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Liiga Smilshkalne

"Peace" by Liiga Smilshkalne

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This is a drawing I did for my mom for Christmas. Took forever, but her reaction was so worth it! The girl in the picture is me when I was 6, used photoreference for the face and some of the hair.

On a sidenote, this won the 1st place in the Renderosity.com Christmas Card contest last year, in 2D category. ^^

Tools: Corel Painter 8, Trust tablet
Time taken: a week I think
Working size: 2550x3300 pixels

6 Nov 2005:-) Sophia 'Trollkind' Sundin
wow. great! I would never have the nerves to do something like that!
one question: is she engaged? (because of the ring)

1 Liiga Smilshkalne replies: "Thanks a lot! Hehe, nope, she's not engaged - the ring is on the left hand. 12"
15 Nov 2005:-) Shannon Poehlman

I am shamed...

:1ies from greatness of pic::
15 Nov 200545 Urmando the Halfling FonzFision@hot...com>
Well Miss Liiga,

What you are doing is Digital Airbrushing hm?
You truly have the Gift to create Photo realistic Art!
I have deep respect for you and your Art....

12 Liiga Smilshkalne replies: "Thanks a lot! Tool-wise, this was technically done with the 'acrylics' brush in Painter, I never really felt comfortable with the airbrushes. Then again, since all the 'brushes' are emulations anyways, in a way you could call it airbrushing, too."
19 Jun 200645 AngelUsako
Holy ---- O.O
Why didnt this get mods choice oO;
25 Jun 200745 Silke
It looks so real!!! I love the colour of her hair!!!
4 Jul 2007:-) Iris Wieman
3 May 2008:-) Libby -Sempai- Chapman
This is so charming! Her smile is youthful yet ageless, and so adorable!
7 May 2008:-) Alexandra Busch
i don’t doubt it did win. you look cute as a child. then again we all do. i would say the rest of what i normally say, but i don’t thinl it applies to you.2
15 Sep 200945 Nic
hi, it is a great pic, but why was there a 4 rating on it?

:-) Liiga Smilshkalne replies: "Technically it had rating 2, but it was by accident - got confused by the wording. All fixed now, thanks!"
9 Sep 2012:-) Genalee Simon
Woah got to surprise your mom and win a contest!
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 • Created by: :-) Liiga Smilshkalne
 • Copyright: ©Liiga Smilshkalne. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Angel, Bird, Blonde, Blue, Child, Cute, Digital, Dove, Dress, Fair, Girl, Hair, Kid, Peace, Star, Stars
 • Categories: Angels, Religious, Spiritual, Holy, Dream Imagery, Normal Animals (Cats, horses, fish, etc), Photo-/model based compositions, or photorealism, Woman, Women
 • Techniques: Computer Painted from Scratch
 • Submitted: 2005-10-18 02:46:04
 • Views: 9602
 • Resolution: 716x973

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