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June 9, 2021
Malachite Sentinel final by rachaelm5
Suggested by BeckyKidus
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Malachite Sentinel final


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Here's another piece that's been waiting for the doldrums to clear. I finished it up late last night and could hardly wait for the glue to dry so that I could scan it!

This guy has been an ink drawing hiding in my to-do pile since about 2012.  I colored him late last year with watercolor, Prismacolor pencils, and gold paint pen.

I constructed the background with scrapbook paper, rhinestones, desert jasper (the sand-colored round stones), black agate (treated stones), malachite (the striped oval stone in the upper right), and sunrise chrysocholla (the large mottled green stone in the lower left).  

Original artwork:  Available for USD$400, plus shipping.  Will be matted to standard 16x20 inches.

Matted Prints:  Please see the Print Prices and Information journal for information about prints.

Here's the dragon without the background:
Malachite Sentinel WIP by rachaelm5
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So beautiful!! 💕🔥
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Wow... Looks amazing.. So much detail
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Thank you! Details make me happy!

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Congratulations on your well-deserved DD. :)

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And also, thank you for recommending it for the DD. It was a nice surprise!

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Here you should say "thank you" to @BeckyKidus. She was suggesting your wonderful work. :)

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stunning work xxxxx

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Wonderful work!!! :clap: Congrats on your DD!!!

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Oooooo, sparkly! Thanks very much!

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Absolutely stunning work - love the background here, and all the colors and patterns! :heart:

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Dragon royalty. Beautiful work, Rachael.

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Thank you, Steve.

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That chrysocholla is a beautiful stone. Love how it matches the dragon's colours, those deep blue-greens with the splash of red accents.

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Thank you!

I had never seen this variety of chrysocholla before - much more green than blue-green; the color looked more appropriate for a "malachite" themed piece than anything else. Plus, I like the brown and white mottling in it; gives it some character.

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