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ImagineFX Issue 114 Cover Sketches by Charlie-Bowater ImagineFX Issue 114 Cover Sketches by Charlie-Bowater
The sketches for my recent cover and workshop for ImagineFX 114.

Photoshop CS6 & Intuos 5 

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LunaRiddle16 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Student General Artist
i mean it when i say this that whenever i see a piece of yours it's breathtaking and i want to cry because it's so beautiful. 
#goals 
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BOOM8293 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
NICE!!!
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AlexGreenwood Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
charlie bowater: *calls totally effing rad portraits that are beyond my skill level "sketches"*

Me: *laughs and then smashes own face through desk* 
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magicmidnight13 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
i feel you mate ;A;
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Birrueta Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
ty imaginefx! <3
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bianres Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
awesome! Hey, did you use any reference or you just did it from your imagination? Anyway, your paintings are awesome. Very inspiring.
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PerennialReverie Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE seeing the sketch work before the painting. I hope you have more of this in your gallery! 
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Lunar-Black Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Writer
Their expressions are so intense! I keep switching between them and making what feels like actual eye contact. I love this!
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TFSakon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Hey it's very cool to see these sketches.
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moniquehodge Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Love how you were really careful in making their facial structures very different. They are similar, but the differences are so subtly apart from each other. That takes a lot of attention to detail.
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Autothaumaturgist Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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Art-Eli Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
your facessss <3
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taroboba Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I saw you in my most recent copy of ImagineFX! i saw this on DA and was like, 'I swear I've seen this before' and I have to say I loved your tutorial. Has anyone ever told you that the cover picture looks a little like Megan Fox, or did you use her picture for reference?
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Skvor Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
nicely done,
Faces looks notably the same tho. Very similar features. Especially lips, eyes and overall face proportions ...and jaws. I'm dealing with this problem. Drawing four girls in a row, each should be different and somehow special if possible. But they are somehow alike no mater how hard I try. Slowly I learned the personal taste, is the great enemy :)
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taroboba Featured By Owner Edited Sep 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
they follow the golden ratio of beauty :) the idea is for supermodel-like beauty, and if the subject's features deviate from such ratio, it is a challenge to use sufficient effects in order to compensate for the fact that they look less perfect-looking. Otherwise it could be seen as an artistic error that the eyes are too high up, the jaw is too wide, the lips are too thin, etc. Basically, pretty people tend to look the same

It's just because it's somehow become a rule that every female in the fantasy genre has to look like a Victoria's Secret model, I don't really like that fact either. It rather calls for a lack of induviduality.

Also, keep in mind it's for the cover of a magazine, so it's a bit more commercially orientated than Charlie's other images, which are all very unique and unconventionally beautiful.
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Skvor Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
maybe it become a rule because artists did not ache enough for individuality too often. Or because they could not afford it. And what is individuality? I can relate to understanding it as a thing that makes someone love, and other one hate. And industry wants everyone be like... oh its good. But eh, this is again a big topic with no answer. Art versus industry. Individuality versus the power of masses.

Also fact is every artist tends to make the faces look a lot alike when drawing from mind. For example, does one specific type of eyebrows really fall under the rule of golden ratio?
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EasyToRememberr Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
absolutely gorgeous, you've been my favourite artist for a loong time! 
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art-of-fai Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just read the article, was very informative.
You got an obsession with freckles, don´t you? ;)
Keep your awesome work up
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Squiddy-chan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
Very cool. C:
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KirstyCarter Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014   Digital Artist
I love checking out your sketches and doodles Charlie! I'm diggin' the girl with the cropped hair :D
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:iconwalisonq:
WalisonQ Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
simply magnificent!! *^*
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HannasFAB Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Artist
This is beautiful and the shading is fantastic. You are really great with shadows and faces.
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daledriven Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it, I wish I were better at portraits.
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giselleukardi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014   Digital Artist
They're all so beautiful! You never cease to amaze me! I have to say the last one is probably my favourite although I really love all of them. I think her expression in the last one is really quite haunting. Breathtakingly beautiful stuff! =)
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SwanKellerArt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
amazing face! I like the skill
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efdemon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I detect a slight Ian Mccaig essence in these.... or maybe its  just my eyes playing tricks on me :D
either way wonderful sketches!
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El-R Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They're all so gorgeous. :)
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CourtneyTrowbridge Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm very excited for my issue to arrive.  I always scan the mag for stuff by you. :heart:
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CinderFall21 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
wow, just wow. Your talent with faces is just breath taking.
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The-Nalkiahn Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Woulda liked the third too. The hair flow is nice
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NuPon-Draellen Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing <3
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Kaedegirl Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
they are incredible!! I love the front portraits :D :D :D especially the eyes and lips! :D (and nose since it's so difficult to get it right)
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polymothxl Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
your line quality is really great
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:iconiamniquey:
iamniquey Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
They're all awesome!
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malemex Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
beautiful great work
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euclase Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
They look like four sisters from a fantasy series I'd like to read.
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MT-Artwork Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning !
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VeryBlueLemonade Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the Second and last one. :D
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:iconjmont:
jmont Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
love them
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:iconraspeire:
raspeire Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Would have chosen the third one, but beside of this, the real cover is insanely beautiful :)
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Namie-Ya Featured By Owner Edited Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I reaaally like the second face ! Love hypnotizing… Oops! 
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RadiantGloom Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
This is insanely cool :D
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TenebrousGlare Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student
they're all so beautiful~
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Mystressb Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
They're all very good, but I especially like 1, 3 and 4. 
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secondsoul13 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The third one!! OHH THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!!
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CharlyChive Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The eyes, are fababulous!
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Sgt-Sahara Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So pretty (:
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BrooklynPhoenix Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing.
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rosheruuu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so beautiful~ 
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enits Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Oh man, these are so great. I really love the facial features on the second one!
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