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After sampling my new Solar Color Dust pigments with that last metallic dragon, it was time to start exploring the individual colors. This is the Brown/Red/Violet chameleon pigment. I feel a bit ambivalent about this color. The powder looks like a rather uninspiring pink, but applying it to a black surface gives a nice spread of colors, very similar to Swarovski's volcano color. The violet is quite blue, and the brown is almost orange. It's all right, but it doesn't really fit in with the other chameleon pigments that I purchased. I enjoyed mixing all the other colors together, but this one is the odd one out. Also, I don't think the gold clay was a terribly good match. Maybe dark purple or even magenta would have worked better?

Crafted from colored polymer clay, glass beads, Solar Color Dust chameleon pigment (Brown/Red/Violet).

Show me that shimmer

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:icontinydtk:
tinydtk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Adorable.......same as all your other dragons 😀
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:iconocelot109:
Ocelot109 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This one reminds me of the Hungarian Horntail from Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire! I LOVE IT!
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dDarknezZ Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
aawww! very beautiful! It reminds me of Spyro, I do not know why X'D
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe all the "it looks like Spyro" comments. :XD: Well, I can, actually, since a lot of people seem to think purple + gold + dragon = Spyro, but you get my point hopefully. It really doesn't, though. It's its own beautiful and unique thing. I love that shimmery look it has.
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
Haha, I pretty much expect those comments every time I post a purple and gold dragon. This one kind of blindsided me though, because I wouldn't really consider this dragon purple - it's more of pink and blue occupying the same space. If that makes any sense.
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it makes sense. :D When I look at it, though, I do see some purple-ish hues / tones. They aren't in-your-face, but they are there. At least to my eyes. Could be just me. Or maybe the way my screen is calibrated. Who knows? :XD:
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
Part of it is because I've seen the dragon in person and I imagine it leaves a different impression from how it shows up in a single photograph on the screen.
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:iconember-eyes:
Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
True, true. :) I imagine if many people were to observe it in real life each one might still see it a little differently than everyone else; every person's eyes don't see all colors the same way~  Makes me wish I could view it in person, though. I'd love to see what it looks like under different light sources and such. :D
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:iconmjkalasky:
MJKalasky Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
I just noticed from the comments that I'm not the only one who thought this looked like Spyro.
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
You're not even close to being the only one. :XD:
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:iconodinsdragondaughter:
Odinsdragondaughter Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew it wasn't Spyro from the start, but I guess i get why people are thinking of him as he's having a heyday right now.  Come on folks, Spyro is not the only purple dragon in existence. ;)

What I love is the nifty iridescent effects you're getting with the new powder you're using. the randomness is actually a nice thing, in my opinion. ^_^
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:iconmagicfool64:
MagicFool64 Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Student General Artist
Added in my faves cuz looks like Spyro
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:iconplanet-i-studios:
Planet-i-Studios Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably for like the 18th time you've heard this, but I was reminded of spyro,
This shpuld be added to that Series of dragons called
Purple dragons that are NOT Spyro but have been mistaken as such
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
Lol, this is why I usually avoid making purple and gold dragons, but for once, I forgot! :XD:

But yes, that collection includes almost every purple dragon I have ever made. It doesn't have to remotely look like Spyro - someone will still mention it.
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:iconplanet-i-studios:
Planet-i-Studios Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well he is the most iconic purple dragon... so...
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:iconcoolest-dingo:
coolest-dingo Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
I thought this was Spyro when I first saw it
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
It's not, but I have made Spyro before:
Spyro the Dragon by HowManyDragons
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:iconcoolest-dingo:
coolest-dingo Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
wow, these are awesome. I hope you're successful with this! 
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
Thanks! The dragon sculpting has been going well for me. It's been my full-time job about four years now.
Wow, I can't believe it's been that long. @_@
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:iconsirhonkers:
SirHonkers Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
it looks kinda like Spyro.
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
No, when I mean to make Spyro the Dragon, it actually looks like him... ^^;
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:iconshazzz999:
shazzz999 Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
Sweet. I love dragons. Three cheers for artisan crafts!!! S
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
:love:
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:iconaiko-hirocho:
Aiko-Hirocho Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
Skyro? 
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
Nah, he's over here:
Spyro the Dragon by HowManyDragons
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:iconaiko-hirocho:
Aiko-Hirocho Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Professional General Artist
look at that lil guy ♥
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:iconderekguo31:
derekguo31 Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Student Writer
Spyko?
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:iconaiko-hirocho:
Aiko-Hirocho Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
typo man....
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:iconzookiedragon:
ZookieDragon Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Professional Artist
Beautiful :)
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:icondragonking097:
Dragonking097 Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
Spyro is that you?
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
It's not. But I've got you covered:
Spyro the Dragon by HowManyDragons
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:icondragonking097:
Dragonking097 Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
Thanks also it was a joke
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:iconj3suschr1st:
J3susChr1st Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What kind of drawing tablet do you use
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
I... don't? ^^;

My dragons are hand-sculpted out of polymer clay, and I post photos of them. I do my photo editing on a Surface Pro 3, as well as a little digital doodling on the side, but I don't really post my drawings online.
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:iconj3suschr1st:
J3susChr1st Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How is it so shiny?
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
I coat all of my dragons in a gloss glaze. It intensifies the colors and makes them super shiny.
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:iconj3suschr1st:
J3susChr1st Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
💯 
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:iconaiko-hirocho:
Aiko-Hirocho Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
this is not a digital work, it's a hand made one, can't you see the finger prints on the sculpture? 
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:iconj3suschr1st:
J3susChr1st Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are an excellent detective, do you intend to follow that line of business?
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:iconaiko-hirocho:
Aiko-Hirocho Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Professional General Artist
lol, nah, I just have a keen eye for details, that's why I take so long because i add details (or add as much as possible) on my works, my heart is on, plus me and my mom see agata cristey series
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:iconj3suschr1st:
J3susChr1st Featured By Owner May 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your works must be very detailed 
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:iconaiko-hirocho:
Aiko-Hirocho Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Professional General Artist
sometimes (:
but lately they have been ^^
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:iconj3suschr1st:
J3susChr1st Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you elaborate Aponst the meaning of ^^
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:iconaiko-hirocho:
Aiko-Hirocho Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018  Professional General Artist
what do you mean?
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:iconrandomraichu10:
RandomRaichu10 Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't doubt yourself. He's very pretty, even if this doesn't seem like a good chameleon powder. Most of us scrubs couldn't do what you do!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner May 31, 2018
Haha, thanks for the encouragement! It's less about me complaining, than me wanting to get my thoughts written down for future reference. Either for myself, or someone who might be considering doing something similar.
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:iconrandomraichu10:
RandomRaichu10 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Tem understands. 
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:iconsunningfalls:
Sunningfalls Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Looks like spyro ^w^
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:iconblackolivecreates:
BlackOliveCreates Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
He's a good dragon!
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