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A Study in Q by gracefulsunshine A Study in Q by gracefulsunshine
/dusts this account/ gosh it's been quite some time since i did realism (a year) or posted polished artwork on here (four months?) hello all! i actually haven't seen spectre or skyfall yet, but i fell in love with Q's gorgeous, gorgeous curly hair and his snarky demeanor and the 00Q fanfiction on AO3 were too brilliant for me to resist and bae decided to watch spectre without me a couple days ago and i was jealous as fuck so UHHH have my poorly painted excuse of Q --- mm really not sure if i did him and his hair justice, really, but idk ((o(●´皿`●; )o))

there's still two more studies i want to do of Q, so i'll probably update this deviation with the additional studies in the future if i do get around to drawing them /lops off hands

(ALSO WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL WE COULD HAVE HAD 00Q IN SPECTRE WHAT THE SHIT FUCK EON PRODUCTIONS)


reference from here. | kindly reblog on tumblr here! | progress shots can be found here.
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lydia-san Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoohhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is amazing! FInally I get to see your work again :hug:
The picture is perfect, the pattern on the wall is gorgeous, and the color palette are nice ^^
Btw,, what brush did you use to color the wall? :D
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
aha thank you so much! :iconbrohugplz: ;; it's been a long time since i also did realism in general too so i'm glad you like it hhhhh i'm probably going to do two more portrait studies of Q so here's hoping to see some improvement /orz

RE: wall, i used SAI's fine flat brush setting and just scratched where i felt it'd look nice c: i also use that setting for when i draw grass and/or other foliage when i'm lazy. hope that helps!
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lydia-san Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awee looking forward to seeing them :D

Oooh I see!! Thank you, that's really enlightening ^^
I don't really use SAI, but probably I could find similar brush in Photoshop :)
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
no problem - always glad to help! c: let me know if you do find a similar brush for photoshop, although i'm sure there are better brushes you can download for these types of things hhh
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lydia-san Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aahh thank you :hug:
I see... awee I'll search for it then. The problem is sometimes when I look at the brush preview I think this is the one but when I use it, everything is ruined lol I guess it's not about the brush... it's just the skill asdfghjkl :iconcannotevenplz:
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ignacia15 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
Amazing! Britney Spears OMG Britney Spears OMG 
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
ahhh thank you! ; u ; 
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KiHaSc Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
I would write a critique, but I haven't seen either yet, so....? I'll see, though!
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
i'll look forward to any words of wisdom you'd like to impart though c: there's nothing wrong with being first haha
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KiHaSc Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
Oh, what I meant was that I haven't seen either movie yet, so I can't compare the likeness. I need to do research, but I'm sure that it is spot on. ;)
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
ahhh i gotchu! i haven't seen either skyfall or spectre yet, but i tried my hand via references and (an unhealthy amount of) OOQ fics www
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KiHaSc Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
XD I'll have to examine it this weekend! :)
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OnlyOneFoxy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit! That's amazing!! :D
Those details... Jeeez...
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
ahh thanks so much! :") i think painting his hair was my favourite part of whole process haha - it's quite relaxing.
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Mizukitt Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
OH MY GOODNESS I LOVE BEN WHISHAW 

Anyway, this is pretty good :D The textures and the hair are really good! I am quite jealous of your skill >< 
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
I KNOW RIGHT HE'S TOO GOOD FOR THIS WORLD, TOO PURE /DRY SOBS/ 

and thank you so much for the kind words! ; o ; i'm not really sure if i really captured the essence when he gives that smirk at bond at the gallery but i'm glad you like it! adjfhhh tbh painting his hair was my favourite part, although it doesn't look realistic ^^" (shhh there's nothing to be jealous of b/c i don't rlly paint realistically often in general hh)
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
thank you for the kind words, shadow (and for watching me stream a significant portion of this piece) ; o ; i still don't feel like the finished artwork looks fully like Q even though it's gone a long way since the first screenshot WIP i took of it (perhaps you might see a few places that would help bring out ben whishaw?), but it made my day when i woke up from a nap to read this, so thank you again!

definitely am looking forward to your critique, if you do decide to write one! i'm sure you'd do fine if/when you try your hand at photorealistic artwork.
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ShadowDrakkon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome!, I am glad I had the chance to join in on the rather hilarious livestream. I am also very delighted that it made your day to see my comment, so that made my evening, and thus again you are very welcome. It would be my first critique, by the way, if I do so.

I did have my hand at drawing photorealistic artwork in one of my universitys introductory drawing classes -- it looked absolutely nothing like the photograph (we had to draw self-portraits from a photograph we took of ourselves).
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salyssong Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have similar glasses!
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
they must be hella cute glasses! c:
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salyssong Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I used to change the frame every 3 years.
How are you today?
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
i tend to change once every 1-2 years; i've only had my current frames for about 4 months, give or take a few weeks or so. :")

i'm doing well - thank you for asking! how are you?
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salyssong Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm great!
What was my last update to you?
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
ahh - what do you mean?
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salyssong Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What were the last news I told you?
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knoc0ut Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EEEEEE THERE IT IS
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
:iconnashableedplz::iconnashableedplz::iconnashableedplz:
how i feel right now
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knoc0ut Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
//cleans you up
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FrostFeather42 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, awesome!
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
thank you!
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Omnimon1996 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
Impressive! :D
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
ahh thank you!
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Omnimon1996 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
You're welcome! ^^
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ChikaMC Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Student Artist
Amzingggg. So good! How did you manage to do that?
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:icongracefulsunshine:
aha thank you so much!

uhh lots of pain and suffering? i usually try to get the basic facial shape and stuff down before i start contouring - lots of brush strokes and water brush to soften the brush strokes in the end, basically (i'm not sure if that helped so uhh let me know if the progress gif i made below helps a bit!)

Steps - A Study in Q (I) by angst-lord  )
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ChikaMC Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Student Artist
:D Thank you for telling me that! Keep up the great work!
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gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
thank you, and i'll do my best!
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