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Paradise, i am coming... by Kimonas Paradise, i am coming... by Kimonas
Well.... that brought me to the brink of insanity and back! :D
About 24 hours with photoshop and wacom tablet.
I tried to get across an eerie feeling of weariness with her expression and the lighting.
References to help with the face came images of Megan Fox and salma Hayek. I tried to render the face stocky to make her look like she could handle a fight. I also used some deep sea diving suit references to help with the armour.
I’ve learnt a few things from this portrait and some weaknesses that i have to address. I think that i need to practice the form principle more – i think her face may look a little flat. Im always chasing those perfect colours as ever. I also have to work on some decent brushes for those pesky pores.
Any criticism is welcome from any of you pros out there – i’d really appreciate that.

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:icondark413:
This is truly an AMAZING painting. You realy are talented. The feeling in her eyes. You can "feel" the experiense she has gone through. AND the mouth tells you she dont take sh** from noone. The lighting is top nodge. Love the sparks? Amber glow flying around her, and the hair is amazing. The wounds on her just makes her more real and the armor is very cool looking. Only thing "wrong" with her is her nose. looks a bit flat to me. And the backgraund could have a more.. ehhh ambient glow? I see the smoke but I don't feel the rubbles or what ever is burning out there. Still A TOP painting and I wish I had HAlf your talent. You are on my watch list from now on and an imsperation to all. :D
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Megan Fox if truly a hottie...you have done her justice here...I am one who just believes (not in your case) that she has too much exposure...

First, let me talk about her look of fatigue...she has it, kind of like"oh not more killer robots..."...plus she has a sexy look to her (i.e. her face has a couple of scrapes, no big wounds)...her hair has that hept but work out/ fighting sweaty look...that really makes the image and her...

Her helmet has been damaged enough that she can't wear it...an excellent action device...it shows a bit of weakness but she can still keep her head high...

I love the sparks flying everywhere...any piece of art with some type of action like that just makes you wonder what is causing all of that and its a really cool effect...

I'm glad the background is smokey and not busy with other action...

The damage on the armor is cool also...

I know you worked hard on this...and it shows...keep up the good work.
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Ganibhal Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Speechless. Nice. I'm like this work. Good luck to you on your way)
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Kimonas Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man you too! Now...which way was i going....
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:iconala33:
ala33 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
where, where am i
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Wam2910 Featured By Owner May 15, 2016
beautiful! amazing work
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:iconxolardark:
XolarDark Featured By Owner Edited Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Far so awesome, professional looking quality. Sure thats is a true piece of work that everyone would like to put as a cover, book illustration, and so on.
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe hey thanks buddy! I feel im getting there but not quite professional looking yet - I have to sort out a few things - but thankyou, means a lot!
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XolarDark Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob. I think your quality level is stunning, and the good is you can made on those like that in relatively short time is a good think. Anyone normally would take weeks or months to finish something with that detail. It mean you can work for a professional studio that requires quick artwork creation.
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Espritsolaire Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great expression, very good lightning, I really like it. Congratulations!
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:iconkimonas:
Kimonas Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks so much! :)
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:iconmistypandora:
MistyPandora Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This piece of yours was stolen, check it out...
bistochi2015.deviantart.com/ar…
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:iconkimonas:
Kimonas Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks for the heads up! I doubt the individual is making money off the back of my work, it seems he has uploaded loads of work that isn't his/hers. 
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:iconmistypandora:
MistyPandora Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah i think everything on his account is stolen. No problem, people who work so hard on their art should know. :)
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JY-KO-X Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
megan fox ^^ ? NICE work
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rabidnid Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
I like her skull, she has the look of those big Ukrainian professional athletes. The look of tiredness is not complete because her mouth is too set. If it was open more, like she was breathing though her mouth, it would be a more complete effect. The ears also look a little wierd. They seem low on her head, but I think that is just hewr hard to see jawline. 

Just my opinion obviously, but i think with her mouth open and more detail on her jaw, this will go from an excellent picture to an exceptional one. 
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:iconkimonas:
Kimonas Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yep quite an old piece, i look back and see many flaws!
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EricSusch Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
I love this.  Nicely done!
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:iconnikitaredav:
NikitaRedav Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Nice!)
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Bri-in-the-Sky Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional
Don't think I saw this one in yer CA sketchie Kimonas. Looks great buddy!
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:iconkimonas:
Kimonas Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe thats an oldie - i dont rate it that much anymore - poor form building and didnt know what i was doing (relatively)! Thanks though :)
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EradurGwath Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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arschpo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
:headbang: :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :squee::squee: Great Artwork :squee::squee:   stupidme::stupidme:  Amazing :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :stupidme::
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jerry001 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
outstanding work
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:iconkimonas:
Kimonas Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
you are very kind thanks!
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:icondalecar:
DaleCar Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Nice!
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:iconkimonas:
Kimonas Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou!
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:iconxx-newgirl:
Xx-NewGirl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful <3
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:iconkimonas:
Kimonas Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjohnsavite:
JohnSavite Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Lovely piece and quite dramatic. There's a whole story behind that interesting face. Love it.
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:iconkimonas:
Kimonas Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Probably is -at one point was going to do a graphic novel about her and Co - maybe one day.
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aaronsmagic Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is a picture I would use as a cover for one of my books.. Well done :)
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:iconkimonas:
Kimonas Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks dude!
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HeyMykee Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Hey, this is really good! 

I'm far from a pro (in fact you know me from *that other art site* where I have a different name but the same avatar) - but I find the chalk brush works wonders for skin texture. 
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Kimonas Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks dude! found a few nifty ones on google - no art last weekend from me as camper-vanning in Skye. You are doing good with your progress! 
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HeyMykee Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Lol I thought you said camper-vanning in Skype - I was all like waitwat??!! 
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mocoworx Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
well i think she's PERFECT!!!
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:iconkimonas:
Kimonas Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Brah!
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:iconfe-li:
Fe-li Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Good work.
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:iconkimonas:
Kimonas Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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JuliaWest Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This reminds me of Sarah Kerrigan in the short movie of StarCraft 2. I love this thou!


www.my-bestgames.com/wp-conten…
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:iconkimonas:
Kimonas Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very similar emotions i agree!
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JuliaWest Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats why i love it! Well done!
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:iconkimonas:
Kimonas Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:) You should up load some of your art. Stop hiding.
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JuliaWest Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe That really made me smile, thank you friend for motivating. But my drawings are made on paper with the old pencil.. I will load up some things but do not expect a lot from it :3
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Chive-Turkey Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013

Wow, just wow, wow. Definitely one of the most epic pieces of art I've seen in a LONG time. The atmosphere is fascinating, inspirational. Everything looks perfect and man, she is gorgeous.

It's been a while since I've gotten back into creative writing, but would you mind if I wrote something scifi about her? I'd link back here with credit and all that, of course.

 

Keep it up, do more like this one! :iconthumbsupplz:

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:iconkimonas:
Kimonas Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Be my guest :) Thanks dude.
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:iconchive-turkey:
Chive-Turkey Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Much appreciated, it will be done tastefully and with respect to your amazing piece here.
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DarkestHour55 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colors, the armor design, her face, her hair and down to the little details, like the coiled ear bud wire and the crack in her armor emitting  sparks.  Everything works fantastically well here.  You have made an outstanding image with this one and I can't help but to keep coming back to look at it.

As everyone has said about two hundred and thirty seven thousand times over; amazing.  Simply amazing job you've done here.
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Kimonas Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dude, you are too kind :)
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Borderfox2000 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Aaaaaaahhhhhh!  I don't care that you are no longer requesting critiques.  This is in the BEST 10 DEVIANT ARTS ever!!!!  It says so much with one picture; not 1000 words nor even 10,000 or 100,000 but 1,000,000.

The film script for her story could be written and sold within a day.  A beautifully evocative image that sums up what has happened in the last 24 hours.

This-is-art.

She has fought hard (Ripley style) for a cause in a far flung pace with little hope.  The last one remaining or the one upon whom the survival of the others rests, she knows (or rather thinks!) there is no hope for her.  She willingly sacrifices herself for the cause or the others, fully expecting to go to paradise.  Yet she doesn't.  They survive, because of her and her previous actions, whatever they were.  How she copes with that is the story (I know that story and that story because I have lived it myself in the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan).  I know that look on her face, Sir (Kimonas), and you have captured it beautifully.  The Epiphany of destiny, death and the acceptance of both.  Beautiful.

I salute you and your art.

It inspires...
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:iconkimonas:
Kimonas Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi and thanks for the awesome message - its really inspiring to hear feedback like you have given! There maybe a a graphic novel on the way, but i have loads to practice :)

Take care my good sir

Kimon
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