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Chlorophyll by minix Chlorophyll by minix
I've had this imaginary girl stuck in my head for a week, like an addictive song . So I said to her "you don't belong in here, dear. Please get out of my head and onto my screen." Apparently, she was reluctant, because it took a lot of effort to get her on the page.

I used Opencanvas to sketch this and to set up the basic lighting and color scheme. And then I had some trouble figuring out how the light would hit near her eyes, so I looked up some b&w photos of Christina Aguilera and Adriana Lima to help with that area. I used Painter 7 to refine the skintones and Photoshop for most of the detailing. :) (Smile)
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jerryhankins Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting
fashiondiva9 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love your style and use of lighting. These are remarkable!
cyclist74 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
you got such a unique way of of drawing oyur own style, love it.
starduskmoon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Such a strong piece! Your entire gallery is beautiful and full of eye candy.
pandoracat Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful coloring job, you have a wonderful style :D
RiGhTuShOoK Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005   Interface Designer
wow =-o
RiGhTuShOoK Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005   Interface Designer
wow =-o
CookieSoul Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
i absolutely love the lightning. You're a professional.

she looks like she's disgusted at something/or sad. O.o but still, it's an amzing pic :)
insanebarbie02 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2005
the skin is so wonderful, i really like this, she has so many layers to her.
bluelu Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2005   Writer
really beautiful drawing. she has such striking eyes and makeup.
Isilinde Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2005
Very well done! The colors are quite nice and complimentary to her facial expression.

Also, she looks almost just like my AD&D Character. ;)
Angelles-LaVeau Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
This is STUNNING as is your entire gallery! I've added your prints to my wish list! Just beautiful work!
LFalco Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2004
fabulous in so many ways, but especially those colours! Amazing technique. How long have you been working in these programs that you use them so skillfully? And I assume you have a graphics tablet, right?
minix Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2004   Digital Artist
Thanks, I do use a tablet, I have a wacom graphire
hologlyphic Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2004
amazingly beautiful
dtr-tam-atti Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2004
this is very very good, i love the eyes and especially her lips, they are gorgeous, you have alot of amazing artworks. Fav++ plus Devi-Watch!!
Prowling-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2004
absolutely amazing work... I can believe that you couldn't get her out of your head...she has a very intriguing and capturing look to her. beautiful
immortus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2003
ugh, shes so gorgeous... i looooooove her lips... she looks kinda like a girl i was in school with last year
rabidwire Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
:adds to favorites so it can be purchased when i have money:

faer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2003
Her eyes... so angry, so accusing, so... hurt. Wow, I see a lot of emotion in this peice, it really connects. Good job on the green lighting, it's tough to get skin tones to look natural and have odd-colour tints in them. :)
patuk Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2003   Photographer
nice work!!!!!!I love your gallery:!:
Fib Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2003
You are a fantastic realism artist!!!!

I'm seirously blown away with your talent to make thing slook so....real.

its amazing, I cant even start to aimagin how tyou do it, oh btw, what programe do you use

is it painter? with a tablet??
neutralearth Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2003
You've definately got a very life-like person captured here... isn't it funny, tho, how the ppl/images stuck in your head for a long time never seem to want to be shared with the rest of the world? I love this piece, as I love all of your work. I can't believe I never found you before! +devwatch :D
dirtysue Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2003
i just wanted to say that it's incredibly beautiful despite the hair
tarantino Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2003
Great work with shades and illumination. Especially the "lip gloss" effect and the "glowing" around her eyes are very succeeded. Her expression looks kinda different. On the one hand her mouth seems to say that everything is in good order and condition, but on the other ones the wet look of her eyes reveal a soft sadness. But besides this you did an excellent job on the techniqual side. The 3-dimensional look is stunning and the realism in proportion and lighting is just perfect.
dell Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2003
I really do love the ethnic appreal of your characters. However, it does seem that her bottom lip is perhaps slightly oversized...or maybe her mouth is slightly ajar. Irregradless, she is striking in appeaparance. wonderfully colored and highlighted.
kidd Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2003
I forgot got to rate ^
kidd Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2003
Wow. She looks strong and powerful... the lighting is almost forboding. I love her lips too, big, thick, and beautiful... in a position that demands respect. She doesn't look unhappy at ALL to me, just very alert and in the moment. I love this one also.
oncinemaair Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2003  Student
eyes are incredible, good job
tokoloshee Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2003
She looks really unhappy. I love the colour scheme.
xiaomeimei Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2003
i really love the glowy green which contrasts with her dark skin. you seem to like to experiment with colours and brushstrokes :D (Big Grin)
she almost look like some divine statue
JCPOC Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great stuff
silverspun Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2003
very good!!

she is sad, yet angry and determined. good job, very realistic!
shelleyinez Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2003  Professional General Artist
Fantastic!! Love the colors! Nice rendering!
blackenedhonestyart Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
Those are some amazing skin tones and her hair is so texturized it seems as if you can touch her. O.o Very beautiful...
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2003
Holy Crap. This is ... well, this blows me away. Saw it on someone's favorites and I know why... this is freakin' brilliant. **stares** (How's that for a drooling, unprofessional comment?) Reminds me of the kind of excellent, multi-hued skin oil painting that Boris Vallejo does (and I've never given that compliment to anyone in my life!) You get the clap. *clap* *clap* *clap*
shepimp Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2003  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is BEAUTIFUL! i'm in sho.

mylk Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2003
Thank you for giving minix her talents,
p.s. stop world hunger
p.s.s. send minix a hug from ME

THis is FAV all the way I mean all your stuff is but I try and just pick my favorites of favorites and this is my all tIme favorite of anything on DA
I love her eyes the anger in her face her hair is perfect ..only thing i would say is maybe the ears should be darker let them recess and get less attention but I'm sure I only noticed that cause I was staring glaring PEEERING at it because wow minix ...le WOW
wicked-eve Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2003
it is definately her hair that impresses me.
very realistic....her lips are also meticulously done.
this is incredible dear!!
you awe and amaze me quite often.
i adore this!!!
Heart ----+fav
rio Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2003
the striking symmetry in this adds somethin really neat, but what really gets her kickin are the colors man, awesome awesome colors!! wunnerfly detailed and just enough, as always. shes awesome!
darkblade Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colours and highlights strike your eyes, making you say "wow!". Then you discover the rest of the great details (hair, eyes...) and its beauty constrast heavily with her angry face. She must have been very happy in your head... all I can see in her pretty eyes is anger and desires of getting back inside.
Excellent piece... as usual ;) (Wink)
loveinjected Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2003  Professional Interface Designer
There are no words for the kind of work u do. This is just amazing airbrushing and painting and artistic ability. I love it. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Yet again, u amazed me ;) (Wink)

besotted-god Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2003
very has a nice realistic feel to it, as though its a photo, but with a paintingly-good qualities :P (Lick) and it she has an unusual facial expression when it comes to drawings and such...they are usually happy or something, and well, she is not...and from reading your comment on the piece her expression mirrors what you were saying about her not wanting to go on the screen and wanting to stay in your head.
Anyway, thanks for the comment on my gallery, and I think that your are very keep it up :D (Big Grin)
sammijankis Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2003   Photographer
whoa... she's hot. lol... great work yet again. love it.
eilidh Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous -- vibrant and sparkling. :) (Smile)
floaty-real Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2003
I love how you paint ! This is so-o-o-o-o cool!
:) (Smile)

verunne Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2003
Gorgeous colouring!
mainasha Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2003  Professional Traditional Artist
wow the emotion in hew face is so intence it hurts to look at her. It reminds me of how I felt the day A gut I was dating told me he had a girl friend that lived in cali that planed to moveto kc and stay in the dorm so she could be with him. He told me that when she got there I could not talk to him anymore or even call him but untill then we could still continue to be together.

Boy did I want to punch him and cry all at the say time. I had this rage build up in me so intense I couldn't do anything but cry.

That is what she reminds me of. I love the way you did her hair and then echoed the green in the back groung with the green in her eyes. The image has the sort of on edge to it. Tention and anticipation.
Reminds me of an eryka bad u song and something she sang.
" Mt eyes are green, cause I eat alot of vegatables. It don't have nothing to do with your new friend."

I feel like the girl in this image is speaking with her eyes.
blackout Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2003
you ar the vest i love the emotion of her eys
al3xis Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2003
this is awesome, colors are yummy and creamy :D (Big Grin)
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