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The Ziggy Elf by isissousa2 The Ziggy Elf by isissousa2
This is an elf portrait hugely inspired on David Bowie’s character/persona Ziggy Stardust. He used awesome costumes and always had great make up. I think bedsides Bowie’s geniality, Ziggy Stardust was so fabulous because of the vibrant, dreamy colors.

That’s what I have tried to incorporate here, with much hard work, a lot of tweaking and corrections.
All painted with Painter 12, Soft tip Airbrush and a bit of texturing with a sponge and a nervous pen.
I had reference for the face/pose from myself :) Although “The Ziggy Elf” is much more beautiful and pleasant to look!

This painting was created for IT’S ART PORTRAITURE CLASS “Paint a Fantasy Portrait”. Video coming soon!
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Rest-In-Pinkness Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love ur work... it's original and inspiring

so cool!!

u may like mine as well!! we should watch each other if u like my gallery :) 

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L4nc3Murdock Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Does this Ziggy also play guitar? Curious 
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeahh, \m/ Sure! :D
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Iris-ArTuts Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! I also loooove those colors of yours! :heart:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Iris! Ow, so nice to hear it from you! :D Many thanks!!!!
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Iris-ArTuts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Awwww! :heart: You are most welcome! :aww:
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GinebraCamelot Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Beautiful portrait. Her face gives a feeling of peace, calm... and sweet (like yours) ;) It's great as you've used up the bright colors to illuminate her face, hair, in contrast to the darkness of the background. We see how the light falls toward the character, this makes it very realistic. I love her expression and her skin. :love: A video? that's great! :dance:
Beautiful work Isis! :clap: :huggle:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Ginebra, my dear friend, sorry for the delay! I have had so much extra work with the book, due to the promotion work. So all my DA messages are delayed...

Many thanks for the wonderful feedback and eye for detail as always!
I like very much these colors too, although they were very difficult for me! But I already plan to paint more colored beings like this :D

I am very glad you liked her expression :)

Yeah, I will update the info with the video link when it is out! :) Cheers!
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waynecampbell-art Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I love the contrasting colors, the golden-orange is so vibrant!
The depth of the skin is like eye candy, it's visually absorbant, if that makes any sense,
BravO!!!
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wayne, it makes all sense! I am very glad for this great feedback! :D Specially when the pallette was so difficult to work with!
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3ddream Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
reminds of a character from the Grimm tv series
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ow, I haven't seen that series yet :D
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3ddream Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hey i just seen the amazon page you have, woahh thats really good, i work for Amazon so will take a look for the book :)
are you doing a second book? would love to collaborate with you
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Note sent! :)
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3ddream Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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SilverCurlyART Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Digital Artist
hello my dear is Feature Time [link] :heart:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Super thanks, dear Christa! What a wonderful susprise <3 :D
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dienel96 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
wow! Amazing work! :bow: :hug:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, Diana! <3
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dienel96 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
My pleasure! your works its amazing! :heart:
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just Excellent as always. love it so much:love:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Tusen tack, Karin ;)
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Så lite så Isis:heart:
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Shades-Of-Lethe Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This piece is simply amazing! Wonderful work... such imagination and talent! I love it! :heart:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ow, Tania! I am very glad you liked it!!!!! Thanks for the support <3
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mea00 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work :)
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Almost as nice as yours! :D
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mea00 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D
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LightAngelSky Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This looks so cool >_<
I especially love the hair X3
Very well done, Isis!
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi dear Stephanie! Hehe, indeed, this is very different, because of the vibrant colors! I am glad you like the cool hair :D
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SilverCurlyART Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Digital Artist
wowwwwwwwwwwww wonderful dear :heart:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Christa! Thank you so much my dear!
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SilverCurlyART Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Digital Artist
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ZawArt Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Rock&Roll elf!!:headbang:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, indeed! :D I will make a metal elf someday! ;)
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ZawArt Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Uh uh uh!:eager: No no! U should draw a metal dwarf!!:eager:
I could be your model!:D:D:D
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hehehe, Ow Darek, you're always so cozy :D You would do a charming model hehehe :D Indeed, a metal dwarf, i must add to my list, that sounds so cool! :D
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0Snow-White0 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Belo trabalho, Isis! :)
Deixei um comentário no it´s art! :)
Favoritando aqui tb. lol :D
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Poxa, July, valeu, eu vi sim! :) Q bom q vc gostou :D
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work... send you a request of my group :iconsoulcollectors:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're quicker than me, Bibi! :D Super thanks :D
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
always my pleasure, Isis :love:
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ertacaltinoz Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Isis, nice and brave usage of colors; congrats! ;)
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ertac, my dear friend, it was a huge work to use these colors :) My palettes are usually much more colorless. It was a challenge, but seems like it worked. However you, for example, master many kinds of colorful palletes :D
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous,!:clap:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Super thanks, Zak :D
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome Isis !:D
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CaryAndFrankArts Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work!! :clap:
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isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Cavami! What a joy that you like it!
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CaryAndFrankArts Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love all your works, all wonderful!! You're most welcome!! :huggle:
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