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His Only Friend by dahlig His Only Friend by dahlig
For a while now I wanted to paint a portrait with a sort of sad hint... I chose loneliness.

This piece has challenged me in so many ways. The amount of detail almost drove me crazy, also I have never painted an Asian, nor a child for that matter, so it took a lot, lot, lot of work.

The piece was done entirely in Painter and Photoshop. Two weeks of hard hard work.


Here are some progress shots I captured during painting the face AND the face closeup: [link]

Here are some closeups: [link]

Here are 3 refs which really helped me in the stylization: [link]
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Rahfuga Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
well done!!!
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dannysuling Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
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DaWonderer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
:(
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Belle image! Good job![link]
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dazzyq Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
beautiful!
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DeviantLilGirl Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
this made me so sad, because you can see the sadness in his eyes, behind the anger. and i like the contrast of how angry he looks, and how strong he sits, but right where his fingers rest on that kitten, you see his gaurd drop slightly... you did so well on this piece i loved it!!
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kitzu-jama Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Amazing!!! It.... leaves me speechless! You did a fantastic job with the detail and the child looks so real!! congrats!
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DarkDevil16 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yay! Itīs feature time: [link] !! :happybounce: :hug:
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alek79 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fajne!
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alek79 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fajne !
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