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Zoey Redbird II by BKLH362 Zoey Redbird II by BKLH362
Zoey Redbird 1: [link]
Before & After: [link]

Zoey Redbird belongs to PC & Kristin Cast in The House of Night novel series. [link]

Made it in Photoshop CS5

Now, before you say anything, I just want you to know that I'm an absolute beginner in "Digital Painting" & I know this probably has many many mistakes, BUT I GOTTA SAY: I'M ABSOLOUTLY IN LOVE WITH DIGITAL PAINTING :la:
The first (& only) time I've ever drawn in Photoshop was back in 2008 [link] and I failed miserably! I think partially because I used a mouse to draw it? :confused:
But now I have a touchscreen laptop with its own pen & a little experience in traditional art, so I think I've improved a little.

These tutorials and references helped a lot:
Hair painting: [link]
Color swatches: [link]
Smoke brushes: [link]
Moon: [link]
Fabric: [link]

I'm using a trial version of Photoshop, & if dad doesn't buy it for me.. I'm seriously screwed. :faint:

So.. Tell me what you think?! --Please let it be good-- :pray:
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aka4ever17 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
You're a beginner? That's what beginner looks like? It's freaking amazing. To me anyway. You might hold yourself to an impossibly higher standard. Artists tend to do that.
I had to sign up just to post this comment .... -.-
BKLH362 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :heart:
Mazy07 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Love it! Exactly how I thought Zoey would look.
BKLH362 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad :heart:
ShadowKissedAngel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
I just love her tattoos! Would you mind telling me what you used to search the designs or to give you the ideas for the pattern? I love it, and I want tattoos like this, and I just can't find examples for my tattooist to see, and I would LOVE it if you could help me find them lol

By the way, this is beautiful! The background is simple yet striking enough to make the subject pop, and she does! I love it!
BKLH362 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked the tattoos :la:
I was mainly inspired by the HON 4th book's cover [link] :)
ShadowKissedAngel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Yeah, I saw that one too. I wish I knew the name of the patterning, though, that way I could find more examples of it. I guess I just have to get lucky on Google lol Thank you for uploading this, though, it's truly beautiful!
blonde-kitten-otaku Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student General Artist
omg friggen AMAZING!!! i cant draw realism in comp or real life!!! if i had the time and patience i totally would hav used ur pic as reference for my Zoey cosplay!!!
BKLH362 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thanks :D
GarciaPenelope Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Writer
Beautiful love it
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