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.: Astrid II :. by Charlie-Bowater .: Astrid II :. by Charlie-Bowater
Another portrait of Astrid, showing her softer (and much more approachable) side. C:

Still working out all of her facial features >3< This was really enjoyable to work on and there will probably be more on the way.

Photoshop CS3, Wacom intuos 3, few hours.
No reference.

:heart:

First Portrait: [link]
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:iconmathematic-hack:
Mathematic-Hack Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Love, love this.
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TheHellbranch Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Incredible! Absolutely wonderful artwork!
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OTheseHands Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
the highlights and shadows are beautiful. I love how the rest of the picture fades away, but her face is sharply detailed.
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MirtKlaar Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love the mood!!!!
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VictoriaRosetum Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how her face and chest are in a cold sharp focus and everything but the necklace is blurred. It shows that the necklace is important....I wonder what it means to her.

Curious....,
Cleo
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PhoenixFire787 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Student Photographer
The colors in this are fantastic. :)
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MC-SPECTRUM Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
She's really beautiful. I love the style, hair, clothes, etc. The lighting is great too.
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arabesque-0 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
I love the lighting. The freckles and the sharpness of the rings on her necklace are nice touches...
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darylferil Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I really hope you could do some tutorials in the future... I would love to see how you create such amazing works...
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kainime Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
wonderful hey. ur portrait has a great ambience*
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:iconwaywardnonnie:
waywardnonnie Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
God. She is so insanely darling! Mind if I do fanart of her?
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:iconsadandal:
Sadandal Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice :clap:
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:iconazamraharjo:
AzamRaharjo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
mmmm.... i thought this one is simpler than your usual. good job, Charlene.
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AzamRaharjo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
*think
[excuse my english]
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NaughtyBoy83 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Love the way u draw its amazing.
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:iconliamythesh:
Liamythesh Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love characterization by facial features :heart:
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:iconncloud:
NCloud Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
Its really beautiful, love your work.
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sinscommitted Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
wow this is such a lovely piece of work, her eyes are lovely and her features are just so strong also love how her hair falls across, wonderful
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callypso11 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
this is really great! you always have very defined/strong facial features on the characters you come up with. they are similar to your features, but you seem to tweak them in a different fashion everytime. great stuff :love:
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DEMONxINxME Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
softer? i was all intimidated by da image lolz
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fleetfoot Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the smooth effect you gave this picture, especially on her features. :thumbsup:
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GreyDrizzle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Student
I love it
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:icontwilightrose13:
twilightrose13 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
You are one of my favorite artists of all time.
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:iconbof-chan:
bof-chan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
If being awesome was a crime, this would be on the top of the "Most Wanted" list. 8D
How do you blend so well? ;O;
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traumtaenzer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
It's beautiful! What's also amazing is that even though her clothes and her hair is so different to the other version of her, you still managed to make it obvious that it's the same person.. I always find that very hard to to, so- I'm really impressed!
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It's something I really struggle with, so it's makes for good practice trying to get the same face again XD

Thank you ;-;
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traumtaenzer Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
You're welcome!
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el-Jin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
awesome!
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silver0bullets Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Awesome series, her face tells tails in both.
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SweetYuya Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
You said it best, she is much softer and approachable in this picture, but no less beautiful. I love both of these portraits.
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:iconcharlie-bowater:
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much C:
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SweetYuya Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
you're very welcome :)
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Monkeymaniac Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
This one looks much more refined and 'clean' than your last one. 83
(I've always been a fan of rough approaches, so it's not meant as a negative thing).
Lovely, absolutely LOVELY contrast work, and the pendant looks so gorgeous! My eyes keep skipping from the face to it. :heart:

God, you're so skilled! Such an inspiration! <33
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :3

:hug:
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nishant80 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
awesome how much time u took to finished this one :D :+fav:
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SketchProof Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! :thumbsup: :D
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SLuisi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Gorgeous piece, lovely features :)
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:glomp:
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Aakami Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, I love this ring on her neck, which makes so big contrast with her clothes, which are making one with bacground at the bottom :) And I love how they look the same and different in the very same time! :D
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
8D Thank you!
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Aakami Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my pleasure :)
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LuckSick Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Simply beautiful. It doesn't make sense to me how you can draw such realistic, yet unbelievably gorgeous things such as this. What's worse is, no reference... and only in a couple hours.

I'm really enamored by how you manage to make the shine at the nose, lips, cheek and chin so... flawless with regards to lighting. It's honestly startling. You truly are gifted; a verrrrry talented artist. @_@

Well, this'll go straight into my Fave's.

Keep it up, keep it up! ^^

*Clap, clap*
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank yoooooou ;___;

:hug:
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:iconthenass:
TheNass Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008   Digital Artist
Looks great hun :)
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:iconcharlie-bowater:
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude C:
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TAXEM Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
love this one!°
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank yooooou C:
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Cappocat Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
I like that her nose is more manly here. :3
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Thrakks Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
Totally stunning work as usual Charlie. The way you make colour tones so smooth looking is crazy. How do you do it? My works always have a more painted look about them.
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