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Haven't done a simple portrait in a while ö_ö Started doodling on this yesterday just to relax and then worked a bit more on it and now I'm tired of it <3 About 8 or 10 hours maybe?
No ref but I tried following Linda Bergkvist's hair tutorial for the, well, hair. Really bad at that and she's so amazing, maan I can't believe it's been already almost four years that her work made me start digital painting. Still not even an inch closer to her skill, or so it feels.


Steps!
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:icondefected-angel:
defected-angel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
this is beautyfull
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AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   General Artist
Oh,I think you're WAY more than an inch...?;)
Just love your technique on the hair,with the colour changes...but the ribbon is perfection,seriously!:clap:
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Dear algenpfleger
Your Wonderful art work ... is selected to get in...Action-Portraits...:)
If you agree...!!!
:iconaction-portraits:...:heart:
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Riviera88 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
i wonder what happened to Linda Bergkvist? It had been a long time since anyone heard any news on her... 0___0
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Riviera88 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
I wonder what happened to Linda Bergkvist? It had been a long time since anyone heard any news on her... 0___0
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nixChips Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
My opinion is that you are better than her now. I sneaked round in her galery, but I like your style more. It looks smoother, but not so blurred like hers.
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fishy-kun Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Looks very beautiful. :)
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:iconquiet-disturbance:
quiet-Disturbance Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really like the strap around her neck it's soo nicely done! it's Perfect!
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Vaejoun Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Etwas in den Augen stört mich, als wenn die hintere Pupille in eine leicht andere Richtung schaut. Sieht aber auch so wie gewohnt super aus. Gerade Menschen und Gesichter sind noch mein Schwachpunkt. ^^
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serenity600 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student General Artist
This is really pretty. I like the hair!
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ilmenhin Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did good on this- even if you think you're still far from being as amazing as Bergkvist. Lovely colours and the hair turned out good!
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Womaneko Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! <3
She looks like Claudia Donovan. [link]
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Stunning Work!!!
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Carnoele Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
heftig!!! :wow:
schöner als ein photo ;)
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lacicrane Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love it!
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Yo-o Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing o____o
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cocoa-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
waaaah!!! this is so fabby!
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option-b Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional Artist
I have to say the hair is excellent! the colors, lighting and detail are amazing, Linda really knows her stuff and you seem to be doing extremely well too!
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kischi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
oh man hannes einfach geil! du gehst viel zu krass ab (aber gut so)
you totally inspired my to do a portrait myself - great step by steps!
thanks mate
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SDNolan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely incredible! The lighting is perfectly handled. It looks like she's really right here in front of me! :heart:
If you don't mind me asking, do you use a soft brush or a hard brush, or both for different stages? I've been experimenting, but I can't seem to find a brush I like. :\
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3dArt-APO Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
excellent
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JerryCai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i love the expression
but theres something thast bugging me... it seems her right eye is looking onward and left eye is looking to her right side
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JerryCai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
making a "durr hurr" eye expression =\
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minix Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011   Digital Artist
Beautiful skintones. Lovely.
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skytaurus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love the amount of detail and texturing in this
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MyartMystyle Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Stunning! =)
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Argentum-Mane Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
It looks all good, save for the left eye being more than a little lazy.
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Xenelith Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
I think your hair skillz are as good as/better than Linda's :D Although she is truly amazing, to be sure.
looovelyyyy :heart: :heart: :heart:
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lucas-irineu Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome. I wish more artists would post their wips like you do. It's always nice to see the progress on a piece.
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Erdmaedchen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Haha, I think you're actually better than her!
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bbsquare4 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011   Digital Artist
nice one......good work....
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PPR88 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I litteraly gasped when I saw this in my messages. That's a big step forward in your portrait work. I remember following your daily SP-thread in awe. Looking back, do you feel that that helped you a lot? Well, I guess so, back then it was mostly about getting continuity into drawing and painting and getting used to do it all the time to improve, right?
I'd love to see you tackle another SP, just to compare how much you really progressed.

Oh and btw, you're the reason I started getting into Digital Art, so you're getting closer to her than you think... in many aspects.
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algenpfleger Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awww so nice haha, thanks mate! Don't know about the selfportraits themselves, but obviously just doing something like that every day helps a ton. I'm beginning to think that in the end it doesn't matter as much what you do, as long as you do a fuckton of it, and concentrated OuOb
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tavoin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
It's amazing, the lightning, colours, atmosphere, focus, aah
But personally, I most love the hairstyle :)

And thanks for tutorial!
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lufOo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Looks really sweet dude! The left eye looks a bit misplaced, and the neck might could've been a bit more defined.

But then again, i'm a noob and my eye isn't as trained as yours, maybe I'm just not seeing it right :P
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viralsanctity Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
lovely rendering hannes!
my only crit is that I think her nose and mouth[the latter more] look like they don't wrap around the form of her face well.
i'm also not sure if her hair would case such a relatively hard/dark shadow on the side of her face like that.
it's always nice seeing an update from you! :D
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IzzyMedrano Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Artist
The skin luminosity and hair are flawless man. You are killing it. The only crit I could offer is that the cast shadow from her jaw to her neck feels a bit soft, and as a result makes her neck seem slightly swollen or too large for her head.

Those lips and teeth, though... dammmn.
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algenpfleger Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man, means a lot coming from you! Thanks for the crit too, damn I actually had that shadow a lot stronger during the process and then softened it up hehe should've left it. Moar practice!
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teyoliia Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh i didn't know that she was your source of inspiration.
i startet digitally painting because of her too, in 2004... (:
though you've made a bigger improvement than me. ^^

nice work on the skin! o_o
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DieNini Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
das bild sieht so sanft aus. ihre schultern wirken sehr schmal, aber das verleiht ihr dieses nicht-von-dieser-welt aussehen. sehr schön.

hab auch wegen lindas bildern richtig mit malen angefangen. komme nur leider zu selten zum üben. aber hey, du bist auf jeden fall näher an ihrem talent als ich :D also weiter so. gehts denn mit deiner hand wieder besser?

man soll sich ja immer selbst treu bleiben. und wer weiß, vielleicht sagt ja jemand irgendwann er habe wegen deinen bildern mit malen angefangen :)
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Aerozopher Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
pretty flat looking
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Dkundzinsh Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I was just yesterday looking through Linda's work, I often study her paintings especially the skin tones they are incredible so many layers of paint brings an astounding result, I could surely say you are getting close to her level, in Fact in some areas you are even better then her.
I wish she would get back to painting, her art is truly missed.
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SamC-Art Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
How do you sleep at night hannes....
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GisAlmeida Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You have a crush on short haired woman, don't ya? :flirty:

When will you livestream for uuus?
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Skapanorn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
What hair tutorial? I'd like a piece of that cake as well plz :3

But excellent work. I'd give a couple of pointers but I believe they've all been said in the comments below :)
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FetteNeko Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
mach dich nicht fertig deine bilder sind der wahnsinn und deine technik auch. ich liebe es wie du haut zeichnest ich wünschte ich könnte annöhernd sogut colorieren =/
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carpenoctem Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Da stellt aber jemand sein Licht unter den Scheffel! Lindas Arbeiten haben zwar einen ganz besonderen Flair, aber auf technischem Level bist du ihr mindestens ebenbürtig! Das meine ich jedenfalls, wenn ich mir deine anderen Studien so anschaue (und von ihr habe ich leider seit gut 3 Jahren nichts neues mehr gesehen)
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avisnocturna Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hm. Ich muss gestehen ich finde deine Sachen mitlerweile sogar besser als die von Linda. Aber das ist vermutlich geschmackssache, und hat nicht wirklich was mit Skill zu tun. Bei dir steckt irgendwie mehr persönlichkeit drin :)
So genug geschleimt.
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
i have that sick tutorial too and i think you're almost equal ..
seems wasted she no longer draws.. its a lost to the art world...
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Totho Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011   Filmographer
This is really amazing, I didn't know if it was a photograph or a digital painting for moment.
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