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I decided to join the weekly Imagine FX challenge at the last minute. 14 hours later, here we are!

I would have tweaked things more, but this was a rushed piece. Looked at some mannequin ref for this one. Hope you like the concept. The theme was "control".

EDIT: This piece won the weekly challenge and was the overall winning forum image of the month. It is featured on page 30 of issue 61 of ImagineFX Magazine.

Adobe CS4 + Wacom Tablet
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Silsky101 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
The thing I like most about this piece is the eyes. I think it really makes the title interesting. See, I'd normally just assume that the human in the image is in control because, well, the robot doesn't seem like its capable. The eyes seem to say otherwise. I think it is because her glasses are opaque, and the robot's eyes have this intensity to them. To me, somehow, this seems to bring back the phrase "in the land of the blind man, the one eyed man is king," and somehow makes me doubt that all is as it seems. This piece is great.
DylanPierpont Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow. I remember reading this issue. Fantastic work :D
Michael7S Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011   Interface Designer
;) :rose:
Flaurina Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EuniceGamboa Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
oww i looveet!
JECBrush Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually have issue 61 and saw this featured in it! Great work btw! :clap: Bought it last week from Barnes & Noble. I like the simplicity of the piece as well as the lighting and the limited color palette.

I eventually want to try the Imagine FX challenge myself. I should study more.
DesignerKratos Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow Amazing work here !
Mod3mz Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
I don't know how to explain the man's facial expression, it's creepy yet slightly friendly...
Beautiful picture. That facial expression is really getting to me though.
Silsky101 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
I completely agree, it's kind and...something else. Deceptive? Manipulative? The expression of one who is puzzled and amused? It adds a lot of interest to the picture for me.
Mod3mz Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Hmm, it could be deceptive. Although now that I look at it again it almost... sad.

Heh, there are so many ways to look at it, I suppose it depends on you mood?
DHTenshi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very nice, my only crit would be that her glasses seem to be off position, like a little to leaned to her right.

Anyways, nice painting
lunarsparks Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
I like that you didn't overplay the background and instead let the focus remain on the subtle story in the foreground. I think the negative space helps to create a stronger impact through that. Love the shading and the light work ... I always appreciate a cable shadow on a torso, for example. Good luck!
somnambulent Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Oh god, I love everything you do so much buh. The textures are wonderful.
Obscure-Beauty Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist
i really like it!!! you're so versatile xD the texture on her clothes is sooo realistic

i have a silly question... i'm still learning and i'm trying to put lot of details in my works.. what size and resolution do you use? kinda XD it depends on the drawing of course but.. ^^'
lithriel Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I think this one was like 2000 by 2500 or something at 300 px/in

Obscure-Beauty Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist
thank you so much =) and here i thought i had to make huuuugeee paintings to be able to include all those details XD
kongvmax Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
amazing depth :D
Player-Designer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
adeelquick Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Great lithriel..i like it.
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