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Published: February 24, 2013
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Took a break from the endless work on my solo show to do a personal piece. I was inspired by two songs, both called "Islands," by The xx… and Young the Giant… - equally excellent!

Painted in Adobe Photoshop, about 10-12 hours on a Wacom Cintiq. The general pose and movement of the hair were inspired by this great stock photo by ~AimeeStock. Hit Download Image on the right for a large wallpaper size.

Airplanes by alicexz

Artwork by Alice X. Zhang
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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ScottToms's avatar
ScottToms|Hobbyist General Artist
nice job :)
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ArdenD83's avatar
wow this is stunning!
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Alfa72's avatar
This is beautiful.... I love it... what a talent
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Scorpidilion|Professional Photographer
great work :thumbsup: ;)
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benoibe|Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this. I can't get over your transformation from the lovely but subdued hair model to this wild and colorful beauty. Awestruck! 
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GreedHyogi|Student Traditional Artist
I love the hair. Its really hard to get the twisting of hair, with its shadows and details. I love this.
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SeventhLife| Digital Artist
Man I love this work so much. I did this modified version for my avatar. I've credited you now on my page. Do you like the colors?…
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LeenaHill|Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW :wow: rvmp WOW :wow: rvmp WOW
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31415926535897PEARL|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Moonlight177's avatar
Wow thats amazing<3
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OpenThePortal|Student Digital Artist
Young the Giant! CURSE YOU! Your piece is awesome as well! haha
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GirlofSmokeandFire|Hobbyist General Artist
wow, just wow. really beautiful *-*
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Planedrifter|Professional Digital Artist
Love the colors and their vibracy, and the movement of the hair :)
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jedgraph|Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work! :painter:
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InemanLukas's avatar
like it!!:) (Smile) +fav 
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Wazzabug|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those eyes have so much emotion!
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Alexgv-art|Student Digital Artist
totally awesome love it :D (Big Grin) Love 
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Rorus007|Professional General Artist
Beautiful, love the color palette!
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SirCassie|Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty! :)
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Emerald-Wolf13's avatar
Interesting hair.
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HopeHolder's avatar
Kind of hypnotizing...I really like it =)
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skullcandy216's avatar
Amazing! (and kinda looks like Charlez Theron, so...bonus points!)
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