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Scarlett Johansson

Wacom tablet and PS
i used many layers and lots of blur tool

i don't know exactly how long it took me to draw this but it was fun to do something like that - different than things i usually do

i know some may not believe this is NOT a filtered photo but an actual digital painting so i thought i'd add one of layers (on grey background)

this *IS* however painted from a reference photograph, and done only for practice.

reference: www.scarlettjohansson.org/wall…
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:iconmainlyme:
MainlyMe Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
And God created women.
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Mila-Rose09 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing Clap :happybounce: 
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jaycahilig Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
 how did you do this? this is so amazing !!!! horayyy..
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yopocris Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O
to perfect
the only little, almost invisible detail, might be her eyes, but anyway, I couldn't do it better, eater close to this.
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow awseome stuff - well done. The detail is great and she is instantly recognisable :D
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wilovil Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
looks likes, besides the tracing thing, you leave the photo in some smoth layer to make it look better.
It does looks good, but still doesnt have anything good that I cant have from a Photo, i have done this kind of work and my Digital Paints looks more like plastic dolls, but i really do them from star, not just "make up" the picture.
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rascalous Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
........wow.
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:iconarthawk:
arthawk Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Amazing! Great job!
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:iconthe-panpiper:
the-panpiper Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is awsome!!
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:icondead-mime:
dEAd-MiMe Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks! :D i'm glad you think so :)
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ana10gx Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy Mother of God !
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:icondead-mime:
dEAd-MiMe Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
really? i thought she was just an acress. lol
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PassionForDrawing Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
her skin looks soooo smooth :D
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:iconbattyfreak:
Battyfreak Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow!
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:icondead-mime:
dEAd-MiMe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
:D
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:iconkemichia:
Kemichia Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Amazing! :D
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:icondead-mime:
dEAd-MiMe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
thank you! :)
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codyymaverick Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
awesome
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:icondead-mime:
dEAd-MiMe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks! :D
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:iconmischeviouslittleelf:
Areit, time for some bubble bursting. This is hardly even painting. You see, there is a problem with how the art world views us digital artists, and to be quite frank (no not the name, just the expression(he he)) you are not part of the solution.

Painting, per definition, is to define whatever you are trying to define by the use of surfaces of value, and I can´t say you do a lot of that. Right about now you are probably thinking "this dude has no idea, then Caravaggio and those cats wouldn´t be considered painters either". Wrong again, young grass smoker, even though you are a little older than moi. You see if you look closely enough, it is evident that these masters use different plains of colour and then blur the lines between these, you on the other hand use a brush that can compared to those fun loving light featherly brushes that the dutch painters used for clouds, and even they had more texture.

Now, to dive into that discussion about tracing and all that. First of, you must understand one very basic fact. When drawing from life, on attempts to make an impression of a three dimensional figure onto a two dimensional medium, ergo having to force your mind into concieving in 3D. When using tracing paper, on the other hand, you could just as well be one of those booths you see at a fun fair, where you pop in a quarter, get into the seat and let that machine do the job of taking your picture and putting it through a filter to make it look like a drawing, zombie work in other words.

Not only that but this is lulling you into some false idea that you know how to draw, and since this is (in your mind at least) a respectable technique, you now have some skill, and again with the bubbles bursting all around, that it is not. You are fooling yourself. Now I am not saying that tracing can´t be usefull, just look at architects (and their suicidal ways).

You did have one almost valid point I would like to take into consideration though: the old masters. problem though, they didn´t trace, they either used the camera obscura or a standing grid to ditermine composition. These were references, something used to determine where to put lighting, shade, figures, empty space. Not to directly copy what was in front of them.

So, in closing, I guess I wasted my time here. You will probably shrug, shake this of and go "This is my style, this is what I do". Previously you said you did not feel like explaining yourself to anyone. That is a very juvenile notion. If you keep distancing yourself from all the critique people take the time to give you, then you will not, but rather bury yourself in this static "style" of yours, and that is the death of any artist. But I am not telling, merely pointing out things.

-E
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dEAd-MiMe Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
The reason I said I will not explain myself is that it's hard to discuss anything with someone whose mind has already been made up. I've had this conversation many times.
Frankly I really don't understand what seems to be the problem here.
By the way it seems you're not here to discuss anything, telling me what I think, how I will react to your words and saying you're wasting your time.
What surprises me is that while the way you put things is based on assumptions and somewhat childish you seem to be a quite reasonable person. Just not very much in to discussing things, rather "pointing them out".

Your definition of a painting seems a bit vague and unclear.
But being called "young grass smoker" was quite amusing actually.

If you were to check out my other stuff (drawn from life) you might just find that actually I'm not that bad with drawing. Sure, I'm no master, but I'm not that bad either.

So yes, you did get a shrug, but not because I don't let your words get to me. As I said before I had this discussion many, many times. This portrait is a part of series where I used tracing. I'm through with that. I'm not ashamed that I did it, I'm not proud ot it either. It's just something worth experimenting with.
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KhanCoblan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
(Mischeviouslittleelf : nothing like some one blabbering just to fill the holes and errors they themselves have or the lack of skill they have at their disposal :P)

great work! its nice when you complete a work that takes so much time to finish :)
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dEAd-MiMe Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks! it sure is :D
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lancerdrake Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Filmographer
very good.
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Calaymo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
beautiful!
;)
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Axertion Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
looks great, but you did do a paint over and worked from the photo. I'm not trying to start an argument, I took the reference and painting into Photoshop and I can match up exact stands of hair. You merely blurred the original and did some paint over work.

You did do a fantastic job of making her skin perfect though.

And to explain your layered proof, anybody can use the Hue/Saturation tool and paint a few blotches ;)
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:icondead-mime:
dEAd-MiMe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
dude, think what you want. but you're wrong, it's a digital painting, not a filtered photo.

some of the details are *nearly* identical because i drew them using transparent layers over the photo (but only as in working with tracing paper). but i guess you're not going to believe me anyway.
and it's not like i feel i need to explain myself anyway.
i did my part by painting this and it's really none of my business wether you belive me or not.
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iddi Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
But using tracing paper is cheating! People with skills draw from observation :aww:
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:icondead-mime:
dEAd-MiMe Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
well then i suppose according to you Vermeer along other great masters had no skills either.

damn cheaters.

lol
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iddi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
He had skills alright, tracing and then painting from life is better than tracing and then painting from that same photo. But he cheated a bit, yeah.
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dEAd-MiMe Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
i dont know why would you even call that cheating. as it if was some kind of game or test.

and if that is cheating why isnt drawing/painting from life cheating? thats using reference too. that way maybe its best we all just use our imagination and never look at anything ;)

either way thanks for your opinion :)
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Axertion Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I understand what you did, but you did it over the original. There is no doubt in my mind. You did a fantastic job of making it look better, but I seriously doubt you repainted exact lines of hairs, freckles, spots ect to the last pixel as I've examined. I can zoom in 3X and spot exact pixels. Thats not repainting, thats a paint-over.
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dEAd-MiMe Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
like i said. think what you want :)
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psykho87 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Wow, impressive dude.
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lluv2cucryy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome
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wanderingbusker Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
This is really beautiful! It makes me want to go and paint portraits, something I haven't done in quite some time. It's really stunning, and I love the colors and softness in her skin tones. Gorgeous work!

And PS...did you know she only has one earring? Is that on purpose? The one that's there is so realistic and amazingly done!! :D
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Itxaro Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow! I really like it! Very realistic! What tablet did you use?
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:icondead-mime:
dEAd-MiMe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
thanks!

I used Wacom Intuos2 :)
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anarkibaby Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
jesus its beautiful
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dEAd-MiMe Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
thank you :)
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Jessieja Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
wow! Amazing work!
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dEAd-MiMe Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
cheers!
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surfing-ant Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
Nice piece, I admire your ability to paint so well! The only way I can do anything remotely close is by tracing :blush:

too embarrassing.

Must add this to my collection of faves for sure :)
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dEAd-MiMe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
thank you.

it's all about the practice and patience :D. not much of 'art' it in really. but it's a great way to enhance your skills.

:)
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surfing-ant Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
Patience! Heheh I am a quick-fixer and dont have enough patience... But I guess knowing that is one step towards fixing it eh :)
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dEAd-MiMe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
:D true :)
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Livingsoul Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am not worthy!!!!
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dEAd-MiMe Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
:D
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Livingsoul Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) X2
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AStepIntoOblivion Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
this is just beautiful!
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