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Beaded Dragon

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Hi guys! I decided to play around because a new gemshop opened up literally right down the street from me, and the words of :iconzephyri: kind of stuck with me. She said that Vance's dragon reminded her of jewelry and that really appealed to me. Plus I really wanted to do something special for my daughter, to remind her that she's completely awesome and a little dragon of awesomeness. So I took the metal and stone effects one step further and added... well.. all this.

There are over 2500 glass beads used (I lost count over the 2500 so it's probably considerably higher). The gemstones on his face are Rhodalite Garnets, and Alexandrite. Real Freshwater Pearls, andAbalone Shells make up his body. Chipped mica stone make up the scales, then watercolors, colored pencils, and finally melted metallic pigments. It was well over 37 hours of work but I'm REALLY happy with it. Ridiculously happy!

Thank you everyone who stuck through the livestream sessions of this, I know watching me bead is not nearly as entertaining as painting.

The original will be at Salt Lake Comic Con this year!

(changed the file to one iwth better lighting)
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Image size
844x653px 703.86 KB
Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX S570
Shutter Speed
10/3200 second
Aperture
F/2.7
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Nov 30, 1999, 12:00:00 AM
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