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Self-Portrait by Harkale-Linai Self-Portrait by Harkale-Linai
As you may have noticed from the rest of my gallery, painting portraits is something I enjoy very much. But I never dared to paint a self-portrait before, because it seemed so much harder to draw not just any face, but my own... Besides, it's always easier to paint people with perfect proportions, a distinctive feminine or masculine face, instead of a more realistic, less symmetrical face.

So, I was a bit afraid of the challenge... but surprisingly, everything went well! I had a lot of fun with colours and edge contrast. And the result looks like me, which means that my friends and colleagues now know for sure that this DeviantArt account is, indeed, my own... and anyone knowing me from the vast interwebs can now recognize me IRL. And throw rotten vegetables at me.

...please don't throw rotten vegetables at me, internet-people, I have glasses!

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:iconkennyc:
kennyc Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2018
Wonderful!
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:iconoksaanaa:
Oksaanaa Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful work! :heart:
But the most interesting thing about it, that it is seems to be like my portrait too! :D
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018   Digital Artist
Wooow, you look like you could be my sister, especially on the second photo! 
It probably has a lot to do with the similar glasses and haircut, but still, it's a fun coincidence ^^
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:iconoksaanaa:
Oksaanaa Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your beautiful work! :tighthug:
It was  a very nice coincidence :D :happybounce: Heart  
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018   Digital Artist
Wooow, you look like you could be my sister, especially on the second photo! 
It probably has a lot to do with the similar glasses and haircut, but still, it's a fun coincidence ^^
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:icongaladhrim05:
galadhrim05 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So that's awesome , just saw that da posted this on their fb site 
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018   Digital Artist
Good to know, thank you!
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:iconknighttemplar1:
knighttemplar1 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very lovely...nicely done! :)
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconknighttemplar1:
knighttemplar1 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :)
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:icondebeerg:
DeBeerG Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
Beautiful Artwork!Clap 
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjamaisnamme:
JamaisNamme Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good stuff, immense respect 
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018   Digital Artist
I'm glad you enjoy it!
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:iconoli-martian:
Oli-Martian Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Il se dégage de ton portrait la même intelligence que dans tes propos. J'en déduis qu'il doit être ressemblant ;) (Wink) 
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018   Digital Artist
Alors, eeeuh... vu que je ne me trouve pas l'air franchement vivace sur ce portrait, je ne sais pas comment je dois prendre ce commentaire... ^^
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:iconoli-martian:
Oli-Martian Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dommage, c'était censé être un compliment à la base.
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018   Digital Artist
désolée, je ne voulais pas te froisser... 
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:iconfontandark:
Fontandark Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
wonderful
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018   Digital Artist
thanks!
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:icon7th-s3ntry:
7th-S3NTRY Featured By Owner Edited Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What about fresh vegetables?
Nice art by the way
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018   Digital Artist
Fresh vegetables are fine! I have a preference for eggplants, carrots and avocadoes ;)
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:icon7th-s3ntry:
7th-S3NTRY Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Will keep that in mind
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:iconmuwaten82:
Muwaten82 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Heart Heart .....
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018   Digital Artist
Love 
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:iconpevexxx:
pevexxx Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018
super bon boulot !! je suis fan ! la couleur vert est très bien il se marie bien avec la couleur de la peau et cheveux !
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018   Digital Artist
Merci ! Le vert émeraude, c'est bô.
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:iconpevexxx:
pevexxx Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018
Cet couleur ( émeraude ) il m’appelle toujours un filme " la foret d'émeraude" ... ... un très beau film !
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018   Digital Artist
Je ne connais pas, mais je vais me renseigner !
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:iconpevexxx:
pevexxx Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018
C'est un vieux filme , il peut paraître en peut "naïve" aujourd’hui mais il est vraiment  un précurseur d’écologie et antimondialisation...
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:iconthunderthetrees:
thunderthetrees Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
Nachzuvollziehen! 
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018   Digital Artist
Sorry, my German is not as good as it used to be, and I have no idea what that word means in this specific context...
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:iconcheetahspirit:
cheetahspirit Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Green is my favorite color and you are very beautiful :D
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018   Digital Artist
It's probably mine too :)
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:iconzoehildebrand-r:
ZoeHildebrand-R Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018
I love the detail on the hair
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018   Digital Artist
thank you ^^
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:iconbrandyalexanderia:
brandyalexanderia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018
I like how you got the flyaway hair. I have hair like yours too. That is just so realistically done. You didn't even have to go into superfine detail and this looks very real. Great job.
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! That's what I aim at doing in my paintings: suggest realistic details in only few brushstrokes... sometimes it works well, other times less so :)
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:iconbrandyalexanderia:
brandyalexanderia Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
Well, that is excellent. Too many pictures leave out little details like that. Flaws are what makes it realistic. I mean I use coconut oil to reduce frizz and help condition and I still get flyaways. (If you want to do that, use refined. Virgin/unrefined has an odor kinda like popcorn or butter.)
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:iconpinestater234:
pinestater234 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018   Photographer
VERY Nice!  Fav
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018   Digital Artist
glad you like it!
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:iconwolkenfels:
Wolkenfels Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018
love the style. looks very traditional. 
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018   Digital Artist
it's much funnier to paint that way :) Thank you!
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:icontombofsoldier:
Tombofsoldier Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Came out great, very cute!

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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmeljaneanimator:
MelJaneAnimator Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
BE YUTIFUL
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:icontoastyluv:
ToastyLuv Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhh the textures got me chills yes girl
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Glad to see I'm not the only one who's in love with crazy textures :)
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:iconchristian-rau-writer:
christian-rau-writer Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  New Deviant Professional Writer
Realistic,. yet artful.
Very good!
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