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Natalie Portman, in Nina, from Black Swan
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mixrix Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
what app you're using ?
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I always use Gimp, because it's free! :)
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Timbo1834 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really awesome, I really like that you're not afraid to get impressionistic with the brush. I'm not a big fan of digital painters who just smooth everything out so much that it might as well be a photograph with a smoothing filter on top, and I think it's great that you don't do that.

Something that stuck out to me though is her shoulder in the foreground, it looks a little too small to me. Maybe it looks like it's that size in the reference that you use, but at first glance that was the first thing that stood out to me as something that didn't quite gel with the piece like the other parts.

Never the less, great use of color, form, and texture over all. and deserving of a fave!
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
I was used to do smooth skins, but I thought it doesn't look like realist at all... That's why I tried to use different brushes and, even if it's not perfect (the brushes I have in Gimp aren't good for this, I need new ones^^°), I'm pretty satisfied with the result.

I hadn't noticed it, but indeed, you're totally right, the shoulder looks to small!
It's the same size than in the reference, but there is a really small difference in a curve which make it looks a lot smaller.

Thanks for the comment! I really appreciate when someone give me a constructed critic of my work! =)

(And sorry if I made a few mistakes, English isn't my first language ^^° )
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Timbo1834 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It's all good. Also to give you credit if that's how she looks in the picture is that Natalie Portman did get hella thin form the role. I still remember watching it in the cinema and feeling sick over how thin she looked.

If you're looking for good brushes to use in Gimp I would highly recommend this: [link]
Gimp Paint Studio is probably the cause of why I ever got into digital painting at all. I grew up doing a lot of traditional art (and I still do a lot of traditional art) and this made digital painting make sense to me with an easy to understand interface.

And it's not like the hard round circle brush doesn't have it's place, Here's a piece i did only with the hard round brush: [link]
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WitichaWolf Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
cute :D
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emalterre Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
absolutely fabulous !
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Thanks :)
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Tcim-mouton Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
vraiment très beau
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Merci :meow:
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hmxart Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
really nice! :)
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Stolvezen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
J'aime beaucoup les effets de matières :heart:
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Merci :meow:
C'est une des premieres fois ou je me suis essayée aux textures, mais surtout aux differentes brosses que j'avais, et je suis assez satisfaite de ce que ca a donné. =)
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Stolvezen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Je trouve que le rendu est très bon :nod:
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Tohad Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beau travail !
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tony-tzanoukakis Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I like the brush strokes! very nice1
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Thanks =)
It was the first time I was trying to do something with the different brushes, and I'm pretty happy of how it turned^^
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Saphira-91 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Wow, this is really amazing
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Rus-Lev Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
wow, real great :)
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thanks =)
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Rem-Jericho Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Nice)
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Thanks =3
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Hortensie-Stone Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very realistic. The lighting and detail in the face is wonderful. :)
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Thanks =)
It was a really hard work, but I'm proud of it ^^
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AtomicRedBoots Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amaziiiing :DDDDDDDDD
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Thanks :huggle:
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AnnMarieBone Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You have achieved a really dramatic effect in this painting.
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Thanks =)
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AileenLuib Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012   Photographer
Your lovely illustration has been featured here!
[link]
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Thank you so much!
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AileenLuib Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012   Photographer
np! :)
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zicka Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
! this is from Black Swan? it's beautiful!!!
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Yoriuchi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   General Artist
Tres joli travail !
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HKJS Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Very very beautiful...
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Thanks :)
I spend a loooot of time on this one, and it's great to see that some people likes it :)
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hpNIITA Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Stunning!
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KozaG Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
This is very beautiful.
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Thanks :)
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JessieO17 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow,great picture! love your technique
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Thanks :)
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promised-freedom Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
The way you paint is so amazing, I really thought it was acrylic or something from the preview!
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LegionDesign Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Brilliant, You should draw Emma Stone - I know the perfect picture too :D
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
I've never tought about drawing her, but it's a really good idea! I love her eyes :)
If only I haven't so many unfinished drawings^^° But just show me the pic you was thinking about, and maybe if I can find time I'll try :)
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LegionDesign Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That would be great :)

The first three links are the main ones that would be good and the last link is my tumblr page, but if you scroll down you'll keep finding lots of stunning photographs of her.

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tite-pao Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
[link]
I've just began and I wanted to show you my progress ;)
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LegionDesign Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thats amazing, what do you use? Here's what I did a couple of years ago; [link]
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Finished! [link] :)
It didn't take as long as I would have thought ^^
I usually use Gimp, I can do good things with it, so I have no reasons to change to Photoshop^^
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LegionDesign Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That looks awesome, do you just use the brush tool
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Usually, I just use the brush tool with the basic brush, but this time I used the airbrush (I'm not sure of the word, it's "aérographe" in French)to put all the colors in the picture, and then use the brush tool and the smudge tool to make it look good.
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tite-pao Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
I love the colors of the first one! I think I'll stay in this color, and I'm actually looking for a photograph wich will catch my eyes ([link] I like this one, but it's not exactly what I want to draw and tihs one: [link] put the expression doesn't go well with the colors I want to use... Finally, I think I'll draw this one: [link] )

I shouldn't have looked at you tumblr page, now I'm in love with this pic: [link] of evangeline lilly (the one in B&W) and I'll never find time to draw her><
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