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Commission Portraits -Set 7 by Saimain Commission Portraits -Set 7 by Saimain
Yet another trio of grayscale commission portraits, two older, and one Christmas gift. :) Getting tired of these yet? Mixed media paintings (0.5 Mechanical pencil, Photoshop 5.5)

Left is Ardwen, a broody character belonging to
:iconardwenn:
Middle is Lacusta, a character belonging to:
:iconsbgothik:
Right is Tazz, a spunky character belonging to
:iconthegrimsmaster:

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

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:iconartyra:
Artyra Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god, I just loce all of your pics so much,
the shadows, the style, the expression...
Amazing!
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:iconbrianjones539:
brianjones539 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I like that your characters faces don't look all the same. Everyone looks different.

I would like to get to your level of artistic ability. One step at a time.
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:iconredemmo:
Redemmo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Very nice! I'd like to suggest putting more splashes of colour in your greyscales like you did with Heiko in Commision Portraits - Set 1. It really adds something special and attension-grabbing to your pieces. Ardwen is drawn very well, but his design isn't very unique, and that extra bit of colour would have made him much more memorable.
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
This client's particular character design is all black...black hair, black clothes, black eyes. There was nothing to colorize for this one. ^__^;;
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:iconarah019:
Arah019 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
fantastic!
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:icondesign-by-kiyomi:
Design-By-Kiyomi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
So mysterious. love it!!!
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:iconlinksgirl05920:
LinksGirl05920 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Oh my god this is amazing!!! <3 <3 <3
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:iconwaltzinghippie:
waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fun - Spice ft. Missy Elliot
something for the dj - pitbull
mugwanti (r3hab remix) - dj mujava
Bang Like A - bassjackers & ralvero\


I know Im super late in commenting on this. Its been on my watchlist for awhile now, because Ive been so in love with it, but havent figured out how to express that! Haha.

His face is just so realistic and expressive. His lips especially are lovely, and the eyes, just woowww!

I don't even think I could explain how awesome his hair is. It has volume and texture! That is possibly the best-drawn hair I've seen in ages, haha.

My only critique is his ear - It looks unfinished compared to the rest of him. I really think it's just that there are some nice, really dark shades in the picture, and his ear doesn't have them? Contrast! That's the word.

ANYway, beautiful portrait, Adele!
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Saimain Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow, thank you! *hugs* And yeah, ear-structure is usually my weak point in paintings. ^__^;;
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:iconwaltzinghippie:
waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
CRAP, SORRY! I was making a list of songs in notepad, and was sampling my comment in the same notepad and totally forgot when I did ctrl+a :( Haha whoooops
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dragon-knight15 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
excellent job ^.^
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:iconsaintsnape:
SaintSnape Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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:iconkimirichan:
kimirichan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist
W.O.W *_* his expression! amazing...
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:iconzlobanajvacsia:
ZlobaNajvacsia Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
beautiful
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:iconkaede-kit:
kaede-kit Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Great work!
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:icondubnoreix:
Dubnoreix Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to admit, I got a shiver when I saw this picture. It was like he was staring into my soul lol incredible how you were capable to capture so much emotion in his expression, in his very eyes. I love it ^^
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:iconalinemendes:
AlineMendes Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow, I always wonder how you can make wonderful expressions just like this portrait.
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:iconlisagorska:
LisaGorska Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
mmmm, so nice!
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:iconthemightierpen:
themightierpen Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
This is really beautiful!
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:iconokawamizuki:
OkawaMizuki Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011   Traditional Artist
Красота!!!!!
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:iconsonadoalaikor:
sonadoalaikor Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
No words besides, perfect!
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:iconblackdrummond:
BlackdRummond Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student General Artist
nice one :)
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:iconscurvynicole:
ScurvyNicole Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely.
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:icontrinitite:
Trinitite Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing shading.
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:iconmutsumipat:
Mutsumipat Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   Digital Artist
Beautiful work!!! I love his look :D
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:iconmaisy120:
maisy120 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
He looks like a guy from my earlier school : D
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:iconelvendon:
Elvendon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm actually totally in love with him :heart:

*reallyhopeheisgay*
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:iconkillcow:
Killcow Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
It's amazing !
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:iconmayyeo:
MayYeo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Filmographer
It looks like charcoal! I love this technique! And of course, I love his features. Truly amazing portrait!
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow, thank you so much! ^__^;
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:iconcorustenebrae:
CorusTenebrae Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: great work!
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:iconmusicinrain:
MusicInRain Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
That face, those eyes :heart:
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:iconjessoterick:
jessoterick Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It amazes me how well you capture the intensity of a character's eyes. I also still absolutely adore how you draw those ears.... ^3^
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:iconmuhminatali:
muhminatali Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks like my cousin chima
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:iconviridianrain:
ViridianRain Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Oh I really love his intense gaze.
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:iconmotherdragon:
motherdragon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
That is totally off the scale you are so talented... and I love the emotion you get in your portraitures.... all I can say is WOW when i see your work and smile...
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:icontravelingchica:
TravelingChica Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning!
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:iconkumama:
Kumama Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, it's so good! I love his eyes, his face lines are very good as well and his hair and- okay, yeah, just the whole thing.
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:iconnortstar:
Nortstar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
he look amazing :clap:
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:iconfinnguala:
Finnguala Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, he's so beautiful.
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:iconshiaine:
Shiaine Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is lovely :] I really like the dark expression, and for some reason I just want to run my hands through his hair XD It's nice to see how your greyscale paintings have improved.
Out of curiosity, may I ask how you achieve that slightly grainy look for these paintings? :] I really like the effect.
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Saimain Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Well, part of it is pencil, but for the extra grainy effect after I'm through painting I use the grain texture option on Photoshop 5.5, play with the contrast and intensity, then fade it out until I like the look of it. :)
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:iconpuddum:
Puddum Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, I love dark broody characters! And this portrait is great. His face almost looks a bit like James Franco? Either either I like it! :thumbsup:
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:iconfelinewyvern:
felinewyvern Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
I don't blame you liking how it turned out. It turned out wondefully :D
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:iconokaysional:
Okaysional Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very lovely, soft and realistic
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:iconm3rcaptan:
M3rcaptan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
whoa!
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:iconsbgothik:
SBGothik Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
It's good to see more stuff from you. I really love how your black and whites have progressed over the years. It's such a simple portrait but full of emotion. And those are the best kind. *hugs* :heart:
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:iconinklingirl16:
Inklingirl16 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is BEAUTIFUL! I love it!!!!
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:iconlashanta22:
lashanta22 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
He is simply gorgeous!!!!
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:iconjerica128:
jerica128 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love his eyes, gorgeous gorgeous work here :clap:
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