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100 Theme Challenge

Theme #32: Night
13 down, 87 to go.

70 min. speedpaint.

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:iconshannon-sweeney:
Shannon-Sweeney Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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:iconselisan:
SeliSan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
:blackrose:
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:iconshinedust:
shinedust Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
I can see that she's laying in a bed, but she also reminds me of the primordial Goddess Nix from Greek mythology, the Goddess of darkness. It's sort of like she's in eternal sleep, but still able to rake her blanket of darkness around the world as night starts to set....Helios off in the distance adding a bit of light against her back.....that's what I see. :)

It's very pretty, even if just a speed painting.
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:iconblagaza:
Blagaza Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Very Nice :D!
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:iconangelofempathy:
AngelofEmpathy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
I like the choice of colors.
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:iconkyrieofaccender:
KyrieofAccender Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009   Photographer
Wow. That is absolutely beautiful.
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:iconlisadora:
Lisadora Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stunning
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
Thanks! :)
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:iconhubby-n-dad:
Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
obviously this is rough, however in this piece that fits. the colors you chose also work well, I'd hate to have the dreams she's having. [ shudder ]
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
Someone else thought she was having erotic dreams, so maybe it wouldn't be all that bad. :b
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:iconhubby-n-dad:
Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
:O_o:
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
I know, LOL. I was shocked when they told me that. ^_^
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:iconhubby-n-dad:
Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
some people are just a little to personal for my taste... but I'm admittedly a bit conservative in that regard.
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:iconangiechan13:
Angiechan13 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
I saw a satin sheet the other day that reminds me alot of this. Nice rich colors and a comfy look. ^_^
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Cool! I've never actually slept in satin sheets before. Must be nice.
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:iconangiechan13:
Angiechan13 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
I would think so....but they would probably be expensive too. T_T
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:iconhellocaity:
HelloCaity Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
that bed looks comfy...
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
LOL. ^_^
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:iconlimetastic:
Limetastic Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional Photographer
It's so pretty! I love the darkness. :heart:
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Thank you! ^_^
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:iconyoko-yakumo:
yoko-yakumo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
love the colors
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Thank you! :)
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:iconyoko-yakumo:
yoko-yakumo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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:iconeye-freeze:
Eye-Freeze Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful speed painting :D I really like it, especially the glowing lighting's :D
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Thanks! ^_^
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:iconhorologe:
Horologe Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
my favorite so far, what are you using?
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Photoshop and a Wacom Intuos 2.

Or did you mean specific tools within Photoshop?
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:iconhorologe:
Horologe Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
As far as I'm concerned, I reckon you should put a tutorial on. Just one : ) please.

I think you've got some mad skills, and I'd like to learn more.
Do it with a theme that you can do a lot of experimentation on if you choose to.

Otherwise, keep burning holes into our eyes.
Love the art. : )
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Thanks so much! I'm very flattered. ^_^

I'm afraid, though, that I won't be making any tutorials because it would be very hypocritical of me considering I strongly dislike them. I find that most of the ones I've seen are quite awful and indirectly encourage mimicry/laziness when an artist really ought to be using their brain more. It's just my personal preference, but it's one I feel pretty strongly about, so I figure it'd be ridiculous of me to do one myself.

That said, I have no objections to doing progression pics without any explanatory commentary. And I have no objections to answering questions about specific things. I think it's fine to let people know what tools I used and roughly how I did it. But as for actually doing something, I feel that the best way to learn is to explore, to figure it out on your own and teach yourself. It's slower than tutorials, sure, but IMO, it's more thorough. ^_^
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:iconhorologe:
Horologe Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I try to reply twice, and then it freaks out. Deviantart has become so irritating.

If you won't post a tutorial, would you be so kind as to give me a brief description on how you manage to obtain such pleasing skin tone.

I can get the colours right (most of the time) but I struggle on depth and pores without making the person look old.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
When I'm doing skin, I try not to think in terms of lines. When I'm doing a face, the only areas I'd use actual lines for would be the eyes, the nostrils, and the line between the upper and lower lip. Everything else, I try to define via colors/shading rather than lines. I find that if you try to define by lines, that's when people look old, because they interpret the lines as wrinkles.

I don't even think about pores. I don't get that detailed. In fact, sometimes, the less detail you have, the more realistic a face looks. If you ever study portraits done by John Singer Sargent, you'll see that he really doesn't go into a huge amount of detail when he paints faces, and yet he's got some of the most wonderfully realistic portraits. I look at his artwork a lot, and I try to study how he does his faces, since I love his style.

When I do skin, I mostly start with a base color that's slightly darker and warmer than what I want the final skin tone to be. Then I color over that with a lighter, colder color. I often (but not always) build up from dark to light.

I posted a progression of a face here: [link] I don't know if you can tell, but I don't really go crazy with lines or details on it. Some CG artists do go into such detail, and they can get some awesome results, but I personally don't have the patience for it.

I don't draw individual eyelashes or eyebrow hairs. I try to get depth by shading and coloring wide areas, and I try to keep from using lines. (Like the cheeks in the progression pic, for instance. That's done by coloring, not by lines.) I also avoid over-smoothing the skin. I find that if you smooth it out too much, it ends up looking like plastic.

I find it difficult explaining things, to be honest. Did that help at all? If not, I can try another way. ^^;
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:iconhorologe:
Horologe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It does help, and so did your guide lines.

I am very impressed, and will start immediately trying to make use of that lovely 'guide'.

I will send you the link of my attempt soonest I can : ).

And thank you very much, I appreciate it so much.

Do you think I could invite you on facebook. I log on more often, and so maybe we could discuss other things further in depth. Not all just art related. : )
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
Yay! Glad it was somewhat helpful. ^_^

I actually don't have a facebook page. I never got one because I don't want to have to give out my real name. Plus my friends keep wanting me to get one which just makes me NOT want to get one even more. I'm stubborn that way. ^_^ But feel free to send me a DA note instead.
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:iconcaycaygirl:
caycaygirl Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Very intense. The colors are amazing! I love this painting. great work!
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Thanks! :)
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:iconkibikayuki:
Kibikayuki Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Wow! Nice speedpaint! 87 to go..... still a long ways, but you'll finishem all somehow! =D
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Heh! One of these days.... maybe years. ^_^
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:iconkibikayuki:
Kibikayuki Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
hehe, yea...
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:iconneobakeneko:
Neobakeneko Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
I really like how it looks like she's pulling night over the skies....or...over the something XD
The colors are lovely. There's something about her skirt though, it stands out to me. I'm not sure if in a good way or bad way though so that's probably not very helpful ^^; I'm not sure, everything blends so nicely. Maybe it blends too smoothly? o.O; But considering it's speedpaint goodness it's awesome-sauce :D
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Thanks! :)

Hmm, thanks for the note on the skirt. Yeah, there's a reason this is staying in scraps. ^_^
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:iconneobakeneko:
Neobakeneko Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
I wouldn't knock it though, it's very well done, especially for the time frame :nod:
And remember, you originally put "Illusion" in scraps and look how much love it got ;)
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Thanks.

And yeah. Ha! The attention Illusion got really blows my mind. I'm still not sure what people see in it. It was a 3 hour quickie done from a breakfast bowl. Go figure. ^_^
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:iconneobakeneko:
Neobakeneko Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
That's the wonderful thing about art. You can be pretty darn certain that every piece will speak to at least one person :nod:
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:iconxblackxangelxwingsx:
xblackxangelxwingsx Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! The colors are simply amazing! Great job.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Thank you. ^_^
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:iconirrelevantmaverick:
IrrelevantMaverick Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it really does give the impression of night. although i think of a full moon too since the cloth(?) she's holding is glistening*.*
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Yay! Thanks. I was hoping it would look like moonlight.
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:iconvampirate6:
vampirate6 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
NICE!
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
Thanks! ^^
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:icontngabor:
Tngabor Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Hmm... really, ahmm... erotic? But that's good in my book!

Good work!
TnG
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