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Sylar: Rules of War by Phoenix-Cry Sylar: Rules of War by Phoenix-Cry
I swore I was done with the face, but I couldn't leave it the way it was. I am never going to finish this painting. it will haunt me till the day I die (soon if I don't stop painting and get some freaking sleep!).

Things I changed from the last version: Longer hair, secondary layer of hair that is shorter in front, raised the forehead line, lowered the ears, lowered the lips (all 9 layers of them), lengthened the chin, squared out the jaw, new eyebrows, changed the neck line.

The real kick in the ass is that this is just a 'detail' of a *much* larger work. The First Rule of War WIP: [link]

In the end this will be a full body work with an actual background (that's something new for me), and a short story to go with it. I'm pushing and testing my digital skillz. I'm actually completly shocked by how well it's turning out!

I'd like to thank my friends over at SArmy who have been giving me pointers through the process.

Art is never finished...only abandoned.

Here are a few of the steps:
WIP I: [link]
WIP II: [link]
WIP III: [link]
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010   Writer
Nice job.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Thank you!
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roleplay4life Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I. LOVE. IT.

:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

I would give you five stars for this, but that wouldn't be enough. That would be a serious understatement. You did an AMAZING job on shading and especially the eyes..
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
:hug: Thank you so much. I've been working insanely hard on this. Putting skills, and some new tips, to the test! This is just a 'detail' the finished product is a full body shot. :giggle:

Thank you for fav and comment! :glomp:
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roleplay4life Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I can certainly see that you've been working really, really hard on this. I saw the WIP of the full body shot, and I'm waiting in SUCH anticipation for the rest of this to be done. You can be sure I'll keep an eye out for it!!

You're welcome; you deserved it. ;3
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
:hug:
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SpecialAgentArtemis Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Whoa... how long have you been working on this, Phoenix, it's amazing!
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
18 solid hours of work so far!!!
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SpecialAgentArtemis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Eighteen???? You're crazy, woman! :giggle:
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Twenty now...
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SpecialAgentArtemis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
*laughs* and counting. ;)
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Yup! I'm thinking 40-55 hours by the time I'm done...
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SpecialAgentArtemis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
You're kidding.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
No...I'm not. I mean I've only done the face and one hand.
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PegasusUnbound Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009   Writer
Your facial hair = AWESOME!!! *Is envious* :hug:
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Well hi there you!!!! :hug:

Facial hair is simple...if you draw it one bit of stubble at a time! Thank you!

Pleased to see you still live!
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PegasusUnbound Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009   Writer
Hello yourself!

There's a reason why I avoid making my characters have beards.

I'm pleased to see I'm still alive, too! :giggle:
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
:hug:
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purpleida Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Student General Artist
again, it looks even better with the touch ups.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Squeee! :hug:
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Apophis906 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh looks really good, great work.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Thanks! And it's only 17 hours worth of work so far...

This is insane.
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Apophis906 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome. LOL. well you are a bit off your rocker.
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Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
clearly
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Apophis906 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, but its nothing new. :hug:
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