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Diamond Birthstone Dragon - Rework
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Published: September 18, 2017
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I made a birthstone dragon set a few years ago, and I've been selling them as repeatable designs on Etsy ever since. Every now and then, I need to update the photos in my shop because the dragons start to look dated, and at long last, it was time for April's diamond dragon to get a rework. This dragon's body is still a bright, glittery white, and she retains the crystal clear rhinestone gems down her back and in her wings, but I redid the pose so that the birthstone gem would be more easily seen.

I also added silver horns and wings as a color option. I'd originally used just gold because I really like the contrast, but I'm really more of a silver person, so it seemed right to add another possibility for silver lovers. Which color combination do you prefer? 


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

Pretty pretty gemstone dragons

First Labradorite Dragon by HowManyDragons Sleeping Purple Crystal Dragon by HowManyDragons Updated Amethyst Birthstone Dragon by HowManyDragons March-December Birthstone Couple by HowManyDragons

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Image size
700x1180px 293.85 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D60
Shutter Speed
1/8 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
60 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Sep 17, 2017, 7:12:35 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 (Windows)
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Comments (16)
JamieLynWeigt's avatar
Hi Lindy!  I just wanted to let you know that I've featured your work yet again, this time in a post called April Birthstone Dragons - Diamond - by Various Artists on my dragon artwork blog (with proper attribution and links back, of course).  I love your dragons!  You can find me at Writing Dragons, and this feature here.  Keep up the amazing work!
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Candle-stic's avatar
Candle-stic|Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, I feel like the silver matches the diamond theme more, but the gold and white combination is just gorgeous :).
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HowManyDragons's avatar
Ahhh, I know, I just couldn't pick one over the other! xD
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Dusk-Kniade's avatar
Dusk-Kniade|Hobbyist General Artist
Cute as always! I like the little coloured specks in the white, whatever those are
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HowManyDragons's avatar
It's glitter. :D
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Dusk-Kniade's avatar
Dusk-Kniade|Hobbyist General Artist
I see :D mixed into the clay?
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HowManyDragons's avatar
Yes! The clay comes like that, actually - it's Premo's Frost White Glitter.
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BlueFireWolfStar|Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D
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MatWildCat|Hobbyist Writer
The gold, as you said, has a better contrast, but the silver blends nicely. I think it'll be a personal choice for each person on which one they pick. Lovely work as always.
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HowManyDragons's avatar
I'm hoping to see if buyers prefer one combination over the other. So far, results are mixed. :)
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ZookieDragon's avatar
ZookieDragon|Professional Artist
Really lovely idea :)
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Down-Flower's avatar
Down-Flower|Hobbyist General Artist
Can you do any birthstone? Mine is garnet.
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HowManyDragons's avatar
I've made the full set. Here's what the garnet dragon looks like:  The Difference a Year Can Make by HowManyDragons
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paladinwillsteel|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I personally prefer gold, but that's because yellow is my favorite color.  But silver is also pretty cool.
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foxthepirate1987's avatar
i have diamond birthtone
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Ruitherga's avatar
Ruitherga|Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool!
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