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Black Opal Ocean Dragon by HowManyDragons Black Opal Ocean Dragon by HowManyDragons

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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:iconjustalittleamerican:
JustALittleAmerican Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How long did you work on this man!

Your a clay god!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019
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 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can tell. So meny details.
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darkartz2019 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
honestly, your creations are amazing!
they are always so cute and pretty, keep up the great work!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019
Thank you for the kind words!
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darkartz2019 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, of course!
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:iconspringseabastial:
SpringSeabastial Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo pretty~!!!!!!
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Universumnewhorizont Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  Hobbyist Filmographer
luckly my fave had a few ocean so this guy will has good place
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019
Aww, so thoughtful to provide her a comfortable home in your favorites folder. :D
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Blitzjuggernaut Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so pure and cute and amazing omg
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019
Aw, thank you! :love:
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RowanCreations Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is so pretty and cute! I absolutely love her!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019
I'm glad to hear it, thank you!
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:iconzacheeze:
zacheeze Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Markiplier Dog (F2U) K U T E
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019
Haha, thank you!
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bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019
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 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  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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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019
Hehe, this one is pretty much made up of all my favorite things too. xD
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Dalovoraptor Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
i like how it looks like the wings and such are made out of shells
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019
Aw, thank you! I was going more for fins than shells, but I can see it.
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EpicHair Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! 
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Pestinaut Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
IthinkIminlove.

This is absolutely stunning! Gah, I love dragons sm.
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019
D'aww, thank you! I'm glad you like her. ^^
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:iconpestinaut:
Pestinaut Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome !!
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:icondragondealer:
Dragondealer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019  Student General Artist
Your work is amazing
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019
Aw, thank you!
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Dragondealer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2019  Student General Artist
Dancing dragon XD 
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RyeScop Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019
Again, those wings are absolutely gorgeous! And I love the little beads at the base of them, too! It makes it look more sea-ish: just so beautiful! I also like the little fins at the base of the horns. So pretty!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2019
Aw, thank you! I think I ended up adding the fins at the base of the horns because I had some left over, but I like the look too. xD
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LustfulLizard Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet! Heh, they would look good as a toy in the car. Those toys with the dangling head LOL :D (Big Grin) 
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IEE-KEE Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019   General Artist
absolutely adore the wavy-ness of the wings and fins!!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019
I'm glad to hear it, thank you!
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sugarcookiekitty106 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love it its so cute btw do ya take requests?
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019
I sometimes take audience suggestions during my Twitch streams, but in general, no, I don't take requests. If there's something you really want to see, commissioning me is the way to go.
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sugarcookiekitty106 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
How?
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019
My Commission Information journal will help get you started.
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sugarcookiekitty106 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
All depends on whay website it is on
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:iconblueoceansprite:
BlueOceanSprite Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
New fave!
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