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Digital painting of mine, referenced from one of photograph from famous "Nuba" portfolio by Leni Riefenstahl. [link]

I was criticized for choosing the reference, that was a bit blurry and grainy [link] , but the main point is, that this work was excellent exercise in color blending an rendering.

Kudos goes to /ic/ and #icrit for providing me a constructive criticism.
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:iconjsayah:
Jsayah Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Giggedy
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Pepitomassalia Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I like very your artwork because I like Nuba people, even I know them only by my books. I traveled in some African countries but not in their countries.
Nuba people know great problems with some African governments which are searching to oblige them to change their mode of life.
This artwork is a great tribute to great people.
But do you know that, if Nuba men are great wrestlers, Nuba girls wrestle also against each other in some events ??
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doktorno Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your comment. :)
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RJAce1014 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Great job on the blending and landscaping!!
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:icondoktorno:
doktorno Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Remember, it was photoreferenced, but still, it was great exercise. :)
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panda-jamican-pie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, such wonderful photos and great rendition!~
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:icondoktorno:
doktorno Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your remarks. :)

BTW: Leni Riefenstahl worked for Hitler in 1930's and 40's. A bit odd, isn't it?
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panda-jamican-pie Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it is odd! i would have never know. thanks for telling me that~
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:icondoktorno:
doktorno Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can see that on Wikipedia:

[link]
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:iconladytara:
LadyTara Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You did really well :)
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:icondoktorno:
doktorno Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But I'm still unsatified - and it is good, because there is always a room for improvement. :)
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:iconladytara:
LadyTara Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course, we always have room to improve somewhere; you've done a really nice job so far though, especially when working from a blurred/grainy reference :)
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:icondoktorno:
doktorno Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish, I would be more persistent... :aww:
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:iconladytara:
LadyTara Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Accept what you're good at :D
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:icondoktorno:
doktorno Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, but artists' life should be always dedicated to self-improvement...
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:iconladytara:
LadyTara Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
....and able to appreciate when they are already good at something too. :)
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:iconcaelicorn:
Caelicorn Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love the unusual subject matter - don't see much like this around :-)
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:icondoktorno:
doktorno Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I just choosed the reference randomly from dozens of masterpieces of photography known to me. :D
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MrSynnerster Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is pretty cool. I like the sci fi aspect of it.
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:icondoktorno:
doktorno Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sci-fi aspect?

Where?

:o
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:iconmrsynnerster:
MrSynnerster Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you know that's what I get for not looking at the full size. lol. Sorry about that. looking at this in regular size, it looks like she's wearing a skin tight body suit.
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doktorno Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you should look at the reference that I used. I provided link in description. :|
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Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
:wave: Hello! I'm here to let you know that this deviation has been featured in UnseenArtists Self Pimp-Out Vol. 24! Please be sure to check out the artists featured and :+favlove: the article so that it can reach a greater audience!
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:icondoktorno:
doktorno Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
:huggle: You're welcome!
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:iconthe-primitive-muse:
the-primitive-muse Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010   Digital Artist
excellent use of form and light. Well done.
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:icondoktorno:
doktorno Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! But keep in mind, that I just followed reference closely...
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:iconthe-primitive-muse:
the-primitive-muse Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010   Digital Artist
You still avoided it becoming "muddy" and over shaded like most reference works tend to be. Confident brush strokes say alot. Again, great job.
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:icondoktorno:
doktorno Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, as I said in another comment, proper usage of solid brushes was one of the things, I learned doing this.
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:iconthe-primitive-muse:
the-primitive-muse Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010   Digital Artist
Yup. It took me a while to realise that too. Keep up the good work mate!
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doktorno Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Again, THX!
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:icondescendant:
descendant Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Really great work. I like the "looseness" of the brushstrokes.
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doktorno Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, this just look at the reference; I tried to reproduce faithfully, how colors ale blending.

Also, I learned, that using a sharp-edged brush with low opacity is a better idea, than softer one. :)
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descendant Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Ah, it turned out amazingly well! And I'll have to try that technique out :)
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:icondoktorno:
doktorno Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just look at few good tutorials, eg. those ones: [link] .
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