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Peridot by redheaded-step-child Peridot by redheaded-step-child
The gorgeous, apple-green peridot is one of the traditional birthstones for the month of August. In keeping with the beautiful summer green tones of the stone, I've given the Peridot Fairy a nature-oriented Dryad theme.

Reference for the Peridot Fairy comes from the stock of the lovely :iconeyesofunknow-stock:
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SydneyRocks Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
my birthday is august 22, still making me a Leo/Virgo, and a child of peridot! and she's a red head, i love red heads:) :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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Casperspice Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Ive got a bottle of the stuff
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Ravenskysong Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! i love the little details like the folds and leaves and the background texture. is that sponge and salt?
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
My favorite stone! ^_^ I'm glad she has red hair. And emerald, my other favortie stone is a redhead too.
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SpinkellaSapphire Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Okay, now this one really DOES look like Poison Ivy. :wow:
Plus it's my birthstone. :meow:
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burnedcanvas Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Just found out this was my birthstone yesterday aha. I love the leaves in her hair.
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LotsofEraserDust Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
yay peridot! my birthstone! ^^
you made her really pretty, and i love the overall design !
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SashaFitzgerald Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! I've never seen such a bright, beautiful, and lively depiction of my birthstone! Her dress, and the tiny leaves, are really quite adorable :D Keep up the lovely work!
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thank you! I'm happy you like how I interpreted your birthstone!
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Sir-Catherine Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
The loose and long red hair, the pale green of a natural tone...this gemstone art makes me feel so happy looking at it. I love deep greens, and Emerald is my birthstone, but in truth I far prefer this work for August. So beautiful and so well done artistically. The color, the figure, the feeling of the piece, they are all very, very good. I am only sorry I can't give you more precise compliments or critique as I am not an artist myself.
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Thank you so much for the beautiful comments! :D I'm happy you like Peridot, to be honest, I had the hardest time with this one. I struggled to find a theme and design for it and everything just mercifully fell into place. She's one of my favorites. :)
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Sir-Catherine Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
One of mine as well. Would you mind if I printed out some of your art and laminated it to use as bookmarks? Just for my own use, color ink is expensive to deal with. I could type your name over the bottom of the image if you'd like at the same time I crop them to fit a bookmark length.
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Since I'm not selling anything like that yet, I guess it's ok. :D
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Sir-Catherine Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Honestly, I forgot such things were even an option to create and sell on DA. I'm glad you weren't insulted by my asking, in light of the possibility I didn't think of.
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's beautiful! *favs*

You faved your Birthstone Mermaid, so I'll fav my Gemstone Fairy. Now we're even. Hope the other fairies aren't jealous.
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Haha, well I'm glad you like your birthstone fairy! Also happy belated birthday! :)
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:blushes: Thank you.
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MyWorld1 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My birthstone! Pretty :D
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
I'm glad you like your birthstone fairy! :D
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MyWorld1 Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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Elitha Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Hi!:wave: I have featured your beautiful artwork in my journal here [link]
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SeptemberGirl84 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely. You should check out my Peridot [link]
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pauliniora Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
OMG is't wonderful and amazing... I love your's gallery
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
Thank you!
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pkic Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007
ohohohoh~ quite dreamy swirl ^O^ :heart: :+fav:
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
Thanks very much! :)
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pkic Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
my pleasure ^^
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Dreamypunk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
hey, this has been feature in wonderful Traditional Arts
[link]
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Wow, thanks so much! I appreciate that! :D
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Dreamypunk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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Enchantedforest Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Congrats dear!
You've been featured in the Club Summer Best fantasy Art News article!
You can view it here : [link]
Fave this article if you love it like that you'll get more expozure!


*Enchantedforest
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Enchantedforest Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
You're welcome :kiss:
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Neihrinn Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very beautiful!!! :D :+fav:
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
Thank you! :)
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:iconlisadora:
Lisadora Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful! her dress is amazing :wow:
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
Thank you, I really like this design a lot myself! :hug:
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petit-chat-noir Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Love this dress! The leaf detailing is awesome - wonderfully done!
:clap:
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
I'm glad you like it, this is one of my all-time favorite costumes I've done! :D
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gothichristos86 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
great painting!
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
Thank you!
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11thStreetKid Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
Wonderful piece!
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:iconredheaded-step-child:
redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
Thanks so much!
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Deathpen Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
I like the dress a lot and i also love the way you swing the pencil to color without traces. Great ! :D
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
Thanks! Sorry, what do you mean about the pencil? :?
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Deathpen Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
Well, when some people color, no matter how much they smudge, you can still see pencil traces, instead of a nice color... its kinda hard to explain, as my English is not top notch...
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
Oh I see. This is watercolor, so the only actual pencil is used for the sketch, which is only very light. :)
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Deathpen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
OMG! This is watercolor! Didn't see that at first... great deviation :D
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redheaded-step-child Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Thank you! :) All of my pieces are in watercolor, unless it says otherwise in the description.
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ZOMGwingly Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. The detail is wonderful, and the woman is gorgeous.
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