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Brooklyn's Finest by novenarik Brooklyn's Finest by novenarik
This summer while I was out in Brooklyn, I crashed at the house where my roommate was living while doing his internship. These are the fine folks and gracious hosts that I lived with while I was there -- from the top: Arthur, Tyler and Chaunté.

Thanks again you three, for making my stay comfortable, curious, and always entertaining.

Illustrator CS4

Edit: Thanks to LemonTea for a the DD!
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Given 2009-02-15
Brooklyn's Finest by =novenarik is a great vector portrait with a unique style and feel. ( Featured by lemontea )
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Shaddo-angel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dude you are awesome....i've been trying to do a vector pic like that for my girlfriend bi i jst can't get it right...it never ends up looking like her...i have a lot of trouble with the mouth...do you have a tutorial or can you give me some tips...id realy appreciate it man...
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lilvdzwan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Hi! Your deviation is featured in #vexelove's news article!
[link]
:D
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TAJE58 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
WOW! Great piece of work! I'm from Brooklyn and I'm glad you were entertained by the best of peoples! Your work is wonderful in that beautiful calming blue tone. This is worthy of a blow up and hung on a wall. Peace! :peace!
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artm0nkey Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Guy at the top reminds me of Johnny Depp, and the chick reminds me of the bassist, Nikki Monninger, from Silversun Pickups :P

Nice work, dude.
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RockyDee Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Brooklyn does have nice hosts, don't they? I stayed for a night with Andy Jordan and went on the roofs to do a photo shoot! It was pretty exciting! :D
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Things-On-Fire Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009   Interface Designer
nice style and choice of colours. great job :)
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lSandManl Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
brooklyn is the shit.. i crashed there this summer too
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zone-one Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
very very nice y love it ;)
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taho Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great style. I love the simple, clean way you rendered the hair.
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sanaa-h Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
on my first glance, I thought they were the characters from the movie called "a scanner darkly" :giggle:

nicely done!
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superbonder Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
cool man!

:popcorn:
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LordOfWrappedArrow Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
And I thought it's Mr. Stark and Dr. Banner.
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:iconfenzer:
Fenzer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Great job!
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Ce8 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Good Work
that is super :wow:
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katbell Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Chaunté love her nose! <3
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novenarik Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
i am fond of it myself!
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djinn-world Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
WOW! awesome! It's a really nice gift! congrat for your daily deviation!
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palesolar Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
great use of vector art....it has more character
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blacklady666 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Very nice :clap:

Congratulations :)
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Madtoy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
I rarelly see such original and simple vector pieces. Alot of personality in this. Really love the brushes.
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donhosho Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
very interesting :)
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TheTokioHotelFan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
that's looks awfully nice :D
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goschika-dreamt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
you've captured them from this angle very well!

the shading is incredible & the blue gives a unique feel. : )
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novenarik Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Thanks, the only reason I did it from this angle was SO I could use that shading ^____^
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goschika-dreamt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
hehe. of course, m'dear. Because shading is the best part. ; )
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MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like the way you've achieved the 3D look through the cheekbones and the structure of the side of their face.
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Cosmic-Rocket-Man Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love those simple colors :)
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novenarik Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Aww thanks!
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Pochiabello Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
i love ur style!
:omg:
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eugeniaclara Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
wooow . astonishing vector!
i wish i could make vector as good as u
:D
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synthes Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008   Interface Designer
I love such vector pieces, the style is so great and it looks wonderful!
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novenarik Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
Oh! Danke schön
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shecro Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
love the color-scheme...and the chalky look of it. great work! (:
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Inordinate Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Student
Do you use AI brushes to get the furry/chalky texture on Arthur's hair, and Tyler's hair and stubble? I know you to be a man of mad skills, but I can't imagine even you getting such a fine, consistent textural quality with the pen tool ...

Great piece, though! Arthur looks like Orlando Bloom. And Chaunté reminds me of Marjane from Persepolis, for some reason.
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novenarik Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
No, I DEFINITELY make ample use of the chalk brushes in Illustrator.

You can compare likenesses here: Arthur ([link]) and Chaunte ([link])
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Inordinate Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Student
I think this pretty much proves my point definitively: [link]

:P
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novenarik Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
For real.
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wilsoninc Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
i was going to ask the same! =P nice use of ai default brushes!! :thumbsup:
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