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Black Opal Ocean Dragon
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Published: March 21, 2019

This little dragon comes to you straight from the ocean depths. Her hide is black and studded with ethereal color-shifting green and purple scales. Her wings, tail fins and horns are a soft teal-to-green ombre color shift, decorated with reflective golden flakes and little water droplets bead the edges. An enchanting multicolored gem adorns her forehead, and she holds her greatest treasure in both paws - a light green pearl.

There are a few themes that I love returning to time and again, and fishy sea dragons is one of them. After making the last two opal dragons, I knew I had to use those soft and ghostly colors to make a deep sea dragon. I unfortunately covered up most of the green color from the Black Opal flakes with the dragon's wings, so they don't show as prominently as the purple, but I think the overall dark coloring really helps the dragon's translucent ornamentation to take center stage. My favorite part? The color gradient horns. That color shift makes me so happy.

Crafted from polymer clay, Lumiere Lusters opal flakes, bugle beads, microbeads, and Swarovski crystal elements.

This dragon has found a home, but you can still her Etsy listing to view sales information and additional photos.

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Want to see me make something similar to this dragon? My next sculpting stream is tonight from 5-8pm PDT, and I'm thinking it's time to make some more water-type dragons. Come visit and join the fun!


Influences for this dragon

Black Opal Dragon Guardian by HowManyDragons Deep Sea Pearl Diver Dragon by HowManyDragons Pearls and Seaweed Dragon by HowManyDragons Ethereal Sea Dragon by HowManyDragons

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Image size
700x700px 186.47 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D60
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
60 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Mar 5, 2019, 7:20:20 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 (Windows)
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1TinyTini's avatar
This is so cute. This is one of my favorites out of all! (But I still think that they are all really nice) Purple Favorite Purple llama 
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I'm glad to hear it! Thank you so much. :)
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imabratzgirl| Digital Artist
Pretty tail!
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JustALittleAmerican|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How long did you work on this man!

Your a clay god!
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Haha, glad you like! I think this one took a couple of hours to make because I kept going back and adding more details.
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JustALittleAmerican|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can tell. So meny details.
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darkartz2019|Hobbyist Digital Artist
honestly, your creations are amazing!
they are always so cute and pretty, keep up the great work!
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Thank you for the kind words!
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darkartz2019|Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, of course!
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SpringSeabastial|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo pretty~!!!!!!
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Universumnewhorizont|Hobbyist Filmographer
luckly my fave had a few ocean so this guy will has good place
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Aww, so thoughtful to provide her a comfortable home in your favorites folder. :D
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Blitzjuggernaut|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so pure and cute and amazing omg
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Aw, thank you! :love:
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RowanCreations|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is so pretty and cute! I absolutely love her!
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I'm glad to hear it, thank you!
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zacheeze|Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Markiplier Dog (F2U) K U T E
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Haha, thank you!
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Good morning, soooo adorable and a beauty!!!!+fav+fav+fav+favLa la la laLa la la laLa la la laLa la la la.        
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Candle-stic|Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh, this dragon is gorgeous. You added so many of my favourite things: the delicate wings that transition into a translucent colour, beautiful colour combinations and a deep glittery base :).
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Hehe, this one is pretty much made up of all my favorite things too. xD
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Dalovoraptor|Hobbyist General Artist
i like how it looks like the wings and such are made out of shells
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Aw, thank you! I was going more for fins than shells, but I can see it.
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EpicHair|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! 
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