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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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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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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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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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TheArtistDarklady Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
:hug: Your welcome
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007

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

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KaynessArt Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much :heart:love your work
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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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KaynessArt Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you dear
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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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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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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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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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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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HuangZhenyangJayson Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Great tone on the face! Looks sharp with so much details! =)
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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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thomasxarcane Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
I love this :) That's very good work for a 3 hours painting.
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JGarrington Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow your turning out some great stuffu Kay!
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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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Asterisks Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
very pretty. she reminds me so much of my friend!
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KaynessArt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
(he-no boobies XD)
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Fraustro Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
OOOH! you finished it!
This is great ;)
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GirlieGirlie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Very nice...
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
The sense of an emerging, nascent self and a very powerful spirit, luminously and gracefully portrayed; magnifiqé! :)
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KaynessArt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you sir!
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egilpaulsen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Student General Artist
i was so sure that was the öz..
Anyways. fantastic grays! no its not grays, but you have worked on nice neutral tones :)
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Ivy00 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
beautiful painting kay and glad to see you back :)
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KaynessArt Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thanks Linda, i've been around but not really doing any art :o..you've been really productive lately!
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Ivy00 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
oh yes I have , too cold to do pottery and I am waiting on stuff from a web design client, so I paint. Good to see you doing some new art kay :)
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AndyFairhurst Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
really nice piece! I especially like the skin tone on the hands.
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Redface Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I love it!
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cgaddict Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Stunning work, I really like the soft look you achieved here. The colors are brilliant as well.
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PaleMajesty Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Wow, this is stunning. I wish I could capture skin like you did here! It looks so soft and warm.

I think you managed to get the desaturated look without making it grey :D
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Pokoa Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
it's the reds in the skin that makes it look not dull and desaturated...
Im always impressed with what you can do so fast. The skin of the hand is impressive, i like the details there.
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Hanasu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
lovely hand :)
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darkviolet Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
skin unfolding..
the transition on the torso.. this draws me.
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NekroXIII Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
kay-mazing
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Jhatherric Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
gorgeous <3
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Azraele Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
so cool, nice job :) the hand are well done :O
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luncatic Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist
Simply beautiful
beautiful
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