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Emerald Dragon

Unfortunately the gold paint I used is not as sparkly in the scan.

Prints are available here: [link]

4x7 inches
Watercolor & acrylic

*please do not redistribute on other sites without permission*
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leafdew's avatar
yuggleganesh's avatar
I love it, I have added to my xmas list of presents, easy shopping on deviant,LOL
BirdGVee's avatar
Ikane326's avatar
Amazing! I love the colours ;) Great job!
Vampyre-Lover's avatar
Absolutely Beautiful Work!!!
Carles's avatar
With gold paint, I usually merge two digitalized images: a classical scan, and a front-lighted photograph. From the photograph I extract only the golden reflexion (by selecting only a color range for instance), which I merge with the scan in Photoshop (on a separate layer, with the right amount of transparency). Usually, it succeeds in capturing the golden hues while retaining a good light control over the paint.

Gorgeous picture by the way.
MeredithDillman's avatar
Hmmm, I've never had good luck with getting photos absolutely straight or as sharp as a scan.
Carles's avatar
Sure, but here the idea is to extract only the golden sparkles from the photograph. So even a rough perspective correction to the photograph will do.
If you would like, you could send me both your scanned image and a photograph of the piece on which the golden hues show: I will try to build a composite image from that and send it back to you, as a test.
Your call. (it should not eat up too much of my time, so feel free to accept if it can help).
MeredithDillman's avatar
I already sent the original to anthro con so it's probably too late at this point.
LunaTheOtaku's avatar
The dragon looks adorable, and the colors look really nice.
icecheetah's avatar
Well, doesn't sparkly stuff kinda depend on movement?
Cute! Though that big peacock feather seems to come out of nowhere... is there one attached to the other wing?
MeredithDillman's avatar
Yeah, you kind of have to have the right lighting. The feather is attached to the one wing. I figure the other side would be covered by the rock.
Amberwood's avatar
Oh that's lovely!
DameOdessa's avatar
Really amazing, the colors are splendid and such great details!
destinykitty's avatar
beautiful colors
so cute...wanna pet it!
CommanderKip's avatar
Aww, that's adorable. I wanna pet it XD
My-little-Moon's avatar
It's super flufy and cute!
I'm in love with it <3
great job =)
RoadstoDeath's avatar
"Unfortunately the gold paint I used is not as sparkly in the scan."

I think it's a gorgeous watercolor even without the gold.
MeredithDillman's avatar
Thanks :) That part always looks cooler in person though.
kaede-kit's avatar
Beautiful colors.
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