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Opal by Charlie-Bowater Opal by Charlie-Bowater
Just a little doodle that I started and ended up liking! I need to paint older people more often, it's fun. :la:

Photoshop CS5 & Wacom Intuos 5. 

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LordBiox Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the composition and subject.
Kiyreathel Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
you know what was my first reaction?

after five mins?
( can guess the rest)

she's so real, she's full of thoughts, she's dangerous and sure as hell she knows what she's capable of. wonderful, powerful protrait.
Kaguyo Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Perfection, right there ! Clap 
Madmax42 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
she have your eyes
UrsulaMS Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this! She reminds me of Snow White's Evil Queen in the original animated movie. Somewhere in between both the old and the young version.
tasiams Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love how she is still beautiful and time did not wear her out.
Hl5tory Featured By Owner Edited Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Age in beauty (or is it Beauty in age..)! Ugh! your so good! Froggy Emoji-61 (Panic) [V4] Beating Heart Emote (Free to Use) 
AmericanEagle2076 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
QUITE Deadly looking Heart 
sn4pdr4g0n Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student General Artist
I think I've commented on this once already a year or so ago, but after starting Legend of Korra, I imagine this to be Lin Beifong XD 

Your gallery is always a delight to visit :) 
Yasmin88 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014   General Artist
I donno why I feel it looks like an old version of your face somehow after looking at your newest ID . You have every right to shoot me if you want >.<'' . Anyway, it's inspiring to see such an old lady with ambition and passion in her penetrating eyes cuz I'm terrified of aging ever since I was 6 years old :S
milaink Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
mysterious and lovely lady :flirty: 
SittingOnTheFence Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
It's beautiful
narnianasusan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Is she an older Madonna? 
oroladian Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Great one! she looks like an elderly Madonna
LissielLattale Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning*___* Awesome depiction of a beauty even in the old age*___*
M-G-Studio Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, this looks like a natural aging process of Madonna!
Celska Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
C'est génial ! Ses rides sont très bien faites ! ** Tu devrais nous montrer tes études sur les personnes âgées plus souvent ! :D
Winters-Hart Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks so familiar, I feel like I know her somehow. almost like she's a friend I once knew, maybe in a past life.
He-de Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Madonna without makeup
ti-DESIGN Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
It's like a cross between Elsa from Frozen and Rapunzel's mother in Tangled... Awesome piece of work here, by the way. :)
juliathedrawer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That is some good hair.
(And the rest is also fucking amazing, needless to say)
BlazedMemoryInk Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What I love about this, is that artists on deviantART stay away from drawing people who are older. And it frustrates me because artists usually draw gorgeous young women, but you've made your art center around both fantasy and realistic themes. This artwork is so refreshing and I'm extremely impressed!
Chopelina Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love what you did with her skin. The whole "old-age" looks really believable ^^
PL1 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
She reminds me of somebody, but I  just can't think of who.
AoN64 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Doctor Halsey, Halo.
Uruno-Morlith Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry, but it reminds me of Flemeth *____*
bianres Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I totally support older people drawings, you're doing it wonderfully. As someone who loves to write stories like me, I love how the expression on her face have made me wonder about her personality. I see a strong, misterious, wise woman, but also I see her as a vilain - perhaps because of the dark colors you've chose, and the cold look on her eyes. She's not an evil lady by her choise, she has suffer somehow. She'd be someone who would do anything to get what she wants, whenever she wants. She looks like one of those characters who does things only to her safety because everyone around her had betrayed her in her life and she can't trust anymore. Well, at least that's what my imagination tells me when I see this picture. Amazing work, Charlie!
astarayel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
I love the resilience in her face--it's the hardened look accompanied by the wrinkles that make me wonder what her story could possibly be. For "just a little doodle," you sure do come up with amazing characters.
UrsulaDecay Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
her lipstick is  everything  lol i need to  buy some  just  like that 
shes absolutley gorgeous  aging was  kind on her  ^ o ^ 
Cat-Von-B Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
This is gorgeous, she is gorgeous. Yes you should paint older people more often... just stunning :)
AngelGanev Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
I love the realistic colours and amazing wrinkles! Just amazing :squee: 
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
fantastic drawing
AratoYui Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous and different!
funkyalienlovers Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastically done
JNetRocks Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Love it.  You really captured the age and beauty mix very well.  Love the ring!  :o
TheAttackOfEeliah Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so hard to completely entrance people with one piece of art & you've done it! :D
GG-arts Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
would make an awesome villain!! :D
Sgt-Sahara Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
Slimi-kin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!~ ^^
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Shirazen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely! it's so difficult to draw older people. but this is amazing!
ana0004 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truly artistic. Lovely !
monstee Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
HAHAHAHA "Just a little doodle..." I wish to make doodles like that XD Great job!
Artemensia Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional
Nice technique and all this...
But (now it comes) it does NOT look like an older woman.
If she hat such wrinkles, her skin could not be like this.
It is more like a young beautiful woman who is make-upt older...

BUT I think the Hands look really cool and skinny and old...
Slimi-kin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I disagree, she does look like an old woman to me, but a beautiful and confident one instead of an old hag with a hundred wrinkles~ ^^
Tri-tiri-hum Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing! I love those lines in her face combined with that confident stare in those fierce blue eyes :heart:
jingo-smile Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Is that Madonna?
Severka Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I'd really LOVE to be able to doodle like THIS! :clap:
Shippuden23 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
This is beautiful.
RipplingEmbers Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. I don't see pictures of older people much on here, which is a shame, because the backstory a face can tell is always fascinating. She looks like a great character.
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