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Commission Portraits - Set 2 by Saimain Commission Portraits - Set 2 by Saimain
Second batch of grayscale commission portraits in the style of "Secrets." Semi-realism, and very fun to paint. ^__^ Click "download" for a larger version.
Done with an 0.5 mechanical pencil and Photoshop 5.5.

First is Azrayen, a dark character belonging to *Amaltheren, second is a fairy boy known only as "the Ranger", and he belongs to Christine Row. Last is Ekaterina, a strong, beautiful character belonging to *melyanna. All characters their creators.

You can find larger versions of the individual portraits on my website: [link]

Other commission portraits I've done in similar style can be found here:

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:iconcoldsummerdays:
coldsummerdays Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The characters are amazing, and I can't believe how great the hair looks.
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:iconstubborninsomniac:
stubborninsomniac Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Ekaterina's cool. she's like 'no, go away!'
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ALExIA483 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
very nice :)
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lonegunga1 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
The hands on Ekaterina are absolutely wonderful.
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:iconkimirichan:
kimirichan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist
not only the hands are wonderful! *_*
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obsessiveartpulsive Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
i like the third one best :) they're amazing! :D
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Lotopauanka Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
gorgeous!
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:iconpewpewpewwww:
pewpewpewwww Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's just beautiful you are one of the most amazing artists I have seen.
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:iconcherrisec:
cherrisec Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Love you style. Great Art! just Great! XD ^_^ check out mine too! :D
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:iconasukan:
Asukan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Im really loving your style and if I had any money I would hire you for a comission :)
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:iconniriona:
Niriona Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
I simply love your style. (since I first saw it on Elfwood)
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MidgetR Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Wow, these are fantastic!
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Prima-Donna Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional
Very beautiful work, Adele. I especially like the fairy boy in the middle. His face is very handsom and his wings are perfect.

~D~
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DarccWrath Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
simply brilliant. What size paper were you drawing on? This makes me feel like I really need to start practicing my pencil work more.
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Saimain Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
I draw all my work on 8.5x11" paper. :)
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:iconsmitth:
smitth Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Student Digital Artist
soo pretty :D
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:iconmirabella-sabriel:
Mirabella-Sabriel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Love The Ranger!
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Naomi--chan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
wahou i can't tell my fellings with this but it's amazing (sorry for the english i'm just a french girl XD)
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Scilens Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
I love this <3 that's a nice effect with the blue eyes on the girl, tho all in all I like the first pic best <3
I really need to commission you at some point (or just learn to paint like you, haha... as if... - or both! :D)
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:iconroninreaver:
RoninReaver Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I am dumbfounded by your skill. o.o5 pencil? I can't manage this with my art pencils! You're amazing.
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:iconciimoore:
CiiMoore Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Student General Artist
Oh wow...I am totally speechless. <3
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mircal Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Your semi-realism is sheer pleasure, especially when you bring out the details (like the h a i r) although the pictures are in greyscale, like these. The one to the left, Azrayen, reminds me of the beautiful prince Luke (perhaps in a less mad version) and the shadows around the Ranger's mouth are so realistic it's almost confusing. All the portraits actually remind me of in real life-persons i know, which is quite rare.

I bow down to you, always.
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:iconskyrere:
skyrere Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
you do such beautiful work.
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG soooooooo gorgeous :heart: :heart: :heart:
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Painfullyiced Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
I love how in each set of them, theres only one with color
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WhiteRoseBrian Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Excellent.
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:iconhojirosanata:
hojirosanata Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Amazing as always!!:D
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:iconmithgariel:
Mithgariel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Ranger is my favourite, but Ekaterina hits close as well.
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jasonedmiston Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Just curious. Regarding the poses and not the character design, do you use any models for these portraits, or is it all out of your head?

Sorry if you've been asked this many times before.

J
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Saimain Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
It's all out of my head. I have to "see" the image in my mind first before I can draw it. I do, however, frequently use references when I need them, like for a certain angle of hand or drape of cloth or to check a light source, etc.
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ShadowFeyEve Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
well done
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:iconmelyanna:
melyanna Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your latest portaits are bordering perfection :-)
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Tharshinaa Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Even though it's just black, white and greys, you tend to give so much colour to the portraits, you know? :)

When you paint them, do you paint in colour mode or Grayscale?
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Saimain Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
RGB color mode :)
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:icontharshinaa:
Tharshinaa Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, YO~!
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blondofu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009   Photographer
awww!! This is so amazing! ^^ Great textures and so much detail! .___. your truely do amaze me with your drawing. :hug: ^___^ tehehe.
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AlissaMT Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Student General Artist
Very gorgeous! And I love how put just a hint of color in the eyes -it really makes them stand out. =D You are so good with expressions, hair and smooth shading! it amazes me every time! :heart:

-wishes she had money to commission you- One day I WILL be finished buying school supplies.... :paranoid:
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LAS-T Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
:jawdrop:
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:iconipdddd:
ipdddd Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
you'll get lots of cash by putting this on print!

GJ!!
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Student General Artist
One day, I'm going to have to save up enough money to commission you. You do such amazing things with grayscale portraits. :heart: I especially love how you draw hands. X3
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Mundolibre Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow! the girl with the blue eyes is awesome!
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:iconetheraiel:
etheraiel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love them all but I particularly like the middle one and the gorgeous job on the wings! :heart: :heart:
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Marianne-Blacklands Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, I loooove the first and the last one! :D :heart:
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fantasydreamer59 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Beautifully done! :heart:
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jjara Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
omg I actually have a friend in real life who looks like Ekaterina... face is almost the same, but the hair is exactly the same...
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Ilenora Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, if I ever get another chance to commission you I'll definitely get one of these digital portraits! They're awesome!

I love the small addition of colour in Ekaterina's eyes, it adds a striking touch.
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Saimain Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Thank you. :)
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:iconilenora:
Ilenora Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, I'm waiting for next week when we'll be going shopping to get a frame for the commission of Dion you did :D Last time we went they were out of stock of that size >.>
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LadyKagura Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
The female character is absolutely gorgeous--though all three are very good, that one is definitely attention-grabbing. Her pose, hair and gaze are my favorite parts. 8D
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ineptartist Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:faint: I wish I had half your talent! :paranoid:*snatches talent and slinks away...*:paranoid:

Just kidding! :) Beautiful job! The hands in your drawings are always amazing. And I love the way you can express emotion in the characters eyes. :love::+fav:
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