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Realistic gemstone tutorial - Paint Tool SAI by longestdistance Realistic gemstone tutorial - Paint Tool SAI by longestdistance
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Pretty shiny sparkly jewels! \o/ I love anything shiny.

I'd like to make some more tutorials because they're fun to do. I want to do an eye tutorial, a hair tutorial, and a skin tutorial. :D Some people asked me to do some of those things too.

So here's something I've been learning how to do: Gemstones! I used to make them look like anime eyes but they don't really look like gems. Or they do but they're kawaii gems.

The method I've learned how to do isn't the best, but I'll keep trying. I have lots of improvement but I'm pretty happy with the way they come out. It's a lot of trial and error.

Edit: HOLY CRAP. Daily deviation?! That's like.... beyond the impossible. I don't even know what to say. Thank you so much everyone! And thank you ^Elandria! Now excuse me while I try to wrap my mind around this. NO SERIOUSLY HOW IS THIS HAPPENING


There's an overwhelming amount of comments and it would be redundant to say "thank you" 100 times and it would lose its meaning.... so have a giant thank you!

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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-02-25
Realistic gemstone tutorial - Paint Tool SAI by ~longestdistance A simple but very effective tutorial for creating gemstones that can be adapted for use with a variety of digital software. ( Featured by Elandria )
Gems are outrageous.
MaliciousMoanna 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, so cool. Super helpful, thanks! 
Saldio1 5 days ago   Digital Artist
thats great.. thank you!
Ellumy-sshi Apr 6, 2014  New member
very beautiful yet helpful! :) thank youu
I'm from ages ago! I finally used, finished my piece and credited you! I'm a bit embarassed as your gems looked a lot better despite me trying several times. Thank you so much =) You inspired this piece, it gave me courage to draw gems and I was thinking... gems... wanna draw gems... what character has gems ... Sailor Mars!…
Absolutely amazing, I'm not surprised you got a DD, drawing gems is a complete mystery for many people :) this will help me TREMENDOUSLY so, a big thank you to YOU! ^^
Liteblue-L13 Feb 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Omg this is freaking amazing!
kueapel Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is extremely useful... many many thanks...
longestdistance Jan 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you think so ;u;
This is amazing and really helpful! Do you think you could do a tutorial on diamond shaped jewels? 
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