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Finally. I have been working on this on and off for two years. A practice painting to learn more about textures and light, and to challenge myself to see how deep I can go into details. I could probably continue adding details and polishing it forever, but I would like to move on to new projects.

He ended up looking like a men's deodorant commercial, but I had so much fun with painting this! :)

Let me know what you think! I took a lot of screenshots, so I am considering using them together with a lot of new material to make a tutorial for painting hair. I have gotten so much positive feedback from my previous two tutorials, so it would be fun to make another one.

Here is a close-up of the face if you want to see: [link]

I made most of the brushes myself, but unfortunately they were lost last year. For the finishing touches I used some of `adonihs' brushes. Thank you!

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Reference:
:iconkatanaz-stock:

Background reference:
:iconashensorrow:
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Suiish Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is ery nicely detailed, and the shadows are so striking, gorgeous blue hues throughout, and his eyes
- im just drawn to!
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lin9x Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just insanely great!
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darkbubblepop09 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Love it! Love it! The eyes are absolutely captivating! I think the neck and shoulder area look slightly off since it is not as detailed compared to the face. A total yes on a tutorial from you!!
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Edana Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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jornas Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, your level of detail is pretty amazing. I don't think there is anything i would do differently with that. The only thing that stands out to me over all is how the head connects to the neck. I cannot quite place how it strikes me as such but it seems a bit off. Not by much though.
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Edana Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I spent a lot of time zoomed in with a 3 pixel brush to make this, but I am happy with the level of detail I achieved. I usually paint the neck and shoulders last, when I am very ready to just finish it, maybe that is why I have some problems in making them look right. Will continue working on that!
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice!!!
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Edana Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Ascahithiel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! Your wonderful work has been chosen as a Weekly Deviation at the :iconguildofdeviousness: It will kept in our blog for a week, placed in our Favorites folder and featured in a news article at the end of August. Congratulations and keep creating such fantastic art! :D
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Edana Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, thank you! I really appreciate being featured. :D
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Ascahithiel Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very welcome. ^_^
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Pasiphilo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Incredible work! The expression and lighting make this very dramatic.
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Edana Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lighting was the main reason why I wanted to work with this reference, it was a good challenge. Thank you!
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KITTYclaws10 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
amazing! It really looks like a photo! :) Great job! ^^
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Edana Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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SPhyx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student
Gorgeous! The detail is amazing. You're so talented :faint:
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Edana Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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OllieTeo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
I don't know if I love this one or Autumn better... but this is just outstanding. I thought I was looking at a photo.
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Edana Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Yesterday was a good day, it felt good to be able to finish both of them.
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AshenSorrow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: wOoahh I freaking LOVE THIS!! :woohoo: :iconwowplz: Absolutely breathtaking :iconwowplz: :wow: :iconwowplz: :wow:
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Edana Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am happy you like it, thank you again for the wonderful stock image. :)
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Gnewi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That is amazing! :)
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Edana Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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o0isabella0o Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the most detailed digital paintings I've seen on deviantART! Great job!
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Edana Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I tried to push myself into painting more detailed than usual.
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