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This is Fashion Victim's big sister. I was inspired much by some fashion shots (Niguyen) and Ponsonnet' works who always shares Ballistic Publishing submission pages with me. She also is the second one of a series that features emotion. Here we have a strict kind of emotion, that I currently use as self portrait at several places because it also resembles what I am.

If Melanie Delon knew about this... she painted me once. And it was absolutely beautiful. I was highly impressed by how she sees "the blue woman"... since I could never paint something that sensitive. So she was actually able to see another part of me people hardly see... You can actually find the painting when you take a good look around.

PS:
I am thinking of making a free tutorial for this kind of leather. Would you like it? It basically is pretty easy to paint because you just need a base and a textured brush. What do you guys think?
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:icondragonhead00:
dragonhead00 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
I find it difficult to find fault with this piece. It's very well done. The colors are great. Nice work.
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:iconmalize:
MaLize Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
Fantastic work :)
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:iconshep-herd:
Shep-herd Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
She's amazing! Wonderful job!
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:icondementor3d:
Dementor3D Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
Gefällt mir gut!

Hat irgendwas von den 3D-Sachen von Reiv.. Wahrscheinlich machts der hohe unterschwellige Vioettanteil ;)
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:iconstrawberry-n-vanilla:
Strawberry-N-Vanilla Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009   General Artist
Awesome, would LOVE a tut to go with it. :D
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:iconbaronkastigrobeefdip:
BaronKastigrOBeefdip Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Flawless!
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:iconlas-t:
LAS-T Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
stunning skills!
keep at it! :)
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:iconvertigeaux:
vertigeaux Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
The way you do clothes is fabulous!
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:icongatodeoz:
GatoDeOz Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Hahaha, incredible, as soon as I saw this I asked myself "how would I paint that cloth if I had to?". So, yes, we want the tutorial =P
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deuxia-devonair Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... the eyes stand out so much and the leather texture is amazing! I love how detailed the hair is as well. Superb job!
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Shalysa Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Gott ist das detailreich. Wie machst du das nur? :) Ich liebe ihren Blick, ihre Haare, die Details. Ich liebe alles an dem Bild. So schön!
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TheFightingGoddess Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all your works and this one too!:heart:

The only thing I would like to know is:
Is there a reason for a so blurred effect on the upper side of her hair? It's a lot in contrast with the lower one! Is that made on purpose to give more highlight on the fabolous details of the other parts of the painting? Or it was just a "coincidence"?

P.S. I'd love to see the tutorial you were wondering about
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ZombieSandwich Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Filmographer
It was done on purpose to have clear defined focus points. ;)
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:iconthefightinggoddess:
TheFightingGoddess Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your works are stunning!
Thank you for answering me :thanks: :hug:
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:icongoddessdivine0512:
GoddessDivine0512 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Student Photographer
the eyes are beautiful, very striking.
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lostbychoice Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
i can only say...woahck o.o
i love the texture of the thingsheiswearingwathevernameithas
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:iconxofhope:
XofHope Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think I'd love to see that tutorial. She's gorgeous and that leather looks really cool.
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erisae Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superb! One of my absolute favs. I just adore the color scheme! The grayish purple, the bluish green and the dark coral are creating such an atmosphere! Her pose and look are very much fitting the air of the piece. There's power in her character, not so much strictness. It's soft and at the same time confident and stable. She firmly stands on her ground, everything else fades into the background.

Is it possible to get a bigger version?

And a tut on texture brushes (where you get them or how you create them) might be a good idea!
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LiLMzNaUgHtY666 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009   General Artist
BEAUTIFUL
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:iconkaiverta:
kaiverta Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, awesome. Her eyes are astounding. :wow:
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:iconsanderus:
sanderus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Brilliant!!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Love her face, make-up and the textures of her hair and jacket! Really a unique character!
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:iconynno:
Ynno Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008   Photographer
realy great work! i'd like to try your tutorial!
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PaleMajesty Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
I'd love to see a tutorial for that leather :}
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shadesofcerulean Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
This is one of my favorite paintings you've done. This is absolutely gorgeous. You never cease to amaze me. : )
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Aegils Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008   Digital Artist
Absolutely adore this one.
The eyes and lips are especially good. :heart:
Please do :) I'm trying to get into digital painting gradually, so I'd definitely appreciate another tutorial (leather is kind of hard for me)
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:icondeisophia:
DeiSophia Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
hmm, she reminds me a bit of a "sedate" Delirium from Neil Gaiman's Sandman comics.
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:iconzombiesandwich:
ZombieSandwich Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Sorry but I did never read those comics. XD
Do show her?
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amalath Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Tutorial would be great *tutorial collector here ;P*. Her eyes, hair, details... everything is great in this work.
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WarrenLouw Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome job! im loving her face =)
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:iconzombiesandwich:
ZombieSandwich Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you handsome! :3
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Bin total begeistert! (Bist eine ganz Hübsche ;) )
JA JA - ein TUT :D
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altair-creed Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Professional Writer
She reminds me of Pat Benathar, an 80s pop singer. The expression on her face is so her. How'd you do that hair effect?
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ZombieSandwich Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Hehe, this one? [link] I'd like to compare. Got a better picture of her? :3
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NR43 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008   Traditional Artist
I agree that the hear looks kinda "detached" due to the blurriness going too close to the skull. The fact that the tail over her shoulder has totally different colors strengthens this. If it were my painting, I'd give the hair more substance (read detail) where it's closest to the face (on the forehead, at the ears)

I do think that the background suits just perfect.
You could integrate the character even more by using some colors from the background at the edges of the clothing.

The dark outline around her face makes it look like her head is pasted on top of the rest of the painting. That would be my main concern as it disturbs the unity of all the elements in the portrait.

Beautiful work!
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ZombieSandwich Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Now I see why you know so much about blurryness... you're into photography! I guess I should take a model and make some shots with blur to learn better about what you're speaking. :)
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NR43 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009   Traditional Artist
Heh... to be honest I am sometimes able to see things that can be improved... it doesn't mean I am able to produce such high quality work as yours :blush:

Nevertheless, I like studying people's work because I learn from it.
So as much as I was telling you about background integration and depth, I was also telling myself ;)
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n8ey Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
The focus of the face, the details in the eyes... Then the hair kinda fades detail away and the clothing has that texture...

I can't stop looking.

Well done, I like it!

P.S.: I think a tutorial for that texturing would be great!
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nene77 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
the texture is great, waiting for this useful tutorial, thanks

:blowkiss:
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akira-devilman-fudo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh gawd o__________o
just beautifull design and expression, this is fantastic!!!!
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Yintaro Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
Yes!! a tutorial for this would be fantastic!!! ^^ fantastic work! ~
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