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1.18.08 by LindaLisa 1.18.08 by LindaLisa
"For a few minutes you made me feel as though I actually meant something to someone, and just when I thought my life was coming together, I realized it was just starting to fall apart...."



There is a lot of meaning and feelings behind this picture. I may explain later, but for the time I really don't want to get into it. There is everything from thanks, love and heartbreak, to my own way of my goodbyes.





-For anyone that does not know:
This is my 3rd try at using a Wacom tablet. I am starting to get use to it. It is much better then using a mouse I can say that much. A really kind person on DA, Scott gave me his for Christmas. Before, all I used was a mouse to do my digital artwork. -.-


-Time: Many days on and off
-Photoshop/Wacom

The tutorial and close-up deatils for this:
[link]

Reference Photo: :iconempatia-stock:

[link]


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Copyright© 2008 Linda Lisa West
Do not reuse or modify in any way without my written permission.
If you would like to display my work elsewhere, unmodified, you must link back to this page and include clear credit and my copyright with my name still visible on the artwork.
You must note me on this site or lillycat8@yahoo.com for any use.

-This can NOT be used on websites like Photobucket, Imageshack, ect. and may not be used in signatures for ANY site. Legal actions will be taken.
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:icondeviantwolf1326:
deviantwolf1326 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
This is GORGEOUS! Well bloody done, I envy your ability, my dear.
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:iconlindalisa:
LindaLisa Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much ^^
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:iconjadedbeauty:
jadedbeauty Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
whoa...wonky face. still awesome tho
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:iconfebreizh:
Febreizh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
woow ! You are sooo talented ! Her hair and her clothes are looks amazing
:wow:
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:iconlindalisa:
LindaLisa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
awww :hug: Thank you
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:iconfebreizh:
Febreizh Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
"are looks amazing"... think I need to sleep, I'm fumbling with my words lol. Or it can be your painting that make me lose my English hehe
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:iconlindalisa:
LindaLisa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
XD I do it all the time and have people asking if my first lang is english lol I don't really know any other
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:iconfebreizh:
Febreizh Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
lol ! Even in French I always forget words, especially in the evening so... you're not the only one !
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:icontsunamine-chan:
Tsunamine-chan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
Beautiful! The picture is so soft
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:iconskaramanger:
SkaraManger Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
superb...
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:iconchiqui:
chiqui Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Amazing!!
I just love everything about this, the pose, the colouring and the execution... really really well done!
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:iconcharmedpearl:
CharmedPearl Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
absolutely gorgeous!
well done!!! :clap:
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:iconalwaheed2007:
alwaheed2007 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Student Digital Artist
you have been featured here [link]
:)
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:iconriola:
rioLa Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
beautiful :heart:
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:iconsimbelmyne-9:
Simbelmyne-9 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
omg!!!!! she looks so real.....amazing, great work!!!!;)
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:iconvel-kann:
Vel-kann Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
i love it ^^
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:iconruiagneloup:
ruiagneloup Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Student
Soft and beautiful :aww:
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:iconeyeprod:
Eyeprod Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
wow. This is just... just... wow.
I just bought myself a tablet and am still struggling to manage to do something worthy with it, but this is just... taking my breath away.
You just gave me back the motivation I lost and lacked. I'm eager to go and see your tutorial now. ;)
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:iconvulnepro:
VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Very, very nicely done :) Clearly you took to your new tablet right away and I expect you'll only keep getting better and better.

Cheers!
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:iconlindalisa:
LindaLisa Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so very much sweetheart ^_^


This picture came from the heart too...so that always helps too. I have been having some problems with Photoshop the past week or so so I have not been able to do any work : /...and not I have an art block T_T
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:iconvulnepro:
VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Again you're welcome. I hope you can work out what's going on with Photoshop. I imagine you know this but you might have to manually clean out your temp folder to clear out hiding PS scratch drive temp files. If those pile up on you it can really mess with performance. Best!
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:iconx-a-n-a:
X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
I just read the description..!
Third time using your tablet!?!
Wait, how big is the thing anyway? Mine's all tiny (my tablet!!!)
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:iconlindalisa:
LindaLisa Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
[link] The blue one is the one I have.
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:iconx-a-n-a:
X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
I read the technical dealies... I don't know how big that is, but I just know that it's fairly big compared to mine. Mine's just that Bamboo Fun thing by Wacom. I have yet to master it... Especially until I'm as good as you (in both digital media and traditional, which is all I've done up until this point).

...Wait... Do you have Garry's Mod..?
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:iconlindalisa:
LindaLisa Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It is pretty small and I don't know rofl
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:iconx-a-n-a:
X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
:laughing: Yay to having small tablets :dance:
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:iconlindalisa:
LindaLisa Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
lol What ever works right ^_^
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:iconellastasia:
ellastasia Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
wow! love the colours and the softness of this!
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:iconlindalisa:
LindaLisa Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Aww Thank you so much sweetheart *^_^*
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:iconellastasia:
ellastasia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
very welcome! :aww:
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:iconsabrewolfqueen:
SabreWolfQueen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
That is truely amazing work!! I thought it was a portrait from the thumbnail lol Awesome for serious :D
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:iconlindalisa:
LindaLisa Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
awww Thank you so much sweetheart *^_^* :hug:
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:iconsabrewolfqueen:
SabreWolfQueen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
ur quite welcome ^^ :hug:
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:iconnubry:
Nubry Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
Fantastic details on this piece I really Like it + fave.
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:iconlindalisa:
LindaLisa Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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:iconx-a-n-a:
X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
I swear to God... I thought that was a photograph!
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:iconlindalisa:
LindaLisa Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: Thank you...that is what I wanted to do *^_^*
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:iconx-a-n-a:
X-A-N-A Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
It worked, trust me.
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:iconazkai:
AzKai Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
This picture is beautiful. I don't know your emotion behind it, but it fills me with a sort of solomness that is often nice to have.

Shadows, highlights, color, form.. I can't find anything to critique on. This piece is truly wonderful. I'm glad your friend gave you the tablet.

Keep up the wonderful work.
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:iconlindalisa:
LindaLisa Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Later I will write a "story" maybe. Give it more of an understanding and feeling. There is to much behind this to really put all into words really.

Thank you so much ^_^ I am soo happy you really like it :hug:
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almudena-stock Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Hello. :wave: This is a copy and paste message to let you know that you have been featured in this news article: From Stock to Art #17. :rose: :heart:
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:iconlindalisa:
LindaLisa Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wow...thank you....they are all amazing! Thank you so much for the feature *^_^*
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:icontiddas:
tiddas Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Wow, I don't really look at portraits and things, but this is amazing. The realism is breathtaking.
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:iconlindalisa:
LindaLisa Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: thank you so very much sweetie
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:icontiddas:
tiddas Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
you are very welcome :hug:
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:iconwarpedorbit:
WarpedOrbit Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Beautiful skin! I can never get skin like this...on a painting or my own face :giggle:
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:iconlindalisa:
LindaLisa Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much sweetie *^_^* :hug:
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:iconwarpedorbit:
WarpedOrbit Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
:hug: You're quite welcome.
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:iconhawk4:
Hawk4 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
A magnificant picture ! you got a hand for painting ;9
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