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Drawn to Life
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Published: November 6, 2009
© 2009 - 2019 damie-m
Before anyone gets too confused this is 100% painted. More still life practice, trying to get back to my roots and remember how to paint/draw in a realistic fashion. No tracing was involved.
I'm kind of surprised that the sketch on the paper took more effort than the rest of this image, phh. I think the worst of it was the ellipses from the cup, though. Fuck that cup, even if its contents were absolutely delicious.
Photoshop cs4 on a cintiq tablet.
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fraisecake's avatar
fraisecake|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! Can't believe that's not a photo! Amazing job! :love:
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Sartanis|Hobbyist General Artist
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CottonCandyUnicorns|Student Traditional Artist
OMG wow I didn't realize this was painted!! I was like...I don't get it. And th I saw the description. WOW. That's crazy!!:heart:
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Incredible work! :) I bet it took a good amount of time.
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CrystalCare| Digital Artist
Revive Emoticon -faints- 
o.O i was like this a photo and then looked closer still was like this is a photo then i seen the 100% painted
 -dies- La dies
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Betakamo|Hobbyist General Artist
No way T_T That's seriously a drawing? The headphones and the pencil are insane!!
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an-chan123|Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job~! Love the lighting, perspective, and concept- and the way the sketch within the painting seems to blossom from the pencil is fantastic and mysterious~ <3 Overall, this is extremely well done and looks very, very realistic *u* <333
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Kattily|Hobbyist Digital Artist
[11:45:21 PM] Hayden: [link]
[11:45:25 PM] Hayden: jesus fucking shit
[11:45:27 PM] Hayden: look at this
[11:45:32 PM] Hayden: it is a fucking painting
[11:45:43 PM] probableWizardry: part of me was like
[11:45:48 PM] probableWizardry: "hold on this cant be a photo"
[11:45:50 PM] probableWizardry: and the other was
[11:45:54 PM] probableWizardry: "is... that a photo??"
[11:46:02 PM] Hayden: asdffgghhjkkkl
[11:46:10 PM] probableWizardry: then i looked better and dang
[11:46:15 PM] probableWizardry: Someone knows how2paints

This skype conversation just happened because of this painting holy shit this is fantastic. Fantastic. All of the applause.
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damie-m|Professional General Artist
hahah thanks, mate ;)
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MaschyArt|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how did you managed to "paint" digitaly the pencil sketch?..... any tipps?
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damie-m|Professional General Artist
very small brush used like a pencil, just digitally :)
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MaschyArt|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for answering :) im in love with this painting and in your art !!
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sillyhypst3rWJK|Hobbyist General Artist
this looks real... wow brilliant work
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Festive-Fae's avatar
Totally thought this was a photo, popped over to see what kind of headphones they were and BAM! clearly not a photo. I love all the little details you put into this, it really makes the piece
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MtB-Deviations|Student Photographer
That is amazing, I love how it looks like the drawing is coming right out of the pencil.
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ByJasmine|Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! How long did it take to make this?
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cheetahjammies's avatar
I was all like "Wow, this is a good photo!" Then I read the description and I died.
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Snap son, I thought it was for sure a photo. Boss!
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metalgeamonkey|Hobbyist General Artist
Great piece of work - very natural, I don't like the way the pencil tip is touching the point of the sketch though, some reason that bugs me :-)

But that is just my personal opinion, I'd hang this one on the wall for sure.
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this pic is so unbelieveable for me....my sister showed it to me and wanted to know wether I think it's a photo or painted.. I was sure it was painted..but then she told me I had been wrong!!! WOW
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ElonGrey|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god...
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Ascentai's avatar
Absolutely beautiful
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