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Laced Shadows by XRlS Laced Shadows by XRlS
In this order (on extra smooth Bristol paper 250gms/m2) I used;
Soft core prismacolor pencils
Micron 0.1 black and white gel pen
Fixative spray
polymer film
pan pastels and color pencils again
Fixative spray

My beautiful ref stock photo Umbershoot VIII by Voivodess-Stock (yes i have changed the colors. Again. :giggle: )

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:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2: all :iconlovelyheartsplz:
so very much for viewing, faving and commenting!:iconbeauroseplz:
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Given 2015-06-18
Laced Shadows by XRlS is a breathtaking drawing with vibrant colors and incredible play of light and shadows. ( Suggested by iingo and Featured by Agaave )
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I truly love this piece.
I think the lace is incredible and we can feel the depth of it.
We can also feel the curves of her face by the way you made the shadows through the lace.
I think that the color of her eye and the lace makes a great balance. We can just imagine a mediterranean beauty!
For the overall impact, I think this works out great. No doubt in my mind that this is a sensual drawing with a good taste of femininity.
Thank you for taking the time to post this.
I'm giving you a total of 4.5 Stars :)
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25 out of 25 deviants thought this was fair.

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First of all, a hearty happy birthday shout to you, Christina, wishing you continuing flashes of inspiration, many moments of grace in your life and creative production throughout the year ahead. I have nothing more to add to the previous critique, than to say that this is a dramatic study of light, shadow and the thoughtful balance of complementary color. This is most exemplified by the interplay between the blue of her eye and the lace, the red in her lips and the scattering of red shadow. Of course your mastery of your chosen media is stunning.
Best regards,
Ed
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:iconadeh20:
adeh20 Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work :) x
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Amethyst-Phoenixx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!! la in love la in love la in love 
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:iconbjusi:
bjusi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017
AMAZING!
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:icontimscottart:
timscottart Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!!
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you Lily Thank you 
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:iconvanillametal:
VanillaMetal Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Professional Writer
This is a phenomenal piece of art, seriously. Bravo!
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! :cuddle:
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:iconvanillametal:
VanillaMetal Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Professional Writer
You're welcome~!
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:iconfires-storm:
Fires-storm Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Student General Artist
Wow, this is simply amazing work, the shadowing in itself is a thing of beauty.
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! :cuddle:
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:iconfires-storm:
Fires-storm Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Student General Artist
My pleasure :D
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:iconvirnagray:
virnagray Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning ♡♡♡
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you Virna Heart Love Heart Love 
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:iconannazlove:
AnnaZLove Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Transmission of light is amazing!
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much! :love:
I will have to restart this soon here as i am commissioned to do so :D
So curious to see how i manage with it this time :giggle:
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:iconkyoshiro3110:
Kyoshiro3110 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Student General Artist
simply amazing. I can't describe in words how breathtakingly beautiful the shadow part is. I'm sold
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the lovely words!! :love:
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:iconari-bloom:
ARI-BLOOM Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! Really breath-taking! :heart: :blowkiss:
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much my dear!la in love 
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:iconari-bloom:
ARI-BLOOM Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always a dearest pleasure! :smooch: :heart:
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:icontricksy-alex:
tricksy-alex Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
very cool
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!! :D
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:iconthollander:
THollander Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
This is exceptionally beautiful!! Great work!
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind words 💕💕💕
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:iconthollander:
THollander Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconakfinucan:
akfinucan Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How does this polymer film work??  Is that why there is such crazy depth?
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
acrylic mediums (either fluid, gel or effect mediums) from Liquitex or Golden (i use both brands) achieve several results. I use mine to seal the previous layer and protect and improve the next on top of that or simply to get a specific required texture as a base. (i.e you will use a pastel ground medium to achieve the tooth required on your paper so to help the pastel powder adhere better so you wont need much of a fixative spray in the end ;) )

I think the "crazy depth" (you made my day with these words :kiss: ) is only a result of my colors though .:Bunny love love:. 
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akfinucan Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You don't by any chance make time lapse videos or anything  ?  I don't want to steal your style. But I would love to learn how to create such a rich deep portriat.(you turn a dull but beautiful photo into such a bright vivid portrait) I'm the opposite haha. 
I wasn't sure if the polymer was something like the 3d paintings people do with the layers of epoxy in between paint    
I'm learning as I go. I'm super happy I got a response. Usually skills of your caliber mean the artist is a bit to occupied to reply to all the fans. 
Thanks so much.     For the response and for making this world a bit more beautiful!  
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I have uploaded small videos at my Facebook page,not time lapse though,but I do intend on starting doing them too soon 👍🏻
You can steal my style for sure but for this to happen you need firstly my eyes (and not my hands as you might have thought) because art has to do with skills at 10% but it has to do with vision at 90%. (to put it simply I paint what my eyes perceive as real and not vice versa)

I'm learning as I go too this is the joy of art,we experiment,we make mistakes,we learn from our mistakes,we try again and again until we touch this blared state of mind we call perfection. 🤔
(Gonna tell u a secret i do try to reply to all people usually I manage this successfully other times less successfully 😔)

Thank you for the so kind words my friend!🌺
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2GracefulArt Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Just beautiful!
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks so much!Hug 
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SaraRalston Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
This is SO INCREDIBLE.  WOWzers.  GREAT job!
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you kindly Hug 
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:iconbluebird2105:
bluebird2105 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
this is amazing! 
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much!!la in love 
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bluebird2105 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Most welcome miss :)
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:iconmiranda-mcdiarmid:
Miranda-McDiarmid Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016   Traditional Artist
This is just absolutely amazing! :wow: Your colours, and composition, and use of light and dark; all brilliant! I am just staring at my screen and grinning like a fool - but I've come to find that an often reaction looking through your gallery. Thank-you for sharing your work with us! I have honestly found myself inspired. :clap:
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much Miranda for such lovely words :love:
this is why i love art, it is the safest way to "exchange" a huge flow of inspiration, i know how this feels, to me it happens all the time with specific artists :D you can only imagine how happy it makes me to be able to do that to other people myself.:nod:
you have a wonderful gallery there, i adore your vivid colors (obviously i adore vivid colors, period :lmao: ) and you are doing so damn well with portraits! Good job!!:iconbravoplz:
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MT-Photografien Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016
my congratulations to this great performance Hug Heart Winner 
they have an eye for details
work wonderful Thumbs Up 
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
it is because i can NOT do without my details that i asked you for the bigger file :nod:
(i will start the basic sketching soon :secret:  :giggle: la in love )
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:iconmt-photografien:
MT-Photografien Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016
yes that's true then you have no loss of quality with the full size wish you much fun with the new work B-) (Cool) High-five!  
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:iconani147:
ani147 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016
Amazing 0_0
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much!!Hatsune Miku-13 (Wink and Heart) 
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SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning. I cannot believe the great emotion you gave me. Excellent execution, but most of all great feeling and those colours so briliant and vibrant get into my soul.
Congrats! 
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much for such kind words! Hug 
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SoulShapedFace Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You really deserve it!
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Nel-Tu-Animoke Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your skills are crazy! *-* I'm sure you've worked hard for years to be this good! Keep up the good work!
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:iconxrls:
XRlS Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
i have said it so many times already, practice and hard work is what gets results. I do NOT believe in talent, its all hard work. Some times i feel like a plumber, the more faucets i repair, the more efficient and fast i become. :giggle:
thank you for the kind words my dear Heart La la la la Hug 
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Nel-Tu-Animoke Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep I also think so! :D
You're welcome! heart:
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one-film-one-drawing Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Just amazing !
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