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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 .... -.-
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BKLH362 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :heart:
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Mazy07 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Love it! Exactly how I thought Zoey would look.
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BKLH362 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad :heart:
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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!
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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] :)
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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!
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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!!!
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BKLH362 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thanks :D
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GarciaPenelope Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Writer
Beautiful love it
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BKLH362 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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GarciaPenelope Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Writer
ysvw
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darkangel297 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danggggg that must have took forever
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BKLH362 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL not really.. just a couple of days ;)
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WondefulNightmare Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
This is amazing! The uniqueness of the tatoos is exquisite! I love how they directly come from the book!! Wonderful piece:)
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BKLH362 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked it!! :D
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Xxvampire-kitsunexX Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011   Interface Designer
I am in love with this piece! Super pretty and so textured!

The only criticism I have would be she looks a little like Miley Cyrus... Maybe it's the hair? I think Zoey has really dark almost black hair :3

Still, absolutely beautiful!
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BKLH362 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
Miley Cyrus? :faint: :cries: :stupidme:
They've always said Zoey has dark brown hair.. I tried to make as dark as I could without it blending into the background; you know what I mean?
I'm really glad you liked it anyways :hug:
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Xxvampire-kitsunexX Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011   Interface Designer
Ah yes, I understand. I take it back then, Miley Cyrus is no where to be seen in your piece. Lol.

No problem, keep up the good work!
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BKLH362 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL Thank you :aww:
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Pemphredo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! :clap:
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BKLH362 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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Pemphredo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome :meow:
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NatBelus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
I Really Love the tattoos. Inpired in the books covers right?
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BKLH362 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup :D
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NatBelus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Eu montei uma tatuagem com os brushes oficiais nessa fanart: [link]
Claro que a sua ficou melhor que a minha jŠ que vc realmente desenhou.

Google translate:
I rode a tattoo with the brushes in this official fanart: [link]
Of course his was better than mine because you actually drew.
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BKLH362 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow yours is very nice!! Thank you, but I don't think it matters if you drew it or not, as long as it looks good, you know? :)
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NatBelus Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
yeh, thanks
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BKLH362 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :)
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RavenXNevermore Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Simply gorgeous! :aww:
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BKLH362 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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RavenXNevermore Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :meow:
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frizzymissizzy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
wow, you did really well! i just started with photoshop too...and its not working out so great for me either :( but that's because i only have a mouse. this looks cool though!
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BKLH362 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!! & good luck! :D
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