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Gullveig by hel999 Gullveig by hel999
One of the reasons why I've been absent for so long:

I've finally watched all episodes of Game of Thrones season 1 (unfortunately not in German tv yet) and started reading the Song of Fire and Ice book two because I was so curious how it would go on.

So when I started doodling a face a few days ago I knew I would turn it in something more fantasy-like:) She's a little bit inspired by Sansa Stark from GoT, but I didn't mean to portray her. That's why I gave her another name. Clothes are inspired by some Renaissance paintings.

No direct reference for her, but a few photographs of different faces that helped me with the lighting. The background contains overpainted textures from my own photographs. Lazy background, I know. But want to move on to other paintings.

Painted in Photoshop, AzPainter, Mypaint. About a day of work. Will probably revise this one soon. I'm still not happy with some parts, but pretty proud of the face.

Edit 10-07-11: Improved the eyes a little with the help of the wonderful *crayonmaniac
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ericf989 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Great job!

I'm almost done watching season 2 of the "Game of Thrones" tv show.

I highly recommend reading the books.  They are fantastic!  :)
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Blinkey7 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist
This is great! It inspired me to start drawing human faces, that I always was scared of drawing.
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Demonic-Fantasy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
So much detail :heart: I love this piece- it's beautiful!
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Tilgivende Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
great work!
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crisscrossrain Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
one critique the eyes arent symetrical there both looking in different directions. Other than that gr8 frikin job=3
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Kawaii-Kiui Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i think she drew the eyes like that because it's more realistic.
you know, nothing in real life is symetrical and perfect.
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Who cares about the 'lazy' background? Those eyes, and those lips, that ribbon and her hair....Wow.
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peace-bearers Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Artist
The ribbon in her hair, why is nobody mentioning the ribbon!? *sigh*
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Djwar93 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Artist
wow
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SLMRebeiro Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
The intensity and intelligence in her face say she's no-one to be trifled with. It's so wonderful to see a portrait of a formidable female who doesn't need a great deal of accoutrement to convey that; the choice of Renaissance robes for her is perfect. And her eyes are perfect in apposition to her name: This is a woman who sees far, indeed.
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Noitusan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Very beautiful work. =)
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ArinaFoxy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist
You know when I just took a look at this pic it reminded me of Kat Stark! And then I read that you was inspired by her daughter =D
Nice work! I like her lips especially)
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Tafuri42 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic
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:iconmarinamaral:
marinamaral Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is SOOOO fantastic!
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Memnoch1976 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
the lips ,eyes and hair are superb.
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adribas Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
which brushes do u use pleasE!!!!!!!
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daljitvir Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
made for luv
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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loudrac Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful verry
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CharisJB Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
this looks GORGEOUS. i know this is a lot to ask, but could you make a tutorial on how you did those eyes and lips? i have the hardest time painting those right, and you do it so well! :love:
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vision5 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
oh gosh thats awesome!
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:iconbecsketch:
becsketch Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The eyes are so arresting- Her face is almost sculptural it's so beautiful!
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TheSatanicNun Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
this is lovely
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kobaltkween Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wasn't Gullveig the goddess who was once in chains? I like that name for her, because her gaze is so steady and strong. I really like the simplicity of her clothing. Her face and skin are excellently rendered. I think this work is all the better for being more than yet another Game of Thrones fan art piece.
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Julia-Aurora Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply amazing :)
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thomasmuse Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Artist
Magnificent and amazing work
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bdunn1342 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012   General Artist
Gorgeous portrait, and very inspirational. I love the balance of light and the subtle expression you've captured. Beautiful!
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PatrickSchappe-Art Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student
very beautiful character, she has that tragic beauty to her thats reminiscent of Sansa but you've given her a very original appearance - job well done! keep reading GoT those books are so amazing and they only get better as the series continues
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Beth-Gilbert Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
beautiful and very realistic! incredible photoshop skills <3
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kanikkefly Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She has a very intriguing presence :) And the subtle background complements her nicely. Impressive work :)
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Crashspace Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
She carries a great deal of presence very subtly. There is so much weight to her expression, yet she remains soft. Its very impressive.

Also...

She reminds me a bit of Aunt Robin from "How I Met Your Mother"

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stefyart Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She seems to be alive!! Great!!! How you colored her skin? It's so realistic!
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JoseManuelSerrano Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic work! congratulations
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hel999 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconn-o-b-s:
N-O-B-S Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Wow... So beautiful... Great job on her hair and her eyes...
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DesuShitfaceMcNigger Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O__________O

The face, the detail, the anatomy, the colouring... PERFECT!
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WillyMutuku Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
she's beautiful
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LevanaTempest Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Hi:wave:

It would be our honor to feature your beautyful work in:iconhigh-vision: :heart:

Regards,

Claudia
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hel999 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Thank you very much for the request!! :hug:
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LevanaTempest Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012   Digital Artist
All my pleasure!:hug:
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XxlostwoodsxX Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
how I ask how
why cant I do that its amazing le amazing
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caeyume Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
...this is so freaking amazing. ohmygosh. @______@
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mighty impressive <33 I adore her clear eyes and face, it conveys a lot of peace of mind just looking at her <3
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hel999 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Thank you so much, Lucía! :heart:
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Emerald1994 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It is beautiful x
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:iconemerald1994:
Emerald1994 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful x
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Emerald1994 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Its beautiful
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suztv Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
I love the painting - glad to know I'm not the only one obsessed with GOT. Tweeted this.
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twiggette Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
nice work!!
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Narfmaster Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
This is beautiful- that piercing stare is powerful.
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