Getting paid to draw Opal is always a pleasure and this piece is no exception.
I was listening to a lot of Aimee Mann’s Lost in Space album while sketching initial ideas for this piece. I wanted to capture that type of peaceful, wistful melancholy that I feel is present in Opal’s character that Aimee’s songs communicate really well.
Opal is the combination of a gem that was originally from space and a gem that has hardly left Earth, those are some potentially messy feelings to come together. A longing to leave and a desire to stay. I also enjoy Pearl and Amethyst representing heaven and earth in way, given their temperaments and origins. It’s something I feel the location of Giant Woman reflected.
I could yammer on about Opal for a while but alas.
I’ll most likely take on another commission batch around April. If you’re interested, check out my commission post!