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A Lack of Red Velvet by minix A Lack of Red Velvet by minix
I started this as a little doodle, to get used to the brushes in ps7. I really like the way they handle. I think I should have tried something with more saturated colors, since that is usually where I run into problems with photoshop.

This isn't really a portrait, but here is the reference photo: [link] It's a lovely stockphoto by ~kokainxstock I took it in a weird kind of direction.
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:iconsabadavani:
sabadavani Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
characteristic work
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:iconbetteo:
betteo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Disturbing!!
Great stuff-- :clap:
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papertigress Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
perfection! It is sooooooooo expressive (is that a word?) I loooove it!!! I'm glad you didn't go for saturated colors, cause this looks real good with soft ones.






:kiss:
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Spazzu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007   Writer
i love this so much.
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ShaaaA Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
nice :D
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:iconcarbrax:
carbrax Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
All your gallery is awesome !

I like a lot of Gallery but yours is... is GREAT !!!
And when i will grow up, i want do the same as you do !
;-)

Could i have an autograph please ?
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infinitecanvas Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006
Do you use stock brushed or did you download a sweet set from somewhere? i am trying to work better at the painterly effect, but unfortunately photoshop isnt getting me what i want. i am getting painter today, which i have never used so we will see. anyway, if you can hook a sister up with some brushes, i would give you a virtual hug.

you art is killer!!!!!! :)
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BeautifullyStrange Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2006
like it
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:iconcooliologyer:
cooliologyer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005
impressive
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:iconmcf:
mcf Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
heh, brilliant! :)
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:iconbottle-of-fish:
bottle-of-fish Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
that so doesn't look like it was done in photoshop o_o
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Diregram Featured By Owner May 12, 2005  Professional General Artist
I've been enjoying your gallery - such a high standard of work. :)
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angrymikko Featured By Owner May 8, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I think that the close view makes this a bit scary, but in a good way since I feel like there's no place to escape that stare. I like the simplicity of the green(ish) brush strokes.
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ForgottenSymmetry Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005
Excellent :nod:
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:iconwdsjac:
wdsjac Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
Wow, thats creepy. I love the texture you've given the face, it looks plastecine.
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shebadapuddytat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2005
Er, made a mistake...

Meant to say,
"Not that your other images AREN'T wonderfully wonderful, of course!"
Because they ARE wonderuflly wonderful.
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shebadapuddytat Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2005
I've got to say, this is my favourite piece by you so far.

The very strangeness is what makes it wonderful, to me. There is something about that strangeness that makes her very real... it gives her a history, a background, a story.

The eyes are awesome. One moment they stare at you, the next they go criss-crossed... it's VERY clever how you achieved that. The eyes, and then the lips, to me, are what really, REALLY make this image.

She's quirky, strange, gorgeous...
The most beautiful thing you've painted so far, I feel.
Not that your other images are wonderfully wonderful, of course!
It's just personal taste that I like stuff that's a little strange...
In a world so straight, we need more strangeness.

It's late and I babble.
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minix Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2005   Digital Artist
Thank you! I think I have a little soft spot for strangeness too. Or endearingly un-ordinary as I like to put it. ;)

You know your "babbling" is always welcome with me. :hug:
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zugra Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005
ahah i'd love to have a little sister like her
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saciii Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005  Professional Photographer
haha that's great :D I love the cross-eyed look and the pursed lips :p great work :)
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mul8tor Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005
oh man. you're good
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:iconspane:
spane Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
Very nice.
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alchemism Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
Alright - I must say, this is one of the most talented works I've seen you create.
From my eyes, I see more skill in this (portraiture, subject, technique) than
I've seen from you. This is not to say your other renderings are less good,
they're just different. And in this, I see more at work. I see this as moving from
an illustrative 'cuteness' to a serious capture of an individual. Perhaps the blacks
and whites add to the serenity. A beautiful piece. :+fav:
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:iconminix:
minix Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005   Digital Artist
Thank you. That means a lot to me coming from you. :heart:
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waffleofhate Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
i love this even more after looking at the reference. :+love:
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sugar Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
ok how you do these things, i'll never know. :O
:smooch:
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SaigonRadio Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005
Man you're a beast when it comes to portraits. Good job on exaggerating the facial features.
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:iconcwk:
CwK Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005
her eyes are freakishly close together!

i like it! very cool!
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5-tab Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005
excellent!
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chod Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
HAHAHAHAAHH! :ROFL: :pee: i think i wet myself, thats some funny shit!
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cragis2003 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
that is smart like :)
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MincedNiku Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
Oh, awesome! This immediately caught my eye in my messages. I love the features and brush strokes. Can't express my love for this. >3< :+fav:
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EightONEzERO Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
are you turning GOTH on us??...shes looks kinda cock-eyed tho'...hehe..
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minix Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005   Digital Artist
haha, i'm not turning goth. no worries. i made her a little crosseyed on purpose. i don't know where i got that idea from. :)
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besotted-god Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
very interesting piece (love the eyes!!), and I think the colors work very well for this particular image.

by the way, do you remember what brushes you used?
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minix Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005   Digital Artist
Thank you!

I used a regular round hard-edged brush for most of the rendering. Then i made a new layer on top and scribbled some random brushstrokes with weird splotchy brushes all over it, and set the layer mode to overlay, i think. Maybe soft light or screen?
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ah-art Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
wicked =D a little disturbing but I like distrubing =) glad those brushes are working out for you... took me forever to figure out the brush adjusting tool is not on the left side anymore but moved to the right =P
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minix Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005   Digital Artist
I'm glad the brushes are working out for me too. ;) haha. I have been playing with them a little more tonight. I doubt anything will come of it today though. My brain is in a boring kind of mood I guess.
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NCWeber Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, when I first saw this, I was thinking Wednesday Addams. But the puffy red-rimmed eyes make her look really depressed. An intriguing picture. Kind of a caricature of someone. :)
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
good heavens. it's genius. :+fav:
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cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005   General Artist
that is off the hook! loving the face shape, and the coloring.
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benkate Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
Great pic!
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Keun-chul Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
good work
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dwilliams Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
The depth in the eyes makes me so happy, along with the caricatured face/chin combo. Rawk on.
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soul-lozenge Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
This is awesome. I really like your style. How long did it take you to do this?
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minix Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005   Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm not sure how long it took me total. I was tinkering with it off an on for a day or so, trying out the new ps features.
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soul-lozenge Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005
You're welcome. :) Do you ever take "requests"? I mean, do you ever draw for others if they wanted something specific?
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:iconminix:
minix Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005   Digital Artist
I do take comissions. ;)
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soul-lozenge Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005
Do you do avatars?
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:iconminix:
minix Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2005   Digital Artist
avatars for DA? i've never done one before, but i guess now is as good a time to start as any. :) did you have soemthing in particular in mind?
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