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Moonstone by Galder Moonstone by Galder
    Hello everyone! Time for another of my shinies :). This time I would like to share my rendition of a Moonstone. Moonstones are wonderful and magical things, and I have spent lots of time admiring their shiny magical goodness while studying the plentiful reference. The moonstone has been suggested to me by a fellow crystal lover, and I just had to paint one.. so fascinating! Remember, if you have suggestions of your own, I'll definitely take a look at them. 

    For the newcomers - I begun painting crystals/gemstones/minerals as an exercise and a way to clear my head and eyes between other projects, but over time it has developed into a passion :). I hope you enjoy!
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:iconj2ra:
J2Ra Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018
Hi Moonstone,

That is a beautiful piece pf art. 
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad that you like it.
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:iconbluelynny:
Bluelynny Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice photo realistic painting of a moonstone. I even originally thought this was an actual photo! Azure Soul by Bluelynny   Lexy Laughing by Bluelynny   

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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconyantiskra:
Yantiskra Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Man, you are amazing with these stones. Just inspiring :)
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like my shinies, they have been a passion of mine
 for years now.
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:iconomnipotentcarrot:
OmnipotentCarrot Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't realize it was a painting and not a photo when I first looked at it. Great work!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. I've always strived to get my crystals and gemstones
as close to the real thing as possible.
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:iconliselotte41:
liselotte41 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
wow I thought that it was real!
OvO

It looks so realistic!!

I need to watch you now! :D
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad that you like the piece.
And thank you for the watch :)
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:iconliselotte41:
liselotte41 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Np! :D
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:iconyoshiofredemption:
YoshiofRedemption Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a painting?? Holy crap I thought this was the real thing! You have quite the talent for painting these crystals/gems/minerals
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yes, indeed it is :). I have been painting these shiny things
for nearly two years now and still not bored of it ;)
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:iconpiccolofreaknamick:
PiccoloFreakNamick Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018
Holy crap this is a PAINTING?! :jawdrop: Kudos to YOU. :clap: :rose:
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like this piece :)
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:iconangelkittyfox:
AngelKittyfox Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's so nice looking~ i love your crystal paintings!!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like my crystals, they are a passion of mine.
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:iconcofeeecatmonster:
cofeeecatmonster Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018
man ... is it a egg?
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
If it is, I wonder what could hatch from it? :)
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:iconcofeeecatmonster:
cofeeecatmonster Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018
a dragon stone?
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Perhaps!
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:iconguardy:
Guardy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
My first reaction was pretty much "Yeah, no way the camera caught that sheen so nicel- ... ... that's a painting, isn't it."

Bit late to the party, probably, but this showed up in my deviantArt suggestions, and I never pass up a chance to ogle some shiny things. So, nice job! Love the way you really got that iridescence underneath the surface where it belongs. Great colors, too, and it's got a nice, subtle texture to it.

If you're ever looking for more pretty stones to draw, may I suggest Labradorite if you haven't tried that yet? Same basic concept, very distinctive look, and the iridescence can have pretty much every color of the rainbow, and sometimes all of them at once.
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm really happy that you like it. I might spoil something here,
but I have already done  labradorite jewelry, it's waiting for upload in the coming
days :)
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:iconguardy:
Guardy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha, what a coincidence! Guess I'll just have to stick around to see that, then, huh?
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:icondrowsycobracat:
drowsycobracat Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That's just absolutely beautiful! Your love for this really shows :)
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad it shows, shinies are my passion :)
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:iconannardunster:
AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist
Moonstones are great!!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed! They are one of my favorites, along with Opals.
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:iconanotalenthack:
anotalenthack Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018
Beautiful!

have you tried Hematite yet?
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:iconannardunster:
AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist
I second this suggestion. Hematite is good stuff :D     You might also be interested in moss agate !
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I haven't, but I might have to try my hand at it. It will definitely be an interesting challenge :)
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:iconfellsans:
fellSans Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I never believe their paintings until I zoom in on the pictures. These are wonderful!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it :)
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:iconfellsans:
fellSans Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcone! :D
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:iconyurustone:
yurustone Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is so beautiful
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconabc123-ix:
Abc123-IX Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018
Moonstone is such a beautiful stone! 
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Moonstones are definitely gorgeous!
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:iconthalia-dawnbringer:
Thalia-Dawnbringer Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I love how you used the blue to create that iridescence effect in the moonstone.  It's beautiful...!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Moonstone was one of my favorites to paint :)
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:iconthalia-dawnbringer:
Thalia-Dawnbringer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
It's gorgeous =D
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:iconindigoidelle:
IndigoIdelle Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Sjeezus, that's not a painting. That's a masterpiece! (Like your other work)
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Moonstones are wonderful, so it was easy to get carried away and give it a bit extra time to make it look real ;)
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:iconindigoidelle:
IndigoIdelle Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
My sibling introduced moonstones to me as an alternative for opals and I was directly sold. You also have a cheap variation of it (a labratorium made stone) but I forgot its name. Now I carry both gems in my wallet. 
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I have always wanted to start a gemstone/crystal collection, but unfortunately I have no space for it and it's a costly hobby.. So I'm left with painting them myself :D
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:iconindigoidelle:
IndigoIdelle Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So you use photo's as reference?
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I use whatever I can get my hands on. Photos, stock from mineral companies/ mines, the very few stones I actually have. I tend to gather large folder on each of the gems/minerals, then study it thoroughly and create my own version as a result.
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TatianaLeLeysha Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
lol this looks so real! i was browsing for a moonstone for an addition to a tattoo and fell in love with this find out it was a painting! that's amazingly realistic!
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:icongalder:
Galder Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! The moonstone was quite rewarding to paint too, one of the 'inner light' stones :)
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