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Home of the cold, land of frost.

...except today :P

took time out from painting to do a more detailed portrait..
I realize why I stay away from doing light hair portraits--it is easier than doing dude scruff tho'

thanks for takin' a look.

//EDIT:
Yes, it is Gwyneth Paltrow. Sorry, it is one of the first things in my keyword tags---forgot that the tags don't show on the post.
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Given 2012-03-17
minnesota by ~livelyarsenic has a grace and beauty about it that makes me want to look at it for hours. Love the lines and colour palette used. ( Featured by DomiSM )
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AndreaTn Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Can you do a tutorial or maybe step by step of this?
I love the effect of the hair but I can't seem to reproduce it...
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:iconlivelyarsenic:
livelyarsenic Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Thanks, I don't really have the time to put a visual together on the how-to but I can tell you it's layers (upon layers) of low opacity (transparent) white and dark blue "strands" built up. For a bit more depth I also did some gradient mesh work where the darker tones are and set it in the opacity menu as 'darken' and adjusted the opacity down (10-15% range). Hope that helps a bit or at least gives you an idea
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sevenxlives Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic picture. ^^
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Jrock1927 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Great style and clean... like the colors of this illustration.
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:iconrsiphotography:
rsiphotography Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great work
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:iconalissamt:
AlissaMT Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Even though the weather is warming up, it doesn't change the fact that this is a beautiful vector! I love how fresh the colors look. =]
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livelyarsenic Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
:) thank you
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:iconjrrartist:
jrrartist Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should take time out from painting more often. This is very very nice! Very Beautiful!!!
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:iconchlorophylltheleaf:
Chlorophylltheleaf Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WoWowowow!OwO
It's really amazing!:D
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:icontomolan:
Tomolan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Pretty...
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:iconsonikku13:
sonikku13 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
It's been like summer for like a week in the Twin Cities... so warm... I mean, it was 80 degrees Fahrenheit today!
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:iconoscar-ojisan:
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012   Artist
beautiful face..^__^..
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Peaceful-Child Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful! Congrats on the DD!
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tessieart333 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It reminds me of Gwytheth Paltrow...lol :-)

_Tess
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:iconolivesandsweets:
olivesandsweets Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it must be her!
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tessieart333 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol...I think so....
:-)
_Tess
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alicesmaddhatter Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this picture has such an awesome feel to it :)
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:iconindiebanana:
indiebanana Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Hey! I've seen this pic of Gwyneth Paltrow before! I love it!
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Zinchleaf Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, it's always nice to give credit to your reference photo: [link]

or even mention the model whose face you're using.
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Aerorwen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great pic!
Lol... Nothing is worse than 'dude scruff'... I made the mistake of drawing Dr. House only once. :P
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:iconmambographic:
mambographic Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
WOW!
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:iconwindkunoichiprincess:
awesome
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:iconspiceprincess:
SpicePrincess Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
MINNESOTA *3*
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ArsenicCyanide Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Shoutout from a fellow Minnesotan! :heart:
I love this piece. Although it doesn't really depict what our winter was like this year. :iconexcitedplz: There was hardly any winter at all
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livelyarsenic Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
MN :heart:
crazy indeed! the mosquitoes are already out--bah!
And thanks!
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ArsenicCyanide Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:iconcryforever: I am highly allergic to them (Not in the sense that if I get bit I die; but more so that I react very badly to bites and they stay for weeks) and apparently my blood tastes like candy because they always pick me over everyone around me.

AND I JUST REALIZED WE BOTH HAVE ARSENIC IN OUR USERNAMES. I guess us Minnesotans like elements and stuff lol
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livelyarsenic Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
ahh yes the sugar blood type, those are great people to chill outdoors with :P
And yes the periodic table holds some pretty sweet elements--and usernames
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scarlettwinchester Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student General Artist
omg.
I drew a same pic like this last month!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconlynvana:
Lynvana Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Me being from Minnesota, I can relate to this completely X'D
It's been really nice lately though <3 Fantastic piece of art
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livelyarsenic Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
hah yes, but in true MN fashion I'm already looking forward to our muggy summer ahead.. oofta!
Thanks!
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pollygone300 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012   General Artist
I like the way you put that round pattern not only in her cloths but in her skin as well
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De5sertRo5e Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Currently in England and I miss MN a great deal. Thanks for posting this. :-)
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DJesterS Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beauiful, did you notice it kinda looks like Gwenyth Paltrow.
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MacabreWeb Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was just going to type that, looked toward the comments to see if anyone else thought so! :D
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I agree! :nod:
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:iconcraftmagic:
CraftMagic Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
This looks like Gwyneth Paltrow.
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ZozoCoco14 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist
she looks so cold,
haha here I'm walking around in a dress, plus I'm still un the US.
Nice pic
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RebbieChan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's been warm here for a while! I hope it keeps up :D
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Really lovely! :)
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DNA-The-Authoress Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Haha, is it actually warm in Minnesota today? I have relatives who live there, so I hear about the weather quite a bit. I've visited during July and August (though August this year was pretty mild) and during November and December, so while I haven't been through the worst of it, I have seen summer and winter there. :)

Weather aside, this piece is lovely. I adore how you shaded the skin without making it look like the person was sick or dead (as that's what happens with me XD). Very deserving of a DD!
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livelyarsenic Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
hah MN is cooking warm!-- you know something is amiss in the world if MN is warmer than Pheonix and San Fran.

Thanks! oh and-- the dead zombie look is very in, I should know, my state is fanatical for their zombies. Zombie pub crawls, zombie marathons..
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DNA-The-Authoress Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Whoa... that's crazy! XD

Haha, I bet! ;P
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Lychaeus Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's awesome! Nice job.
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HeartBreakDre Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely vector!
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Wade-Comics Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012   General Artist
love the delicate feel to this, it has a great mood, nice work
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katkotab Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is soooo Gwyneth Paltrow :)
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:iconlivelyarsenic:
livelyarsenic Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
soo is :)
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:iconkatkotab:
katkotab Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice :)
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SeedofSmiley Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is wonderful :)
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kaorimaru Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. That is all.
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