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SNOW by JALpix SNOW by JALpix
Big and special thanks yet again to the wonderful Cathleen Tawawhiti: cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.c… for providing such a variety of excellent stock for us all here on DA. Loved the reference photo as soon as I saw it and immediately started work on this portrait so here is the result, hope you like it!

Original shot: fav.me/d6i7m8l
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:iconart-of-bart:
art-of-bart Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and this. do more tight paintings man
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
OK boss ;) lol
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:iconjustin-forever:
Justin-forever Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What colours do u use to mix for blond hair?
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Colours are always affected by the ambient lighting, turned off the lights and the blonde hair would be black.. so there's is really no answer, just like skin. As you can see in the pic you commented on, the hair has greens and and other reflected lights in in. For normal daylight I suppose 3 tones are enough, start with your base coat of a mid to darkish cool brown, just block it in. Next a mid tone creamier mix of the same colour by adding some more white and a little yellow, perhaps yellow ochre, just blending in largish areas where the highlights will be positioned, the finally add more white to the same mix and paint in the highlights. I hardly ever paint in individual strands, they never look right and it's boring to do anyway! Hope this helps.
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Justin-forever Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That helped a lot and I thank you very much for answering because that is something that I have been wondering for a long time. For skin colour I mixed green and pink and used white for highlighting. It looked terrible but I need to take classes on painting portraits. It means a lot that someone so talented like you replied to me :)
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well your'e kinda right there, so keep it up!! hey your'e welcome :)
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:iconcathleentarawhiti:
CathleenTarawhiti Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hi, I've featured this beautiful artwork here cathleentarawhiti.deviantart.c… :heart:
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:iconamro0:
Amro0 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Once again, AMAZING artwork and I really like your brushes :aww:
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dear friend! :):)
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:iconamro0:
Amro0 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are most most welcome Love
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:iconsabellamai:
SabellaMai Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Brilliant!
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!
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:iconcobler:
Cobler Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful render. Great light...
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconchalkartist1216:
ChalkArtist1216 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey... GREAT job!!
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
THanks!
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:iconaograi:
AOGRAI Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work my friend
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks mate!
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:iconaograi:
AOGRAI Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh not a problem
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:iconblb55:
BLB55 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Man that is beautiful!

Just amazing. You put your own color and style when comparing it to the stock.

U Rock!!

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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your comment buddy, means a lot!
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:iconblb55:
BLB55 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

You are welcome my freind!!!

Rock On!!!

 

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gemistryartworks Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the colours you've used, they contrast so nicely.  It's great when you compare with the original image and see what you've added in.  Oh god I sound like an art tutor! 
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha love it! Thanks for your comment, really glad you approve Miss Brush!! :D
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:iconlaughinghearthendrix:
LaughingHeartHendrix Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
wow very beautiful 
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for your comment, glad you like it! :):)
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:iconlaughinghearthendrix:
LaughingHeartHendrix Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
nothing (:
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:iconwooden-horse:
wooden-horse Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Sensitive portrait contrasted against a painterly background – well done!
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks buddy!
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:iconfranthepan:
franthepan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
She's alive! :o Wonderful work on this; so clear, and the shade and tones are just right! Love the hair too - you've made it so... hairlike! The non-fussy painterly background works with the figure very well. You've set the whole picture off really nicely. :D
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely comment, I appreciate it ! :)
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:icondmkozicka:
dmkozicka Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like it ! Beautiful portrait ... Clap 
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconbabsartcreations:
babsartcreations Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Babs! :huggle:
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:iconbabsartcreations:
babsartcreations Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome :hug:
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:iconzeldaokami:
ZeldaOkami Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
beautiful!!!
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconsameer-patil:
sameer-patil Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student
superb :clap:
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsameer-patil:
sameer-patil Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student
np:)
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:iconkaptac94:
kaptac94 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
FANTASTIC!!!
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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CathleenTarawhiti Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
It's lovely :)
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks Cathleen, means a lot! :huggle:
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Timotoole20 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
John, this is very well done, even for you! The hair looks beautiful! Really fantastic job!
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha love the comment Tim!! I've spent just about all day trying to get it the way I wanted it so I really glad you approve!
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Timotoole20 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
You did an excellent job
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:iconjalpix:
JALpix Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:highfive:
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Timotoole20 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
:D
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