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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 :) 

L4nc3Murdock Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Does this Ziggy also play guitar? Curious 
isissousa2 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeahh, \m/ Sure! :D
Iris-ArTuts Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! I also loooove those colors of yours! :heart:
isissousa2 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Iris! Ow, so nice to hear it from you! :D Many thanks!!!!
Iris-ArTuts Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Awwww! :heart: You are most welcome! :aww:
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:
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!
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,
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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