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Be my Valentine by OmarDiazArt Be my Valentine by OmarDiazArt
Long time no see u!
This is a cursed painting, the kind that at first, in a couple of hours, they promise a lot, and then , are getting worse with every extra hour u spended on it, so I had to give up and finish it.
I didn´t care so much at the moment,because im busy with a project that im very excited about it.

This was originally done for the ImagineFx Cover challenge,but i wasn´t able to finish it at time.I wanted a Valentine´s day mood,with a beautiful dolly girl,and the face is a reworked version of "Persephone",my previous work.

reference for the pose from
Hearts brushes from and

Done mainly in photoshop cs3,with little help of painter 11.
Comments and critics are very welcome.
I Hope u like it,See you :)

UPDATE:Now avaible a full tutorial of this piece on CGArena magazine here
Selected for Exposé 8!
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It really is a good piece, strong and impressive through the many details you cared to draw from the background all the way to those lovely hair curls.
I can say a whole lot in the "what i like" category but so little in the other one, there for i'll start with the cons.

Cons: - her medallion is a little bit to sharp, most of this piece is suggested and not many things are sharped and detailed but that medallion sticks out a little bit to much, you should probably blur it a bit or something.
- the signature should have been on the lower left side and not on the right because there you have a lot of red and space to put the signature ... and because of the effect you put on the signature on that red spot the writing would have a more uniform color but in it's current position it changes color way to abrupt
-title and vision are a bit irrelevant, it does speak of love and the desire of said feeling + plus valentines day ... but on that line it's not very original and it doesn't show you that feeling through an original way.

- good technique
- good choice of colors
- good proportions
- good lighting
(ok you got the point ... i'll stop here)

Bottom line : it's a very wonderful piece, very few mistakes, actually almost none ... the ones i said were just personal preferences of mine.

Second bottom line : good job and keep up the damn good work :)
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ericagray Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
HILIF Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super Beautiful ar work!Heart 
decellis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
She's so gorgeous. 
CarmensArts Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beautiful.
PendulumIllustration Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful *-* really 
kalkrypton Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
yes sweetheart I am your valentine.
annagle Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
i love blue eyes it's nice and beautiful
FullMetalFroggie Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Your lovely artwork has been featured for Valentines Day in :iconvivelafemme:
feedbackx2 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
very beautiful.
ArinaFoxy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist
ManifestedSoul Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your work has been featured here [link] !! Keep up the good work! :iconhrtplz:
WickedStudioz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is awesome! I'd like to ask "Permission Of Use" for the International Valentine's Day issue. All proper credit would be given, of course. So my 2 questions are; May I use this, and 2) What country are you in? ~Drew Henry, Founder [link] . P.S.: Could you possibly email me a version without the watermark? If-so, my email is: . Cheers!!
cseprem Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
wow.. very nice work..... u made her very beautiful..
RaisloverSakura Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work on the clothing and the texture on it!
Another beautiful portrait!!
Lovely work! So realistic! :heart:
beautifuldreamertoon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my... this is lovley!! :) How long does your paintings usually take you? How long have you been drawing??
OmarDiazArt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, time itīs very relative, a simple one can be 10 hours,but more frecuently 30,40,or even +100,there are nights very productives and some others that i repaint several times an element even after the previous one was already very detailed.Luckily im starting to work more efficiently and less chaotic from the start,that itīs as important as painting skills.I have been drawing all my life but i didnīt start painting seriously until i bought my first tablet 4 years ago or so.
beautifuldreamertoon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, you spend alot of time on your art :D Cool
JPerezS Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MissStark Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful and realistic. I love all things red and Valentine-related. Her eyes really pop, so pretty!
ningsum Featured By Owner May 19, 2011

Lovely work:)

Can I decorate my site with this?
graciewaisy Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
I could definately see the Persephone in this image. Honestly, this is my favortie of your work. This is a great piece and perfect for Valentine's Day.
nezarzaitoni Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful!
MyartMystyle Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
This is beautiful! Love everything and all the pretty little details. =)
CelestialLight Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
This is beautiful. I particularly like how round her cheeks are. It really remindes me of the older oil paintings when women with fuller curves were considered the ideal for beauty.
YasminaCreates Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011   General Artist
THIS IS SOO GOOD! You have amazing style!!
RebeccaFrank Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is SO beautiful!! Really fantastic work. I love her eyes and hair!
BeautifulBizarreMag Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Your beautiful work has been featured in my Valentines Day journal [link] :iconclaustrawberry:
ArwenArts Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
Fantastic piece of art :wow: This is so beautiful :clap:
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such an impressive and realistic artwork!!!
BlueeyedBanditti Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
I think she is adorable. She has the innocence of a 40's pin-up girl, yet flawless in every way that I can see. You should be very proud of your work!!
xXVampireDreamerXx Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student General Artist
This deviation has been featured here [link] as part of #TheDeviantARTGallery's member feature. Enjoy :D
chibikiki15 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Ugh, she's gurgusss(spell check xD) v.v
yesmeena Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
i added your work to my journal this week [link]
Caelicorn Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very lovely work!
zloy-smiertniy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
The face and eyes remind of of those of mark ryden's painting, awesome!
gibboart Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Really nice... I like it very much
ambermdigitalpaints Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is darling! I love they way you painted it. How do you get the skin so smooth? Really lovely job. :heart:
ambermdigitalpaints Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nevermind! I see you did a tutorial! Thank you! :D
Esau13 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the colors in this one as well! The eyes really stand out!
Laura-BC Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
me encanta el pelo, ojalá yo pudiera hacerlo así ^^
CatherineNodet Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Beeeautiful work!!!
alecherryqueen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
omg ... i love this ^^
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010   Photographer
Very cute Valentine...!!!
YoyoKikoChan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
absobloodylutely gorgeous work on her hair :D and gorgeous in general :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:
SweetAyu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
beautiful! I added your drawing into my current DA feature journal. I hope you don't mind, if you want me to take it off then simply notify me and I will do so. :) :heart: [link]
Oldbeho Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
breathtakingly beautiful!
shadowyzman Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely work
NicoleWKonigs Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
wow i love how much depth and colour there seems to be in her eyes. Did you truly paint all of that that is amazing!
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