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This is really different from the things I'd usually do. I wanted to get some practice drawing bodies and trying out some new things in Photoshop. Since it was just technical experimenting and practice, I decided to have some campy fun with her outfit and sword. ;)

I drew it in ps6, at a much larger resolution than I usually use. I worked on the head, hands, and feet as separate, enlarged files. And I looked at a photo of Adriana Lima from the Victoria's Secret catalog as a reference for the body.

*edit* - bigger for ~ah-art ;)
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:iconcreolefleur:
CreoleFleur Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this!
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RetakeThisWorld Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. :)
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:iconaphrospice:
aphrospice Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
Simply amazing.
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:iconbitwize:
bitwize Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
It's like Red Sonja meets Foxy Brown. I'm awestruck by the sexiness.
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GStevensArt Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
Great job on the digital painting.
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lilxelle Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
you should do more pictures like this
maybe an egyptian warrior princess...that willb e reall cool
i like the icture plain like this its amazing...the gold adds the detail that POPs out ya know
but you should really do other pincesses/warrior with different stone tone
liek a asian princess and a pearl kind of theme

i don't know what im talking about

but it perfect....its a favorite
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:iconallyhodges:
allyhodges Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006
This is absolutely stunning and inspiring. I love the colors used and pose, the body is very well rendered. Amazing job! :)
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:iconrmartin2819:
rmartin2819 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006
Love this. Its great to see some african american people as fantasy pictures too! B-)
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Emma-Jen Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
wow!!! it looks so real!!
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:iconokoco:
okoco Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2006
wow nice
luv her body some how o.o..very sexy llool
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dicreilly Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005
did you only draw it in ps6 or was painter used too?
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:iconkatikat:
katikat Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome rawing ^^
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:iconvanxee:
Vanxee Featured By Owner May 26, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
What to say? Beautiful.
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Wild-Flower-4ever Featured By Owner May 7, 2005
Wow! I love it! The stance is so cool and I love the sword! Great job!
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kitXwilde Featured By Owner May 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
great work...but the outfit, no offense to you but...wow wouldve gone for something more warrior-esque instead of the low riding stuff that people wear these days, makes their stomachs apear to be too long imo, and i mean...cmon, what warrior woman can run in a tube top ?
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minix Featured By Owner May 6, 2005   Digital Artist
hehe. thanks. yeah, the outfit is ridiculous, i did it that way on purpose to be silly. ;) kind of like "i'm ready to battle now! my buttcheeks and one forearm are covered. what more can a warriorwoman need!?" :)
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kitXwilde Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner May 5, 2005  Professional
she's beautiful. i really really love the faces you do, that sort of ambiguously ethnic-ed look. gorgeous.
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griiot Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2005
whaaa i love this so much ....it's really really really really reallyyyyy great :D
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:iconchibiurusai:
ChibiUrusai Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2005
Love the painterly look, and shading's spiff.
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:iconhologlyphic:
hologlyphic Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004
absolutely fantastic. i'm a big fan of your work
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:iconbigbanglittlegirl:
bigbanglittlegirl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004
wow... i think she is beautiful!
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sirg84 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004
To be honest, it's the beset piece here
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Prowling-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2004
oooh..its absolutely beautiful....I simply love it... you have incredible skills.
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Kissui Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2004
WOW!!! You can make things look so.. realistic! Some people are really good at coloring, but can't do faces, and some are excellent with faces but can't color, but you... you ROCK!!! AMAZING!!! :heart:
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ebony-chan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2004
Beautiful just beautiful it's nice to see people draw and paint women of color. Do you have an turorials on how you paint your artwork?
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:iconminix:
minix Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2004   Digital Artist
Thanks. :heart:

If you have Opencanvas, I have some eventfiles that show I how I work.

I have two tutorials over at rasterized.org. I think they are in the InFocus section, I'm not sure. One is for lips/teeth and the other is just a walkthrough of a general portrait. The portrait one is really old, though.

:)
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fashionfreaque Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2004
stunning!!! :clap:
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freakyAnna Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2004   Photographer
Uuuu.... nice one. I like the colors and you draw very well:)
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angel-obsesser Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2004
omg! this is soooo pretty!
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:iconkrisk:
krisk Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2004
S

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:jawdrop:
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:iconcyberia23:
cyberia23 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2004
Very nice, excellent work.
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SweetEuthieDoll Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2004   Digital Artist
Her body is beautiful; lean and feminine.
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holay Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2004
:omfg:
:omg:
:gasp:

SO beautiful, I am incredibly jealous. *pout*
I love her stance, her hair, her body....jeez everything.
Amazing work.
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keep-staring Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2003   Traditional Artist
your anatomy is awesome... so are your paintings???????
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yawn2oo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2003
oh mother hell.. how did this get past me on my devwatch. damn honey, you're still rockin the charts.

you've had so many levels of improvement this past year.. ready for another?! :D
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mysteria Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2003
Wow, I like this :) I love the pose and the tummy. Tummies are fun to draw.
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:iconbratchny:
bratchny Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2003
That's some great tone on her legs...I really like how you recreated the bone structure on them, and the toes, I like how you paid attention to the small details, and used long brush strokes for the larger areas...gives it more depth.
Very provocative outfit, too ;)
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apparentlyneurotic Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2003
all i can say is da-amn!

girl. u've got one hellova talent there.

- apparently neurotic and her psychology
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kristiabot Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2003
Great job. :)
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:iconkidd:
kidd Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2003
The pose on this one is really sassy... I love it. It has a really strong vibe to it. Nice.
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paintmeheaven Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, very beautiful..i love the outfit..did you make it up..the skirt thingy is awsome and i love how you made it look glowy.
you are so good at this stuff!
larissa
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:iconminix:
minix Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2003   Digital Artist
thanks. :heart: yep, i made up her outfit
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:iconstudio713:
studio713 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2003   Digital Artist
This is absolutely awesome work :+fav:
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dettma Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2003
very cool. the composition is great and the colors are fucking awesome. great work as always...
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karaya Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2003   Interface Designer
I wish my skin could glow like this....beautiful, I like the little bit of pot belly (well what I am seeing anyway, I know it's more toned) =).
She also reminds me of one of the sugar babes...
:favlove: the details are beautiful, she is magnificent.
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stickfigure85 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2003
I love this one just another really great job!!!!
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:iconfangedfem:
fangedfem Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2003
Wow that is just gorgeous! So sleek and smooth-- love the details and rich color =)
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brianne333 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
that's lovely, I really like the face and hair the most, and good for you in choosing to depict an African American woman, because I don't think they're represented enough around here. Great work!
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arpad Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2003  Professional Interface Designer
You did a great job :)
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