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Realistic gemstone tutorial - Paint Tool SAI by longestdistance Realistic gemstone tutorial - Paint Tool SAI by longestdistance
Warning: Big file.

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.

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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

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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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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 )
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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  Student Digital Artist
Np I hope it helps!
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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  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear it. ; u ; I hope it helps <3
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RoseXinh Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sure helps a lot :D!
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Kawaii-Xeno-Pup56 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you do the lighting thing?
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Elaborate? The sparkles or the gradient?
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Kawaii-Xeno-Pup56 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean on step number nine, spreading the light diagonally
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just a bit of blur should do the trick. ^^
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Kawaii-Xeno-Pup56 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, ok
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wastedshame Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014   Writer
This was so helpful! Thank you so much for posting it!
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you and you're welcome~ <3
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Time-Signature Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Lovely tutorial.  Thank you~
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you and you're welcome~ :0)
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HavickTheLion Featured By Owner Edited Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
saving can be useful for future thank yopu
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Glad to hear~~
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mi-mielle Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
mi-minou taric~ 

this is really helpful! :D
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Glad to hear that~ <3
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mi-minou Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
ikr! it's actually already in my favourites!
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OceanPirate Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful, used them here! ^^

fav.me/d7l92d3  fav.me/d7wrhgb
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yaaaaay thank you for sharing ;u; <3 It looks wonderful!
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OceanPirate Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. ^^
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Lehdya Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
That was really helpful, thank you !
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad to hear that~
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xXDarknessShadowXx Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial is very helpful for my case. My attempt is here too c:
fav.me/d7x9ys6
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yaaaay it looks awesomeee~ Thank you for sharing! I'm glad you could try it out~ ;u;
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IraKraiseLine Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Thank you for the tutorial. It will help me much.
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome. I hope it does~
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ShadowOfDarkAndLite Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I said I was going to post some artwork of a gem I did, but It's on my old computer and I have yet to transfer it. xD I made a new one though for the heck of it. Not as good as yours but I still love how it came out.

fav.me/d7ve97r
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yaaay <3 Thank you for sharing!! It looks great~
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ShadowOfDarkAndLite Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem and thank you. :3
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PinkArticStar Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, you don't know how much you helped me ;w; I used it here pinkarticstar.deviantart.com/a…  *Free Icon/Emote* Pusheen (So exciting!)  a pusheeeeen hug to you!
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yay pusheen kitty :3 :iconbrohugplz: I am glad that you were able to use the tutorial~ the pic looks great ;u;
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PinkArticStar Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank youuu! quq, I love your other pictures :c
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awwee thank you~ ;u; <3
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Eeren Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wooow!! This is amazing!!! Such a well done tutorial and well deserved DD!!
Thanks for sharing!!!!
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aaa thank you so much~ <33
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Eeren Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!!
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PhantomhiveForever48 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This was a life saver! You are so awesome for making this :D
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Woo glad to hear that~ ^^
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LichtwaldBrothers Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH GOD! I love you! I got frustated when I tried to paint a ruby!!! Your my daily hero!! Ryuuko Ryuushi Mifune (Moe and feeling love) [V1] 
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Woo I'm the hero of the day //hit
I hope this tutorial helps~
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EeveeDream Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love you so much right now. *_* I've always wanted to know how to make gorgeous gems! And now I do, thank you for making this!
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aaa thank you~ ;u; I hope it helps~
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IceLaws Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BLESS
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:D
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Ruineth Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Thanks so much... So prewty! >.<
Used here- ruineth.deviantart.com/art/Cre…
(the gem is my favourite bit of the whole thing!)
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks I'm glad you found use for the tutorial ;v; I love the pic btw, so cute ;v;
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Ruineth Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Thankyou!! :D
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ShadowOfDarkAndLite Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing tutorial. Really helped me out with a current project of mine. :3 If I finish it and don't forget I can show you it, but that's up to you since i'm sure you're busy and what not.
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