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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!  :)
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.
Demonic-Fantasy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
So much detail :heart: I love this piece- it's beautiful!
Tilgivende Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
great work!
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
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.
simple-minds Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Who cares about the 'lazy' background? Those eyes, and those lips, that ribbon and her hair....Wow.
peace-bearers Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Artist
The ribbon in her hair, why is nobody mentioning the ribbon!? *sigh*
Djwar93 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Artist
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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