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Portrait Of A Girl by nureen Portrait Of A Girl by nureen
Please FULL VIEW! - the actual image is a ton bigger so viewing it at small size shows you nothing compared to the larger size.

EDIT: Also if you want to view the detail (please do I spent so much time on it!) - then you can find it here: [link]

Note: Print is now available :)

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Now it's time to rant..

"Portrait of a Girl" is something I've been working on for around a week now, and I've spent A LOT of time on this. Initially I started this as a digital painting practise but I got so caught up in it that I decided I wanted to display it. This is the first digital painting I've done that actually even looks slightly realistic. I know it's not perfect, I know I have a long way to go, but I'm really proud that I could get this far.. when I started I never even thought I could paint it.. and I never expected this! (Yes yes.. not perfect.. I know :|)

Anyway, I'm happy with the results.. everything is as is.. I could have gone much further with the image but I liked it this way.

Now for the credit..
Thank you to `lockstock for the reference photo.

Tools...
This is completely painted.. the stock was used as a reference only and did not exist on canvas after the initial sketch. If you have a look at the original image, you'll notice this looks a fair bit different. Similar, but different.

Criticism and comments welcome.. but please don't knock it.. I've worked really hard and I'm happy with it.
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:iconchildren7:
Children7 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
It's so beautiful.....I especially like the hair
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:iconmeiremiami:
meiremiami Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
loved it...
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:iconannariart:
AnnaRIART Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it looks lovely, I really like the flowers especially and she looks very real. It is a bit flat the shading apart from the neck. I think once you master shading and can create more tonal valued and depth, your pictures will look like live humans o_o
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Abyss-Valkyrie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
WOW!!This should have more love,ugh i wish i could've featured it!!!WOW!!!!love the work,it's so very pretty!!!
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:iconchocolatebunniesrule:
just beautiful! well done!!!!!!!
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:iconhellsbreath:
HellsBreath Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
wonderful ^^ and "Portrait-Of-A-Girl-Details" too :)
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:iconluvloz:
LuvLoz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations, this piece has been showcased in a news feature of womens portraits! [link]
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:iconjadeey:
jadeey Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
amazing...
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:iconarchievaltome:
ArchievalTome Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Just epic...
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:iconnureen:
nureen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Honoured. Thank you!!
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:iconarchievaltome:
ArchievalTome Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Salutes!.. :salute:
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:iconchiqui:
chiqui Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Stunning!! I just love her face and hair.
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:iconnureen:
nureen Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:thanks:
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:iconprojectvxn:
projectvxn Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
This is absolutely beautiful. I happen to have an adoration for reheads. I love the detail and realism in this. You have amazing talent I look forward to seeing more of it in the future.
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:iconnureen:
nureen Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:aww: Aww thank you so much! It's always lovely to receive comments like that.. keeps me going! Thanks :D
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:iconbenizalilg:
benizalilg Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
:worship: this is so greeeaaaaaat ! i'll add it in my :+fav:
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:iconnureen:
nureen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:thanks:
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hagrid78 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow....i love this :clap:

i actually started on the same picture about a month ago for a bit of practice but havent gotten around to finishing it yet.....your's is a lot tidier then mine though :giggle:
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:iconnureen:
nureen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:) Thank you!
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:iconelitha:
Elitha Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Very beautiful! I love that picture of Sophie!
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:iconnureen:
nureen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:D Thanks!
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NinaGrace Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle: I like this, you did a really nice job...it's funny because I posted a picture at almost the exact same time as you from the same pack. Mine is a traditional art pastel but they're really similar. Check it out [link]

:wave: :hug:

Nina
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:iconnureen:
nureen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Hey yeah you did too! Looks good too.. I didn't see one of her posing like that.. I like it!

And thanks!
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:iconninagrace:
NinaGrace Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome :) (and thank you, too)
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:iconmeisen:
meisen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
nice efforts considering a first timer! keep up the positive spirit :)
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:iconnureen:
nureen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:) Thank you!
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:iconvixx-x:
Vixx-x Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is lovely!
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:iconnureen:
nureen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comment!
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yyytor Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
wow!
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:iconnureen:
nureen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:aww:
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gothicokami Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Can you put the 100% image in download? That would be wonderful. this image is gorgeous and looks like you spent tons of time on it.
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:iconnureen:
nureen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. I wish I could but if I did anyone could claim it as their own and I'd have no proof it's mine.. so I'm sorry but there's no way I could do that.. it would be just like handing the image over. I think it's big enough. However if you'd like to see more I've added a link of closeup details. :)
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gothicokami Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
Haha that never crossed mah mind. xD :slow:
Thank you tho. ^^
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:iconkickassramen:
kickassramen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
thats some nice work theregood job :]
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:iconnureen:
nureen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:D Thanks!
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:iconkickassramen:
kickassramen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
your welcome ^^
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:icongrillland:
grillland Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
splendid :heart:
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:iconnureen:
nureen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:aww:
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful work!! :rose:
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:iconjiyuu-chan:
Jiyuu-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
This is really fantastic, you should be genuinely proud of yourself! It's incredibly realistic, great work :+favlove:
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:iconllifi-kei:
llifi-kei Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Wow, this looks amazingly realistic, great work! =D
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:iconnureen:
nureen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Yay.. thanks!
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:iconxevvrimyst:
xevvrimyst Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Stunning.
I love her elegance, and posture. The flowers are a simple wonderful addition.
Absolutely lovely. :D
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:iconnureen:
nureen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:D Aww thanks!
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SneakyPea Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Beautiful job!

Can't think of anything else to say. Speechless. =)
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:iconnureen:
nureen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:aww:
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:iconlockstock:
lockstock Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
OMG that is amazing!!! You should be insanely proud of yourself. I don't often drop my jaw at a piece but this one really impresses me! Keep up the awesome work! You're going to be one of the best!
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nureen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:D Thanks it good to hear that :nod: Yeah I hope I end up being able to do what I have in mind.. but it's so difficult! I lost interest like 3 times in this piece and had to do other stuff in between. But I guess it happens. Thanks for the beautiful stock.
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:iconderuku:
deruku Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very well done. I love the attention to little details, like the flowers and the dress.
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:iconnureen:
nureen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:) Thanks!
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