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Gem tutorial for Paint Tool SAI by longestdistance Gem tutorial for Paint Tool SAI by longestdistance
Here's something I've been learning how to do: Gemstones! The method I've learned how to do is a work in progress; it's a lot of trial and error. This tutorial is pretty out of date and I would love to make an updated version.

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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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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 )
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PancakeDaisuki Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for putting this here! I've been looking for ages for a really sparkly gem drawing tutorial and yours is the best I've seen so far! Thank you again! 
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! And no problem, I am glad it could help. :D
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HopefulZero Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely tutorial! Thanks for sharing! :D (Big Grin) 
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! :D
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YukiTakashi Featured By Owner Edited Oct 3, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you so muchla-devilVery helpful!  
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so. Thanks!
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Cupric Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it may be tiny but I used another one of your tutorials here :happybounce:
Erale, Natural Zerr'es by Cupric
I keep adding things from your tutorials into my drawings just so I can use them XD
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing this with me! I definitely appreciate you using the tutorials as well :happybounce: :D
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machete-bomb Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this tutorial, it was really helpful! I used it here machete-bomb.deviantart.com/ar…. My attempt is not great, but I guess I just have to keep practicing. 😝
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing this with me. :happybounce:
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The-Twilight-Drawer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for this tutorial. It has made me able to expand my fanfiction cover possibilities (currently planning one called Link and the Legend of the Crystal Rose, or something less wordy) and has made me able to create better art for my community. So thank you, I appreciate this tutorial.
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome, I am glad to hear that!
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Kavina2000 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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theunknownman1 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017
H O W
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Treacle-Miner Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
This is excellent, thanks!
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad to hear it!
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Azauna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i found a website that shows the same steps. did you take it from that?
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, I came up with everything myself. This tutorial is pretty old though, I should probably make a more updated version. I'm intrigued and curious though, do you have a link to the website you mentioned?
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Azauna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sadly no, im trying to find it as we speak. but it was a smal website showing the same steps. I had it pinned but my family must have removed it. Again im trying to find it for you. Please wait or help.
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I see! It's no sweat if you can't find it. I appreciate the thought though! It's probably floating around somewhere on Pinterest, everything gets reposted there!
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Azauna Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa! You somehow stumbled across the old abandoned forum I made years ago and forgot about. Thanks for the link! I wasn't even sure if it was even still around. Weirdly enough I was just thinking about it the other day and was sad I lost the link.  What a blast from the past! Thanks! :iconbrohugplz:
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Azauna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow! I was scared someone stole this from you or the other way around. well at least you got it? Anyway you are welcome and it was very helpful XD 
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wldiamondtools Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
wanlong diamond tools:make cutting easier! www.wanlongstone.com
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kayyeh1 Featured By Owner Edited May 12, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
do you think you could do a glow tutorial?  with different kinds of glowing things(runes/words , gemstones, auras, ect.)?
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theunknownman1 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017
yes I need this
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longestdistance Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the suggestion! I have a list of tutorials I plan on making, I'll definitely add that to the list.
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Magicwaterz16 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist General 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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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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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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longestdistance Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm honored :) Thank you!
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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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longestdistance Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np I hope it helps!
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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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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep
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YaySweets Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so helpful, dude.
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so!
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huppyleon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awsome :D
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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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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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np I hope it helps :thumbsup:
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