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A dream that never was by isissousa2 A dream that never was by isissousa2
This is my Halloween painting this year. I thought about something beautiful and obscure. A brave young woman got locked inside her own dream. How can she ever come back to reality?

I think ”IT’S Art Portraiture Classes” are pushing me forward as an artist and I judge this to be my best piece to this date.

Painter 12, Wacom Intuos 3, airbrushes, sponge (to texture the cape)

The leaf motion effect was done manually: I multiplied the leaves layer a couple of times and moved them a little aside the original layer (total of 3); being the first layer in 100% opacity and the other two in very low opacity. I also painted slightly around the leaves with a thick, very transparent airbrush, to help the sense of motion. It is not as good as if I have used a finished blur/motion effect in Photoshop or any other photo editing program, but I decided to do it myself and I quite liked the result!
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ArtOfBenG Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great expression once again:)
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Gøad  you liked it! this is some of my favourite works, and I got the expression from mimicking it in front of a mirror :)
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amazingace Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Interface Designer
 Beautiful
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Wilson! Many thanks :)
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amazingace Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Welcome
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Shadowed-Star18 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
featured in my journal :)
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks! That's really kind! <3
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Shadowed-Star18 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
:love: you're welcome :D
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Shades-Of-Lethe Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Isis! Your wonderful work has been featured in my journal: [link] :heart:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi my dear, sorry the delayed answer! I am very grateful and happy you featured this work! <3
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Shades-Of-Lethe Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So expressive... very beautiful work! Exquisite!!
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Tania! I am very glad you say so! this is one of my fav works :)
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Digital Artist
really nice : )
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am in love with your coloring ;)
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asemharun Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! You also have many nice works!
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Dafepa Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Digital Artist
:iconthumbsupplz:

"My little girl" [link]
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UnripeHamadryad Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the effect you gave to the hair and to the leaves... great job! : )
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! You have many wonderful works as well! :)
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
An extremely talented artist. Excellent work.
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! Ow, thank you so much, I am very glad you liked this one too! <3
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are always most welcome!
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GinebraCamelot Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Be locked inside her own dream! Wooww.. Exciting! Beautiful image! She has a very nice hair, I love it! :love: the detail of the movement in the leaves is perfect! Great work, Isis :clap:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Gienbra! Indeed, imagine, being locking inside your own dream and pray to come back to real life? That can be scary! I am glad u liked this one ;)
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GinebraCamelot Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
A great tragedy! ... could be the story of a book ... and the worst thing, if she can see their loved ones but cannot get out of her dream. Well, let's imagine that there she will find someone to spend the time ;) . You know that I love your work! :)
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SilverCurlyART Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Feature here my dear [link] :heart::love:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you my dear, a big gift to start my day <3 :D Have a great time!
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SilverCurlyART Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Digital Artist
:love::heart:
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!:hug:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi my dear! Thank you so much <3
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!:hug:
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Traumelfe Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is so great!:love:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi KeRy :) Ow, I am very glad you think so :) Cheers!
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Traumelfe Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome Isis!:D
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at [link]
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hello, Rajasegar! Thank you so much for the time and the kindness! I am very glad and happy for that! <3
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RoseCS Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Belíssima! cabelo o olhar, enfim tudo lindo!:clap:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oi Roses, muito obrigada mesmo hem! :)
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Alosa Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing and very detailed painting :blowkiss:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, dear Alosa! Your comment is so cool!
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SilverCurlyART Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Digital Artist
fantastic job my dear :love::heart:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks you so much, dear Christa! <3
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Social-Misfit Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Wonderful job. It has motion and depth. Interesting use of highlights to have a light in the background. Great work!
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Shana! Thank you so much! Indeed, a strong lihgt in the background or a back rim light helps creating the atmosphere! :) Thank you for the comment :)
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0Snow-White0 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, Isis! :heart:
Adorei o cabelo!!! A luz tb! :heart:²
E textura perfeita como sempre!!
Gostei muito do efeito "motion". Eu já tentei fazer no photoshop, mas nunca fiquei satisfeita. Valeu pela dica, um dia tentarei again. :aww:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oi July! Valeu July! Esse cabelo deu bastante trabalho!!!! Sim, esse efeito motion a pessoa se for fazer com programa tem que tomar bastante cuidado pra ele nao parecer fake. Eu fiz manual, ficou bem simples, ainda nao ta perfeito, mas deu pra quebrar um galho. vou ver se faco um min tutorial pq da pra reproduzir em qualquer progama! :)
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0Snow-White0 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"vou ver se faco um min tutorial pq da pra reproduzir em qualquer progama!"

Ah seria muito legal!! :) :dance:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Valeu July! So falta mesmo tempo, mas logo vira!
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ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So emotional and full of that "moment" feeling, again.
You keep touching our souls, God bless you dear Isis:rose:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Ertac, my friend! So nice to have your feedback! :) I am very glad for your words, but I must say I am very blessed indeed, with lovely talented friends like you! <3 Have a great weekend!
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