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RR Project: 002. by vmbui RR Project: 002. by vmbui
Dedicated to *elpinoy, because he's badass. This picture would not have been complete without his incredible patience, wisdom, advice and constant urging. :hug: Thanks, Chester, for pushing me this far. :)

This is Raven, my beloved OC.

I've been wanting to challenge myself for quite some time, and I finally did it. Here's my first go at lineless artwork/painting. It was friggen hard! And extremely time-consuming. I don't know how you people do it. HOW do you people do it?!

I also deliberately chose rather dramatic lighting this time round, cos I normally find it rather tricky.

I don't think I've ever worked this hard on a picture before; I was pushed to my very limits with this. And as tough as it was, I loved working on it. I've learnt so much from this piece, as well. I'm pretty happy with it.

Edit #3: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE DD. :love: Thank you, thank you, thank you. This piece is very close to my heart, so I can't even begin to tell you how much I appreciate this.

More art & sketches on my blog. :pencil:

Detail Shots: [link]
Wacom Intuos2 Tablet
Adobe Photoshop CS3
Textures from the awesome *aqueous-sun-textures.
Followed the fantastic tutorial from *jdillon82 ([link]).
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-08-30
Simply gorgeous.

RR Project: 002. by =ravenskar ( Suggested by Mikandii and Featured by splintered13 )
It's beautiful to see the growth of your skill. The first time I saw this, I think it just like the other talented digital painter, but after I see the comment and comparing to your old works.I see the Passion is growing. About the picture.. the light is great, I think You really know them well, except for the eyes. The eyes is like reaching out frome the dark, it has to be in shady area, but i think You intend to do that so the eyes won't hide. The details and how You do her hairstyling is nice, You're not only making hair. I think the neck is quite strange, I don't know the words, but.. You know the area that makes 'V' between the twin bones (I don't know what it called, hehe), it makes her a bit chubby, but she's a DAMN HOT GIRL, anyway. It always amaze me how a girl could make such a beaut character. Over all this work is AMAZING, the thumbnail size said so. I can't do something like this, You know.. am still confusing with the lighting, I never had my lines clean without pen tools, and something similar like that. once again, AMAZING!
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Critique by MagiMika Aug 30, 2009, 12:40:34 PM
The way you have captured light and movement in this piece is truly breathtaking. A beautiful colour palette where the background is very close the the middle colour range of the hair makes both the highlights and shadows of the locks really stand out against the background. The care taken with every individual hair strand is fantastic, as not only do they look beautifully clean, but also positioned with great artistic distribution. The style is a really unique compromise between realism and cartoon, with famliliar comic bangs working perfectly with strands too. The piercing colour of the eyes really stand out when you look at the piece, despite her looking away. A very minor suggestion would be that the detail in her fringe be increased, with slightly more shadow apparent, as compared to the rest of the piece it looks somewhat underdressed, but this does not really detract from the striking effect of this image.
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Merdyn Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
This is one of my favorite pieces. In fact I imagine her as a main character in a YA steampunk fantasy WIP. Thank you for inspiring me! 
David-Holman Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
Great work.
LeMarsClub Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016   Traditional Artist
It's really well done! The light is great and her hairstyle gives her personality. I like the expression of her stare, her piercings, and the details on her straps. 
uwat Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Amazing !!
xVanessaRx Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Josemifoda Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
hawttamolleh Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm in love with her and her blue hair!
CLosClean Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
I bet she's got a nice booty:happybounce: 
newboldworld Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Totally awesome! :-)
TheWolfSirenchiyo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing!
tammyads Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
wow this is amazing :3
ILikeCommas Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Inlandho Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Wouah, her hair... i love it !
Muchalagup Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Just Beautiful :)
littlequeen456 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, beautiful. You are an amazing artist.
Corrupted-Mirror Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Wow, that is beautiful 8)
AmbientMemory Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I love the way there's a shadow of the strand in her eye, and there's so much emotion conveyed through her eyes. The detail to the hair and piercings are amazing. Also, I really like how you've managed to use blue in both the background and the foreground and created a brilliant work out of it. Absolutely brilliant! :happybounce: 

kaueet Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
This has been my wallpaper for more than a year now. I will never change it, it's simply amazingggg! I love it! Thanks so much *.*
HeadofRed Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely STUNNING.
AndyMichele Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
I love the lighting and mood here~!
Yamsrock Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Woah this is quite cool. Freaked me out at first because I have the same hair and eye color, but then I was like WOAH THIS CHICK IS EPIC AT DRAWING! :iconravesplz:
GabyAlejandra24 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Looks like me hahhaahha xD

AMAZING! I love it <3
Chris-Bylow Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Adline-c Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Really great job :o
DraganTheMighty Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Really nice.
GoldenPichu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so amazing~~!
Sotkettu Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This person stole this deviation:
WataKKo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Cool, using it as my wallpaper. Can someone 'shop off the lip ring though?
WataKKo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
soulfightersu Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry to tell you, but this image has been uploaded by another user. It can be found here : [link]
DanCrystalis Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your love your style and technique. This is such a beautiful piece :)
ICMDesigned Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That Is So Fire
VonDiezyl Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is truly beautiful! I hope to be as good as this one day :D

I thought that I'd let you know that I've seen this on a website called Desktop Nexus - They have a habit of having peoples art from DA :| Just thought you might want to know :heart:
Wesley-Vaz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
aldwyndor Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
it's so hard to make a portrait that stands out from others, well done
Sora-Lee Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist
So beautifull!
kamia1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
this is amazing, makes me feel cold somehow >.<
Issabelle-J Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
This is fantastic.
drgnlrd Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Beautifully done. I love the detail and color of her eyes and the look of the lace on her shoulder (nice shadowing there).
Egomantes Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
xXNieWiernaXx Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just beautiful *.*
553465 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
just wow
553465 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
PhilipMessina Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   General Artist
Well all your hard work paid off , this is brilliant I totally love it
Deadly89 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Really love this one!
coldpixel Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
This is amazing. Thank you so much for this wonderful colour.
Darkjade68 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   Artist
She is Amazing

I Love The way you do Green Eyes

Cygnitr0n Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
I'm loving this. You can see the effort you put in to it. I don't even understand how you can make this. Devine talent~!
Miss-LOVEBUG Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
this is beautiful!!!
xXUnicornXx Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful :heart:
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