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September 26, 2007
Carlzon portrait by *BikerScout is so life-like you would swear he was looking right into your soul. Amazing lighting and skin textures make this an outstanding portrait painting!
Featured by cosmosue
Suggested by Aeires
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Carlzon portrait

Digital painting based on this wonderful photograph by *carlzon :iconcarlzon:

This is my most technical, and hence ambitious, painting yet. The ref photo has a number of light sources so the colour graduations are subtle and varied which really tested my eye for colour.

And I worked directly with colour - something I very rarely do - but this piece demanded colour from the very beginning.

Again, huge thanks to Bernt for allowing me to use his photograph as a reference. :aww:

:bulletblue: Photoshop CS2 + Wacom Intuos3
:bulletblue: approx. 16 hours
:bulletblue: WIP stages
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amazing work.................i also try to draw
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Truly beautiful!
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Hello, your wonderful work has been featured in this journal [link] , and welcome to my contest if you are interested. :pat:
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Many thanks for the feature. :thanks:
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wow it looks amazing. beyond amazing
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There's absolutely no reason why you shouldn't be able to paint something like this!

It just takes practice. Lots of practice... :faint:
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Well, I doubt that but who knows ;)
You're very very talented.
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Thanks very much. :aww:
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Thanks so much! :thanks:
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How you get all that skin detail in there i'll never know!! wow...
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The secret is layering. If you look at the WIP stages, it starts off very rough and then the detail & colour is built up gradually. Check out the video tutorials of the Big Red Speedpaint. There's a lot of detail in there, or rather there *appears* to be more detail.

Glad you like it. :aww:
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Awesome, I'm breathless!
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Thanks very much - glad you like it. :aww:
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WOW! .. That is an amazing piece!

The detail is breath taking breathtaking..

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Thank you - glad you like it. :aww:
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