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S E R E N A by J-Estacado S E R E N A by J-Estacado
I felt like painting something big from a model, so I know that from the people I have in my devwatch list there is very good models and then; very good photoshoot .
I had some of them in mind for a few time, but didn't really knew what do to do with them, because in my opinion doing a mimic of the original wasn't THAT interesting.
I mean.... It's maybe a good training; but HELL where is YOUR interest as a painter if you don't allow yourself some liberties ?

So once I found what to do with the present picture ( I also have other paitings made from the same concept waiting for being finished ! ) it was time to begin (and ask for permissions, of course :lol: ).

Basically I tryed to keep the likeness of the model (I say basically , cuz I didn't look for exact proportions/ features for hours ) I changed the whole hair cut, which became even more tricky because this way, it killed the empty space that give the head all her shape in the original shot.
But hey I like to paint long hair, it's really cool to do with the small brushes :)

ORIGINAL Lighting source is the same ( THAT was one of the BIGGEST interest of the pic, I mean; I liked the mood it gives)
I added a blue light source below; because :
1/ I like blue :D
2/ I like the "magic" feeeling it can produce, so then the whole pic is maybe a bit less darken than the original, i'll give you that :lol:
Last but not least, I decided to keep the hair very orange.Hair is not really affected by the whole lightning source, and don't ...hum "obey" the rules of the whole mood. And that what I found cool about that :)

I have to say it's one of the painting who took me the more amounts of hour in my life; mostly because it was worked over and over about 5 times , the fact the original shot has a light bird eye view ; make me fail more than once, especially on a big size, where, I tend to loose every sense of proportions !

I think It finally turned out fine, thanks for the help from my old artschool mates who helped me seeing the mistakes !


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And ; of course,Thanks to Serena and Corwin for the permission , you guyz do great stuff !
to Serena :
I generally give to these paintings the name of their original model / or their nickname, as I see you don't like your nickname, I went for your original name :)
hope that's ok !
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TOOLS :
Acrylics on 59x45cm / 23"x17" Canvas paper.
Painting with brushes; softened with airbrush then; last touches with brushes too.
Also used faber & castell pens; colored acrylics inks , and colored pencils


photographer > :iconlepersabstain:
Original model > :iconschizophrenickittie:

original shot >
some close-up > [link]
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:iconfluffylover1986:
FluffyLover1986 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Sick.

If you need another redhead to paint, have you seen :iconcatropo: ?
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:iconredcapman:
RedCapMan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012   General Artist
nice
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:iconladyprovidence:
LadyProvidence Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your amazing work was featured here [link]
:hug:
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:iconj-estacado:
J-Estacado Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
this gets lots of feature these last weeks it's cool :lol:
thanks for the feat. :)
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:iconlevanatempest:
LevanaTempest Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Digital Artist
You have been featured in my journal [link]
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:iconj-estacado:
J-Estacado Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks! Much appreciated :)
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:iconlevanatempest:
LevanaTempest Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Your most welcome:heart:
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:iconjenadellagrottaglia:
JenaDellaGrottaglia Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
your art has been featured in my journal! thank you for inspiring [link]
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JenaDellaGrottaglia Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol and I am sitting here going damn tht name sounds familiar.. I just realized why haha
I miss Michael Turners art )=
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:iconj-estacado:
J-Estacado Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks ! It's cool to give a second life to this picture ! Much appreciated!
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
very pretty work! :thumbsup:
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:iconlevanatempest:
LevanaTempest Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Wonderful!:heart:
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:icontaichitwo:
taichitwo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful art
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:iconeheeree:
EhEeRee Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Artist
beautiful. great blend of colours (:
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:iconfirelilyrister31:
Firelilyrister31 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
thats gorgeous i love everything about it the feel of it is just awesome!!!
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:icondpbgt:
dpbgt Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Artist
smooth criminal.. hehehe..
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:iconrsmlittrell:
RSMLittrell Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Simply beautiful :D
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:iconziggyman:
Ziggyman Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nice flow of the hair. Extra points for Serena's approval.
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:iconvampyre-lover:
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Beautifully Done!!!
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:icondash18:
dash18 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
I would buy a print from you of this, how much?
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:iconj-estacado:
J-Estacado Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
mmm; thanks for the interest!
But, honeslty I'm not planning of selling this actually. More or less for legal reasons, as I had a real photo as reference.
Then I don't really have planned specific prices.
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:iconsorrow-eclipse:
sorrow-eclipse Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Beautiful work, you're exceptionally talented!
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:iconj-estacado:
J-Estacado Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
thank you !
Well when the photo model is terrible you better don't mess with it too :)
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:iconstrainstrain:
strainstrain Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Really excellent work. I love the use of colors...and the model is SO pretty. :thumbsup:
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Artist
BEAUTY AND A AIRBRUSH...
BOTH VERY NICE..
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:iconanglerfishies:
anglerfishies Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
This looks fantastic, great work! :)
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:iconsnowva:
Snowva Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Le travail sur le visage, je dis bravo! Pour le reste, un peu plus de travail des ombres aurait pu faire ressortir davantage la chevelure...
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:iconj-estacado:
J-Estacado Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
tu trouves que ça ne ressort pas assez ? !
curieux, j'aurais plutot dit que c'est ce qui tape a l'oeil en premier, ce orange flash :)

J'avoue avoir decider d'arreter le carnage apres 5/6 fois a repeindre par dessus; ma feuille a triplé de volume :lol: .

J'en reste particulierement satisfait, meme si certain choix picturaux sont discutables.

Faudra que je remette ça bientot; ça m'occupe longement, mais j'aime bien avoir ces grande images en vrai ( par opposition au digital j'entend :) )
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Ravien93 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is actually one of your best works :D It would be great if it got a DD or something, it really does deserve it :)
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:iconj-estacado:
J-Estacado Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
that's also on of my most underated :lol:
I'm really proud of this one; too bad it doesn't get interest by the others :/

so thanks a lot for stopping on this one :)
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:iconnine9nine9:
nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing traditional work; incredible detail! Featured [link]
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:iconj-estacado:
J-Estacado Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks a lot for the help; really appreciated :)
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:iconshadowyzman:
shadowyzman Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Good work mate! Her neck's a tad too thick but it's nicely done!
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:icondakael:
dakael Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G...
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:iconhyphenatedsuperhero:
hyphenatedsuperhero Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
Beautiful
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:iconatlas0:
Atlas0 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Dude, I think you are definitely the first artist who's Traditional work (real life paint brushes) looks like their Digital work... I mean like the way you drew it here, the real thing, looks like an of your other pictures. Truly an amazing feat, if I say so myself =D

Excellent job, I'm truly impressed :worship:
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:iconj-estacado:
J-Estacado Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
:lol:
Well; it's mostly because I always tried to render my color work like digital colors , while I was using traditionnal medias and that I hadn't any computer :lol:

Once I get one.... well As I didn't knew how to colors on these softwares, I tried to mimic a traditionnal method :lol:
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:iconatlas0:
Atlas0 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
lol, nice :lol: :XD:
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:iconkittys-gone:
Kittys-gone Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Student
Gorgeous subject and gorgeous texture with all that thick paint! Luv it!!!
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:iconj-estacado:
J-Estacado Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!

Well,"thick" I dunno; cuz theres roughtness here and there, but that's what I like with traditionnal stuff :lol:
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
outstanding work! :thumbsup:
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous and fantastic. I love it!
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:iconrobokop:
robokop Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Well - beautiful of course! :)
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:iconj-estacado:
J-Estacado Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Having a very good model and photoshoot helped a lot in that :)
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:iconrobokop:
robokop Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Most probably, but you did great! :D
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:icondrakoras:
DrAkOrAs Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009   Writer
Very nice picture!!

It reminds me of my Simone Simmons, My obsession, hehe.
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:iconj-estacado:
J-Estacado Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
"Epica" singer , right? :lol:
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:icondrakoras:
DrAkOrAs Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009   Writer
Yes! :D
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HardToFindAName Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
wow, c'est bluffant!
Et le commentaire est très chouette a lire :D Je dis ça parce que je comprends du coup pourquoi t'as rajouté la source de lumière bleue :)
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