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The Assassin - Portrait by CrystallineEssence The Assassin - Portrait by CrystallineEssence
The assassin, Crash, from my story Cat's Eye. I'm running a contest for people interested in winning a free copy of the book - you can find a link to it here: [link]

I'm not happy with this. The sketch was good, but somehow when I painted it the eyes got a bit too high, and then the neck was at the wrong angle, and then the hair messed up, and so after days and days of tweaking I have finally given up that it's a lost cause. It's my best portrait so far I guess, but some day I'm going to have to redo it from scratch. There's just too much stuff I don't like about it. :sigh:

That being said, enjoy! :D
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Osho-Zena Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007  Student Digital Artist
cool! I love his eyes:D
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CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
Thanks so much! :D :D
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SilverMarine Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007   Photographer
idk why you don't like it! He looks like hes baout to jump off the page at me :]
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CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
:giggle: Thanks so much! I'll probably never be satisfied with my original characters... =P
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SilverMarine Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007   Photographer
I think every one is like that to an extent :]
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AmionwiXaga Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
oh my gosh but it looks so good!
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CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
:blushes: Thanks so much! :D
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LamiaFemina Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Fantastic Theresa :hug:
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
thanks so much! :glomp:
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Teazerkitt Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Student General Artist
coool^_^
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
XD
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wizillusions Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice work.
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CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Thank you! :hug:
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ezradeacon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice. :clap: I love the eyes!
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CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Thanks so much! :hug:
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HiddenRelevance Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Finally we get to see a good portrait of Crash! Gah...such a sexy assassin!
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:iconcrystallineessence:
CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
:giggle: I still have yet to embody his sexiness... XD
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HiddenRelevance Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
LOL!!! I'm not sure anyone could..but you can try! lol
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Iardacil Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
I do not know but I love it.. and to be honest.. it remind me someone in real life I know.. the way the face is.. and the hair.. weird :D
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CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Thanks so much dear, and that's really cool! Wish I could meet someone who looks like him... ;) :giggle:
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Exarrdian Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Ooh so nicely painted..:"3!
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The eyes look good to me.. he is like..staring at you..+_+
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CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Thanks! I guess I just always think my stuff can be better, which is a good thing. ^_^ I'm glad you like the eyes though. :)
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Looks great... I don't see anything wrong with the eyes, but if you think it is too high, you can try moving the mask up a little, like just add a bit at the top so it goes farther up the face. The hair does look a bit clumpy on his left. Overall, it looks really good.
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CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Yeah the clumpy hair actually happened at the last second when I was trying to fix the angle of his head... I was too tired of tweaking stuff to fix it, haha. I'll have to go back and redo it at some point... =P
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iceytina Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Perhaps you think it's a lost cause, but I think he's simply beautiful. As they say, it only looks incorrect to the one who birthed it, but to everyone else, it's a perfect composition. I especially find myself lost in all the strokes so rich and deep. If this were a print, I'd buy it. What's the full-size version?
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CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
I have the full sized version available but I didn't upload it because it's 8x10 300dpi and I wasn't planning on submitting it as a print. If you want though, I can change that. :)
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SolidAhmed Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
WOW, The color balance and the skin tone. It looks like the real deal. I wonder what will your next paint be at this rate. Good job with the eyes :D
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CrystallineEssence Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Thanks so much babe, I really appreciate it! :hug: :kiss:
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SolidAhmed Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
:hug:
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