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

Made using the following stock by ~NicklausseStock

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also, background texture by `lockstock

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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 ;)

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z.
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:icontheryanford:
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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:icontermagen:
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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:iconotseis-ragnarok:
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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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
hmm, yummy piece with a vampiric attitude:P
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome work! such a deep and beautiful red colour, and great use of the stock image too :-)
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Secular Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Hum, maybe not.
"Savant" is used for "scientist", "someone who has the knowledge", but for someone who knows something, for example a secret, it's "sachant".
But it's almost never used without precising what is known (we said "knowing this, knowing that" "sachant ceci, sachant cela").
By the way, "savant" for a woman is "savante"...

Anyway, great work, deep colours and a great look of the model.
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leaf-lover Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
:lol: pizza pan texture.

Awesome manip; I love the red around her eyes the most I think, it makes the thumb and piece really stand out.

She reminds me a bit of those porcelain dolls.
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polegnyn Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of my favorite works of yours. Not overly gory but just enough to be extremely wary. hehe :)
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woodsy900 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:O is all i can say/do WOW
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illusionary-Angel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
Absolutely beautiful. <3
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SeanTheOwner Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
I like the Vampiric look!:)
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TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
A pizza pan texture?
So I take it the red on her lips is just well-seasoned tomato sauce?
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:iconzilla774:
zilla774 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
yes, and her eyes are pepperoni. :#1:
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XCyanideDreamsX Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! ^_^
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:iconoverseer:
overseer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008   Digital Artist
Brilliant piece. One of the truely great ones! Brilliant on the make-up. Enhances the eyes! :+fav:
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NicklausseStock Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
"Ymm, now I'm full" :) thank you, nice work
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:iconzilla774:
zilla774 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
:heart:
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lauritah Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
really cool, i love her makeup!
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:iconblacks:
blacks Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
frcken hell this rocks

awesome work!

:blx
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IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: Gorgeus work :clap:
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frozenpandaman Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Student General Artist
Fantastic! The background texture/color has an great effect on the woman herself.
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:iconvaia:
vaia Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
She's gorgeous!!! :clap:
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:iconmaoractive:
maoractive Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome! :D
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thetopcrusader Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
Beautifully dark :) I love it.
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:iconspamarillamite:
Spamarillamite Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Student Digital Artist
she can see my soul...... :O_o:

she very pretty tho nice work :D :D
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:iconbitchinblack:
bitchinblack Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous work. =D
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gotchis Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its onto me! wahhh
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:icontepara:
Tepara Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Im not sure if Im @-@ or @-@ lol..
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