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This was supposed to be a Christmas gift for my best friend's mom, but Christmas turned into her birthday, and her birthday turned into Easter, and now I'm finally done in time for mother's day (I guess.) I actually started it in autumn, hence the colored leaves and dreary sky.
It's not that it took me that long, I just kept putting it off because I felt like I made a horrible decision when I decided to paint it with a hatching line. Time-consuming, yes, but the product is the first CG I've turned out since October that isn't just a silly headshot or a character portrait. I guess that "horrible decision" wasn't so bad after all.

This was painted with Photoshop CS, 9x12" at 300 DPI. Here is a full-resolution closeup:

İAshley Sparks 2007.
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BlueBumbleBee Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
i think this is also one of your best pictures so far...there's just something very 'solid' about this one.
BlueBumbleBee Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
the shading on her skin is very realistic! and i love the birds.
NeverReallyHere Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
holy hell this is amazing ashley. i am not even kidding :0 the hatching looks AMAZING. its totally oil painty. the birds mesh into the bg so awesomely and her HAIR. its got to be some of the best hair you've ever done. its just so WOODSY or something. fits nicely with the charater and the setting. love the shading too oh bebe ;; send some of that talent my way pls.
roboticORANGE Featured By Owner May 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, you already have plenty and you know it.
cbernie Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Dude, the details in this are incredible, and I think it's sort of interesting that they seem maginified by the coloring style you used, which, by the way, I love. I love the varying line movements and how they compliment each other, and you've pulled off the impression of various light sources really well. I love the background and the birds, and I really like the unique features of the face. and the lips omigoodness I love the wild hair and the strong light source there as well. Beautiful work!
Diamond-in-the-rain Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007   Writer
Beautiful! :) Also on another note you smell!
roboticORANGE Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do not.
you didn't come visit me at work either! :C
horribletak Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
wow. the whole image is, of course, overwhelmingly beautiful, but for whatever reason, what really drives your skills at achieving this painty masterpiece home for me is the way you have lighted the very crown of her head. this is gorgeous, masterful stuff.
NISSAN-J Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
You have a way with colors and light... *eats*
Pip- Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
the movement for the wings is amazing! ahhh i love it!
itsGCbaby Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is stunning! I really really like this! :+fav:
thali-n Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful ... the colours are so great ...
aireeuh Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
buful. <3

her hairz are my favorite part. C:
somniac Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
-chews on hair and leaves- <3<3<3
Adalelle Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Higekun Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
:clap: Gorgeous! I'm glad you didn't quit on this! I love the detail on the sparrows and the serene expression.
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April 23, 2007
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