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savant by zilla774 savant by zilla774
savant, from the french "knowing"

Made using the following stock by ~NicklausseStock

[link]

also, background texture by `lockstock

[link]

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Digital paint/photomanip of the above stock, in photoshop.

Such a gorgeous pose and and equally great model, this made for a stunning vibe in the piece. I wanted a very serene, but deep image achieved with the use of the dark blood reds.

My favourite colours, black and red ;)

:heart:

z.
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I feel this is a rather strong image which has a distinct feeling of walking a line between realism and fantasy...both in terms of being near photo-realistic as well as having a strange sense of being airbrushed. It's a curious combination but it works well in this scenario.
I also really like the detail in subtle elements like the eyes and the choker.
The shirt, though, feels a little bit too dark. It could be a color profile issue on my end, but from a head-on angle the shirt looks outright black with no detail. However, if I tilt my screen I can see that the shirt is intended to be a more dark-maroon tone. To that end, I can suggest the shirt maybe be bumped up a little bit in tone so the details are slightly more visible.

Lastly, the nose looks odd. I think my major issue with the nose is that it fades into the skin far more than I think is normal. The trunk of the nose is essentially gone and isn't casting a shadow. I get that the trunk is intended to be small, but the lack of a shadow from it is just odd.

Still, despite that small gripe I feel this is an excellent piece and I'm quite impressed by it.
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TiamatHeart Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dead but still gorgeous:clap:
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knight1128 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Wow, this is so mazing, beautiful, great! Did you make this pic?
I LIKE IT :D
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silvercat630 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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almcdermid Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Featured here [link] :)
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almcdermid Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Your photo was featured here: [link]

Thanks.

And please excuse the cut and paste message. I'm doing this on my lunch break. :XD:
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thenativeson Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
So much good with this... The detail of your work, her beauty, the coloring and tone, etc. etc. etc....
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termagen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
i like how soft yet how crystal she is!

i wish i could do art like this, and i admire you for it!
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Otseis-Ragnarok Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
It's like a vampire-geisha, only much more awesome than that sounds!
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Evil-elz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really aewsome.. so awesome i cant even spell it ha ha.. i noticed it because im into vampire sort of stuff, i really love the red in this. x
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fantasio Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hmm, yummy piece with a vampiric attitude:P
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