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Cradle by KaynessArt Cradle by KaynessArt
Hey guys, sorry I haven't update in a while. Been really insanely busy with uni work and part-time job and stuff :(....so i haven't really been painting anything much in the past few months.

This is somewhat inspired by =PaleMajesty's skin practice piece. If any of you have known me from my old account you would know that I used to really love painting dark, very desaturated paintings. Then I moved on to painting mostly with really rich, deep, intense colours and found myself addicted to it :o, and now i'm scared of painting desaturated stuff again because I don't want my paintings to look 'dull' and washed out. So this is pretty much an exercise in trying to paint something fairly desaturated but at the same time tried not to be too grey

3 hours in PS CS3 (i originally intended it to be an hour's speedpainting D:)
I usually don't save steps for paintings this quick but i got two :p [link]
reference from [link]
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:iconla-structure-du-ciel:
la-Structure-du-Ciel Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist
I really like this, it's beautiful. The face and the hand are so detailed, it's great.
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:iconbindi-342:
Bindi-342 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Another beautiful face. I really like your style. :)
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:iconklausreinbachiii:
KlausReinbachIII Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
this is really beautyfull, I like this softness a lot =)
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:iconevavester:
EVAVESTER Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Beautyful done!!!:heart:
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SkyDreamerz Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
funny thing when I at look at this piece of art, this pop up "is this a guy or is it girl" lol btw it's still a good piece that you've shown here :D
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:iconsolstitialis:
Solstitialis Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Student
Really great work on skin tones! :heart:
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:iconkaynessart:
KaynessArt Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! I have been watching your works for a while now, so I'm glad you drop by
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:iconsolstitialis:
Solstitialis Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Student
you're welcome. Just came over your work and I really like it!Keep up the good work! :heart:
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amaliaseven Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008   Traditional Artist
All of your work is gorgeous--I don't know why this one is so appealing to me, but it is. Perhaps it is the expression.

In any case, wonderful work.
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:iconprincessmoony:
princessmoony Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i love its dusty quality, its great!
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:iconterminalcondition:
terminalcondition Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
Beautiful image - I love the subdued colours and dream-like quality.
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:iconvenomsblood:
venomsblood Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
I really like it.. Somehow very pretty! :D
Oh and I thought it was a woman (face) but... you have a male body.. and I was just reading some other comments to see if they had mentioned it.... and they did and you said it' a male...

I think it's abit feminine for a male but.. still a very nice painting ;) Really love the pose :)
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:iconayra-arts:
Ayra-Arts Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
love it, its so beutifull.
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:iconpondpaint:
pondpaint Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
cool feeling on her. ^ ^
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:iconxxinrixx:
xXINRIXx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
she have a man body?????
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:iconkaynessart:
KaynessArt Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
that's because she's actually a he
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:iconang3ll:
ang3ll Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
:+favlove: Because it's beautiful.
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:iconkaynessart:
KaynessArt Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :D
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:icongoatart:
goatart Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
the face is very nice,it seems that you work hard.on the other hand, the body too blurred to focus
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:iconkaynessart:
KaynessArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for the crit!
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:iconkaremelancholia:
karemelancholia Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008

Congrats!!!
I've featured this creation in the December Visual Art Features.

Check it here : [link]
This feature is also in the news so more views for you : [link].
Please check it to view other's art and fave the news article if you like it!
:holly: HAPPY 2008! :holly:

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:pointr: Should dA create a "Disable Fave Option"?
:pointr: Looking for a Contest? They are all listed here : [link]
:flirty: 2008 Fantasy Calendar!
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erikakochanski Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Professional Writer
This wonderful deviation has been featured here > [link] < in "The World Of Art - No. 4".
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:icontheartistdarklady:
TheArtistDarklady Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Stunning image!
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:iconkaynessart:
KaynessArt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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:icontheartistdarklady:
TheArtistDarklady Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
:hug: Your welcome
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:iconkaremelancholia:
karemelancholia Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007

I love the softness on this!
What sensibility in this creation!
:+fav:

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:pointr: Looking for a Contest? They are all listed here : [link]
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:iconkaynessart:
KaynessArt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much :heart:love your work
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:iconpawlack:
pawlack Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
You shouldn't worry about your skills in doing desaturated works i guess :)

Kick ass
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:iconkaynessart:
KaynessArt Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you dear
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:iconchaobaby7:
Chaobaby7 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
beautiful

:batty::kitty:
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faerywitch Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Kay, this is lovely!
I know it is just an excercise, so i won't mention unfinished.... but the partsthat are refined are gorgeous! I love the skintones in the hand, especially. Lovely work, you shouldn't be afraid of it looking washed out, it looks gorgeous!
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KaynessArt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you Coty! I know that it could do with some tweaking to make it look more 'complete' but to be honest I don't really have any intentions of touching this again, ehheh. I want to move on to something else. :blackrose: for you!
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faerywitch Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
EEKK!!! Really!? oh! I will so be waiting Xmas present like a kid then! :dance:
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FOOLY-COOLY Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Student
Wow, beautiful..
Love the soft colors. great job on the hair, it looks very delicate.. and the hand really sticks out, very detailed.
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Caelicorn Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Hey! I know how you feel..I used to de-saturate (I think) and now I'm moving to rich colours and high/contrast...I'm totally scared of doing pale and washed out images again...

but this turned out beautifully. I think that the fact that you've improved LOADS at skin tones/depth makes it harder for this sort of thing to look washed out. Oh btw! I never thought your old stuff was washed out - I thought it was great, dark, and it fitted gothicky.

Beautiful soft picture, by the way!
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wallace Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
That looks very pretty

I like desat!:lol:

Like Andy said the colours on the hands (the handpalm is a bit thick though) are really nice, so is the face:)
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:iconnyrak:
Nyrak Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I think the colors came out just lovely. Especially the little touches of orangey-pink on the hand, etc.
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:iconaud:
aud Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
This looks great ,so this is what you've been doing all this time since your last piece? Me I've been homework watchin BBC shows.... haven't painted anything.. :( I like that focus and detail in certain areas and the fuzziness in the others. There's this one style i'm trying to think of that the Italians went through after the Renassiance where they weren't so particular about the anatomy and they actuallly elongated limbs.
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ingridarcher Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
mmm, so soft...
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:iconkingzog:
kingzog Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
You don't usually paint caucasian faces, it looks really different (but good)! Good hand! And good to see you posting again.
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:iconargentum-moon:
argentum-moon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Very beautiful! A very fine face, so detailed, and I love the hands! Realistic hands are so difficult...
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:iconhuangzhenyangjayson:
HuangZhenyangJayson Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Great tone on the face! Looks sharp with so much details! =)
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:iconlady-katerina:
Lady-Katerina Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Yay! Thats a hawt guy :D
I like your new rich, intense colours style etc but also your old dark.
I think it takes a long time until to find our personal style :-) Still searching for mine!
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:iconthomasxarcane:
thomasxarcane Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
I love this :) That's very good work for a 3 hours painting.
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:iconjgarrington:
JGarrington Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow your turning out some great stuffu Kay!
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
WONDERFUL work, Kay. Love esp. the hand
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Insane-eyeball Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Did you use refs ? The character (male or female?) just looks so real to me :thumbsup:. Can't believe it just took you 3 hours !!!
I don't know what you think, but desaturation is just what I want to follow now, as it always gives the scene more reality (something like ~navate 's style). But of course, nothing is good when it's overdone :).
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KaynessArt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
indeed I did! [link]
I want to experiment with more colour themes and subjects. Right now I'm working on something quite dominant in yellow colour(my most hated colour!) hehe. Perhaps I will do something less saturated in the future, but then again it all depends on the mood I want to convey ;)
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katiedesousa Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
oooh i love neutral tones, and they look so lovely here :heart:
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:iconasterisks:
Asterisks Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
very pretty. she reminds me so much of my friend!
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