In January 2017 I hosted Gemstones, a 14-day daily drawing challenge.
Artists were invited to create one gemstone-inspired drawing each day.
Garnet dragons are docile with cat-like personalities. They represent friendship and loyalty and are often found in groups.
Amethyst dragons are sturdy and strong. They represent tranquility and clarity.
Aquamarine dragons often come to the aid of lost sailors. At night their fins glow a soft sea green. They represent hope and empathy.
Diamond dragons (like real diamonds) are very resilient and can headbutt their way through anything. They also wrap their wings around themselves as a shield. Due to their durability and strength they represent leadership and fearlessness.
Emerald dragons are playful and curious, which sometimes gets them into trouble with larger and impatient dragons. They represent youthfulness and energy.
Pearl dragons are very delicate and gentle. They encourage oysters to create more pearls by planting grains of sand in as many as they can find. They represent purity and joy.
Ruby dragons are very energetic flyers and spend most of their time in the air. They represent passion and devotion. They are related to sapphire dragons.
Peridot dragons are always very dozing off. They are often found sunbathing on soft patches of grass. They encourage sleep and inner peace.
Sapphire dragons are calmer than their ruby counterparts. Although they are also excellent flyers, they are more likely to be found resting on clouds and watching the world below. They represent relaxation and wisdom.
Opal dragons come in many different colors and patterns. This fire opal dragon is very enthusiastic and wild. They inspire creativity and confidence.
Topaz dragons are very protective of smaller and weaker dragons. They can be very dangerous when angered, although they prefer to avoid conflict. They represent nurturing and affection.
Turquoise dragons are found in the clouds, making them a challenge to see unless you actively search for one. They represent good fortune and success.
Tiger's Eye dragons are tiny but are determined and brave. They represent stability and willpower.
Onyx dragons do not have wings but are extremely speedy on land. They can run for several hours without slowing down. They represent stamina and self-discipline.
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