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A Subversion of Virtue by ScabbedAngel A Subversion of Virtue by ScabbedAngel
I was looking at some photographs that ~17seconds had taken from a recent photoshoot, and really liked the pose she captured in one of the photos she was not planning on using from that set. I felt she really captured something, and it was a really inspiring shot to me. I'm not sure why she wasn't interested in using it, but since she wasn't I asked if she wouldn't mind if I used it as a reference for this piece. She agreed, and I want to thank her for doing so, as I'm quite pleased with how this turned out.

As always, your thoughts are appreciated. Pencil, watercolor, lineart done in Painter, and thanks to ~17seconds for the inspiration and the reference!
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Sistyn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
that's really cool n well done. your use of contour really gives this life to the painting.
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
this is really splendid... i really like the whole attitude and murky atmosphere going on here. very nicely done! :thumbsup:
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khamuslestat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
ņa captura de un momento emocional con la calidad de tu trabajo es poesia visual pura.
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ScabbedAngel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
Thank you sir! I really appreciate your saying so. Sorry if this is a poor translation, I am using bablefish to translate.
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Carcharadon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006  Professional General Artist
Dayum thats good. Faved unt will get a crit when I ain't as drunk.

:fuzzydemon::beer:
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ScabbedAngel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
:lol: Drink a few for me! Thanks man :D
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Kingdombabe72 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, isn't she just the boss. I love the texture of the couch
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ScabbedAngel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
:lol: She stole my chair! :disbelief:

Seriously, thank you. :)
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Kingdombabe72 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
NO!!! NOT THE CHAIR!!
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joliealicia Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
*COUGHCOUGH*

and you're welcome too. :P
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ScabbedAngel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
:lol: Murry Christmas Jo Ree. ;)

:thanks:
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joliealicia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:

praise be, the craziness is over!
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ScabbedAngel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
:hug:

...or has it only begun?! :boogie:

:|
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joliealicia Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
if its only begun then I am the fuck outta here!!!.............................after I grab a chai latte.
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17seconds Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow... This turned out REALLY good. Honestly, I am VERY impressed with it. I LOVE what you chose to do with her hair and clothes and the expression on her face is very moving... you should really draw faces more often, your better than you think you are. :hug:

Great colors, texture and the tats add a very nice element to this. Outstanding job! FAV for sure. :)
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ScabbedAngel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
Awwww! Thank you, I really appreciate that. Without the photo you discarded (I am a vulture aren't I?) this would have never been. I really appreciate you letting me use it as reference. The female form is something I am still far from mastering, so I'm extra happy you like the face as well...

Hey! I draw faces! They just happen to be hidden in shadow... ;)
:hug:
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17seconds Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah... that's what I ment. No shadow faces! :no: More faces with expression... :) but not creepy like your old lady face.... *shudder*
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Franky2Timez Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
wow this is excellent... i love her pose and attitude...and the details on her clothes and in the couch.. great work
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yoroba Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006   Digital Artist
Oh fuck man! This is bloody terrific! Great pose, perfect porportions and those tatoos and the dogtags really adds a fine touch to her. Gives her a personality and that little extra something. A slight thing on her right hand (her point of view) though. The one on the chair. I have to ask by the way, is the chair a photomanip?

Anyways, great job as usual. Actually, this must be one of the pieces I like most in your gallery now. Really really sweet. I mean it.
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ScabbedAngel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
I really really appreciate that man. I'm quite pleased with it myself. I'm happy to see that those little detailed were not lost on a blind eye. What's wrong with that hand? You are correct, the chair is 1/2 painting 1/2 manip. Such artists as Mr. Mckean are inspiring me to try adding some photography to my art. We'll see how that pans out. Two of my good friends just got really really nice cameras. Hopefully they'll let me play with them and see if I can test out more of this... Thanks again!
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yoroba Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006   Digital Artist
The fingers, on the hand resting on the chair are a little too "stiff" I think. It's like the forefinger seem to be missing some joints. It doesn't really effect the impression of the whole image though. It's just me being picky :aww:
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ScabbedAngel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
You picky bastard! :lol:

Seriously, I appreciate the advice. ;)
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yoroba Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006   Digital Artist
:)
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nuttydragon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
it's a awesome pose, the detail is really well done, I love the murkeyness and scratchyness of the picture
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ScabbedAngel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Awww, thank you :D
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nuttydragon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
hee hee your welcome ^^
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honeybuzzard Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
this is so great... I adore the angle... and it absolutely amazes me how you got the shine on the chair so perfectly

well done!
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ScabbedAngel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
:hug: Thank you! The shine on the couch is actually photomanipulation that I worked into the picture... been trying to do new elements lately.. I'm glad you liked how it turned out. :D
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AMP01 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Professional Artist
I F'n love this!!! the textures are great and the sheen on the coach really makes it pop. Another masterpiece!
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AMP01 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Professional Artist
I F'n love this!!! the textures are great and the sheen on the coach really makes it pop. Another masterpiece!
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ScabbedAngel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
:blush: I really appreciate that man... spent a little more time on this one because I got stuck midway through. I'm glad you like this one... especially since I'm slowly edging out of desaturation and into some more color...
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BenBoyceArt Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work!
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ScabbedAngel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
:D :thanks:
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Professional General Artist
Nice design and great colors. Very nice lighting.
How did you make the background, and the texture on top of everything?
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ScabbedAngel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
First it was drawn in pencil on watercolor paper where the pose hair face and clothes were changed, then.. painted with watercolors with a dry brush of acrylic to accentuate the brush strokes... that pretty much makes the background. Scanned. Lineart in Painter... and the slight overall texture was created with a scan of a polaroid picture that was heavily abused with a wirebrush.

The highlights on the leather of the chair were taken from the photo itself. Glad you like it. :)
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CraigInATin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
That is. That is a brilliant pose :O_o: Crazy how she didn't want to used it! You've worked it well though!
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ScabbedAngel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
I know.. I try not to look a gift horse in the mouth though.. I modified it some, and the face, hair, and clothes are of my design. I'm glad you liked it!
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CraigInATin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
...a gift horse in the...?

Whats that mean?
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ScabbedAngel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
I think it means to appreciate things you've received without questioning them? It's kind of a stupid phrase... :slow:
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radiationboyy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
Don't shoot the gift horse until you see the whites of its teeth!

Not really sure what it means anyway.
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CraigInATin Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
Well if it doesn't have white teeth there no point having the dead horse. Its like, don't keep the fish until you know its a juicy fish. Except the horse one sounds better.
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Orochiko Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006
Love it, as always. I want to know what's going on in her head... and I love the outfit, too. X3
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ScabbedAngel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
I'm not sure... what do you see?

Thank you :D The outfit was of my own design. Not bad for a man with little fashion sense ;) Actually elements of the clothes were inspired by a japanese fashion magazine. Bits and pieces. Belt, braclet mainly. Corsets are just my favorite female piece of clothing to draw. I tried to make this one look... grunge alternative.
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Orochiko Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
It seems like she heard something that's upset her a little while ago, and she's thinking about it. At least, that's what I see.

Agreed! You do have good taste. And I really do like the design on the corset!
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ScabbedAngel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
I like to hear others' interpretations of my art. I think it's one of my favorite parts of the process. Thank you. :D
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Orochiko Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
No problem at all - it's the least thanks I can give for getting to enjoy your work. :3
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