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Realistic gemstone tutorial - Paint Tool SAI by longestdistance Realistic gemstone tutorial - Paint Tool SAI by longestdistance
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.

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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


Check out some of my other tutorials?
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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 )
:iconmagicwaterz16:
Magicwaterz16 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I used photoshop but it worked also! Thanks
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to hear! :thumbsup:
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:iconjazprower:
JAZPrower Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015   Artist
this is old but damn is it helpful
thank you so much! it's going to help me complete this sticker i'm making! :0 i'll definitely link your tutorial in the final product !!!
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! Glad you found it useful :) Sure, I'd love to see your sticker design when it's finished!
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JAZPrower Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015   Artist
i've got the lineart up here: jazprower.deviantart.com/art/W…

once again, thank you for uploading this! <3
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, thanks for sharing! And no problem, I'm glad my tutorial could help :)
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MissMonie Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing, and I bow to your powers. You have earned this watch.
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm honored :) Thank you!
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:iconmissmonie:
MissMonie Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*laughs* It's us who should be honored. That is the most gorgeous and helpful tut for gem work I have ever seen. And I've looked for some.
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Sulfasalazine Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really needed a tutorial like this, thanks so much!!
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np I hope it helps!
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:iconpurasanji:
purasanji Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
When you say "Darken the circle", are you talking about the one in the middle?
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep
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:iconyaysweets:
YaySweets Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so helpful, dude.
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so!
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:iconhuppyleon:
huppyleon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awsome :D
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconblue-mouse-artbox:
Blue-Mouse-Artbox Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Was looking for a square shape forever, thank you so much!
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np I hope it helps :thumbsup:
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:iconkayyeh1:
kayyeh1 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
you, are a wonder full person.
kayyeh1.deviantart.com/art/Yel…
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconkayyeh1:
kayyeh1 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
ligit i am becoming a watcher just because of this one tutorial
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DragonStar2197 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doing this, but for crystal bats ... Oh boy. Nice tutorial.
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longestdistance Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I hope everything turns out well.
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:iconhiaennyddei:
Hiaennyddei Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This might really come in handy ! thank you very much for it !
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longestdistance Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear it, thanks!
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AnnaRIART Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used your tutorial again here 
The Adventurer: upcoming comic by AnnaRIART   Best tutorial ever
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RyLoReservoir Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Student General Artist
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS! ^-^ <3 <3 <3
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem!!
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RyLoReservoir Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Student General Artist
^-^
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LocketShoru Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
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Thanks so much - I really needed this and it works so well~
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh nice, thank you so much! I'm glad you were able to find a use for the tutorial~
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LocketShoru Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Thank you for having the tutorial~
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Kitti-Featherwolf Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Filmographer
This is amazing, and exactly what I needed. Thank you so much!!!
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear it! Thank you!
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:iconnijinoo:
nijinoo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
pretty nice and easy to follow!
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you think so!
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KierstenViolette Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really awesome way to create these! Thanks for the idea :)
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconerichiya:
EriChiya Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent tutorial! Definitely helped me out!
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad to hear it!
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:iconaquarius330:
aquarius330 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 7, 2015
This is EXACTLY what I need for my painting now
You are my lifesaver !!
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really glad to hear that! I hope it helps ^^
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:iconmasha-moonyk:
Masha-Moonyk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for this!! So useful!!
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np I hope it helps!
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:iconrosexinh:
RoseXinh Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. This is what I'm looking for :D
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear it. ; u ; I hope it helps <3
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:iconrosexinh:
RoseXinh Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sure helps a lot :D!
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DrenchedDarkness791 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you do the lighting thing?
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:iconlongestdistance:
longestdistance Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Elaborate? The sparkles or the gradient?
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