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July 17, 2008
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savant by zilla774 savant by zilla774
savant, from the french "knowing"

Made using the following stock by ~NicklausseStock


also, background texture by `lockstock



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 ;)


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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:
knight1128 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Wow, this is so mazing, beautiful, great! Did you make this pic?
silvercat630 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
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Featured here [link] :)
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And please excuse the cut and paste message. I'm doing this on my lunch break. :XD:
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....
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!
Otseis-Ragnarok Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
It's like a vampire-geisha, only much more awesome than that sounds!
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
fantasio Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hmm, yummy piece with a vampiric attitude:P
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