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warm up portrait by Alex0wens warm up portrait by Alex0wens
Lol, so this is my attempt at painting realistically. Honestly, its started out as a warmup and just went way too far, there are still several areas of the painting that are unresolved, but I doubt I'll do anything else with it. Obviously the subject is me. I can't really tell if the likeness is any good or not. Critiques are welcome

Done in artrage, painter, and a bit of touch-up in PS2

... back to commissions!
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:iconmangoostar:
Mangoostar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Those colors are beautiful together :)
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:iconjmqrz:
jmqrz Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good work!
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UnknownX Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Professional Filmographer
This is really brilliant!! I really love that there are no visible lines and just warm colors mixed with the cold background color. It would be really exciting to see an art piece dedicated in this particular rendering technique you used. The picture looks very solid so, I wouldn't know what to critique. Awesome job, again!
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Alex0wens Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :D
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Siren-Sylest Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Definately a very good likeness with amazing contrasts in the coloring. The neck is a little bit enlongated but definately good enough to lick!:blush:
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:iconalex0wens:
Alex0wens Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank ya
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:icondinshino:
dinshino Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Turned out pretty damn good!
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:iconalex0wens:
Alex0wens Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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:icondinshino:
dinshino Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
You're welcome
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:iconnevma:
Nevma Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Nice drawing. Proportionally it appears very realistic. The heavy darks and soft but contrasting lighting stylize the image, but in a way that keeps with the comic-like style I've seen in your other works. I like it. Good work.
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:iconalex0wens:
Alex0wens Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconcomixbookgurl:
Comixbookgurl Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
that is amazing
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:iconalex0wens:
Alex0wens Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow, thanks :D
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:iconchurchsoho:
churchsoho Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
beautifull man
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:iconalex0wens:
Alex0wens Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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:iconredskullrudd:
redskullrudd Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
this is great - neat to see you throwing out some other styles and taking a break from the FDF. like the color.
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Alex0wens Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lol, yeah, sometimes I really need to. right now i think i actually have a bit of artists block. Ideas arent really coming to me. Thats one thing about doing the sketches, its mentally taxing. I mean, once a sketch is done, i can pretty much pencil it mindlessly, doing the layouts is the hard part o_O
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redskullrudd Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
yeah was always impressed how you kept the creativity flowing on all those sketches....200+ is a real tough call. especially since you've been upping yourself on each one!
I can imagine it wears you out. Still....they have all been looking fantastic. Still cool to see style switch ups - may help the block a little!
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Peace91310 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Dude, its awesome!!! :headbang:
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:iconalex0wens:
Alex0wens Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconpeace91310:
Peace91310 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
no problem^^...that dude lookslike the Sylar from Heroes o.0
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:iconalex0wens:
Alex0wens Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That dude is me. Maybe its just the angle or something, in reality, I don't look like that guy very much
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:iconpeace91310:
Peace91310 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Really?You're handsome :D
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:iconalex0wens:
Alex0wens Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconpeace91310:
Peace91310 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
no problem^^
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crazymew Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Well done, ^^
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:iconalex0wens:
Alex0wens Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconconstantine2530:
coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Student Filmographer
It still looks a tad cartoonified, but it looks really cool! It kinda reminds me of Bruce Wayne in BtAS xD
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:iconalex0wens:
Alex0wens Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
really? bruce wayne? is it the warm colors?
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:iconconstantine2530:
coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Student Filmographer
No, it's actually the face shape and the hair :)
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:iconalex0wens:
Alex0wens Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hehe, well thats cool. I don't think its intentional, but I am a big batman fan :D
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coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Student Filmographer
Awesome! I'm a fan too, but probably not as big x) Great job, anyway 8D
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NickAlmand Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Looks pretty good, man! I think there's more shadow in the photo than the portrait, which gives the impression that the neck is too big. The likeness works, though, especially because it still looks right even when flipped.
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Alex0wens Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, the neck does tend to look really long. Its not flipped though, I didn't paint this directly from that piece of reference, its just the one I found that looks the closest to the painting
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NickAlmand Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Ah, that makes sense. It still looks pretty tight though. =D
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:iconcmedard:
Cmedard Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Looks pretty fine to me ! :nod:
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:iconalex0wens:
Alex0wens Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks man
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BadAttitudeInk Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's very good. Looks just like you.
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:iconalex0wens:
Alex0wens Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconcookie-splinters:
Cookie-Splinters Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
a bit slimmer and the neck is exagerrated but its deffinately you..

stunning textures :wow:
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Alex0wens Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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StoryKillinger Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BRAVA!!!!!! Remarkable!!!!
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:iconalex0wens:
Alex0wens Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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