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October 23, 2005
Boys of Summer... by =ChewedKandi Mind blowing vector art. It's all in the details.
Featured by object2bdestroyd
Suggested by turn2002
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Boys of Summer...

... aka Sharon Milne's Davide (anyone get the joke?)

Well well well... ladies (and guys if you are that way inclined) form a line behind me! This is my portrait of the ever so talented and ever so drop dead gorgeous Davide aka ~originalASKER aka "My Favourite Italian" as I call him. He is the only guy I would ever say "don't shave off the beard!" - cos let's just face it, beards are not that attractive, but to me, Davide's is perfect - mmmmmm

I have had his photos on my PC for about a month now and I kept on meaning to start this, but always found shadows a bit of a mission, as this one has proved! 10 hours alone on the skin shading.

Again I have been practicing with gradients, all but 5 base layers are actually gradients! But that is not the hook with this one, the main challenge with this is that only 5 colours (bar the ourside colour of the frame!) have went into making it - and of course this means a lot of varying opacities and gradients needed to blend the colours... but it has been a very good challenge.

Anyway, music has been inspiring a lot of the titles of my portraits recently... this one is from the classic 80s song "Boys of Summer" by Don Henley. Classic song.

Thank you Davide for being a perfect model :hug:


[Edit] Wow thanks `turn2002 for suggesting for the DD <3 totally unexpected - thanks guys :D
I just wanna say that this _isn't_ vector art... never claimed it to be... it's vexel art... which is based on raster layers and not vector layers.
But wow - thank you everyone who has been really sweet to fav it and comment it - it's much appreciated :D

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Shindiggery's avatar
I pick out one feature that I like, then my eye catches on another, and another, and a feckin other!

Really nice job.
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topsi91's avatar
Which program do you use of this? Please tell :)
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This one was Paintshop Pro 7.04
ktownjeff's avatar
thats pretty amazing...i wish i could have watched you work on this, or watch you work on anything, i can imagine all the knowledge i would take in from watchin you work O_O....vectorgasm
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SkullKnockade's avatar
Who cares if my comment's late. This is gorgeous :heart:
pica-ae's avatar
looks totally awesome :love:
... and i was just writing something really stupid, until i looked at the date :B
(groups can be really confusing :lol: )

but i love it :love:
even if i should have said so way before ;)
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Betelgeuze01's avatar
This looks amazing!
patricktoifl's avatar
STUNNING!!! Wow! Great great Vector!
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patricktoifl's avatar
Well it looks that way ...
2by3Artist's avatar
I'm just learning myself, but this is a vexel. Just telling you, not as some sort of insult, but because I thought you may like exploring the difference too. Keep creating!
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elusive's avatar
Very impressive :)
Scottpoulter's avatar
Fav all the way. This is truly a masterpiece!
A1WEND1L's avatar
Holy shiznap! That's great! I must fav.
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b0n3H3dArmy's avatar
:wow: This is fucking fantastic babes!!!!
you fucking rule:worship::wow::strip:
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