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Sarah. by chrisscalf Sarah. by chrisscalf
Another portrait of my daughter. I created this piece on the heels of the the blog piece I wrote about her autism (a few days ago), and how it molded me as an artist... I wanted to post something on youtube so that I could share that blog with the viewers there, since that's where the idea originated for me to write the story of my walk in humility.

5.5 hour
Photoshop, wacom intuos 3, etc...
youtube link:
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MustafaAlhaddad Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Best Artist :)
It's a good background, colors and shadows.
I wish to her longevity and good life with your family :)
chrisscalf Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Thank you! :-)
nick2light Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
How do u do such amazing work Chris...that too in such a short time....
chrisscalf Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
thanks. :-)
Black-Raven19 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No matter what anyone says about your daughter, she is still absolutely beautiful! Just like the portrait! ;)
chrisscalf Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
:-) thank you
adribas Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i saw the video and i got a question, what BRUSH and BRUSH SETTINGS did you use to make her SKIN, pleaseeeee!! ... i love your artwork and i'd really apreciate that you tell that. you are amazing!!!.. i'm a fan of your work.
chrisscalf Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
thanks. I just use the standard default brushes that come with PS, stylus at full pressure. The smallest "spatter" brush is the one I use most frequent.
Noitusan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Great painting, Sir. Your daughter is so beautiful.
xeno1974 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
As a father and painter I salute you!!!!!!!!!
their both (picture and child) masterpieces.
KyokiLawliet Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
I seen her on YouTube. I like the flowers on her shirt:)
Silmarilias Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning work, i mistook this for a photo at first until watching the YT link. You are a true master at what you do with images like this !!
Thanks for sharing this fantastic piece & link and for providing great inspiration for an amateur\novice digital artist like myself. :)
JHurlburt Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
very time i see this i get lost within its beauty, Incredible sir!
LyeenAlandis Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like a photo! How do you draw the fleece?! It looks so realistic o_O *stunning*
Dulcahn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
I have watched this over and over on youtube and it still gets me! How old is she now?
kheng Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw the video on youtube, by chance and i have to say im really impressed
It really is photorealistic, and im really in awe :)
MyNamesDrStuff Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Your daughter is beautiful.

And this picture. NOT A PHOTO?! How?!
HawkfrostScourgeLuva Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
She's very beautiful. Hope I don't sound rude, because some people think this sounds rude, but I don't think you wouldn't even be able to tell she is autistic. =D Your daughter is very cute and i wish the best for her.
Lasago Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If someone came to me and held this picture in front of my nose saying it was painted, I'd have called the guy a liar... I just can't see the difference between picture and painting! You are so good at this!
LittleCrump Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i won't believe, that this is a drawing.

Holy crap...
RHuggs Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Beautiful, beautiful child. I can empathize, have a daughter with CHARGE syndrome, two open heart surgeries so far, glaucoma surgery, lots of others, but beautiful and so much fun to be with. She also shaped the direction I went in, but I'm nowhere near as talented as you. Two thumbs way up for you and your work!!!!!!!!!!!

Guess we can't post pics in replies, was gonna post one of my daughter, ho hum.... I believe I have some work in my gallery of her if you want to check it out.
chrisscalf Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Thanks for your kind words. I wish you the best with your daughter. :-)
RHuggs Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Oops, I guess not, will have to upload some of my work on my daughter. Between her, her older sister and her mom, they are my life...
Aezzioditore Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student General Artist
You are the biggest man in the world of art!! damn talented
WickedGhoul Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
She's beautiful.
You're artwork is lovely. :) You're very talented.
sunnymarie32 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
if i havent seen the makink off at youtube, i cant belive that this is not a photo
TwoStripTechnicolor Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm absolutely blown away. And in 5 hours?? Utterly amazing.
Vusak11 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
NO FUCKING WAY THAT IS PAINTED!! That is a photo!!!!
Oblitor Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Watch your mouth.
Vusak11 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Sorry. Just a so awesome pic...
Oblitor Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Indeed, masterfully done, and my inspiration to keep fighting with realistic drawing on the side.
Averroon Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! itīs so realistic! great! :-D
Diznits Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You put my art to shame. XD
Keprion Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student
Very nice, I love it, you’re just amazing and that humility blog you wrote gives me lots to think of even at my age. :P
GrandMaster-J5 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Such a lovely gift to be able to give your daughter such a personal and beautiful painting, and for you while you were painting it too no doubt.

I can't get over how real this picture feels.
numbnutswade Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist
Your absolutely unreal man! wish i could paint like you wow!!!
nacton Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is as photo real a piece of work can be. do you teach at a university anywhere?
chrisscalf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
no... thanks for the kind words.
darecarcemb Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
nooooo no no no no no these cannot be painting I mean look at that maaaaaan ur some crazy painter WOW i got confused.. :D
yezzzsir Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
...No, wait THIS is the most realistic painting I've ever seen!!
Taisachan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
I saw this draw in youtube. I think it is the most beautiful art that you've made :)
Your daughter is so cute :aww:
Jac888 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this should inspire a lot .... so beautiful .. ..
Smithschips Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so amazing. She is beautiful.
laurelg Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Trutze Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ok it took me until I read 5.5 hours to realize it wasn't a photo
daemozelric Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
i don't know how you turned out to be such a magnificent artist with your digital art photo realism, you started with a paint brush.... but all i can say is just awesome...
i wonder when would i have such skills :meditation:
Luage Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy face
markdraws Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
This is really a stunning piece of work. There's a remarkable level of emotional depth with this painting, along with your technical mastery of the tools. It's really a beautiful portrait of your beautiful little girl. You should be proud.
MarcelMarkov Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Student General Artist
I love this one! So harmonic and beautiful!
snowy-stars Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
This it too unbelievably amazing to be a picture. Incredible job.

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