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Dreams of Eden 02 finale

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Yay, all finished!  Had to wait a couple of days for the glue to dry before I could scan it.  Don't you just hate that?  I ended up spreading the glue around on the leaves around the stones, so the leaves have a bit of extra texture.  Doesn't show up very well here, but it's a neat effect in person, and I'll probably play with it some more.  ...Super-viscous gel medium.  I need to see if I have any of that laying around...  ;-)

The jungly background was originally going to be used as part of the project that included Expressions of Light 12 & 14, but many years have passed since the original inspiration and sketching (that was way back in 2011).  I decided to use it in a completely different way, and ended up cutting parts of the original jungle away in order to make the layering look the way I wanted.  The dragon is a very recent design, drawn just a couple of months ago, and colored a couple of weeks ago.

I used lots of different things here.  Most of the color work on the dragon and the jungle was done with Prismacolor Premier pencils.  I added gel and paint pen detailing to the dragon to make it shimmer in the light.

The baseboard is watercolor and iridescent acrylic.  There are rhinestones scattered on the top part, and black glitter with black (dyed) agates on the bottom.  

The things surrounding the dragon's head are amethyst, pale amazonite, rose quartz, and the large shiny thing near his hand is a Fuze-glass bauble.

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Original art available for USD$500 + shipping.

Prints will be available!  For sizes and pricing, please see my print  Pricing List 2019 .


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Here's the stand-alone dragon design, just for fun:

Dreams of Eden 02 dragon design, WIP by rachaelm5
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Glad you like it!
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Great result of huge effort, excellent !
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Thank you very much!
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You’re so welcome 💫
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I love the colors, and that you used so many different materials in this piece. It would be so cool to see it in person to appreciate the 3D elements. Great job!

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Thanks very much!

Yeah, the scanner can only capture so much.  I can't duplicate the shimmering effect that the metallic inks give it as you walk by, but at least I can present all the colors cleanly.  :-)
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Gorgeous colors , I love the feathers!
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Guardian-of-Urk's avatar
Patterns on feathers? Amazing.
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Thanks very much!

Certainly there are patterns on the feathers!  Take a close look at the feathers of various species of birds.  A great many of them have different colors and patterns on individual feathers, and color variance within the wing's feather groupings.  Plus, *fantasy art*!  I can do as I please!  ;-)
Guardian-of-Urk's avatar

Right, but not quite like this! This is a certainly fantastic example of all different patterns on all different feathers.

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Beautiful feather work, great job!  Love the layering and beadwork too.
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Thank you!  I love working with feathery wings (I know you can relate!); as much as a pain in the butt as it is to color them, I really like the way they turned out.
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beautiful!! you know these are my favorite colors!!
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Thank you!  

...Funnily enough, they're some of *my* favorite colors, too...  :giggle:
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Oh neat! I really like the color scheme, and i love the complex use of media!
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