New "Zodiac Queen" Luxe Birthstone Printable | Downloadable Artwork

by Jessica Johnson May 24, 2020

Lovely and luxe, magical and mystical… I am excited to share with you this series of Zodiac and Birthstone Inspired Printable Art. 

I don’t know about you, but there never seems to be enough time in my day to work on all the projects running through my head. I’m so passionate about creating resources for other designers and sharing tips, tricks and tutorials that I struggle to find time to do some bigger illustration projects. One such project I had in mind was to do a series of zodiac sign posters, something bold and glamorous that would combine the zodiac and birthstones. I wanted to showcase my 24K Gold Magic brushes as well as the “Raw Crystal” jewel collection that I recently finished!

Each zodiac sign is pictured as a celestial queen with a starry golden crown and matching zodiac jewelry. The surrounding birthstones correspond to your birth month and are accented by dazzling gold! A solid background color around the oval design gives it a luxe and refined look. The attention to detail is extreme. Each stone was hand illustrated, no two are alike. I illustrated a custom zodiac icon for each sign, which i worked into both the crown as well as the earrings of my mystical queen. The oval surrounding the queen has characteristics of your zodiac sign in elegant, subtle lettering!

I really got to use the full spectrum of my Photoshop brush techniques on this astrological / mystical set of illustrations. To create the jewels, opals, and pearls I sampled colors directly from photographs and used my pattern stamp technique and color-blending Photoshop brushes to create dazzling stone illustrations — and no re-coloring the same illustration here! No two stones are alike!

compare birthstones

For the stone settings, I used my 24K Gold Brushes. I originally envisioned more gold, but sometimes when you have a lot going on, you have to pare back a bit somewhere. So I kept the gold to a minimum and I think it looks elegant against the solid background color! I used the wet paint / mixer brush technique for the border of the hair as well as a dry mixer brush to create sparkles on the crown. All in all, this design was definitely brought to you by the power of Photoshop brushes! I don’t know HOW I would be able to create something like this without them… in fact, I assure you I could not LOL!

compare zodiac icons

I got to know the zodiac signs a lot better preparing for this. If you notice, there is a subtle line of text around the center oval, with the characteristics of the zodiac sign. I also illustrated my own simple zodiac icons / symbols for the center of the crown and matching earrings!

Of course, because I am totally OCD and wanted to use my birthstone concept, this meant that for each zodiac sign I had to create 2 different versions, because each sign is split between 2 different months! So find your zodiac sign and month below and let me know what you think! 

The zodiac artwork shown below is now available as downloadable artwork HERE, and if you don't want to print it yourself, you can also get prints on my Society6 shop HERE.  

Capricorn: Stable • Trustworthy • Persistent • Ambitious • Patient

December Capricorn: Zircon Birthstone

December Capricorn: Zircon Birthstone

January Capricorn: Garnet Birthstone

January Capricorn: Garnet Birthstone

Aquarius: Progressive • Independent • Intelligent • Unique • Idealistic

January Aquarius: Garnet Birthstone

January Aquarius: Garnet Birthstone

February Aquarius: Amethyst Birthstone

February Aquarius: Amethyst Birthstone

Pisces: Compassionate • Artistic • Intuitive • Gentle • Wise

February Pisces: Amethyst Birthstone

February Pisces: Amethyst Birthstone

March Pisces: Aquamarine Birthstone

March Pisces: Aquamarine Birthstone

Aries: Courageous • Honest • Competitive • Driven • Generous • Energetic

March Aries: Aquamarine Birthstone

March Aries: Aquamarine Birthstone

April Aries: Diamond Birthstone

April Aries: Diamond Birthstone

Taurus: Reliable • Patient Practical • Devoted • Responsible • Stable

April Taurus: Diamond Birthstone

April Taurus: Diamond Birthstone

May Taurus: Emerald Birthstone

May Taurus: Emerald Birthstone

Gemini: Gentle • Affectionate • Curious • Adaptable • Enthusiastic

May Gemini: Emerald Birthstone

May Gemini: Emerald Birthstone

June Gemini: Pearl Birthstone

June Gemini: Pearl Birthstone

Cancer: Tenacious • Highly Imaginative • Loyal • Emotional • Sympathetic • Persuasive

June Cancer: Pearl Birthstone

June Cancer: Pearl Birthstone

July Cancer: Ruby Birthstone

July Cancer: Ruby Birthstone

Leo: Creative • Passionate • Generous • Warm-Hearted • Cheerful • Humorous

July Leo: Ruby Birthstone

July Leo: Ruby Birthstone

August Leo: Peridot Birthstone

August Leo: Peridot Birthstone

Virgo: Loyal • Analytical • Kind • Hardworking • Practical

August Virgo: Peridot Birthstone

August Virgo: Peridot Birthstone

September Virgo: Sapphire Birthstone

September Virgo: Sapphire Birthstone

Libra: Cooperative • Diplomatic • Gracious • Fair-Minded • Social

September Libra: Sapphire Birthstone

September Libra: Sapphire Birthstone

October Libra: Opal Birthstone

October Libra: Opal Birthstone

Scorpio: Resourceful • Brave • Passionate • Stubborn • A True Friend

October Scorpio: Opal Birthstone

October Scorpio: Opal Birthstone

November Scorpio: Citrine Birthstone

November Scorpio: Citrine Birthstone

Sagittarius: Generous • Idealistic • Honest • Adventurous • Independent

November Sagittarius: Citrine Birthstone 

November Sagittarius: Citrine Birthstone

December Sagittarius: Zircon Birthstone

December Sagittarius: Zircon Birthstone
The zodiac artwork shown above is now available as downloadable artwork HERE, and if you don't want to print it yourself, you can also get prints on my Society6 shop HERE.
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2 Responses

Janice Batterbee
Janice Batterbee

May 26, 2020

What a brilliant project, Jessica, and so beautifully presented.

Kelley Giffen
Kelley Giffen

May 26, 2020

I know it would have been a challenge, but two other stones for June Cancer are Alexandrite and Moonstone. Your Pearl looks interesting too!

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