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A digital painting using Photoshop, my Wacom tablet and a digital pen. This was done using only the Airbrush tool, with a photo (converted to a line drawing for my 1st layer) as reference. The line drawing layers were deselected in the end to only have the paintingh visible.
This painting was done with permission from the lovely Jennifer and fellow Bubbler, also known as Glitterfest here on the Bubble.

This is the reference photo I used

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  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesover 3 years ago

    So lovely and I am so very flattered! Bellisimo!

  • You’re welcome, Jennifer. And Thanx for the fave!
    Was a pleasure to paint the beautiful you :-)
    So glad you like your portrait.

    – Picatso

  • Thanx soooo much for buying a print of your portrait!!! I’m very flattered and chuffed :-)

    – Picatso

  • neogolas
    neogolasover 3 years ago

    Soft and gentel touch,smooth and amazing.

  • Thanx for the kind words, Neogolas.
    Yes, when I do digital airbrush, It has to be perfectly blended and smooth, otherwise I’m not happy! :-)
    Thanx for stopping by.

    – Picatso

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 3 years ago

    love the colour tones and it is so beautiful Helette!

  • Thanx Linda. Jennifer is a lovely subject matter. So it’s easy to get beautiful results.
    Thanx for the visit. :-))

    – Picatso

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesover 3 years ago

    Helette, my pleasure! I’ve got a purple room that I’m hanging it in. It’s so lovely and thank you for doing it! I’m really so flattered!

  • amar singh
    amar singhover 3 years ago


  • Thanx Amar!! :)) :))

    – Picatso

  • DeborahZaragoza
    DeborahZaragozaover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Mid Evening Features

    July 03, 2011
    Outstanding Artworks!

  • Thank you so much, Deborah.
    Jennifer will be pleased also as this now hangs in her house :-)

    – Picatso

  • Eddy Aigbe
    Eddy Aigbeover 3 years ago

    The purple just mellows the mood of the subject beautifully :D

  • Thanx for the visit and the fave, Edy :-)
    Yeh, the lavender tones are quite calming, much like the properties of the flower itself.
    I appreciate the comment.

    – Picatso

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamover 3 years ago

    Really lovely work! The way you’ve treated the light is really nice and you’ve really captured that look in her eyes. Beautiful stuff!

  • Thanx for the lovely comment and the fave!
    She is definitiely a fave of mine too. The reference photo has such contrasting light and shadow, that the effect in a monotone is quite striking.

    – Picatso

  • Caren
    Carenover 3 years ago

  • Thanx Caren!! Wow! Stumped… :-)

    – Picatso

  • Anivad - Davina Nicholas
    Anivad - Davin...about 3 years ago

    Outstanding creation, congratulations!

  • Thanx Davina,
    One of the few paintings that I actually sold a copy of.

    – Picatso

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