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Serpent Star 3: Bluestar by rachaelm5 Serpent Star 3: Bluestar by rachaelm5
Bluestar is the last of the Serpent Star series so far, and he's by far my favorite. I took him with me to TorCon3 (Worldcon) back in August 2003, and he earned a WOW and an honorable mention at the art show there.

I painted the background first by diluting phthalo green and blue, and dioxy purple acrylic paints. Then I dribbled and splattered them all over the place. Most of it hit the illustration board, but I fear that quite a lot wound up on my basement carpet, in spite of the plastic tarp. I tend to get carried away.

When the acrylic dried, I drew in the dragon and the subtle curly-tail motifs with colored pencil.

Original artwork: unmatted.  Available for $300 + shipping.

Prints:
8x10 inches for $15
11x14 inches for $30
16x20 inches not available


Serpent Star series:

Serpent Star
Serpent Star 2

Serpent Star 4
Serpent Star 5
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:iconeltanin-griffazur:
Eltanin-Griffazur Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a beauty... You've got blue, dragon, and star in one picture, I just had to love it! :icondragonwant:
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - Thanks!  I like that combination of pictorial elements, too.  :D
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:iconeltanin-griffazur:
Eltanin-Griffazur Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, that's great !!! :la:
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:iconpixiedust584:
Pixiedust584 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
So awesome! It's amazing!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou. :D
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:iconpixiedust584:
Pixiedust584 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Your welcome! ^w^
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:iconlepliz2:
lepliz2 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010   Digital Artist
.......this is just, EPIC!!!! :clap:
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - Thanks muchly. :D
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:iconwildfire66:
Wildfire66 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Beautiful...:D
i love those bright and glowy colours
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Fire is such fun to color... :D
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:iconwolfenphoenix:
wolfenphoenix Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Gorgeous... I love the colours.
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!

It's certainly one of my favorite combinations - blues and blue-greens. :D
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:iconrobjoeball:
robjoeball Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
What can one say, but stunning!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty 8D awesome job on this!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I do need to get back to this series one of these days... :D
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Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, yay! 8D hehe You're very welcome! :hug: :glomp:
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:iconcalonarang:
calonarang Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
That is truly one of the most breathtaking works I've seen in a while. The colours are incredibly beautiful...
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:iconcalonarang:
calonarang Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, the serpent-y ones are the best <3

I hope to see more of your dragons in the future, they're really whimsical and amazing!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. I hope to add some more to this series one of these days soon. I love working with serpenty dragons. :-)
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wicam007 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
still love this one... <3 ...besides a raptor(bird not dino), the pose and everything--minus the tail--looks very bahamut-esque. =3 which makes me love it even more! =D
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome; thank you!
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:iconwhiteshadows26:
whiteshadows26 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
well it absolutely fantastic, i try to do the same effects with pencils...doesnt work out usually ;__;
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:iconwhiteshadows26:
whiteshadows26 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
i love that O_O.. i..im...im spechless.. im adding that, defently ^^
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. One of these days I need to revisit this series. It's been a couple of years since I've had time to do much more than compose some sketches for it. :-)
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moldycheese Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005
i coulve swon once this was a DD....
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nope. I think it got a Moderators' Choice on Elfwood quite a while back, but it hasn't been a DD here.
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:iconspleef:
Spleef Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
This would make a beautiful poster
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:iconlukashikabuto:
lukashikabuto Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004
beautyfull!!!!
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:iconchibikenshin:
chibikenshin Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2004
How you manage to do pieces like this is simply dumbfounding.....

You have inspired me greatly.
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MistressVixen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2004
I can see why he earned a "WOW" because that is impressive.
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:iconkerrick:
kerrick Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2004
To use a technical term...


Ownage.
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:iconavancna:
avancna Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, this surpasses any of my attempts at inverting my colored pencil colorings.
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:iconsarel:
Sarel Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2004   General Artist
o.O wow sooo cool!!! :clap: ^^!
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:iconnatsumisan:
natsumisan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2004
I love all the different shades of blue and thflow of the whole piece! :+fav:
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Droakir Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Superb coloring and use of the subtle blues. Wonderful job!
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ZekeySpaceyLizard Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2004   Filmographer
MY GOD.


That is beautiful.
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