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Prom Night

Prom Night

If the air could get any more uncomfortable than this, the lad might have gotten cold feet and ducked away somewhere. But here he was, standing outside dressed in formal attire for the dreaded Prom Night. The youth stood beside his caretaker William. The man wanted to take a picture to commemorate this occasion. The youth, however, Ash, was not too keen on the idea, let alone this day in general as he begrudgingly scuffed one of his feet as his head lowered as if to hide from the world. 

He had always felt like an outsider within the walls of this school, it felt more like a prison, and students more inmates than peers. This and the thought of being amongst these colleagues, if one could call them that with his date, and be on his best was a devil’s dowry of trouble.

However, William seemed to pick up upon the lad’s discomfort and gave a subtle chuckle as he produced the camera.

“Turn around, son this is an auspicious night.” He held up the camera trying to frame the youth in the lens.
Ash, however, was fiddling nervously with his tie completely absentminded of the request of his caretaker.
“Boy stop playing with your tie, you’re just going to make a mess of yourself.”Came an amused sigh of the caretaker.
“Why do I have to go to this stupid thing anyways? I think it would be better if my own death was faked, or a car ran me down…I dunno anything is better than this!” Ash grumbled in exasperation.  
“Oh please, stop your exaggerations it won’t be all that bad. Besides what will be bad is if you keep your date waiting because you couldn’t handle a little dance and possible oh I dunno can you handle a kiss?”
If there had been a ghost it would not have compared to the color drainage of the youth’s face at such a remark, “I…what…no….I’m..I’m not going to kiss anyone!”
“Yeah sure, and I’m a monkey’s uncle, the night is young for you, so you cannot make judgements early, it is bad form.”
Ash began to turn and attempt to slip away, yes cars something, anything! But he felt the stronger hand of his caretaker and father figure upon his shoulder.
“What can’t take a joke hmm? You know I was kidding, right? Now come on and smile for the camera.”

And this is another "old photo" concept which I did a little bit ago, except that I tried to paint this one a bit more realistic. I figured that I didn't post Ash for a while, so here he is... as a teenager haha. He and his long hair... Above you can read a short story for this drawing XD


:bulletblack: Adobe Photoshop CC
:bulletblack: tablet Wacom Cintiq 27QHD
:bulletblack: Original size is 4348 x 5500px
:bulletblack: I had 81 layers
:bulletblack: Textures from, and by Yuri Shwedoff
:bulletblack: On Tumblr you can see it here.
Memories by Valentina-Remenar
I hope you like it and comments are welcome. 

Drawing by Valentina Remenar | Prom Night © Copyrighted | All Rights Reserved | Character Ash by © Valentina Remenar | 2017 | Check my work on sites below also:
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XzovyArts's avatar
my god ! how did you do that jacket ? I mean... the texture ist so great... It's no only the texture, but how you put it on the jacket... Great work !
AJInu-Okami's avatar
Literally how I felt when I was going to prom except I'm a woman, haha *sighs*. Most of my friends weren't even there, so I was left with a now ex-friend, her date, and my date.
SakurachanLaura's avatar
Damn I thought it was a photograph taken :O!
You got some skills bruh
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SakurachanLaura's avatar
XD you are welcome
SpringTrump's avatar
Wait... What? This is a painting?!
I thought it was pure photography!!
Valentina-Remenar's avatar
HAHA yea, it's a painting :giggle: Thanks a lot :heart:
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KurtLogan's avatar
Absolutely amazing!
osacora's avatar
At first I thought it was a picture, then I read the comments and learned it was a painting...

This is am inspiration. I'm going to go work on my realism 10× harder!
Beautiful work!
Valentina-Remenar's avatar
LOL yea, it's a painting :la: Thank you so much :love:
osacora's avatar
I love it all! The stands of hair overlapping each other, the stich and folds of the fabric, the realistic structure of the background perfectly blurred... it's all truly amazing!
paradoxlarakroft's avatar
This is a painting?! a PAINTING?! 
 I need to punch a wall its so good
Valentina-Remenar's avatar
LMAO :lmao: Yeeeeep... it's a painting. Thank you so much :tighthug:
Riemea's avatar
What? What? WHat?? What is this magic?? This is so so good! :faint: You did a really great job with this - I especially like the hand and the folds in his clothing.
Valentina-Remenar's avatar
HAHAHA... ah, I wish I had some magic... but witches left me <______< LOL thank you very much :iconletmehugyouplz:
Riemea's avatar
Awww sorry to hear, but you still got magic in my eyes :pat: :D You're very welcome! :hug:
Haunt1013's avatar
All right, so let me first echo what everyone else has already said and praise you for such an amazingly photorealistic piece. I've been drooling over this image for weeks and it's still difficult to accept sometimes that it's not a grainy old photo.

I'm a writer, and I often browse through DA looking for character images that remind me of characters I'm writing, just to help me visualize as I draft. I already had a pretty solid image in mind for the guy I'm working on right now, and had found a few pieces here that helped me zero in on his look, but this picture of your OC Ash pretty much nails the facial features I had in mind for my guy, Tint. My guy doesn't dress nearly this swank, and he has dreadlocks (usually pulled back and tied), but otherwise, in terms of facial structure and on. 

I guess where I'm going with this is did you have any kind of reference, a real person you based this character's look on? My guy is half Native American (Ojibwe) and so I just wondered if this design was based on anyone real. Also, have you ever considered drawing Ash with dreadlocks?  ;)
KB-concepts's avatar
This is amazing!! ;w; really like the realism ;w; love the textures on his suit they look really good also the background is really awesome ;w;
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