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Horleystein by AlexHorley Horleystein by AlexHorley
Mixed media exercise, both traditional and digital.
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:iconbrandoch-daha:
Brandoch-Daha Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Good work. Love the unfinished sketchy parts.
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AlexHorley Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
Thanks! I like the "unfinished" bits too,lots of energy that gets lost in the finish..
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GingersBaby Featured By Owner Edited Apr 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Holy, crap IT IS DIGITAL! How the heck did you get that color pencil/ pastel chalk look???
lol.. looked at description LOL.... ok... better question: Why both digital and traditional? Doesn't that require a lot of back and forth with scanning or even the jet ink messing up the paper??
Ok, re-wording: What kinda work process is this???
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AlexHorley Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
I took different "body parts" from different pieces I painted traditionally,with acrylics and oils, and then "stitched" them together in Photoshop. I liked the unfinished look, so I left it as it is. Nothing I would do on a regular basis, just an experiment, but was fun.
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7APTARSHI Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HA HA HA :D THAT MEANS THIS IS A FRANKY SON OF A BITCH :D . . FRANKY = FRANKENSTEINY
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GingersBaby Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh ok, that's very interesting. That also explains the palette lol
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tamntart Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Your design is really coollll !!!
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AlexHorley Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Thank you!!!!
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Misfortuneee Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student General Artist
This looks awesome! I love the way you did the skin, the way its stretching and ripping and stuff, it looks awesome. :)
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Thanks! I had fun with that " texture"...;) 
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Misfortuneee Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I bet! haha
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JeffLafferty Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome
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AlexHorley Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Hey Jeff, thanks a lot! I'm impressed by your works, especially the cards, really amazing!
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Alepap Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student
Really awesome stuff, as always.

So the digital part is from the knees and below, or did you add more in the entire piece?
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AlexHorley Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Actually, I took "body parts" from different paintings and stitched them together digitally, then added a bit of photoshop work, especially on the head and the background. I deliberately left the lower part unfinished...
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shahzi00 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
cool :)
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AlexHorley Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Thanks!!
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shahzi00 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
welcome :)
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pumsmajer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah! Good job!
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AlexHorley Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Thank you!
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional Artist
Very well done!! :clap:
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AlexHorley Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Thanks!!
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Artist
You're welcome, good friend!
Cheers!
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Antonio-Rocha Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Looking amazing, Alex. Since I'm also incorporating digital work into my own process, I have to ask, how you're doing it? Does it saves you time when compared to full traditional?
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AlexHorley Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Thanks Antonio! It does save time,on occasion, but I still try to do as much as possible with real brushes. Then I "optimize" the paintings digitally and tweak things around. personally, I like a more painterly and "raw" rendering, but most times It's required to go in to details more than I would for myself, but that's when digital comes handy. I even tried 100% digital pieces, but they couldn't tell the difference, so I thought why bother? Photoshop is amazingly helpful and I like to play with it, like with this piece, but I feel I can keep more life and energy in my paintings if I do most of the work traditionally. 
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Antonio-Rocha Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Thanks for the reply, Alex.
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AlexHorley Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
My pleasure, bro. I'm really far from being a photoshop wiz, but just basic tools are enough to tweak and play around your traditional works.
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robertnuckels Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Great .   Multi Media ?  the future of Art..   KILLER PAINTING !
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AlexHorley Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Thanks, Robert! Just playing around with Photoshop, I'll never give up traditional tools.
i just want to be able to use digital (when needed) on top of real paintings but still make it look "seamless"...
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robertnuckels Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Kool.  Nothing wrong with photoshop .   Multi-media IS the future of art, but not the ONLY one.  after all, nothing more boring than a PURIST.  YOUR ART SWINGS with any approach !
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AlexHorley Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Totally agree. thanks, man! I try different approaches to keep my works "fresh" and also avoid to get bored by the same approach all the time.
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Wilson-Palacio Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful!!
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AlexHorley Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Thanks, man!
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Wilson-Palacio Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
^_^
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GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I LOVE those claws! Reminds me of the shapeshifter breeds in World of Warcraft.
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AlexHorley Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Thanks! They're actually from a Worgens pic I did previously....
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GeotrixQueen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I knew I recognized those nails! I have a DC plastic statue thing of a Worgen (and now a Gnoll) and I love how, even with the more exaggerated body dimensions characteristic of the game, it still holds up as a badass shapeshifter.

Keep up the good work Mr. Horley. C:
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Yunie-B Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student Filmographer
Me like ... shiny.
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Glad you like!!;)
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Ernimator Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I guess you'd call the process "tradigital"? Looks good. Appropriate subject for October.  Gene Simmons zombie monster. :)
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Thanks, just an experiment...
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Dave-Wilkins Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
HOLY SHIT MAN!!!
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:iconalexhorley:
AlexHorley Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Cheers, bro!!:)
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PhillGonzo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! 
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AlexHorley Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Thank you!!
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sthefo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wha!
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