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Artificial by Ashwings Artificial by Ashwings
Artificial beauty, is it real?

This is for my Design class for a magazine layout thing and this will be the cover image =D
It took me a gawd awful amount of time to sketch this out I'm not very good at using a reference for my suff XD I usually mess up ALL the time, her eyes look kinda wonkey and she doesn't look anything like the photo XD but in a way that can be a good thing XD

The flower is supposed to look somewhat artificial, but I am not very sure if I did that correctly.
Oh, and by taking the color from the flower and putting it in her eyes that was supposed to make a connection between the two and yeah o__x

Speaking of references I used the lovely *virgin-stock for my references for my sketch, which I should post as well...

Holy crap full view! The thumb looks BAD o__o
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alou Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God, this is just gorgeous. :+fav:!
quidditch-chick Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I really like how you drew the hair. ^^
Kate1212 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
aaah, which photo did you use?!

I dunno why, but I'm trying to find it in her stock now. D:

The girl's really pretty though.
I think you did a grand job. ^^
zaf212 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Wow... very nice!
h4d14sketcher Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
w-o-w. thats beautiful. !! smthin tht makes u jus wanna keep looking at it. :D
Cleminouille Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
It's beautiful..

I am absolutely amazed by the beauty of the girl...GREAT!! <3
Maniacal-Blonde Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
That's beautiful, I love the flower!
not-forgotten Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
this is beautiful. its really simple, but i think thats one of the things that makes it even better. :love: and :+fav:
reenie4790 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
this piece is very well done and so are all your others. keep up the good work! :heart:
DarkRinoa18 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
this really is one of the most beautiful drawings i've seen. You kept it simple..but at the same time it looks so classic. Absolutely gorgeous. kisses
Pim-s Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
I really like her hair! nice composition and she is very pretty :)
JackzRagdoll13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Student General Artist
I would SO buy this magazine. Eye catching for sure. :]
Moondance666 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
Well, artificial or not, this is beauty... :+fav:
havockid Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
looks like traditional art! cool man
Valnyran Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
Holy Mother of God that is a gorgieous picture!!

I just want to stare at it forever...
lilykat14 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
i love the eyes and the subtle shading on her face
caitie-mccaul-tarato Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
I really like this and i don't know why. Maybe its the placement to the image in the frame :D
Trimen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
I love that. Fantastic. Really pretty.
camilah Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
This is great:)
PurpleRose93 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
This is SO gorgeous, I can't even stand it!!! The flower is incredibly pretty and the girl's eyes and hair stand out well. This may be a weird question but, when you start drawing, wha do you work on first?
Ashwings Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
I start with the chin, then the head-shape, then the eyeballs 8D and then things usually go all random from there.
PurpleRose93 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
I start with the head shape, the whole body, then randomnessness.
kissthecook Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006  Student
I love her hairs ! So beautifull ! Fav x 100 (^-^) !
ParamitePie Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
Absolutly perfect. :)
wikivic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
very lovely pic :)

i like the way the colour pallette is subtle, and the blue seems to glow through the greys...

(i kinda thought her eyes were a little wonky...but to be honest it didn't really make a difference, as some people's eye are like that anyway...i mean people's faces are so much more individual than a lot of artists draw them i think)

the title suits it too - the flower does have an artificial edge, probably because of the colour choice (i don't think you get many flowers that colour?) :)
Sukiro Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this one *_*
Lonely-Demon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006
Her eyes are amazing... Beautiful colors!
kiwipineapple Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006
i absolutely love this:D
hiphopfarendo Featured By Owner May 16, 2006  Professional
looks like Searching for Blue by Lois Lowry (I hope that's the title ><;)

it's beautiful, I love how blue is the only brought out color.
chemicalsun Featured By Owner May 16, 2006   Photographer
ah thats nice. the girl looks like she needs to get out a bit more lol. you need vitamins from the sun. like a flower i think. well its a kick ass picture!
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arjay911 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
lovely. im faving. :P
Sam664 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i know something that well make the flower look artificial! Put a price tag on it :D xD. Yeah. Well anyways, this is so good! I can fall asleep in the eyes! Beautiful. Im going to fav it :D.
JeffreyStarlight Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006   Photographer
this is beutiful.
curtition Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006
very nice!
elyea Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006   Traditional Artist
I love the look on her face. It's almost like a dare. You did an amazing job on the shading. =D
Nif Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006
I realy like the composition and the shadows on her face
ahedrick201 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006  Professional Photographer
This is really amazing! I was stunned when I saw it! The shading, the eyes, everything! Just great!
Galhad Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
wonderfully poetic!
boots234 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
looks soooo GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!
kinda like that hospital/surgery look, cold
zeffy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006
I think this is really pretty.
DragonOfHeart Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2006
oh, hell, at least THIS beautie is real!
Its-Not-A-Fro Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006
that's a very good question. and that chicky looks a lot like my sister.....O.o

awesome picture, by the way.
SpyG Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
It's juz fine.... XD
HisOwnShoes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006
That looks absolutely amazing, I love how effective the little bit of colour in it became. Btw, did you intentionally create the "Planet of the Apes" monkey face at the bottom, with the leaf for the mouth/nose, the hair curl for the eye, and the stalk of the plant to outline the face?

(hold your hand over the top half if you can't see it)
Ashwings Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
aaah no XD but now I'm looking for it, and I can't see it! OO ow my braaiiin!
HisOwnShoes Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
Keep looking, it's right at the bottom. At least, I think it was. Or maybe I just thought I saw it because of the secondhand crack smoke filtering in from my building's hallway....
blue-elem3nt Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have I ever mentioned I love the way you do hair?
The blueness was a nice touch too
Qwuzanku Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006  Student Filmographer
wow...thts outstounding
ArtemisRunari Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006
WOW this is awesome! I can see this being an actual magazine ad. I love the stitched-together flower! :+fav:!
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