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Lara by artcova Lara by artcova
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Laraby artcova

Scraps©2008-2015 artcova
Ok, the first portrait in colour. :#1: and I'm more than happy with the result... though skin is so damn hard to colour... :faint:
I know, I said there was going to be another WIP after this one here: [link]
but I got carried away until I finished it. :giggle:

Anyway, as said in that sketch in my scraps, the model here is my daughter Lara. And ain't she a beauty :aww:

Photoshop CS3, standard brushes, Genius 4500 digital tablet, one photo reference. Original size is 6000x4000 px 300 ppi.

Comments and critiques are most welcome. If you like it, let me know.

Cova
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:icontheepr:
theepr Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
incredible work.very beautiful...u r one of that 'god blessed'
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LoganGFX Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy(insert word of your choice here)! I had to see the fullview before I believed this was a painting:) This is awesome!

Just for kicks, roughly how long did this take you?
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:iconartcova:
artcova Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: Thanks a lot, mate.
I think it was about 12 hours of work :paranoid:
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shinyscyther Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH O_________O

Increible, la verdad, que.... no se.... es tan superior a lo que siquiera puedo aspirar a lograr hacer esto que...... te das una idea de lo grosso que sos, no? XD
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artcova Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Jajaja :lmao: Gracias Nico! Un abrazo, capo!
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shinyscyther Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
De nadas, un abrazo igualmente n_n
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jennifuh Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
wowwww, so realistic!
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:iconartcova:
artcova Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, Jenny :aww:
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Debyh-Sama Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Hello! We find its art very interesting and we divulge it in ours blog, if to want to confer - > [link]
Ours Twitter -> [link]
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:iconartcova:
artcova Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Muito Obrigado. :nod:
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:icondebyh-sama:
Debyh-Sama Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
eu devia ter escrito em portugues então né rsrs
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SamanthaSvava Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG ur a brilliant artist
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:iconnieko14:
Nieko14 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
Really amazing job with the detail. The eyes look real! Beautifull job with the skin colour. =D Your an extremely talented artist. =]
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ShootingStaar Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Student General Artist
Oh, I love this one. I never understand how to paint in PS, so I'm easy to impress. But anyway, this is a great picture, and yes, your daughter is beautiful. :]
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dimitriskats Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
Really fantastic!
Fantastically real!
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:icondarknessembodied:
darknessembodied Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredibly realistic...awesome:D
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BlizzyStorm Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH my word!!!! :O
At first I thought it was a photo and was like humm?
Then i full viewed and was like: *jawdrop* NO WAY?! THAT IS SOOOO AWESOME!
Your really really really really good!
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Royks Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008   Interface Designer
Impresionante.
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:iconartcova:
artcova Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Muchas gracias, Lucas! Te mando un abrazo. :)
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chibiprof Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
The detail is truly beauteous, the complexity of the eyes seem to bare a soul.
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:iconartcova:
artcova Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for those words, my friend. :)
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chibiprof Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
what are your problems with skin colouring exactly?
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:iconartcova:
artcova Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
almost 30 years of working black and white :bucktooth:
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chibiprof Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
Wow, well I can only hope to be as good as you are some day.
I've been following the techniques of comic book artists, a lot of them work with flats, which would work better with your Black and whites that way you don't have to worry about colour. This tutorial may give you some insight on working with flats [link] enjoy :D
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:iconartcova:
artcova Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for that link, mate! :D
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davyp1 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
Excelent work
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:iconartcova:
artcova Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, David! :)
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:iconadracksmoq:
adracksmoq Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
so warm.. :+fav:
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:iconartcova:
artcova Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, my friend! :aww:
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Lost-Android Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Holy crap sandwiches! I thought this was a photograph! Incredible! o____o
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:iconartcova:
artcova Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, dear :aww:
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Lost-Android Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
You are definitely welcome~
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diiem Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
awesome job!~
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:iconartcova:
artcova Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, my friend! :D
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:iconsynfull:
Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
:wow: The detail on this is absolutely amazing. Great work :D
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:iconartcova:
artcova Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you so very much, dear :hug:
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S-K-W Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Student Digital Artist
this is a beautiful portrait, such innocence, the detail and the skin ! the eyes are so captivating, its a wonderful piece +fav
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artcova Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, Stacey! :hug:
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shadowed-light-waves Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008   General Artist
Holy cow! :wow: It's so detailed! All of those individual strands of hair... and you even got the faint little lines near her eyes! This is absolutely wonderful!
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:iconartcova:
artcova Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you so very much! I really appreciate it :hug:
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ecco666 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Student Interface Designer
amazing. i saw it in small view and thought u were kidding, it IS a photo..but then on full view.... DAMN great work. do more in colors !!!
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artcova Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: Thank you so much, Markus! Of course there will be more, I loved doing this one :nod:
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frozenpandaman Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Student General Artist
It's not a photo..? <_> Another absolutely amazing work of yours. The mouth is amazingly stunning along with the eyes. You include a myriad of colors to make this piece seem realistic! The hair is so thin and fine - reminds me (as somewhat of a vector artist) of the way you form vector-hair. Is her hair really this thin? =p
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artcova Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: Thankyou so much, really... :aww:
It really is that thin :nod:
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:iconengyne:
engyne Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Absolutely great. Awesome work.
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:iconartcova:
artcova Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, dear. I'm glad you like this :aww:
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alsasson Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
wow...i am speechless!! hopefully i may just be as great as you are when im your age! you are amazing, and your daughter is very cyute! this looks so perfect, i actually thought it was a photo!! wow..it makes me wanna show you my work right now, darnnn it!
so...did you ever consider drawing your self portrait in graphite?
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artcova Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: Thank you so much, dear!

I never thought about doing a selfportrait at all... :bucktooth: I'm not an interesting subject :giggle:
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alsasson Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
T.T....WHAT DID YOU SAY?? you arent an interesting subject?? i mean look at you man! you have a wife/girlfriend and a gorgeous kid, and you are one of the best atists i know..or even perhaps in this entire world! so dont tell me you arent interesting! and i know you were just talking about your appearence..but i beleieve everyone is special..wether beautiful/handsome or not, so dont gives me thats!! you are going to draw yourself, and you are going to like it!! people wouldnt pay any attention to your physical features anyway, ya know? i mean, the art is what they are gunna look at. you dont see arists..pros...drawing beautiful people all the time, do ya? NO! not that you arent gorgeous, im sure you are very pretty XD but anyway....aahh....yeeaahhh..just for saying that, YOU owe me a request, and that buddy, is to draw a self portrait of yourself, got that? XD im so means! but its true! im not so pretty myself, and i drew myself from a photo of when i was like 13! i wasnt so cyute then,(*cough* i am now)XD... but if i were to post the thing, people wouldnt pay attention to my looks, but of the detail of which i drew myself in...ya know? and sorry for giving you this evil lecture XD i hope we are still buddies! id hate to lose a good friend..who is like the best artist in the world!!!:hug: :iconimsorryplz:
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artcova Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
How could I ever get mad on you? :glomp: You're the sweetest, girl!
Ok, I won't say anything like that again, I promise :giggle:
About that portrait... well, I dunno if a full rendered one but... you'll see pretty soon ;)
Thank you so much for your words, dear. It means a lot :hug:
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