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Self-Portrait

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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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IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
1061x1379px 827.98 KB
Make
HUAWEI
Model
PRA-LX1
Shutter Speed
1/999963365 second
Aperture
F/2.2
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Jun 2, 2018, 3:50:51 PM
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MelodiousWriterProfessional Writer

Very impressive! I love your "Sketchy" style, but I also love the amount of detail and refinement!


Also, if you look this attractive as a painting, then the last thing I'd ever want to do would be to throw anything at you, let alone rotten vegetables!

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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely portrait.  I much prefer this type of digital art, which results in a painting that has a similar appearance to a  traditional artwork, rather than the ulta-smooth very artificial look that you see so often.  The atrist's skill shows through, rather than the program used to do the digital painting.
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Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! As you may guess, I also prefer this way of painting, because of the random, abstract shapes that happen by accident in the details... but I wouldn't say it shows the artist's skills best, only that a slightly different skillset is required, and that I am more sensible to those skills :)
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DulciaRelictaStudent General Artist
I love the painterly effect. I have tried (and failed) to achieve a similar look before. I can learn something from you.
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Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks! For what my advice is worth, I'd say the key ingredient is randomness (in brushstrokes and textures, colors, shapes,...). It allows the painter to focus less on the little details and more on the overall painting :)
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DulciaRelictaStudent General Artist
Thank you! I'll keep practicing.
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Carlos-Alberto-Salv1Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such an excellent artwork! Splendid and awesome!
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Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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Carlos-Alberto-Salv1Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daisy you're welcome 
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RebellingLemmingHobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
thank you!
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Wonderful!
mrdeviant99's avatar
this image makes me experience sexual urgencey
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OksaanaaHobbyist 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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Harkale-LinaiProfessional 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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OksaanaaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your beautiful work! :tighthug:
It was  a very nice coincidence :D :happybounce: Heart  
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galadhrim05Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So that's awesome , just saw that da posted this on their fb site 
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Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
Good to know, thank you!
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knighttemplar1Hobbyist General Artist
You're very lovely...nicely done! :)
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Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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knighttemplar1Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :)
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Beautiful Artwork!Clap 
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Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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