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Svanhvit by hel999 Svanhvit by hel999
Here's a realism study I painted in Photoshop CS4.

Face reference: [link] by *Reine-Haru
Hand reference: [link] by ~LuckyStock
Additional flying feathers painted without reference.

See a process time lapse video of the face here on youtube: [link]

And read [link] if you want to know more about the name in the title.

No tracing, no color picking, no photo elements or textures. I could've spent some more time on the details here but I'll just move on to the next painting I guess:)

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:iconfrozensunart:
FrozenSunArt Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Simply Gorgeous
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Quickote Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Gotcha!!
[link]
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SLMRebeiro Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I'm not as up on my Nordic legendry as I should be...I'd never imagined a Valkyrie looking like this. She transcends loveliness; graceful, wistful, serene, thoughtful. Utterly gorgeous, but it's the completely different slant to an image of legend that captivates me here.
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MartaVasques Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning! So peaceful!
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rozichka Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi,
I have featured your artwork in my blog: [link]
Thank you for the great work!
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:iconkeitos:
keitos Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
touching, love the gentle soft look of the picture :heart:
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Thank you!
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:iconkeitos:
keitos Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
welcome :meow:
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ambhon101 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student General Artist
amazing work!!
so gorgeous!! [link]
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Evlydia Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student General Artist
This was featured here: [link] Please add the journal to your favorites so it can gain more attention.
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Thank you!!
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:iconevlydia:
Evlydia Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :hug:
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Evlydia Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
detail*
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Evlydia Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
This is really beautiful. The deal is amazing, though I wish there was something more in the back ground.
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hel999 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Thank you! Yeah, it started to be just a study of a face when testing a screen recording software. I won't change this anymore, but I can already tell you that I'll soon be working on a photorealistic portrait commission that will have more background:)
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Evlydia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Can't wait to see it. :la:
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Gorgeous...:wow:
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Thank you!!
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:iconxeena-dragonkizz:
xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
OHHHH I love it!!!! :love:
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Thank you so much!!
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!
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hel999 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Thanks!
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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AlexxKnows Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Geat practice?! You are awesome! Wow, I can't believe this's not a photograpy. It's so realistic that makes me sad...
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Sad? Nooooooo.... :ohnoes:

Cheer up... it's just a painting for you to enjoy:)
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:iconkkht311:
kkht311 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Lovely artwork.

Great job.

:-)
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:iconotherdruid:
otherdruid Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!
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:iconlelablue:
Lelablue Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Perfect. :clap:
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:iconellrano:
ellrano Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Super)
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:iconavahlon:
Avahlon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful and evocative :)
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Hi... Dear hel999
You are in the ACTION-PORTRAITS JULY 2011 BEST OF "...!!!:iconaction-portraits:
Thank you for sharing...:heart:
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!
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hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Oh, I forgot to answer to this earlier!
Wow!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT!!!
It means a lot to me :hug:
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
:)=:heart:
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Yanieck Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!!
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Thank you!
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:iconzhaanman:
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just a Wondrous image so soft and full of hope and Beauty I Love it!
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Thank you!!
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:iconzhaanman:
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is Amazing I knew It was something I forgot, had to add you to my watch Wow Breath Taking Gallery!
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Thank you!!
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ErinM31 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Lovely work! At first I thought it was a photo-manipulation!
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Thank you!
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Elfin-Grrl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Really nicely done, beautiful. I wouldn't know the first thing about creating something like this digitally, impressive! :D
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hel999 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Thank you!! (By the way I've listed my steps in my comments on the youtube video...) Painting digitally can be a big timesaver with photorealism because of nice tools like easy masking and fancy layer modes:) Still, I try not to stop practicing traditional painting as well. Your art inspires me so much :heart:
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B03DI Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man...you're getting pretty good :) love it :love:
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Thank you, Budi! Though half of the effect here is caused by a wonderful reference:) But I think I learned a lot from painting this...
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DMC121 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Instant Fave!
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:iconhel999:
hel999 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Thanks, Kevin! :hug:
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DMC121 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
np! :hug:
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AnjaDiPaolo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I faved this one, yesterday. I really love the way you painted the skin and hair - great study!
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hel999 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Danke! Zum Glück hatte ich eine sehr schön ausgeleuchtete Vorlage wo die Hauttöne gut zu sehen waren. Ich war erstaunt, wie schnell das Malen dann ging.
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