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Portrait by Neelai Portrait by Neelai
I've officially crippled my hand! X( And I realized too late that I've been working in a too low res. Hate when that happends...

But anyway here it is. I found this apple (it is an apple) on a flea market some months ago and liked the reflective surface. I've always wanted to paint a portrait like this and the apple has been sitting on top of my screen ever since.
I've been intimidated to even try painting it because everything was too damn crammed together in there XD

But now it's done. And it was fun! - Also fun when the boyfriend asked if he could turn off the lights. Noooo I need them!
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SentientLine Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
woah
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Neelai Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thanks :D
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Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
wow great job!! :D this is a great study!
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Neelai Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you Suzanne! What an honour to get a positive comment from you Hug 
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Skrayle Featured By Owner Edited Feb 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
Reminds me of the reflective sphere self-portrait M.C. Escher made, except yours is much more colorful ahaha. You have a wonderful grasp on colors+values; it's so luscious and vibrant! Do you paint in greyscale first to make sure the values are ranged enough or do you just wing it as you go? It's really incredible. I have a lot of trouble with value so I'm wondering if you might have any tips lol
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Neelai Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow I'm honored that this reminds you of his self-portrait. It's not nearly as detailed as his though :D
I paint in color only and correct the colors/values as I go. First step is to plot down some colors. You get the "correct" colors and values by comparing them to the colors they line up with, so you need some colors to begin with to see how close or how far you are from the object you're trying to paint :) Hope it helps. PM me if you have other questions. I love to help :)
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Skrayle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ah, ok! I do that too, I guess I just need to do more value studies :D
Thank you! And sorry for the uber-late response :'D
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Neelai Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :D
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Paintwick Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a pretty original and great angle! I really love this drawing Love I thought it was a real person at first :D (Big Grin) 
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Neelai Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Well it is me sitting there with my weird angled arm and short fingers hehe. The actual apple that I'm looking at is very small so I couldn't make out any details of my face or anything. When my boyfriend saw it he told me I should correct my face because I don't have that big eyes. But that's my glasses I was trying to draw! lol
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Paintwick Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! Aww yeah that's a pretty original self portrait! :aww: I don't even think I could be able to draw so many things just looking at a small apple like this one! Haha I can't tell you for the mistakes, but what I see is really beautiful ^^
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Neelai Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're too kind :-)
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Lineke-Lijn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!!
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Neelai Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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LvLOneArtist Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
xD ... if you turn off those lights ... you're fucking DEAD  :3 thats what i would say ... in dutch 
anyways .. it looks rediculously awesome that whole perspective stuff and the shinyness 
its really awesome .. OH and the colors and stuff  OH and the lighting .. you've gotten really amazing at lighting! ^^ 
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Neelai Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Haha I wouldn't put it that way though. It was more like nooo don't take away my lights XD
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LvLOneArtist Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
but dont you hink my way sounds more fun :3? 
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Neelai Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe yeah it was X)
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LvLOneArtist Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe ^^ 
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