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Elegance by lee25 Elegance by lee25
Although I have enjoyed doing vectors, I sometimes miss the fluidity and expressiveness of traditional oil paint but I have'nt touched my oil paints since i started using digital. So I thought of doing a digital piece which maybe looked like a traditional piece in piece. Initialy for this piece i intended broad, chunky shapes to represent the figure, but as i set to work on it i kept getting drawn to filling in more detail.
So to keep the look of a traditional painting, i intentionaly kept parts of the image ie. the dress, and intentional let the skin tones show through where the edge of the dress is ( or maybe i got lazy). I would like to have taken this idea further but i just liked how it looked now and submitted it.

The image is referenced from an advert for Roberto Cavalli.
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:iconmandyreinmuth:
mandyreinmuth Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
This is so stunning! Wow!
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:iconfichot:
fichot Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
niiice
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:iconqibs:
qibs Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
its awesome!!
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:iconhavannalivi:
havannalivi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
omg! it's so elegant:+favlove:
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:icongingernutz:
gingernutz Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
Mate, this is a beautiful piece of artwork!
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:iconreed682:
reed682 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I think it is perfect the way it is, it looks so professional and even though the rest of the body isn't painted, it looks more finished than a lot of things I've seen. I respect you for being able to stop and not keep on adding and adding, it resulted in something so very appealing.
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0jen0 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006
elegant it is :D love how she blends in with the background.
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drowning-slowly Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
What program did you use for this?
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:iconlee25:
lee25 Featured By Owner May 25, 2006   Interface Designer
Adobe illustrator
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:icondrowning-slowly:
drowning-slowly Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
...I never did figure that program out ;p
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner May 23, 2006
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DoSomething Featured By Owner May 12, 2006
I love how she just flows into the background like that. It's like she's just popping out for a breath of fresh air.
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:iconaj1:
AJ1 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006
:OMG:

wow.
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straightfromcamera Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006  Professional Photographer
Im really speechless because anything i could say has probably already been said a few hundred times.. but WOW .. this is simply eye catching and really beautiful.. i wish i could work with vectors... but i havent gotten there yet. :O
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Caddielook Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautyfull! i love the way the model blends with the background. nice going mate :)

yes, i'm not dead :P
cheers!
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:iconlee25:
lee25 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006   Interface Designer
cheers for the comments mate :)
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:iconcaddielook:
Caddielook Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're quite welcome mate ;)
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:iconaquaraven:
aquaraven Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006
beautifully rendered hair!!
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:iconpunkie078:
punkie078 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006  Professional Photographer
so much detail. great job.
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eimmas Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006   Interface Designer
how the hell did you do that.......if i hadnt read your lil comment at the top i wouldve sworn that this was "real" (ie. not digital). it looks like gouche on illustration board............its just sick.
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:iconblade-bd:
blade-bd Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
thats hott man :clap:
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:iconzukinha:
zukinha Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2006   Photographer
man, amazing work. i've been keepng an eye to your works for a long time...and well, :clap:
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:iconsykologic:
sykologic Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
fabulous!!
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:iconphotocopier:
photocopier Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
truely fantastic...you're making me linger around dA :)
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:iconlemontea:
lemontea Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
Man, what can I say? I say the same thing every time.

Just know it's awesome.
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:iconserzhant:
SERZHant Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
finally u've posted that:D
i love the concept:D but hopefully we use different techniques, although sometimes people say i copy u:D
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:iconlee25:
lee25 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006   Interface Designer
yeah, i got bored of it until i finnaly felt like finishing it.
To all the people who think you copy me well i don't think so becasue you were doing vectors way before me. If anything i learn't techniques from you when i first started.
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SERZHant Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006
haha, sweet:D i dson't remember u making illustrations earlier then me:D i do remember your shirt with a tie, the first one i saw in your gallery...
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Ariel-G Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
just, wwooooooww ;)
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:iconpunkrockdan:
punkrockDAN Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006   Interface Designer
Nuts.
I havent painted in like 3 months. I know how it goes. More because of a lack of space to work for me.
Looks nice though buddy ;)

-Dan
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:iconlee25:
lee25 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006   Interface Designer
cheers buddy

I think with painting i need a more private space of my own, would love to start making a mess again.
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:iconfoksy:
foksy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
it's fantastic!!!!!!!!
i love the shadow ^___^
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R-B Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006   Digital Artist
Lovely elegant piece, and really nice detailing with the shadows :)
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katy-did Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how she's coming out of the wall.
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good job on making the shading around her look like paint.
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DePiCt1oN Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006   Interface Designer
Great concept, colouring and style (certainly does look traditional).
Neck looks a little weird, but still a great piece :+fav:
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BBARTEL Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
Great job ! i love how this flows into the background. clean and simple!
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Jo248 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
Dude, you rock! There are so many artists on this site that churn out the same crap every day, but you're one of the few that ventures out into different styles and you show your own personal use of imagination. This piece is genious, I don't know how you managed to make a vector look like paint, and the whole concept of it is amazing. You should try oil painting again though, I'd love to see what you could come out with.
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:iconlee25:
lee25 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006   Interface Designer
Thanks very much, i know what you mean about artists churning out the same stuff all the time. I saw that when i first came on to DA and so I tried to avoid doing that. I think its important for an artist in any medium to experiment and take some risks every now and again. Also in a place like DA its easy to let pageviews and favs dictate what you do.
I'd love to start painting again, but i'll probably wait untill i get my own place as I need allot of spacce and privacy to do that sort of thing.
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Jo248 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
Wow, finally someone who shares my feeling that you need privacy for art! I can't stand it when I'm halfway through a painting and my whole family decide to walk in and come out with some crap compliment about something that has no eyes, lips or hair. Painting is a personal thing, I can't be dealing with people near me when I'm doing it. So that plus the fact that I am very rarely in a painting mood gives me about 2 paintings a year! Anyway, keep up the good work you!
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juss Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006  Student
yea i think it looks like a painting more than a vector, nice.
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B-positive Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
elagant indeed!
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:iconzedka:
zedka Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006   Photographer
wonderful ! :)
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darkex Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
Perfect, I love the expression and brown background, beauty woman!

Very nice composition and idea as always.
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:iconlee25:
lee25 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006   Interface Designer
cheers, glad you like it. :)
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:iconblunt28:
blunt28 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
Wow man, you just keep getting better, I love the detail in the hair and the way the dress dissapears into the background.
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:iconmanosa:
manosA Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
nice work
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Deviant-87 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
+X
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Crea-tive Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2006
i love the background, it looks like charcoal .. i think u should further explore this style, it's so unique.
i admire your work, it gives me energy and the will to sit and work on my very humble illustrations.
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Crea-tive Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006
so how long does it take you to illustrate a peice? (or lets say how long did it take u to illustrate this one?)
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:iconlee25:
lee25 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006   Interface Designer
thanks, i'd like to take this style further in the future. it all depends on finding an image that would suit it.
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