MerMay 2021 day 7. Dimitri trying to free Claude from a fishing net. (5/7/2021) Dip pen, rehydrated Higgins Eternal.
Some clean up with white-out, 2mm ballpoint gel pen, and Photoshop.
How did Claude get caught? Maybe he got curious. That fits so well, I can't believe I initially couldn't decide who should have been caught in the net. lol
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I was having a bit of hard time choosing colors for her, but I think I like thsese strong reds.
Garnets are a group of silicate minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives.
Garnet is not a single mineral, but a group contains closely related, isomorphous minerals that form a series with each other depending on how and which pressure and temperature they were formed. It is important for geological studies as it is one of the index minerals and can be used by geologists to gauge the temperature and pressure under which a particular garnet-bearing rock formed as they form under the same temperatures and/or pressures that form and they can also form metamorphic textures which can be used to interpret geological structural history. So Garnet is one of Earth’s mineral historians.
Garnet comes in a rainbow of colors, from the deep red (which is the most commonly known for) of the Pyrope garnet to the vibrant green of Tsavorites, blue garnets are the rares. All garnet species have comparable physical characteristics and crystal shapes but vary in chemical composition.
The word garnet comes from the 14th‑century Middle English word garnet, meaning 'dark red', because it was associated with pomegranate seeds and comes from the Latin word 'garanatus,' meaning seed-like.
Garnet can be individual crystals, massive occurrences, grainy, massive, rounded crystals, or groups of small crystals.
Czechoslovakia was one of the largest garnet jewelry producers and manufacturers from the 14th through 19th centuries. Bohemian garnets are usually dark and fiery red and were commonly set in flower-like clusters to tiaras, hairpieces, and necklaces especially. These were
one of the most popular gemstones used during the Victorian era.
Fun fact 2
Garnet is both the traditional and modern birthstone of January as it has been used for jewelry for thousands of years.
#garnet #minerals #mermaid #mermay #drawing
Sources: geologypage.com, minerals.net, Wikipedia, britannica.com
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