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Opal by xlopp Opal by xlopp
Wow, this pic caused me a terrible headache! :stupidme:

At least and after several days of inactivity, here it is the sixth and last of the Gemstone Series, Opal.
God knows how long took me to decide...well, almost everything about ths drawing. I wanted this to be the most magical and ethereal of the series, that's the reason for all the light effects and for having so many layers in my .psd file xD

By the way, tell me the truth, do you really like the opal-lightball-something that the girl holds? or is too...crappy haha. I think is quite bad done but well...I accept critiques :/

So nothing more to say, hope you like it, and thanks for viewing!!!


More Gemstones:
:bulletblue: Aquamarine [GO!]
:bulletblack: Obsidian [GO!]
:bulletgreen: Jade [GO!]
:bulletpink: Pink Quartz [GO!]
:bulletorange: Amber-Cornaline [GO!]


◊ Tools
Photoshop CS + Bamboo A6 digital tablet
For textures and some tips of mine go there [link]

◊ Credits
©xlopp2009. Please do not use without permission. Make your own original art!
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:iconembodimentofwrath:
EmbodimentOfWrath Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A headache with beautiful results! It feels entrancing as well as mysterious.
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha thanks, it was worthy then!
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:iconfiliana:
Filiana Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
You have so cool art :la:
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!! :)
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:iconfiliana:
Filiana Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
De nada :la:
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:iconikzan:
ikzan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LUV IT...!
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:iconshewolf-db:
SheWolf-DB Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its amazing! :heart:
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thaaaank you! ^U^
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:iconshewolf-db:
SheWolf-DB Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Esperate... Hablas español? XD
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
De hecho, soy español!
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:iconshewolf-db:
SheWolf-DB Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Rayos, no sabía... XD Bueno pues, tienes un toque especial para estas cosas ;)
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jaja, pues se agradece que hayas pasado a echar un ojo ;) 
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:iconartman2013:
Artman2013 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Remarkable. I don't know how long you spent on this piece, but as far as I'm concerned every minute was worth it! 10/10 :D
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks mate! It took me quite long, but time doesn't matter when you are enjoying isn't it?
I am willing to revisit this illustration sometime, but I need to find...time ^__^
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Artman2013 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Make it wallpaper scale and it becomes an 11/10... :)
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:iconrimmie558:
rimmie558 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student Writer
This is stunning and very intriguing :)
I've downloaded it because I absolutely loved it ^.^ I was hoping I could get your permission to use it on an eBook cover which will definitely NOT be for any commercial use at all. I might, I might now but I'll let you know if I'd like to and if I do, I'd really like your permission to use it please!
All credits to you :)
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:iconhetaliallover101:
hetaliallover101 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing! It almost made me cry
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't cry baby!
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:iconhetaliallover101:
hetaliallover101 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
O-okay! :hug:
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:iconcardinalfire1234:
Cardinalfire1234 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the pattern on her skin! Its so futuristic and awesome! Can I use your pic for a quiz?
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure! But please respect the artistic rights :) and if you want, give me a link back so I can see what you've done!
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Cardinalfire1234 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconahmedelzahra:
ahmedelzahra Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful :D
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:iconcarlosgarijo:
carlosgarijo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
al principio pensé que era el google chrome lo que le latía en el pecho xD

Pedazo de dibujo por otro lado!
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD publicidad subliminal? Gracias por pasarte colega!
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:iconcarlosgarijo:
carlosgarijo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
denada ;P
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:iconopal-heart126:
Opal-Heart126 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! You really made it look so magical! :dance: I think the lighting effects really add to the piece and the ball of opalescent light looks phenomenal!
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! That was the intention so it's great you caught it :)
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:iconopal-heart126:
Opal-Heart126 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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:iconangelyarn:
AngelYarn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love, love, LOVE this! It's so dramatic! Both the stone and the girl are beautiful and her hair swirl is awesome. :D
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! btw you've faved almost all my gallery :O many many thanks!!
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:iconangelyarn:
AngelYarn Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! You have a lot of great stuff in here. :clap:
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:iconjalaux:
Jalaux Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
this is my favorite of the collection, congrats
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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dragonfriend7738 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Honestly, I love the picture; the elements are wonderful and the colors/contrast are very nice, but I don't like how there is no true stone in the pic. All your oter gemstone pics have a true example of their namesake in one way or another in the picture. It'd be one thing if the color was bursting out of an opal in her hand, but this just looks like a well executed picture of a magic show. Still very beautiful in its own right, but not well connected to the gemstone theme.

Just my own opinion.
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As you say I wanted to make a magical and ethereal scene with some light effects, and rather than showing the stone itself, I turned it into a bright thing which is the focus of the light. So it's implicit that the stone is there, however, it's not visible, so technically you're right about the theme coherence.

Someday I look forward to make some improvements to this artwork, the same as I did with other two Gemstones, so I take notice of your comment.

Thanks for your opinion ;).
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:iconkangel:
kangel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010   General Artist
Beautiful! :wow:
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:iconzarcanian:
Zarcanian Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
aunq no se compara con la primera (sorry, obsidian t qedo insuperable) el concepto esta muy bueno, personalmente ubiera puesto unas lineas parecidas a las q recorren el cuerpo saliendo de los ojos, pero bueno, tu eres el artista.
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretendo darle unos retoques algún día, asi que cuando llegue ese día veremos si mejora algo :)
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:iconkittycat299:
kittycat299 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
this is so... beautiful.
I love the lighting and the colors so much :D
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the fave! ;p
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:iconstellaciel:
Stellaciel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
This is ... breathtaking. It really does feel ethereal - I can feel the glow and it's so so beautiful. Fantastic job with the lighting. :)
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for your comment :)
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:iconnimnimity:
nimnimity Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
WOW this is so stunning *A*
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! :iconshinyheartplz:
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:iconkadeitra:
Kadeitra Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Featured! :gallery: Hope you don't mind: [link]
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:iconxlopp:
xlopp Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, quite the opposite I'm pleased :aww:
Thank you!
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:iconkadeitra:
Kadeitra Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
welcome!
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Gigatless Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! But only one moment, i dont feel form of her left hand (green light) and left too
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