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Tanja by chrisscalf Tanja by chrisscalf
My wife... Digital painting done from scratch in photoshop. All freehand...
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see the painting come together here:
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:iconbasaloochoa:
basaloochoa Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! It's amazing!Clap :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconkerroasklepius:
KerroAsklepius Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
look like a photo! Thats really reat
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:iconteamblazeman:
teamblazeman Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
She's pretty.
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:iconalaxdas:
alaxdas Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome..
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:icongabrielxavierfelippe:
GabrielXavierFelippe Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student General Artist
your skills are incredible !!! i'm your fan and I really hope I can be a great artist as you someday ...
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:iconhimanshu-artist:
Himanshu-artist Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
May I know on what resolution you work on this?
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:iconchrisscalf:
chrisscalf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I think it was 8" x 10" at 300 dpi...
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:iconhimanshu-artist:
Himanshu-artist Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I have its video tutorial too and I have watched that hundreds of times.
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:iconhimanshu-artist:
Himanshu-artist Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome.
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:iconchrisscalf:
chrisscalf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
thank you! ;-)
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:iconblanketman:
BlanketMan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
its so REAL!!! just unbelievable...
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:iconexquisitegracedesign:
ExquisiteGraceDesign Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I was almost positive that it was a photo! My hat goes off to you, that isn't something I think I could do in a million years even if I practiced non-stop that whole time. Feel free to take a bow :)
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MyDragonFlyer Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
At first I found it hard to believe that this was a painting, but, looking closer, the only things that even remotely said otherwise would be the ear and the hair on the left and maybe the bangs on the right(the forehead seemed to be missing from under the bangs, but then the colours in the photo probably showed the same lighting quality diffusing the shadows beneath with the colour of the hair), and again I say that those areas are very well done. Maybe I just needed to find something that would make me feel better about my own limited abilities. Absolutely amazing painting, well done!!
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:iconchrisscalf:
chrisscalf Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
thank you.
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:iconesoterik-designs:
esoterik-designs Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011   General Artist
this is seriously one of the best digital portraits i have EVER seen!
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:iconwildebunneh:
WildeBunneh Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I did a double-take on this one...I truly thought this was a photograph for about 5 minutes, until I took a small section and convinced myself otherwise. ^^ Amazing job! Your wife is very beautiful, too :)
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:iconchrisscalf:
chrisscalf Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
thanks!
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:iconvladimir-the-hamster:
vladimir-the-hamster Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011   Digital Artist
This is incredible! :worship:
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Watching the video for it: wow. Just: wow. :o
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:iconxenji23:
Xenji23 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are lying, this is definately a photograph!
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, the video-link in the description seems to prove otherwise, though.
The process looks amazing. o.O
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:iconxenji23:
Xenji23 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea I know it's not, but I just couldn't believe it at first. It's meant as a compliment, hehe.
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was fooled as well, I must admit. ^^;
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:iconhardrockangel:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed.. :hmm:
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:iconru-nisher:
Ru-Nisher Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You must be freakin kidding me!!!!! Ahh, from now on I will work till my hands bleed. I cannot exist as an artist if Im not as good as you are. Thank you! You will hear of me preety soon ;-)
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:icontizbi:
Tizbi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cant belieevee you only took 4 hours
that's amazing ....
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:iconsoaperman:
Soaperman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
WOW! This is amazing Chris. I really thought this was an actual photo!!!
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:iconslizzie:
slizzie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hey, I love your art. You are very skilled; however, I noticed you didn't answer the question from Isis-M about your brushes. Can you please give us some info on your brushes?
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foofighters111 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Filmographer
2 words: holy shit....
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:iconyezzzsir:
yezzzsir Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
Think this is the most realistic painting I've ever seen!!!
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:iconxtaxen:
xtaxen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Nooo way! When I saw the picture in your gallery I was wondering why you had a random "photo" among lots of Paintings... but it was a painting. Creep'inlgy' awesome! :D
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:iconyanice69:
yanice69 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
It's like a photo :O
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:iconzerasu:
Zerasu Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The only thing that tells me it's not a photo is some of the hair lines. o_o You. Sir. Are. Amazing.
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:iconwrshredder:
wrshredder Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
the youtube link is broken :(
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:iconchrisscalf:
chrisscalf Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
I fixed it. thanks for letting me know!
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:icon5v5:
5V5 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This Is even more realistic then a photograph. Quality drawing and Photoshop work mate! you've got my eyes approval.
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:iconhilf08:
Hilf08 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
I'm definatly a big fan of your art, keep up the amazing work!
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:iconfaiz-narutofan:
Faiz-Narutofan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Very nice drawing ;D!

it looks very real,, only thing that's a lil bit off is her ear :\ it looks less real than the rest of the pic
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AlinaBond Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I CAN'T BELIEVE MY EYES. REALLY. YOUR WORKS SHOULD BE POSTED IN MUSEUMS ALL OVER THE PLANET.
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:iconannaisjesus:
annaisjesus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
DUDE
YOU ARE OFFICIALLY MY GOD.
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:iconnobelman:
nobelman Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
surreal man wow!!!
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:icondamonthomas:
damonthomas Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
nice job
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:iconpacuj:
Pacuj Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Fantastic!
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:iconchrisscalf:
chrisscalf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Why thank you!
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:iconitaliener:
Italiener Featured By Owner May 19, 2009   Digital Artist
You are incredible! Never seen such realistic paintings before!

Please please:
Make a tutorial for creating realistic hair (I have my problems with blond hair) and realistic skin tones / pores! :-)

I hope we see much more paintings of you soon! :-)
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:iconmitchellnelson:
mitchellnelson Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
love good old photorealism :)
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:iconisis-m:
Isis-M Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
I love the way you paint the skin, it don't seem so plastic as many works we see on web (mine includded, hehe).

May I ask two questions? =)

Do you use photoshop native brushes (like wet media brushes), or you use some brush in special?

Why you make the picture first in greyscale?

Thanks for sharing your works with us!

=)

Ps. Your wife is sooo beautiful!
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antisatan7 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Wow! Love your work! Your youtube vids are awesome as well, I really appreciate all of the help and dedication from you. I am definitely inspired. I would also really appreciate it if you could go to my page and give me some pointers on my latest photoshop painting, if you have time of course. Your art is honestly amazing! Thank you!
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:icongandaf6:
gandaf6 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
I think this is your most realistic painting you have shown. Maybe because it is your wife, and you know her features :) Very nice work, keep at it.
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jonathan2478 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009   Photographer
Excellent job. My wife didn't believe it was a painting at first. As I've kept up with all your work posted on Youtube though, I've become a fast fan of your awesome work. Always look forward to seeing more stuff from you. Keep it up!
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