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Published: February 1, 2017
© 2017 - 2019 Chemi-ckal
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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2400x3000px 1.59 MB
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Software
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Windows)
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Ghost-Freak's avatar
a wonderful piece of art

Chemi-ckal's avatar
Chemi-ckalHobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thank you !!
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Chemi-ckal's avatar
Chemi-ckalHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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carlos-salva-artProfessional Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)
DomDozz's avatar
DomDozzProfessional 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.
Chemi-ckal's avatar
Chemi-ckalHobbyist 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. 
DomDozz's avatar
DomDozzProfessional 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.
Chemi-ckal's avatar
Chemi-ckalHobbyist 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 
DomDozz's avatar
DomDozzProfessional 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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SocieteModerneHobbyist Digital Artist
yo I know its over 2 years after his exchange but you're a fuckin dick LOL
DomDozz's avatar
DomDozzProfessional Digital Artist
I am not.
She put this artwork with a huge thumbnail on top of her deviantArt page, without the original reference source linked to (before I asked her to put the link).

You see me as a dick only after you saw this image with the reference source linked to.

Crediting your source of reference is a must.
Or else people will see this as an original artwork with pure original talent and creativity from the artist.
The artist herself should prevent the viewer from thinking that way.
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SocieteModerneHobbyist Digital Artist
Nah nah nah, I took that all into consideration. You were top tier asshole, and unnecessarily so. There is nothing fraudulent about drawing something from a photo reference. This artist also expanded upon the reference material in proportions, lighting, and feel.

If I draw a caricature of George Clooney using a reference of George Clooney and you start shitting and crying over it that's your problem, no one else's.
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TEVLAKHobbyist General Artist
Amazing
Chemi-ckal's avatar
Chemi-ckalHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
Exeidur's avatar
ExeidurHobbyist Digital Artist
A lovely piece! It's really nicely painted, especially her mouth and hair :0
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Chemi-ckalHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! :heart:
Exeidur's avatar
ExeidurHobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome!
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LanguidarmchairProfessional Traditional Artist
Beautiful light
Chemi-ckal's avatar
Chemi-ckalHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!!
GeneralEcchi's avatar
GeneralEcchiHobbyist General Artist
pretty grill :3
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Chemi-ckalHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :P
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Living-Room-KingHobbyist 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
:clap:
Chemi-ckal's avatar
Chemi-ckalHobbyist 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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