Started 137 days ago (2017-01-08T08:00:00Z).
Ended 123 days ago (2017-01-22T08:00:00Z).
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Your pieces must be inspired by gemstones/rocks.
I'll be doing birthstone dragons! You can join me and do dragons or magical girls or mermaids... or just draw the stones... Whatever you want!
Here is my list for the streak. You can follow along or create your own list.
Onyx dragons do not have wings but are extremely speedy on land. They can run for several hours without slowing down. They represent stamina and self-discipline.
Thank you for joining me on this streak! It was fun drawing with friends. <3 I'll host more streaks in the future and hope to see your drawings again!
Today I tried to draw a model wearing a tiger eye necklace for a jewelry ad. I don't think I quite got the ambiance - her pose is too stiff, for one thing - but I'm happy I was able to draw it quickly and that her knit shirt turned out so well. ^u^ My hand was feeling better, so I was able to take the picture a bit further and completed the flats. I'm looking forward to shading it at some point.
Turquoise is known for its protective properties. I imagine it's perfect to make an amulet for those you love. The child in this picture has a turquoise amulet and bracelet given to her by her parents and grandparents.
Unfortunately my hand is a bit cramped, so just the pencil sketch tonight and probably for the last two days as well. I'll take it easy and do the inking and coloring after it's had a chance to rest a bit. ^u^
She said that topazes always reminded her of autumn, when the maple leaves fell. It was her favorite time of year.
Another sketch day. . . This piece more melancholy than most of my works, though I like to think that there is a happy side to it as well. If I color it, I'm thinking of doing the wall in a cool tone (light blue), the table in either natural wood or painted white, so the topaz ring and bright red maple leaf will pop. At the same time, I want the colors to fit together harmoniously, so we'll see what looks best.
My favorite bird!!! I used the brown marker first and colored in around them. The face is in opposite order first, colorpencils first and then markers. The colors I used were the bright ones, and later dulled them gently with an eraser. For the white spaces, I lightly colored them with a silver color pencil.
The feathers are the same concept from the Diamond throated Humming bird, but not in the same iridescent scale.
Apparently, in the past sapphires were believed to be a medicinal gem that could cure stomachache, colic, and other complaints.* So here we have an apothecary who has mixed up a sapphire tincture for a patient!
Today I'm posting the pencil sketch. (I normally do the sketch in pencil, then ink it digitally for coloring.)
Peridot is the first gem in the streak that I don't think I've seen before. When I looked it up, the color reminded me of clovers, so today we have a four-leaf clover!
Today I was able to take the painting a bit further than a sketch, and did a color test. I'm looking forward to finishing this piece when I have the time!