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Smile by nattzvart Smile by nattzvart
23:00. High on coffie. Haven't eaten since breakfast.

HELL! I can't believe why the most beautiful expression has to be the most difficult to paint! Unfair. In the end, I think I made it. Not only is he happy, he is fine looking as well.

5½ h. Made in Photoshop. I used a photo reference. (No way I could do something like this without a reference =P)
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Gloria-T-Dauden Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Hi :) I featured this great piece on a "expression feature" on my journal. Hope you like it ^^
[link]
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TheJerk4 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Featured: [link]
I wish you all the best in 2010! :boogie:

Lucy =)
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:icontepara:
Tepara Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hiya :D Have featured this in MY JOURNAL

Have a great day/night, and dont forget to keep smiling :D
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:iconbraese:
Braese Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
i just did a random search and wow....he's so alive!!!! Amazing job!! :thumbsup:
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:iconneitzarr:
Neitzarr Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Student Photographer
Bein' pimped/featured here:

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mimose-stock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
you've been featured here : [link]
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KatiBear Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd love to see the reference too!
This painting is wonderful and actually made me smile when I looked at it, one of the best 'smile' deviations i've come across whilst searching dA, represents smile the most.

:whisper: And yes, he is quite a hottie too!
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RockoTheTaco Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
...Joey?
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:iconnetherwings:
netherwings Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Amazing colours, really well done! Worth staying up late for, no? :giggle:

:+fav: :glomp:
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2008
I still love this piece so much.


By the way, someone asked me whether that is a famous singer in the picture. But I didn't know. Who's that guy, anyway?
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nattzvart Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
I don't know who he is. It's just a photo I grabbed from corbis.com. =) Perhaps he is some famous guy. I just loved the expression.

Thank you so much!
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2Mar2 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Lovely smile!
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magicmags Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
amazing job *O*
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astritn6 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
They warn us from using stock photos as reference to avoid the fake smiles, but I think sometimes they are adorable, carring the emotions we search for. You paint wonderfuly, a :+devwatch:.
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
Thank you!

I couldn't agree more. =) Fact is, I saw this piece more as practice, but it turned out others liked the motive as much as I did! It warms my heart whenever I see it; I couldn't resist painting this photo.
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astritn6 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I use stock photos as practice too, much easier than searching for a model, whod be available when you have time. Still, I find it's harder actually to draw from photost than from life - it does play nicely with your dimensional thinking.
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
Whoah, seriously, it looks like a photo!! :wow:
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:iconoomeoo:
oOMEOo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
omg its sooo cool!

love it
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner May 9, 2007
really like his expressions!
adorable eyes and smile!
great work from you:)
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:iconjessmcnoodle:
JessMcNoodle Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
beautiful, makes me smile :D
lovely job on this the colours and detail are awesome :thumbsup:
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:iconmaquaii:
Maquaii Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
oh my a beauty! you did a great job on him. a beautiful choise of referance too :D
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:iconsaylamarz:
SaylaMarz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
happy little hottie. :)
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:iconnattzvart:
nattzvart Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
Yes, I believe I'm a little bit in love with the model for this image. He is very cute.
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SaylaMarz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
yep. is he someone famous that I'm out of it for not knowing about?
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:iconnattzvart:
nattzvart Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
nope I don't think so. But he's on several of the stock photos on Corbis.com. ^^
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:iconprilblume:
Prilblume Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
extremely cool=D good job
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
Thanks! It was fun to paint. ^^
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This deviation has been chosen as a feature of the week
on *Word-worth-1000-pics
You've been found from the word: "Smile " :)
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Tenken666 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
yah you're rigth draw a smile it could be difficult, i made one it was difficult but it's great , nice draw btw excellent
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
thanks a lot.
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Furiikuyasha Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
Oh wow! Instant fav, and awesome work! Keep it up!
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aerie- Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
spelar ingen roll hur den är gjord.. är mycket bra jobbat!
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Asaf-e Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2006
that is just what i need to see on my desktop for this troubled times!! :)
great work!! it brings joy to my heart every time i see it :)
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
Thank you! I felt the same way whenI painted it! The picture just has this atmosphere of pure, untroubled happieness. =D
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maCGot Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006
goood! but id use more brushes ;D but still..goood!!
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:iconnattzvart:
nattzvart Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006
^^ My classmates always tell me to extend my use of diffrent brushes as well. I've got stuch on the standard ones. =/ That's kinda bad, I guess.
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maCGot Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006
not really,if those brushes fit your style best,than its ok ;D
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:iconzinnfandel:
Zinnfandel Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
Haha he's really cute, can I have him?
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:iconnattzvart:
nattzvart Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
Well, if you happen to find the guy on the ref photo, gimme a call.... =P
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:iconzinnfandel:
Zinnfandel Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
Erm, NO! He's mine, MINE muwahaha!
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:iconhunchy:
Hunchy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
The whole piece is great. But the Tatoos dont seem right compared to the rest of the painting.
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:iconnattzvart:
nattzvart Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
Yeah, I know. It was late when I finished it, and the tatoos was the last part I painted. ^^
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xnuruhuine Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
Wow. I think I'm in love. That's awesome.
I really can't think of anything else to say other than that's absolutely gorgeous. :+fav:
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
Your kind words are greatly appreciated! Thanks for the fa!
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Silver-Dawn Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
I have this weird urge to dress in yellow and purple and orange, start a bonfire at sunset, and dance around singing "One love, one heart, let's get together and feel alright'. <3 the happy feeling.
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nattzvart Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
Then you can imagine the smile which was practically plastered on my face during the 5½ hours I was painting this piece. =D
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mizzillan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
Nice portrait- the skin tones, hair, and snile all came out great.
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:iconmizzillan:
mizzillan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
Ooops I meant *smile* 0-O
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Scarlet-Bee Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
Heehee, I love smiley and cheery portrait.
Fave for sure! :)
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RevansPetDuck Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
Whoa. Just... whoa. At first I swore this was a photograph but then I was like... "no wait, it isn't... holy cow, man." Seriously, you are amazing, and this is wonderful. I bet it looks just like the photo reference 'cause it's so amazing, if not better. I wish I could be more critical, but a) I see nothing to be critical about! and b) I'm really bad with the criticism thing, mainly when it comes to artstuff. But anyways, great job. :3
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