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Gaze by ScislaC Gaze by ScislaC
First off... do I have to say it? Fullview!!

Done in Inkscape and took somewhere between 15-25 hours... who can keep track of time when "in the zone", and w/ work broken up over a 3 week period. UPDATE: Yeah right... I can't stop working on it and usually do for about 10 mins a day or so. This deviation will be updated occasionally to reflect the changes.

This picture was inspired by and done with reference from Sinessa by - * emshae. (was used as reference with her permission)

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To see my original submission (prior to all the updates) check out the original, now in scraps.
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:iconrtistry:
Rtistry Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
very nicely done.
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seeminglee Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
What I thought was particularly interesting is that this illustration actually looks better in outline with all the UI artifacts:
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100% version here: [link]

It has a style of its own - you might want to explore that.
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I actually really like the way the outline version looks. Perhaps I'll see about adding an option to export using outline mode.
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satishverma Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! its really Great, you had spend lot of time to create this.
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Demonotica Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
the hair and colors on this one is just fucking impressive :}
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you think so... this has been the show piece for a while... but that will change as twilight has surpassed it imho. I just don't want my featured pic to also be the most recent one submitted. That seems tacky... or something. ;)
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conceptguy111 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
Nice! I never do stuff using vector graphics packages, but photoshop and painter are better for what i do anyway.
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Whereas I never stop tweaking stuff and my first take is almost never good enough, so I'm glad that there are tools for everyone. :)
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yoolchie Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
Wow, those wings and that shading are sooo detailed.. wow. Happy progressing!^^
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:iconrealities-illusion:
realities-illusion Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006   Digital Artist
Great work!!! Kudos, and it's nice to see using open source too!!!
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Armaya Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
What a pretty faerie! ......is she in animals by mistake? I don't think faeries are animals....except when it comes to parties. :D Beautiful work. I love her hair and you have a real eye for interesting poses. Lovely wings. :D
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SillzZ Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
Thats so awsome!!really cute..:floating:
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laughingpanda Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
i really like the hair on this, it's awesome!
but i think that the mouth is a little bright...
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Rakkie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2005
First impression: gorgeous!

Colours: very well.

Shapes: the mouth is a bit weird... (but what the hell am I talking about mouths?!? I'm a disaster drawing mouths x3)

Anything else?: the eyes are lovely :D
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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gri3fon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005   Interface Designer
diz is so awesomeee!! :#1:
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s-tec Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
The hair impresses me the most. There must be hundreds of individual strands in there. Of course, the whole thing is simply amazing!
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moonlit-dung Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005
I love the background, with the stars... The pointed ears are awesome.. And the patterns on the leaf are great. Her eyes are so vibrant, and alive looking. However, does it make sense that you can see the sky through her hair? I mean, at the top, where her head should be under her hair. And, this is just an opinion, but I'm not sure if the bubblegum pink lipstick quite goes with the mood. Maybe more of a wine colour would work. Oh, and I like how the pattern on the wings sort of goes with the leaf. Overall, good job. :thumbsup:
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Ashatay Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2005
No you don't have to say it, everything I view gets a FV. ;)

Now then, it's a little bit too big for my taste, but it's a wonderful piece. Great colors and details. Well done!
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mezzzmorized Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2005   Writer
:meditation: Good work ! :meditation:
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Wow man, thanks!
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Staingirl Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
I love how you did the eyes, well, the whole face looks awesome. the only thing I don't like is the hair.. I wouldn't do every single hair, it doesn't look natural. I can't express it better, my english is awful XP but it's awesome anyway :D
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miss-zingara Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
Wow. The 15-25 hours spent on this really show through. The detail is incredible (I love the look of the wings and how her hair is made up of so many individual strands) and the colouring/lighting is gorgeous.
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Anarres Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005
I came back to take another look at it. :)
And I was just wondering, which machine do you run? Because I know that if I tried to do that with mine, it would soon be fried.
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Heh, it was between a couple different machines (work and home)... a P4 1.5 w/256megs (win32) and a Duron 850 w/1gig (linux)... the duron was way faster thanks to the ram, but way faster doesn't mean it was speedy by any means. Most of the document had to be hidden for a significant portion of the drawing... and it eventually got to a point where I had to export the pic w/ all layers showing, import that image into a blank document, and then draw on top of that (then cutting and pasting the new stuff into the old doc). Honestly, I learned a ton of tricks from that picture (which I'll hopefully finish up a couple pieces I'm working on soon).
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Anarres Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005
Wow.
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Audessy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005
You did that hair in a vector art program :omg: I'm jealous =(
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ladyface Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005
wow! i love this - great work

thanks for the comment on slow suicide x
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:iconp2b:
p2b Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005   Photographer
very nice ;)
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Rohan-Skellams Featured By Owner May 12, 2005   Traditional Artist
Awesome image. My stiff isn't a patch on this - all from scratch... incredible!
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zyclone Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005
brilliantly detailed work! the shading and colours is very well done, better thna my brushing skill anyday :D keep it up
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Anarres Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
Extremely detailed work. I'm impressed. The wings are wery well done, and so is the sky and the leaf.

I think her lips are fine... They just seem to have a strong lipstick -- perhaps a softer tone would work better. But the silouette and the shading are very well done. Instead, I think that the visible hand needs some more work... And the eyes don't seem to fit in completely either. It's not the globes themselves, but the way they connect to the face... I think they need eyelids, or such. And perhaps, a smaller, more roundede, and less pink eye corner.

There is something weird in her hair... Perhaps the fact that behind it seems to be nothing. I think that you should place a dark brown (solid) layer as a base for all the hair silouette, and then start adding layers of hair in different shades of brown. This is theoreticall -- I have not tried it -- but it should work. Or not.

But, hey, that is constructive criticism -- the picture is aready very, very skilled and well done (I would never in my life be able to do such a thing). íKeep up with the good work!
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, one last thing I didn't mention... you should really compare the original version I uploaded to the current one. If you have a tabbed browser, pull the current one up and you'll see a link in the description to pull up the original. If you do it so that they're both lined up, you can switch back and forth between tabs to see the progress that's been made since I first upped it. Basically the amount of atmosphere and depth is the biggest improvement. Just thought I'd recommend it since you put the time into the constructive criticism.
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I removed a lot of the technical info from the description as no one seemed to care. But just so you know with the sky, there were 418 accurately mapped stars, most of which ended up being blocked by her (doh! that's what I get for working on it seperately and merging it in).

Regarding the lips, yeah... I definitely agree that the coloring is strong, but they seems to lose a bit of depth whenever I muck around with it... I should really go back and see if I can do anything. In regards to the visible hand, what recommendations would you have for what should be done? And yes I agree, I should definitely try to work in more visible eyelids. The pic that's up here isn't the scale I was working at either... there are details such as her eyelashes actually mounted into the pink edge of the eyelid that aren't visible because the resolution is so low (yes I said so low).

The hair is sooooo tough... there are literally thousands of individual strokes that make up the hair (all of the darkness you see there are individual strokes, no large solid objects in the back). And because there is so much going on, I can only have one layer visible to work on at a time (and each layer is a _very_ small section). That's gotta be the toughest thing about inkscape, the renderer (oh well, one day we'll get Cairo in there and it will be blazing fast). Back on topic, I have one place left that I have to go fix with the hair which is next to the ear... definitely not enough hair there. I will try your recommendation there... if it works out well enough I will probably redo the rest of the hair.

Hey man, I really appreciate all of the comments that you left today! You have been probably one of the only people to give solid constructive criticism to many pieces. Thanks!!
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Arctictwister Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005
I kinda think it's not wide enough. but then again i've seen people with kind of skinny nails like that. it's a nice picture either way.
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Satyu-stock Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005
:drool:
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Soloraven Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005
WOW. Very nice. I like it alot.
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Arctictwister Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005
:omg: That is REALLY good. I can't believe you did that on a computer. If I can find one flaw it's that maybe the thumbnail isn't big enough. Anyway, nice work. A lot better than I could do.
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! So which way is the thumbnail not big enough? width or length?
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cuteplushie04 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2005
Wow! I like the effect on the wings! They look so laced and shiny! Your mixture of cartoonish/realistic styles is also well achieved, but you could embolden your shading style a little. It looks too subtle. I also like the wirey hair you gave this person ^^
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! so, shading is too subtle, eh? duly noted ;) it will probably be darkened in next revision... (the challenge is darkening it, but not making the edges of shading too noticeable... that's the main drawback of the format I use... but I can scale it to the size of a building w/o loss, so the tradeoff is worth it)
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3Star Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005   Digital Artist
Hia,
This is beautiful.
Is inkscape similar to Corel Draw at all?
Beautiful effects.
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

Inkscape is kinda like Corel Draw... Draw isn't really like any other tool though (the mix of bitmap & vector). Inkscape is just a vector program, and is more along the lines of Adobe Illustrator or Macromedia Freehand.
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emshae Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005   Photographer
I think I prefer the one without so much shading b/c I look younger .... jk

This does have a lot more depth to it :)
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
so do you really prefer the orginal one? because if you're looking for a more youthful look, there is another idea I have for the project after my current one (influenced by your more youthful, long haired pics)... ;)
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ScislaC Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Doh! It appears that the pic I was originally thinking of referencing was removed. :cry: It was a pic where your back was arched and your hair was really long.
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emshae Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005   Photographer
sure lay it on me ;)
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