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Come Back To Me by BloodAppleKiss Come Back To Me by BloodAppleKiss
Tools Used
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Illustrator CS3, Paintshop Pro 8, Wacom Bamboo Tablet, About 9 hours. This is NOT a photomanipulation



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Reference Stock
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:icontwiggxstock:
[link]


Stock Used
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Background
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[link]

Koi Tattoo
[link]


Musical Inspiration
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Safteysuit - Stay
[link]



:icondonotplz::iconusemyartplz:
© Heather Leigh-Ann Crawford (BloodAppleKiss)




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Entered into the :dev100songs: contest!

Musical Inspiration
Stay By SafteySuit

Listen here ---> [link]


Love usually involves some sort of heartbreak down the line. Instead of crying and allowing the heart to take over, she smiles, and thinks of all the love that once was and she wants that all back. :)
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:iconishimarude:
ishimarude Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sparkles on Eyelashes from close ups- Cannot unsee :O
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t3tsuma Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
nice, I like the art on this one :)
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:iconcalimomma:
CaliMomma Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i use your art to make psp tags?
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:iconjarzseald:
jarzseald Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
can you teach me airbrushing and painting???? :)
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:iconjuro0104:
juro0104 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
gracias por permitirme deleitarme con su trabajo..fenomenal.felicitaciones
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:iconcaterpiller619:
Caterpiller619 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
stunning
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:iconkonshter:
Konshter Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
awesome!
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:iconbloodapplekiss:
BloodAppleKiss Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank You
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:iconrerurari:
Rerurari Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
i really love that picture! great work and :+fav: + desktopbackground ... :love:
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:iconbloodapplekiss:
BloodAppleKiss Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! i am completely flattered :)
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:iconbrokenviolet:
BrokenViolet Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
sweeeet!! love the make up! great work :heart:
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:iconrcardoso530:
rcardoso530 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
LOVE the tatoo!!! very impressive
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:icon3ddream:
3ddream Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is very beautiful love the whole image
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:iconbloodapplekiss:
BloodAppleKiss Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank u
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:iconsaintaria:
SaintAria Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg this is one of the best realism drawings ive ever seen ! your really awesome. would you like to teach me? xD
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:iconbloodapplekiss:
BloodAppleKiss Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm not much of a teacher hun lol. My only advice is just read or watch any and all tutorials you find on digital painting and practice and eventually you will find your own personal style of painting.
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:iconsaintaria:
SaintAria Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh ok, anyway thanks :D. oh yes thats right. but ive never seen such a great skin smoothness!! your art is really epic !!
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:iconbloodapplekiss:
BloodAppleKiss Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I just smooth the face and shadow alot after I do the basic crappy face structure and shadow. Then I lighten or a white paint brush with low opacity to do the facial highlights and in some places I use a tiny 1,2 or 3 size white brush with about 80-100 opacity to make the area I want sparkle. You just have to experiment with different styles of painting. Alot of people hate that I make skin so smooth. They say it looks like a fake person or whatever. But some people love it. But, that's basically how I do the smooth skin. :)
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:iconsaintaria:
SaintAria Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow thankss a lot master ;)! i will try it in the next time ^^ and dont think about the people wich are inly jealous. think you are a great artist.
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:iconbloodapplekiss:
BloodAppleKiss Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconsaintaria:
SaintAria Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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xKatiechan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
Feature! [link] :clap:
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:iconjoeltrousset:
JoelTrousset Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The skin looks way too plastic for my taste. When blending colors, try using a brush that is a bit hard to keep some texture. Even smooth skin has texture (even with make up!).

Hair is too smudged, too blurry. Smudging helps a bit with the flow but it destroys details. Try using a small hard brush to add single hairs (highlights mainly) in the very end.

The flow of the hair is too straigh from the bottom of the big blue ribon. Hair doesn't angle like that, it follows a smooth curve. Just look at the ref.

The blue ribons really don't match with the overall standard: they really lack some polishing.

The armpit part looks weird, too short, mainly because the small portion of the chest showing is too plain: in the original ref. pic, the top of the bosom is showing, giving a hit of the depth and the overall shape. Look at the angle of the ref. : it's a bit angled to the right, your's is totally vertical.

The elbow doesn't feel right either to me. There shoud be a bit more bone at the tip, and the crease inside should be a bit heavier. Also the tatoo doesn't follow the curve of the skin, following the angle of the arm.

Keep working!
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BloodAppleKiss Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your critique and "opinion". I have no problem with constructive criticism at all! But, I've had a terrible day at work today so now I must strictly negatively critize one of yours :). Sorry, but me personally when I critique I pick out some of the negative and positive parts in the picture to help show the artist what they need to work on and what they are doing great at instead of only doing the negatives. But, that's just me. :)
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JoelTrousset Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nothing wrong with that, I usually do the same. Just a bit hard for the ego, but kissing one's butt isn't very helpfull.
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BloodAppleKiss Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is true. lol
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:iconlimonkaie:
limonkaie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's marvelous :heart:.:heart:
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kamikazebaby Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this. The tones in the hair are stunning, and the eyes are absolutely beautiful. Such delicate skin, too.

The only thing I can suggest (though I'm not qualified - this is so much better than anything I could do!) is that the piercings look a little bit pasted on? Perhaps add a little more shadow? That's the only thing though. Truly stunning work.
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naruto-juwanaki Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
wow that´s cool^^
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:iconsweet-hell:
sweet-hell Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Love the hair! It looks so soft :3
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:iconbloodapplekiss:
BloodAppleKiss Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thankes!
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OpiateTart Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
I listened to the song, I know what it's like when something's stuck in your head and it inspires/translates into your art. Your talent is insane - you should get tested :P lol I love this - the texture, the color, the use of brushes, arrangement. You took something that exists in real life - like the reference photo - and interpreted into a hyper-realistic, ass-kicking visual.
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BloodAppleKiss Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
aw thank you! :glomp:
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behindyoureyes Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Student General Artist
This is great. Love the colors, piercings, tattoo, shading, everything.
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:iconbloodapplekiss:
BloodAppleKiss Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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baby-snakes Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow I love the eye makeup and the tattoo :}
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Suicidequeen666 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
I love this! You always have a special touch with lips and eyes! Your one of my favorite artists and I think this is the best so far!! :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconbloodapplekiss:
BloodAppleKiss Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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jpfeasy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
this is my favorite!!!!...."come back to me" by David Cook is one of my very favorite songs...this piece is perfect!!!! I would buy it in a heartbeat!!!!love...Jim
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BloodAppleKiss Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thank you but the title is actually from the song "Stay" by Safteysuit. You've probably heard it. It's been on the rock station here and I just fell in love with it. Listened to it over and over and OVER while I made this lol. there's a link to it in the artist comments if you want to hear it :D. Oh and FEEL FREE to buy it lol I put it up for print earlier today and I could def use the money LOL. Economy is kicking my butt! lol
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:iconlamae:
Lamae Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
This is so awesome!
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:iconbloodapplekiss:
BloodAppleKiss Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconlamae:
Lamae Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Your welcome ^^
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EvilDemonAkira Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome work :love:
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voznesenskiy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
great work)
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:iconbloodapplekiss:
BloodAppleKiss Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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8valkera8 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Very Nice
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:iconbloodapplekiss:
BloodAppleKiss Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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8valkera8 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome u talented grrl
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pogopuggie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What resolution are you working at? There's a lot of pixelation going on here, it's the only thing that brings it down for me. Beautiful blending.
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