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Zoey Redbird II

Zoey Redbird 1: [link]
Before & After: [link]

Zoey Redbird belongs to PC & Kristin Cast in The House of Night novel series. [link]

Made it in Photoshop CS5

Now, before you say anything, I just want you to know that I'm an absolute beginner in "Digital Painting" & I know this probably has many many mistakes, BUT I GOTTA SAY: I'M ABSOLOUTLY IN LOVE WITH DIGITAL PAINTING :la:
The first (& only) time I've ever drawn in Photoshop was back in 2008 [link] and I failed miserably! I think partially because I used a mouse to draw it? :confused:
But now I have a touchscreen laptop with its own pen & a little experience in traditional art, so I think I've improved a little.

These tutorials and references helped a lot:
Hair painting: [link]
Color swatches: [link]
Smoke brushes: [link]
Moon: [link]
Fabric: [link]

I'm using a trial version of Photoshop, & if dad doesn't buy it for me.. I'm seriously screwed. :faint:

So.. Tell me what you think?! --Please let it be good-- :pray:
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Aug 3, 2011, 9:03:57 PM
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You're a beginner? That's what beginner looks like? It's freaking amazing. To me anyway. You might hold yourself to an impossibly higher standard. Artists tend to do that.
I had to sign up just to post this comment .... -.-
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Love it! Exactly how I thought Zoey would look.
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I just love her tattoos! Would you mind telling me what you used to search the designs or to give you the ideas for the pattern? I love it, and I want tattoos like this, and I just can't find examples for my tattooist to see, and I would LOVE it if you could help me find them lol

By the way, this is beautiful! The background is simple yet striking enough to make the subject pop, and she does! I love it!
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Thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked the tattoos :la:
I was mainly inspired by the HON 4th book's cover [link] :)
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Yeah, I saw that one too. I wish I knew the name of the patterning, though, that way I could find more examples of it. I guess I just have to get lucky on Google lol Thank you for uploading this, though, it's truly beautiful!
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omg friggen AMAZING!!! i cant draw realism in comp or real life!!! if i had the time and patience i totally would hav used ur pic as reference for my Zoey cosplay!!!
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GarciaPenelope's avatar
Beautiful love it
darkangel297's avatar
danggggg that must have took forever
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LOL not really.. just a couple of days ;)
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This is amazing! The uniqueness of the tatoos is exquisite! I love how they directly come from the book!! Wonderful piece:)
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Thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked it!! :D
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I am in love with this piece! Super pretty and so textured!

The only criticism I have would be she looks a little like Miley Cyrus... Maybe it's the hair? I think Zoey has really dark almost black hair :3

Still, absolutely beautiful!
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Thank you :D
Miley Cyrus? :faint: :cries: :stupidme:
They've always said Zoey has dark brown hair.. I tried to make as dark as I could without it blending into the background; you know what I mean?
I'm really glad you liked it anyways :hug:
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Ah yes, I understand. I take it back then, Miley Cyrus is no where to be seen in your piece. Lol.

No problem, keep up the good work!
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LOL Thank you :aww:
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I Really Love the tattoos. Inpired in the books covers right?
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