used to crystallize the essence of the enemy that was slain, obtaining various types depending on the type, and use the crystal to enhance equipment. 
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:iconacidesings:
ACIDesings Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanos would be jealous 
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'm afraid that he'll come for it :(
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:iconacidesings:
ACIDesings Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
SNAP!!!!!
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:iconjadelionle08:
jadelionLE08 Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Student General Artist
Gorgeous 
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjadelionle08:
jadelionLE08 Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Student General Artist
No problem 
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:iconakikkakikka:
AKikkaKikka Featured By Owner May 23, 2018
I initially thought it was a photograph!!!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm trying to paint them as real as possible.
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:iconthespiritualpainter:
TheSpiritualPainter Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconthespiritualpainter:
TheSpiritualPainter Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome
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:iconshanes97:
Shanes97 Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I very like this picture. Its looks very mysterious and epic.
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it!
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:iconreysit:
Reysit Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks awesome *^*
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconwildernessloner:
WildernessLoner Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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