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I couldn't think of a name for this. Ugh! Guess this works till I think of something better.

Photoshop.

I don't use custom brushes, those paint-y looking parts are just some paint strokes I scanned in a while ago and alpha-ed.
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:iconsebastiandelinca:
sebastiandelinca Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
art
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:icongaccio:
Gaccio Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Do you use some kind of smudge tool? For blending?

Thanks!
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:iconjeffsimpsonkh:
jeffsimpsonkh Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
hi, no, smudge tool makes things look horrifically "photoshoppy" so I avoid it at all costs
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:icongaccio:
Gaccio Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ok, thanks for your reply! Your work is really amazing, so I always try to decipher how you've done such smooth skin tones..
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jeffsimpsonkh Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
welllllllllll it's not too complicated, since it's photoshop there is no actual "blending" going on at all, it's just layers of various colours of various opacity right. it's all in how you apply lighter colours over top of darker ones and keep your brushes on lower opacity and controlling your pressure wisely.
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:icongaccio:
Gaccio Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oooooh, now I get it! Controlling the opacity... It's it seems really dumb but I never thought about it. I use smudge with a special brush that I got from Darkeen.com working with greys and then I use gradient map for the colors. But I keep looking cos I find it very time taking, despite being very editable. Fantastic work, as always. Thank you for your time, Jeff!
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jeffsimpsonkh Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
haha well looking at ur stuff - looks like you've already got a good technique going on haha. Just do it whichever way you feel most comfortable. Though with my method, it's not much different to the cell shading u got going on, just fill in the darker tones first, then on a new layer softly add the mid-tones in the same shape you would already with cell shading, except rounder objects will have a softer edge etc.
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:icongaccio:
Gaccio Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm trying your method on one particular work I'm doing right now, once I finish it, could you take a look?
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:iconcommonjohn:
commonjohn Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it
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:iconsweetwrappers:
sweetwrappers Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
crowned doesnt suit this as a title. really nice work though. its weird and wonderful in the best possible ways
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:iconcahula:
Cahula Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
lovely :)
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:iconid0nt:
iD0nt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
o u hve mad skill thar :D
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Hi ...Dear ... jeffsimpsonkh ...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
... Crowned
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!.... In One Word...MAGNIFICIENT...!!!
if you don't mind...:heart:.............................................."This is an invitation to Joint... Just in case if you are not in already ...!!!"
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!! :iconaction-portraits:
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:iconhobostoon:
HoboStoon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am insanely in love with this, just so you know.
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:iconjohnsh00ter:
JohnSh00ter Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
great!=D
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:iconyoklmn:
yoklmn Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lady GaGa's crown!
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:iconguillegarcia:
guillegarcia Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
In paintings like this, how do you start? Making a Black&White painting first? or building with colours from the beginning?
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:icondeevart:
DeevArt Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
wow - amazing painting-the best of all
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:iconfeedthehead:
feedthehead Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Love the skin tones.
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:iconhimteckerjam:
Himteckerjam Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
Her hair is like ferrofluid. :D
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:iconchar5:
Char5 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
nice..!
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:iconcoreylansdell:
coreylansdell Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great study!
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:iconalterlier:
alterlier Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
theres something about the stroke you did around her chin that i love, and the same thing with the hair been kinda plain, i dont dig out those stroke brushes you say, the white takes away a lot of attention, but minor thing.
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:iconeltigreguapo:
ElTigreGuapo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
Gorgeous! Her hair and crown or stars are just fantastically rendered. Top notch. Thanks for sharing your work.
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:iconviviphyd:
Viviphyd Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
visually stimulates my pp.
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:iconflyashy:
flyashy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Great great work!
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:iconmattkooliodude:
mattkooliodude Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
Beautiful painting style :heart:
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:iconinkonsiderate:
InKonSiderate Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009   Digital Artist
gods, this is beautiful. very nice man!
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:iconnomoon4ever:
NoMoon4Ever Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
cool!

what about...
"In the back of my Mind"?

idk. i get a feel that the women in someone who is miss treated and the sharp stars and such are her thoughts of being let go?

yeah... i have no idea...
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:iconsauroman:
Sauroman Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
very cool.
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:iconsauroman:
Sauroman Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
very cool.
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:iconboredpeanuts:
boredpeanuts Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
.
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:iconcore-e:
core-e Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work. Really like the color.
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:iconskyetrinity:
SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous piece. I love the dark feel of it.
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:iconkitton:
kitton Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shapes and textures! I love the contrast in this!
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:iconshiron-sue:
Shiron-Sue Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
This is so beautiful. She looks delicate, yet strong.
True art :+favlove:
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:iconxarte:
Xarte Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Student General Artist
I love this, its without reference?
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:iconjeffsimpsonkh:
jeffsimpsonkh Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
i wish ;)
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:icontatangka:
tatangka Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
great skin color.. but i see sum strange in her eye.. or.. mouth.. do you?
but i love the skin color.. perfect!!
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:iconjessejentzen:
JesseJentzen Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
your work has been featured here- [link]
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:iconthelonegunman:
thelonegunman Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
great portrait
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:iconkoroon:
Koroon Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
How about "Starburst"?
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:iconfantasio:
fantasio Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oh, there is sum stuff stuck in the head...
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:iconludjia:
Ludjia Featured By Owner May 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I saw this in an email some website sent me, cghub I theenk. it was featured there.
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:iconp-e-p-p-e-r:
P-E-P-P-E-R Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
her chin and jaw are a bit off...
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:icongod-of-insects:
god-of-insects Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
This is lovely, jeff :)
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:iconjeffsimpsonkh:
jeffsimpsonkh Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
HEY. i went to the big red barn. It was. .interesting. I don't know how to heckle so I just bought 2 circular frames for like 20 bucks each. was i ripped off?
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:icongod-of-insects:
god-of-insects Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Depends on how pretty they are ;)
Sounds pretty good though. Heckle next time!
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:iconmuchavu:
Muchavu Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Its Alive:) Beauty
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InsgesamtIngobert Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
hey, what the heck? This deviation and some of your latest didn't appear in my devWatch :O_o: what a **!!
Well, I really like this one. I think the colour scheme is very refreshing, and it's a change from you usual colour palette, too (not that I didn't like that one, but it's cool to see you experimenting.. and in this case it was definitely worth it). the person itself is drawn very good. And the composition, the strokes and the colours makes this an outstanding piece :) hopefully your next things will appear in my devwatch again, they always bright my day.
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