If it’s got a fruit name it’s dyed. End of story. (strawberry, cherry, lemon, pineapple, blueberry) yes there may be some very rare exceptions-fire quartz being dubbed strawberry- but due to the rise in fakes with that name it’s generally called fire quartz now.
Aura quartz is a regular quartz that’s been bonded with another material. (man made)
Cinnabar Infused Quartz usually reconstituted and mixed together to make a red crystal.
Green quartz can be grown in a lab and anything that forrest green color is
Magnesite and howlite look very very similar to turquoise when they’ve been dyed, magnesite will have very deep cracks in it though.
No there is no white turquoise.
You can do a uv test to see if it’s real
Often faked with Copal. They look nearly identical.
Amber will float in salt water-copal will not.
Very vibrant colors!!
Irradiated: (they irradiate the crystals to get a deeper or more vibrant color)
deeply pigmented topaz or kunzite
dark (almost black) smokey quartz
very deep pink or red tourmaline
some cultured pearls
vibrant yellow heliodor
other stones may be dyed as well, generally if it looks fake..it is.
Heat treated stones: (really not a bad thing but if you’re going for natural)
Amethyst-lighten color+remove brown
Citrine-heat treated amethyst.
Nope, completely fake 100%
Literally just car paint layered with calcite and resin.
Citrine: (im so sorry)
Much of the citrine on the market is lab made.
If it’s lab made it’s usually amethyst that’s been heated until it changes color
The bottom of these stones will be white with more color at the tips.
High quality is vibrant blue, hard to come by, and very expensive.
Low quality howlite, jasper or sodalite is dyed blue, and passed off as lapis.
Acetone will remove the dye but damage the stone.
The clear green obsidian you see all over ebay is slag glass.
Natural green obsidian has been found but it is opaque and is more gray than green.
there is red obsidian as well but again, it’s not a vibrant red and is more brick colored.
Wikipedia is not always right.
it’s glass it’s legitimately just glass
real opalite exists but it’s green and not commonly found
once again, don’t believe everything on wikipedia.
Doesn’t naturally form in the crystals, lab made!!!
When it comes to colors, I try to pick 3 main colors. Then I make sure that my artwork revolves around these colors so that the colors won’t clash or look out of place. By doing this, I end up with one harmonious piece. Here are some examples:
2. Using the 3 main colors, choose a good background. Backgrounds are super important because they set the mood of the piece.
Look at the impact of the background. In the first image, the light blue lessens the emphasis on the plants and allows more focus on the girl. The overall feel is nice and more summer oriented. While the second image creates an illusion which makes the leaves look like they fade out in the darkness and gives emphasis on both the leaves and the girl. The overall feel is more of a tropical forest. When choosing a background color think about how the other parts will look above that color like which part will have more emphasis and depth.
3. Match the color of the foreground to the 3 main colors and the background An example is my drawing of Steven and Connie snorkeling.
If you notice, the one with the X shows how the original colors don’t mix well while the one with the check shows how the colors are more unified.
Step 1 - Mix the original color with the desired color in order for it to match the background. Step 2 - Incorporate that color and you are done.
4. You can also search for color palettes on the internet to make you more inspired. You can learn more color combinations too.
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oh and my awkward spaces its 12am and i havent done hw this is my way of procrastinating..
Hey so uh i have Mono and my father is threatening to throw me out and I have no where safe to live without housing with friends, not that i don’t want to
I find it unfair to burden them with my situation plus I HAVE MONOAlongside a lot of medical bills i have and knowingthat my family prob found out about me being trans and what not im kind of on the cusp
SO im doing a different type of commission where its can be full body or whatever but no color cause i am actually 2 sore to do much more than that unfortately. the price will be 20-25 dollars based on complexity and another character will be 10 dollars extra.email me at email@example.com for details
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So This is a game, where each member picks someone and buys him a gift without revealing who he was to anyone til the end. Somehow Taehyung got himself when he picked a paper and Namjoon was the only left member to pick, which explains why Tae knows his secret friend. What I really like about this moment, is the game of fate in here; as you can see taehyung liked those bracelets and you see on the other side, Namjoon bought him very similar ones! :’) even tho he said He won’t find what will please Tae! Isn’t this just beautiful?
Now repeat with me: VMON is love VMON is life VMON is love VMON is life