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.: Astrid :. by Charlie-Bowater .: Astrid :. by Charlie-Bowater
I really enjoyed working on this ;_;.

Sometimes I get a little sick of things like lineart and trying to perfect everything. So it was a breath of fresh air to just jump straight in with a brush and enjoy painting :3

and I did. 8D Anyway, this is a character I've had floating around in my head for a very long time. She's always changing so I decided to try and pin down her look a little more. Anyway, this was super enjoyable and I'll definitely be doing more of these in the future.

Enjoy ;D

Photoshop CS3
Wacom Intuos 3
Few hours

:heart:

Second portrait: [link]
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:iconheadshotgunny:
headshotgunny Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
It's the flow of shades and the intensity in her eyes which make this great
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:iconheadshotgunny:
headshotgunny Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
There is so much frigging intensity in this one...awesome-
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student General Artist
FUCKIN' YES
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:iconsarahrangel:
SarahRangel Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
i love this one :D can you make more of her please :)
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:iconwhitedemonclaw:
WhiteDemonClaw Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! My name is Astrid! I don't look like her, but still :D I really enjoy your work, it's be-a-u-tiful!
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SophieShimazu Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
She's so beautiful! I love this character. Her expression in this drawing is so fierce and intense. She seems like a very dynamic person. I know someone who looks exactly like her! Ahaha. I am just wondering...why is the little freckle above her upper lip sometimes on the left side and sometimes on the right? Curious. Anyways, so beautiful! :love: :squee:
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Sierra-la Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
what sort of brush did you use for this? Do you remeber? I love the texture, although it looks like the brush itself didnt have much texture.
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:iconarsiamons:
ArsiaMons Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   General Artist
<3 <3
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:iconkel-art:
Kel-art Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
amazing one
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:iconbeto-i:
beto-i Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Muito bom
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:iconbeto-i:
beto-i Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
muito show
adorei as luzes
Muito bom!!!
[link]
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:iconlordportico:
lordportico Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Oooo...she looks like a wolf.
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:iconshibakaneki:
shibakaneki Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Looks like a vampire :D
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:icondepressedmuch:
Depressedmuch Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god, it's fantastic... How do you get everything so smooth while still keeping adequate contrast?
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:iconlitle-noa:
Litle-Noa Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
yey yes finnaly an art-piece of a girl named astrid that's NOT about vikings :icondummyplz:
great work i love it(and i love this being the most popular when i look up my name and NOT 'viking girl"from that movie)
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:icontusenord:
Tusenord Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
I love the look in her eyes - straight into mine. Awesome attitude - it feels like a photograph.
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:iconcorsmack:
Corsmack Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
ASTRID XD !!!!!!!! LOOK AT THAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!,IT IS AN AWESOME JOB I LOVE IT XD :iconlaplz:
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:iconlitle-noa:
Litle-Noa Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
do we share a name perhaps XD
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:iconiifrankii:
IIFrankII Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ilike this girl great work congrats :)
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:iconsleepymiguel:
sleepymiguel Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
That's just lovely.
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:iconstarjumper76:
Starjumper76 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
P.S.: Wish I could see more of the tattoo.

:blowkiss:
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:iconstarjumper76:
Starjumper76 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
I love this!
She's quite hot.

Very cool!

:wave:
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:iconkaratecow:
karatecow Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Wow my woman looks just like that. No joke hair and all :/
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:icondigitalinkrod:
digitalinkrod Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice!I really enjoy your light shading:wow:
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:iconvictoriarosetum:
VictoriaRosetum Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Astrids features are really harsh and cruel. I wonder what made her feel that way? What happened to her to make her so serious and harsh.

I will figure it out,
Cleo
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:iconhhryah:
hhryah Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
She looks so badass!
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:iconninfadelmar:
ninfadelmar Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Student General Artist
wow I reeeeeally love this, very pretty
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:iconforeverrrchocolate:
ForeverrrChocolate Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Lovely, love your style
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:iconcuasi:
cuasi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
hypnotizing. wish i could see more of that tatoo..
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:icondark0na:
DARK0NA Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Your Fantastic Work has been Feautured in my Journal!! :heart:
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:iconlegendsoriental:
legendsoriental Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009   Interface Designer
:+favlove:
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:iconfreakeinstein:
freakeinstein Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
wooow!! haven't seen anything so beautiful in some time... great work..! ;]
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:iconcomic-88:
Comic-88 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Professional Filmographer
You are insanely talented. Reminds me of Faith from Mirrors edge. Good game.
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:iconthemichaelmacrae:
TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did you use a reference at all?
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:iconfusu01:
fusu01 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
those eyes just eat at me

I love this, it crawls under my skin -- i swear
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:iconcharlie-bowater:
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
<3 That means a lot, thank you. ;_;
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:iconsquirrelofthenight:
SquirrelOfTheNight Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
You're very talented. She looks a little like Carrie-Anne Moss, no?
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:iconantonvandort:
antonvandort Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice piece. So, who is this character "Astrid"?
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:iconsean-izaakse:
sean-izaakse Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Great pic and she's a babe!
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:iconnightangel92:
NightAngel92 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
This character looks awesome!
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:iconblacksheep303:
blacksheep303 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
she has freckles!!!!!!!!! love it
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:iconazamraharjo:
AzamRaharjo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
looks different from the usual. hmmm, she look strong :O
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:iconross-marisin:
ross-marisin Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
sexyyyyyyyy
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:iconstipend:
stipend Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008   General Artist
beautiful!
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:iconnaughtyboy83:
NaughtyBoy83 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Beautiful work, love it.
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:icontetsou:
tetsou Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:love:
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:iconncloud:
NCloud Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
This is Gorgeous, its really beautiful.
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:iconnephely:
nephely Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
as for no reference... wow. i like how her face looks like - self-confident, even kind of rebellious. there is so much life in her eyes:)
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:iconcelestialenvy:
celestialenvy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Awesome, I love how strong she looks, both in her physique and her expression.
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:iconnr43:
NR43 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008   Traditional Artist
donnow if it was mentioned yet (didn't take time to read all the comments), but I think the collar bones could use more definition.
The necklace seems to be floating (needs more shadows)

Just minor details though, wonderful painting!
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