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natalie portman by Ailidh natalie portman by Ailidh
:rose: FULL VIEW PLEASE! :rose:

I know, celebrity paintings are so boring, but I saw this and thought: Hey! Green! I need practice with that!... Well. I got practice. Plenty. Infact, it frustrated me to no end but I learned alot; such as, how few colours I had to use to get incredible definition and how to blend green into skin tones. This was a weekend project and I found myself burning the midnight oil last night (Saturday) and tonight (Sunday) working on it.

Mainly, I did a portrait because I've been working tediously on two pieces which include landscapes and people, and they're extremely difficult for me to do, as well as frustrating. Portraits I've always found more enjoyment in, and doing a celebrity was quick and painless, considering I didn't feel like playing around with a sketch of my own of a person.

Lost count of the hours, but I used openCanvas3, Painter 9, and Photoshop 7. I painted the skin in OpenCanvas, refined and blended it as well as did the hair and background in Painter (I love Painter 9), and then just polished it up with a border and all in Photoshop. I don't know how often I found myself painting in OpenCanvas, saving, swapping it over to Painter, doing some refining, saving, swapping over to opencanvas, painting a bit, swapping over to painter, seeing something I could fix easier in opencanvas, swapping, fixing it, seeing something I could fix in Photoshop easiest, swapping.... for about 4 hours all I did was refine the stupid thing and program swap. :giggle:

I'm actually exceptionally happy with the turnout, considering I struggled with my Wacom tablet through the whole thing. I must have re-installed the drivers 4 times, restarted my computer 9, and beat my head on my desk in frustration 20. But it was worth it.

:rose: dedicated to my muse, I s'pose. :rose:


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:iconamazinglikecheese:
AmazinglikeCheese Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So dramatic, I love it!
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princewilliam99326 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Well she is not the Princess you Know in Star Wars But she is a Sex Symbol You know that, Very Cute Pic, I do love that I do, Padme Amidala You Rock Girl Weather You have a Blaster Rifle or a Light Saber You Kill the Scene you do I do Love you I do iwh a passion------You did make a Nice looking Corpse You did You Died good at the end of the Revenge of the Sith I do know that much but you did love Aniken You did 
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Darebegins Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nice!
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:iconincisive-mind:
incisive-mind Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sir! Would you make one for me? Please.
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:iconmadame-rien:
Madame-Rien Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Wow this image looks so powerful you captured her so beautifully, I love her intense eyes and the colors are so strong they create an amazing contrast that adds such a seductive mood to your piece :)
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DBolandArt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Definitely worth the effort :)
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:iconjuiceinthedark:
juiceinthedark Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
BEAUTIFUL
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:iconteenoko:
Teenoko Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Black swan
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:iconcomicbookbeauty:
ComicBookBeauty Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconjmralls2001:
jmralls2001 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   General Artist
That's beautiful. :)
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:iconspikester93:
Spikester93 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Absolutely flawless! Amazing job! Well done! I also found this on Google.♥
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:iconengabby:
EngAbby Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Found it on google ,, it looks great ^^
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:iconsofiaauditore13:
SofiaAuditore13 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
*faint*
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:iconarsssi:
arsssi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
mouth-shut, jaw-dropped...
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:icontheodoricos:
Theodoricos Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh God, she's breath-taking! You've done an incredible job.
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:iconnuzzlecat:
NuzzleCat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I saw this in google images once and didn't know who did it- I am very glad I found who :D <3
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ladybugging Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
arrrr so sexy!
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:iconbeatifique:
beatifique Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Wow, fantastic portrait! Looks so realistic!
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:iconhappyasasam:
HappyAsASam Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Writer
Amazing.
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:iconvdepatie:
vdepatie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Stunning !
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6NAKED6AMBITION6 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
i think she is the most beautiful girl on earth!!!
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:iconbailang:
BaiLang Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!! Stunning!!! Love the colors and the energy in her gaze!!! Great work!
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spitfirev101 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
omg.. i cant stop looking at this.. sooo beautiful!!
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seever123 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awesome
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freshlybaked76 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you are freakin awesome!!!! you go girl!
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kingfisher25 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
very beautiful
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DrawingEnthusiast7 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
omg this is freaking beautiful!
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MusicalCombusken Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow~ So smooth and impressive! I love the hair in this picture rather than the one in the reference. xD Lovely!
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cuchillos Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional
Gran trabajo, podrķa decir que es incluso mas bella que la real!!!
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Grims-Assassin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Absolutely wonderful result!
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warthh Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Very impressive
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Sweetkilljoys Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Wow. Just wow. This is b-e-a-fucking-utiful.
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MisterBlob Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! May I ask what tool you used to color the skin?
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6NAKED6AMBITION6 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Absolutely stunning work! She is by far one of the most beautiful women in the world and u really capture her lovely features!!!I wish she was mine..i'd worship her!!!
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AnguishoftheSenses Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student Photographer
Absolutely beautiful work! Love everything about it!
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azizjon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011   General Artist
Perfect!!!
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NNWW Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
I have faved that painting a long time ago, but still I haven't looked at it long enough to be fed up with the beauty of that art you created there.
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baquitania Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is spectacular, you should be very proud!
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TENTEN-TOSHIMASA Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
omg this is amazing/beautiful!!!
:heart:
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J-NADA Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011   Photographer
WOW WOW WOW
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PornographicMuseum Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
So sexy, so powerful. I love her !
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:iconitalianator:
Italianator Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Wow I wish I was THAT good
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kissmypeach Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011   Photographer
will you sell this?
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Volzhsk-09 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Love it! So beautiful, mysterious, sexy, dark. She truly is a beautiful woman and a great actress. Definitely an inspiration to me. Wonderful job!!
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DevilzZzAngel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Wow! This is beautiful. Amazing job!! Looks better than the ref :D
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Simply an amazing piece. I love it!
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viciousmeow Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011   Writer
This is amazing and so gorgeous
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SleepingRoses Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011   Interface Designer
This is amazing! Absolutely stunning. You're not planning on doing any tutorials for Painter soon, I suppose? :P
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Paweveralone Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
this is just amazing! natalie portman is stunning
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relchan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
BE-A-UTIFUL!!!STUPENDEOUS!!!Fantastic!Well done!
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