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Published: March 8, 2014
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If it's war you want, it's war you'll get. I've played nice, but now I stand my ground. Don't underestimate me, I'll show you just how deadly my sting can be.

Inspired by a girl I saw putting on makeup on a train, it was a pretty bumpy ride, but she knew exactly what she was doing, eyeliner in one flick, lipstick gliding in a perfect circle, I swear she also stopped just before a really bumpy bit, like she knew. Honestly I thought even if it did go wrong, like she got lipstick on her cheek, she would just roll with it and turn it into warpaint. She had that kind of determination, it already looked like she was applying warpaint! :D

Trying to get better at painting soft and lose without being too blurry... hmm.. the girl is called Ash, she happens in some drawings from me. Generally when in need of some kick-ass attitude :)

Peace, love and warpaint,
~Blue x

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SlushieStormsStudent Digital Artist
Stunning. I love art with an actual story behind it. 
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TheEyebrowStudent General Artist
Beautiful, love that this is a real character and not just a random girl :heart:
UncleSunday's avatar
Awhh this is so cute
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zencookiesHobbyist Traditional Artist
so pretty and expressive
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I love how the focus changes to be sharper in the foreground than in the background.
dyoomma's avatar
this has always been my favorite artwork from you, since 2013 when i first found your devianart. i still think about it sometimes
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I really love the concept of this and the inspiration behind it.
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AnimoodleHobbyist General Artist
I love this 😍
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PaladinPainterProfessional Digital Artist
Looks wonderfull Cat nods 
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AlexisYokoHobbyist General Artist
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KathrynTheAnimatorHobbyist General Artist
This is really nice, the eyes, lips, hair and pop of red look really good, I love the colours 
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TKanaAmaterasuHobbyist Photographer
I imagined this as Amaterasu drawing on her bloom circles

Its a lovely pic!
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Very beautiful your drawing :D
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10animallover10Hobbyist Writer
Very cool :) I love the idea of war paint^^ Wars of course not so much, but the symbolismn and beauty and fierceness in warpaint is what I love :3
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Hah!  I hadn't looked at the title of the picture and the first thing I thought was "Warpaint".
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LeafPsychoHobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done!
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Great work of art first off! :)  You come up often in DA's What's Hot category.

That reminds me, there was a 1961 UK hit song by the Brook Brothers called "Warpaint" in reference to overdoing makeup. I don't like to drop links in someone else's page, but the info I gave should be enough to search it out on YouTube. Kind of upbeat as early 60s rock tended to be.
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LarktheBeestStudent General Artist
I know this is like 3 years old, but this is honestly my favorite piece of art ever
Better than the mona lisa tbh
Whenever anyone asks me "Do you have a favorite artist/drawing?" This comes up

I was wondering

Is it possible to get a print of this?
I checked out your shop, but I live in America, so I can't buy it with pounds. 
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DJfirefoxloveHobbyist Photographer
right click on it and then press save image as :D a lil'trick 
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