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Birthstone Collection: December

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This dragon represents December in my birthstone collection. December's birthstone is either blue zircon or turquoise, and this dragon sports a bit of both. He is holding a blue zircon rhinestone gem and has a matching gem on his forehead, while his belly is made out of inlaid turquoise chips. His body is turquoise blue and he has black accents - December is a dignified fellow!

I'd originally planned this dragon around turquoise, but the rhinestones that I ordered really don't look right for turquoise. Plus, they were labelled as blue zircon so I'm not sure who I thought I was going to fool besides myself... <_< Fortunately, I found a bag of turquoise chips that I'd completely forgotten about so I was able to add some of those in. This guy gets a bit of both gemstones, which I think is good?

This dragon is a repeatable design available for purchase on Etsy. You can find additional photos and sales information at his listing.

Previous birthstone dragons
Birthstone Collection: June by HowManyDragonsBirthstone Collection: July by HowManyDragonsBirthstone Collection: August by HowManyDragonsBirthstone Collection: September by HowManyDragonsBirthstone Collection: October by HowManyDragonsBirthstone Collection: November by HowManyDragons

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IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
850x450px 121.49 KB
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D60
Shutter Speed
1/25 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
60 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
May 23, 2014, 2:16:08 AM
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Hi Lindy!  One more time, I just wanted to let you know that I've featured your work in a post called December Birthstone Dragons by Various Artists on my dragon artwork blog (with proper attribution and links back, of course).  What can I say, I'm just a superfan!  I love your captions too... "I'm not sure who I thought I was going to fool besides myself..." :D (Big Grin)   It turned out great with the dual stones.  As always, you can find me at Writing Dragons, and this feature here.  Keep up the fantastic work!
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Shiro-YukimuraStudent Traditional Artist
Actually, it's Blue Topaz as well. Blue Topaz was the original before Turquoise and Zircon.
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ThePyroPlatypusHobbyist General Artist
I really like the way the blue goes with the black. The gem and the rocks(?) on its belly provide a much-needed detail and overall beauty. Nice job.
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Yes, the belly is made up of little turquoise chips. Glad you like!
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Moonrose95Hobbyist General Artist
I was born in December...but I can't afford that... *quietly sinks into my profile's darkness*
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Aww, there there. :pat:
At least looking's free, right? :]
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KingDmitriThe1stHobbyist General Artist
They be like:
Brother is that you?
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DragonDrawer102Student General Artist
This dragon is absolutely wonderful! I love it! You did a very good job on this! Well done!
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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DragonDrawer102Student General Artist
Your welcome!
ChocolatNinja's avatar
He's so cute!
December girl approves :D
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Haha, I'm glad to hear it! :D
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BrakonuHobbyist General Artist
Awe lovely blues and excellent use of turquoise chips. The gem its holding isn't very visible but the colors is nice from what I can see
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, his gem's pointed down so it's not the best position for taking pictures. I wasn't thinking about that aspect when working on this guy. ^^;
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BrakonuHobbyist General Artist
Its fine. Its still cute and awesome
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Robert64ddStudent General Artist
Dragón Claus is coming to town XD
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Haha, he's not really the right colors for that. :P
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Robert64ddStudent General Artist
But he is the December dragón we can give him reindeer antlers or a Santa hat XD
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That's my mom's birthstone! He's adorable!
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cascadeninjawolfHobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the turquoise chips on his belly! Perfect!
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its so pretty!!!
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DerpytheDragon102Student Artist
MAH BIRFSTONE!! god that looks awesome o3o
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you! ^^
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DerpytheDragon102Student Artist
your welcome ^ w ^
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