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Quick light study from reference. 

I experimented a lot in this piece, not only with color and light but also with brushes. I am used to painting with a standard round brush or an oval one if I'm feeling fancy, but in this one I only used rectangular textured brushes and I surprisingly really liked painting with it. 

Critiques are very welcome :D 

Edit: since so many people are referencing Nad4r work, I want to make clear, I didn't use her work in any way, we just happened to use the same picture as reference:  68.media.tumblr.com/c7c4cf72dc…
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carlos-salva-art Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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carlos-salva-art Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)
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DomDozz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Honey, did you mean you flip it and trace it from this image? :nod: nad4r.deviantart.com/art/How-t…
It originally belong to :iconnad4r: it's better if you credit the original artist properly before using his artwork to trace it and claim it as a study.

I think this can still be considered as art theft, even though you overpaint the original art.
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:iconchemi-ckal:
Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't even know she did a study on the same image before . I didn't use that painting, I used a photograph on pinterest: pt.pinterest.com/pin/546554104…

Also, I didn't trace the photo either, I put the picture in a small window next to the canvas. I'm pretty sure there are a lot of noticeable differences in proportion since I didn't trace. Tracing does little to nothing when you want to learn so I just don't do it.  

I appreciate the concern on art theft, I'm not very fond of it myself, especially since I've had it happen to me as well (though it was more of reposting art without crediting me), but please don't be so quick to jump to conclusions. 
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DomDozz Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
The link you've given me is broken, so I can't see the original photograph you mentioned.

I see... Even if you don't trace it from another artist and use an photograph as a reference, I suggest you should still link the original photo that you use, on the artist comment section at least.

I didn't want to be so quick to jump to conclusion, I'm just a misunderstood guy because I don't see any link to the original photo. Moreover because there's another artist (I mentioned above) that did the exact same girl last year (with the process video from scratch without any reference/photo.)
And I simply google the image and did a few more searching, I still didn't find the original anywhere. Either from you nor the other artist I mentioned above.

Usually an artist put the original reference, because they don't want to be seen as an art thief.

But I didn't say this because I'm suspicious of you. Simply that if you draw from a reference and really did no alteration to the composition, you need to link the original reference so people don't misunderstand. That will also help people to understand what did you study from the artwork too.
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Edited Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I get what you're saying, but the artist you linked me didn't have any links to the picture either... and I don't see you jumping on them...
I'ts not obligatory to give the reference, at all, but I have put it in the description nonetheless 
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DomDozz Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
He put the video of the process from scratch, having the reference shown is not the question anymore, the video itself is already self-explanatory. From the title, he's trying to show how to paint using portrait.
Plus, he always put the reference of the original photo on all his other works, even mentioning the photographer's name/site.

Since your drawing is copying the photograph 100% from a to z (aside from flipping the image), you should at least has the integrity to credit the original image you use, it's actually obligatory, even if you think it's not, you should at least have the self consciousness to do so.

If you don't put the reference clearly on the explanation, don't blame anyone if people is bound to misunderstand the credency of your work.
It's good to see that you gave the link to the original photo reference now.
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TEVLAK Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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Exeidur Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A lovely piece! It's really nicely painted, especially her mouth and hair :0
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! :heart:
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Exeidur Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome!
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Languidarmchair Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful light
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!!
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GeneralEcchi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty grill :3
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :P
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Living-Room-King Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love the way it looks :) I basically love to play with light and shadow myself, and you managed to make this look really amazing thanks to it :) it looks incredibly soft and real, thanks to your skill with transitions between light and shadow (and that translucid part of the nose, incredible job *^*); it may sound dumb, but it really looks like flesh, and it's really hard to do :)
And also the soft wetness on the lips :D
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!!! Excited Blush 
It doesn't sound dumb at all, I know what you mean :D
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Living-Room-King Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most welcome :D
I'm so glad you get me, it's a very physical and sensual piece and I really love it, I was afraid I couldn't say it properly and be understood :D
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quiltineb Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
It's really lovely! I really like how you've done the transitions between the light and the shadows. Also the translucency of her nose where the sun shines through. 
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!! It's so rewarding when people notice those little details, thank you for noticing them~ Snif..Is Beautiful..Onion 
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gurtook Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
Looks good to me, real good!
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :P
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MicRitz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
Well done.
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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PrettyWitchDoremi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how rough yet soft this looks. Wonderful lighting, too~ :dance:
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
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PrettyWitchDoremi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yw~ ^^
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Virus-Tormentor Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! :squee:
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:iconchemi-ckal:
Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :happybounce: 
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Virus-Tormentor Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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AdamWRodriguez Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it!
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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Nezerra Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
This was made in photoshop, wasn't it? Just curious because it looks computer generated to me, yet you said you "painted it." Very beautiful piece.
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes it is done in photoshop, I think the term painting is used because the core process is basically the same as it would be in traditional painting :D You use brushes on a canvas, blend in colors, add layers, all the same, but on a digital platform ^-^
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Nezerra Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Haha I disagree with you there as I am an oil painter :) I'm not discrediting digital platforms, but I don't think it's the same at all. Both have their merits, but the core process is different. Mostly because the core process isn't in hand techniques or pigment blending, but in the mental process. You use a back button, but I have to revamp an image to suit a mistake. So the way you hold an image in your head is different from when I do it because of the mediums we're using. I still think your work is lovely though. I especially like the attention to detail in the small strands of hair that reflect the light. I also appreciate your own voice that's seen in the eyes. I feel like that separates you a bit from other people who use photoshop. You've got your own style. Keep it up!
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I agree, of course there are a lot of differences, but I was talking on a very VERY basic level :) 
I also do traditional art so I am aware of the conveniences of a tool like photoshop can give, especially regarding mistakes, digital mediums are a lot more forgiving :D 
But in the end they are just tools, and what makes the artist isn't the tool. Give an amazing digital artist a simple graphite pencil and printer paper and I assure you they will do amazing art ^-^

Thank you very much for the feedback :heart: I'm really happy you noticed "my own voice" in the piece because I always think that I can't convey my own style and vision onto my art haha  
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noorush Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Used Irakli Nadar work as reference ???? btw good job !
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! 

No, I used a photograph I found on pinterest :P
She does have a study of the same picture though, just searched it ahaha 
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isabellaOR Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This is so pretty <3
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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JSKbattleforone Featured By Owner Edited Feb 1, 2017  Student General Artist
It reminds me to this one xD jskbattleforone.deviantart.com…
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah the pose is very similar indeed :D 
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JSKbattleforone Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Student General Artist
Yeees! But by the way nice job with the brushes. Check my gallery if you are interested and have a nice day!
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D 
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing face!
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Chemi-ckal Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome.
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palsie Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this type of paintings. Good job Clap 
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