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The Chief

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I’ve been pretty unsatisfied with my own work lately, it was beginning to feel pretty stagnant. I feel like I’m starting on a whole new learning curve, which is nice. As much as I appreciate all the previous positive feedback on my work, I don’t want to be known as ‘the chick that draws the pretty girls!’ So anyway! A fresh painting. I’m ashamed to say I’ve never really painted an old person (holy crap, wrinkles are fun.) I can officially scratch that off my list! This was a total breath of fresh air :]

Photoshop & Wacom Intuos 3, around 3-4 hours.
Little group of references I used: [link]

More updates on my blog as always.

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sparrowsfriend's avatar
Move over Frederic Remington, there's a new artist in town!
dedd-mann-zedd's avatar
It always amazes me how talented people can be. Tis awesome sir.
CutieArcticWolfAJ's avatar
Wow! Your art is so beautiful and detailed! You've no reason to be unsatisfied, even if it isn't your best art, it's still incredibly marvelous!
Palm20's avatar
Incredible work! I just completed a drawing of chief Red Cloud today myself. My first time as well with an older person. My favorite part to draw on mine anyway was the face. What was yours?
Saigeaerys's avatar
The apache tracker
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i don't like this
ArtAdmirer1-75th's avatar
'HOOOAAH!!!!!'  :clap: :salute:
onomisha's avatar
Very Beautiful and noble ..........❤️
Adline-c's avatar
I feature your artwork here :
I hope it's ok :) (Smile)
SvartOchVit's avatar
i've always loved this noble expression that indian chiefs have on old photos. A beautiful work indeed !!
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Wow, this is undoubtedly beautiful.
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Old native chief is the perfect practice for wrinkles, that and Mother Teresa. You should do more native, warriors, war parties, tribal ceremonies, have some fun.
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"holy crap, wrinkles are fun."

adorable. :)

Keep up the amazing work!
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cool work he looks like a proud and wise leader
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OMG i love this!
barnburner1946's avatar
very well done. I like this a lot.
ahnas's avatar
Stunning! Absolutely fave this one. And yes, wrinkle is fun, you should do more old people..
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