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Character Concept by AaronGriffinArt Character Concept by AaronGriffinArt
Hey!

This is a personal piece again and a chance for me to invent a character of my own. Unlike my other pieces which relied on photos for reference... this is pretty much out of my head. I used reference for the eye... but thats it.

I have developed some new techniques in this one such as scuffed metal, hair, clouds, rips and tears, grazes and blood... including further practise with skin, eyes and textures etc.

Credit given to :iconwojtar-stock: for the metal texture you see in the mask!

Details... [link]
Step by step video... [link]

Painted in Photoshop CS3 and a Wacom bamboo tablet. I hope you all like it!

And as usual, i ask you to show respect... this artwork is not to be stole, copied or edited by any means.

EDIT - I have had sooo many people saying how much alike this is to `adonihs which is definitely something i was concerned about... i was and am still only starting out, and he has been such an inspirational artist to myself. His work has certainly helped me practise. This piece was after all a practise piece only. I would hate to steal the thunder of such an amazing and devoted artist... if you have to, i would like you therefore to consider this piece an adonihs/lms inspired/tribute practise piece!

EDIT 2 - Made the eye larger pointed out by *toadboue

Thanks a lot!
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:iconmoreuse:
Moreuse Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg, nice picture. also thanks, i've been looking for a picture of someone in this position for a while now (trying to find referance for a drawing i'm doing and didn't know how to surch for it)
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dmorson Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice piece. Reminds me a lot of Dan Luvisi's work.
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Unreal! The detail and texture is just awesome. Great work! Do you have a version without the mask as well? She's got killer features.
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:iconyayaartpop:
yayaartpop Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Photographer
BEAUTIFUL !!!!!
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:icontimtinhnguyen:
TimTinhNguyen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
looks like adhonis style goodjob
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Samarveera2008 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, what detailing.
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:iconaarongriffinart:
AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconwamendezh:
wamendezh Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
very nice work
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:iconaarongriffinart:
AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank man, appreciate it!
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:iconvetro3:
Vetro3 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
This freaking ROOOOCKS!
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:iconaarongriffinart:
AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank a lot man, i am glad you like it! :)
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DJ2KChrome Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Wow! This is very good..better yet amazing!
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:iconaarongriffinart:
AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man i appreciate it! ...and sorry for the delayed reply... how on earth i missed a comment... its beyond me!
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Raiderladd Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is really neat looking, and I can definitely understand the hard work it takes in learning new techniques and such. I'm in the learning stage too. I think your doing a great job!
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, it does require hard work and a lot of time, but it is also the best... learning and developing new skills. Your work is coming a long nicely, i love the colour you apply to your pieces... very bold and strong, well done! :D

Oh and thank you very much for the favourite!
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's an amazing attention to detail you have there! :wow:
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:iconaarongriffinart:
AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man, i appreciate it... i am very gullible when it comes to detail... the more the better! :D
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sandrodcpereira Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely! :nod:

I wish I had the patience to stuff as detailed as yours!
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Swelshy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
wow i love this. how did u get the mesh effect on the jacket, looks awesome. Keep it up
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man, i appreciate it!

...i just painted in the colour as flat... with the lighting and shadows etc... then just overlay a fabric texture and warp it to fit the contour of the jacket. :D
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zhooels Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010   Interface Designer
very very impressive, nice gradient colors like as real
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:iconaarongriffinart:
AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, that is very kind! :D
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:iconandroidu:
androidu Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woooow dude wooooow
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:iconaarongriffinart:
AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ha ha, thanks man... i appreciate it!
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DCRTABSTRCTS Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cooll
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man, i appreciate it!
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buttervlieg Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
it isn't hard to see where you got you inspiration from :)
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Lmao, ohhh... whoever could you mean... errrm adonihs? lol...

If not... i am genuinely baffled...

But if so... yes he has been quite a big influence and motivation to me.
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buttervlieg Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
hehe, yea adonihs :P
But good job, the mask looks nice man! good texture :)
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:iconaarongriffinart:
AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Ha ha, i thought so... and thanks man i appreciate it!
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Very nice.
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kind sir!
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Sin-nombre Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
I love the overall concept. Just a tip, for the texture used on the mask, you could have turned it little some degrees, so it would appear to have a better profundity that only with light and shadows.
Besides that, this its a magnificent piece.

Have a nice day and good luck! n_~
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! ...I am grateful for any tips... i like everyone else is still learning... I will definitely go back on my pieces in the future to make some amendments, so i will note yours down so as to apply it when i do. Thanks so much again, it means a lot, and i am glad you like it! :D
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Sin-nombre Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome!
I would love to see those pieces when you finish them! n_~

You are very skilled, so you will resolve any problem in no time.

Cheers! :beer:!
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your support and confidence!
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noname777 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Great job. :-)
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man, i appreciate it!
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job !
I really love the colour scheme you use and you add a lot's of details which give a real depth and atmosphere to the deviation !
Keep it on :clap:
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! ...i am a bugger when it comes to detail!
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Evarcha Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
just....bloody....gorgeous.

get your stuff in ImagineFX magazine, if you haven't already.....
Stunning work
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man, i have considered and tried once... how do you actually go about doing that? ...i have tried to get my work on their website, and failed miserably lol, i don't know where and how to post it on that site? Thank you for thinking my work is standard enough for them, means a lot!!!
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Evarcha Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
yeah, they're not the easiest people to submit to! I have tried once before, when I first started digital art (they were a little shonky haha) but heard nothing back, i think there's a submissions page? It might've changed since I tried it. I might have another go now I am happier with my work. i showed my g.f your work and she called it 'beautiful' :)
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Your work is more than good enough for imaginefx, you should try again... and maybe your right, that there is a particular submissions page... i will have a scout around on their site and see if i can work it out... And thank you so much, please tell your g.f from myself a big THANK YOU!!!
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igreeny Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
charater for wat exacly ?
Becouse if you ask me , it totaly fit for Mirrors Edge characted.. Do you know this game ?
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well, not for anything in particular, just the opportunity to invent something rather than to copy... and yes i have heard of mirror's edge... i heard it was supposed to be really good but i never got a chance to play it... Maybe now i shall!
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igreeny Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
i know i didnt mean its copy it is new good fit for mirrors edge :) IMO but i am little maniac of this game :D
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AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, no i meant to copy from a photo, like what i did with comedian and wolverine... i knew you meant nothing of copying mirrors edge, don't u worry.
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Tohad Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work, but I think the eye is too small ..
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:iconaarongriffinart:
AaronGriffinArt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you... yeahh i know, i actually thought the same, i might have to go back and make some alterations in the future, once i get a time slot. Thank you for mentioning it of course, any advise is always welcome!
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