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Emerald Conundrum by liiga Emerald Conundrum by liiga
Edit: you can find a walkthrough of how this was made with all the encompassing close-ups over here.

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So me and a few other artistically inclined ladies were having a conversation and one of the topics was - is it possible to draw a guy that is clad ONLY in jewellery and doesn't appear gay? It was decided to solve this mystery through empirical research, with a side-note that no weapons were allowed in the picture. So here's my take on the subject. ^-^

Your turn, ladies! =p

Corel Painter 9, Wacom Intuos, 3 days and I'd better get back to actual work that I should be doing.

If Painter didn't corrupt 90% of my saves then I'll try to put together a sort of walkthrough for this one, too. Here's hoping. >.>

May be reposted for as long as my full name and preferably a link back to my gallery are provided. No modifications.
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Plavkovie Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
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alvtan Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
l really love this piece, reminds me of an old character of mine.
If I ever make an artwork of that character, I may take this painting as main inspiration.
I hope you don't mind :)

Keep up the good work :)
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:iconsisterslaughter165:
Sisterslaughter165 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazingly done! :iconahhplz:
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:iconmephistophel:
Mephistophel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Do you have a larger version of this painting?
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
It's painted to A4 @ 300 dpi, so yes. :)
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:iconmephistophel:
Mephistophel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
And is it anywhere to be found online? :)
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
No, aside from in print format. I usually don't post large versions of my paintings online.
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:iconhellequine-d-olt:
Hellequine-d-Olt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
This is perfection at its purest!
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:icondjdroider:
DJDROIDER Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
AWESOME PIKX WAY KEWL
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:iconsandra30:
sandra30 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
wow
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:icondeusathanathos:
DeusAthanathos Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
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:iconjuliatron:
Juliatron Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow :)
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:icontakes:
Takes Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist
wow amazing i love thge mood on that drawing,
his upper body is sexy, I love horns and oh... god naga <3
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:iconbastet-23:
bastet-23 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
He's alluring! I like serpents :D
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:iconsemperliber2011:
semperliber2011 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
AWESOME!!! Fantastic work Liiga!!!
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:iconalexanderjacobs30:
AlexanderJacobs30 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
hilarious
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:iconjonnyjohn:
jonnyjohn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
somebody bite my balls and then kiss my mouth this is the best draw I ve seen today
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:iconshiro-kuroi:
Shiro-Kuroi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
beautiful colors and...and... awww all picture
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:icondanerboots:
Danerboots Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You have been featured!
[link]
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:iconliiga:
liiga Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Thanks a lot! :D
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:iconpoorventrue:
poorventrue Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sooooooooooooooooooooooooo hot! mission accomplished ladies!
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:iconflailinghands:
FlailingHands Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
An absolutely fascinating (and hilarious) start to a beautiful, beautiful picture. I can see so many ways this could have gone horribly wrong, and it went wonderfully /right/. Thank you so much for the great eye-candy, and the tutorial!
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EveCaeles Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
I think his has to be my favorite image that I've found on Deviant Art. I took a look at the tutorial thingy, too and it absolutely blew my mind.
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ChickenWafflez Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
This needs a DD:)
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:iconcolour-magyck:
colour-magyck Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
you've definitely proven that its possible. is he a merman or a lamia?
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:iconshiito:
Shiito Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing !
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:iconbdunn1342:
bdunn1342 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011   General Artist
Your dedication to details and vibrant color palette make this painting irresistible. :heart:
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:iconoutai-katana:
outai-katana Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Oh. My. Gosh. This is amazing, and even more so for the reason it was created! This is by far one of the most interesting and realistic male naga I have seen... and you drew this? To me it looks better than any photoshop I've seen. Great work! I love the colour of his scales, and the overall smoky, almost foreboding look to the whole piece! :+fav:
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:iconcocowish:
CoCoWish Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist
oh mah gawd....breathtakingly BEEYOHTEEFULLL ..:iconlainloveplz:
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:iconkassidikeys:
KassidiKeys Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010   Digital Artist
Hello!

I've given you a feature in my journal [link]
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:iconniravanya:
Niravanya Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
He is stunning. Not sure if I would run away if he slithered up to me though, too cute to run from,
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:iconfallen-angel-lilith:
fallen-angel-lilith Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Ok, this is something that I DEFFINETLY love. It's amazing.
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Tenshusama17 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Whoa! Abso-bloody-lutely awesome/beautiful!! O3O
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IstTyrr Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Ah, no conundrum at all...whatever choices he's offering, you'll still lose. But at least you're going to feel really good about it! :blush:

Gorgeous creature, cold-blooded but still inviting! I love all the little details on the jewels and scales you included and the soft, pale hues of violet and lilac! :heart:
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010   Photographer
dear Liiga...!!!
Your beautiful work is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
if you don't mind...
You are welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!
[link]
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liiga Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Thanks a lot for the features! :)
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010   Photographer
I like your very good work... dear Liiga...!!!
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:icond-gates:
D-GATES Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you did it! ;)
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:iconkamulos-the-king:
Kamulos-the-king Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Oh my God...
Just incredible...
But, how do you do...
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:iconjennyjigsaw222:
jennyjigsaw222 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*stares drooling at screen*FANTASTIC!!:3
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xxMeleexx Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Thank goodness he's not Gay! xD

Amazing job. I tried reading your tutorial on him, but failed to because he was just so dang gorgeous x3 Keep up the awesome work!
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Zaharaa Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
:iconthemalesoul: Your amazing work has been FAVED by TheMaleSoul - showcasing and promoting Male Beauty in Art :love:
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:iconkoukyo:
Koukyo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa! amazing!
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:iconforty-two-point-five:
forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
All i have to say is that it would be a huge waste if he were gay! :XD:
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Jen-Sunshine96 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
*paws screen* HOMGwowTHISISAMAZINGuberawesomeWOWWWIE. This made me fall out of my chair. He doesn't look gay at all, he looks... really, um, sinister. And I love that. The way you did the smoke, the jewelry, the lighting, the background, the cold colors, EVERYTHING is soooooooo uberfantastic and I'm gonna watch you now. *drools*
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:iconrashan:
RaShan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My goodness he's beautiful.
The colors are gorgeous...
The muscle definition....
The cold feeling that the colors give it..

The whole thing is just incredible.
Great work!
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:iconmissyunperfect:
MissyUnperfect Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woar...*.*
that's soooo great...
those details and the lighting... : D
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:iconamaya-ruki:
amaya-ruki Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Student Artist
:3 he looks hot XD I could stare forever
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:iconkough-drop-kid:
Kough-Drop-Kid Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
gah such amazing detail!
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Temaire Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I dont know i waited and waited for you to respond, no response so i disided to go throw with it and if you really dont like it i will take it down, for you to view it here is the link[link]
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