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ninkira Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Woah! What a great process shot! 
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ageshero Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
This is so cheaaaating, lol, Tracing poser characters? It also looks very artificial.

It's very well done, and i congratulate you on that. but id like to see some actual hand drawn, no reference kind of stuff.
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alex-balrog Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Digital Artist
I struggle to understand why you seem to look down on artists using reference for their works. Even the greatest masters used references for their most famous masterpieces, For example: Leonardo Da Vinci used live models and visited prisons to find the perfect face for Judas in The Last Supper.
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ageshero Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
The painting is amazing, i realize that you do actually paint the character, but it seems like only half the job was done, if you use the same 3d model to do it over and over. I hope im not sounding to harsh.
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mono22chrome Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
referencing is not cheating, idk what world you come from but plenty of artists, old and new reference. It makes an accurate anatomy, perspective and balance for the drawing. 
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denFiktiva Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I've been following Algenpfleger since he started his sketchbook on CA.org, he doesn't use reference for his work.
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GarrettVFinazzo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, Poser? Did I miss something? Where did you get that from? See, that looks to me like nothing more than a well-drawn woman. The things he did with the lines require more skill than a poser tracer has. Even if he worked this pose out in Poser, he embellished his lines in all the right places - subtle things only a skilled artist would know to do. This guy understands how to draw the human body, and wouldn't need Poser. I think you're just jelly.

I'm gonna leave before I start insulting your ability as an artist.
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ivelon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
this way, looks so easy
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Dekus Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
My god.......
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80yearoldcatlady Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Positively Bitchin!
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AlmostMyself Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I second that,
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lashkoalex Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love your breakdown. Thanks for posting.
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onejian Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome,Thanks man
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ndox9 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
once again the detail is just awesome O.O
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Madame-Elsterblut Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What always really scares me is the point where "Ah yeah, I know how he did that" changes into "Fuck, how did he do that now!?"
It just jumps from 'looks accomplishable' to 'neverever in this life'.

xD
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sad6549775 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Damn...really good and hard art looks amazing but to see how it was made makes it even more epic!
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vic-min Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Simply astounding... <3
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SEN-you-to-heaven Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Artist
I love your render of metal, and her hair is very detailed <3
But I think her mouth should be a little wider, so does her hips? Just my opinion :)
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Benegeserit Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome!
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Shane-Sky-Walker Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Wow! Thanks for sharing!!
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RawrelEveliel Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really amazing!!
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JDAntoine Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Straight into the favs, fantastic work!
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i-Moosker Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How large are the canvases that you work on?
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i-Moosker Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How do you get rid of your line art? I know everything is on separate layers, but how do you work on your art without a lineart, with only relying on colors so easily??
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Connors-Tomahawk Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
alter, du bist so gruselig, weißt du das eigentlich? xD
ich liebe es, wie deine bilder aussehen *^*
ich finde die auf animexx schon immer so toll asdfghjklöä
Echt interessant zu sehen, wie die ganzen zwischenschritte aussehen *-*
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Taylor-payton Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh mannn #_#! It's no wonder you get such great results with such a succinct and dedicated process. Thank you so much for sharing this!
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you are so amazing that i think these pictures are photographs...
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mikurei26 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013   Digital Artist
monsterrrrrrrrrr!!
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Jo-Mei Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
großartig, diese haut. wow!
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RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'd like to know, how'd you learn to paint, and with all the perfect lighting? Did you take college classes for this? I'm just a little discouraged because I want to paint like this for hopefully a career in concept....
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asemharun Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So amazing!
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Lenivaya Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Interessant zu sehen, wie die Lines am Anfang gar nicht mal allzu realistisch aussehen, aber dann von Schritt zu Schritt sieht es schon fast schon fotorealistisch aus.

Besonders gefallen mir die metallenen Schmuckelemente und das blaue Lichtschwert+schild.
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PolygonWrangler Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
you have forces to be reckoned with! that blue fire is a crazy badass efx, incredible photo-realism, and metal work!
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InkedSilver Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So. much. detail. So awesome
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CGrey Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing render, photoreal!
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Gwendolaine Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you should do a tutorial on your metal work and detailing :) awesome stuff!!!
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Hedoru-Katai Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I would love to see an actual layer screen cap to see how you did some of these effects, i'm okay in photoshop coloring but I lost you at step two (When things started looking real.) amazing work!!!
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Korime Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I believe she took away the lines to give it a more 3D look and added more lighting/shading thus adding to the 3D so it didn't look "bald" as I like to call it.
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AlivanArt Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
she has a weird square face thing going on... but everything else looks awesome
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Zengxan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
it stunned me...
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Gilsonfrance Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT'S CRAZY! Just in love with your work! Congrats ;D
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basangi Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Darf ich fragen, wie gross dieses Bild in Pixeln ist?
Deine Skills machen mir Angst.
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MMKH Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work. :)
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pureverve Featured By Owner May 17, 2013   Digital Artist
I love your process, it really is amazing how well you render everything. The detail is absolutely mind blowing! especially in the jewelry and the sword.
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LilFleur Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Danke für die ganzen Step by Steps! Speicher ich alle und irgendwann werden die abgearbeitet ^^
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iAlish Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
something about the way you draw makes everything look real.. >:
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Darcise Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I'm still having a hard time comprehending how the hell you painted this. Madness.
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Smirtouille Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm just not okay with objectified women in art so this character is a disappointment for me. It's sad because it's so beautiful and so wonderfully rendered. I love your art and I look up to you as a person and artist.
Something in her facial features suggest weakness. Then there is no strength in her grip: she is about to drop the sword to the ground. Her body is frail and she is practically naked. She seems defenseless in her body and in her mind and it makes me feel sorry.
I'm sure you had instructions to follow from Applibot. Seeing most of the art produced for them, they are obviously not interested in depicting empowered female characters. So I'm not blaming it on you per se. I just wonder if it could have been depicted differently and if you were aware of this.
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peanutbutterman Featured By Owner May 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Amazing
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lou2209 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't get it.




but thank you for adding in the close ups! they're really cool to look at c:
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