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Evelyn by Aliciane Evelyn by Aliciane
Evelyn

Medium : Digital Painting
Software : Gimp 2.6

This painting represents a character of a story I started to write. Evelyn is born in a very rich and strict family, but she dreams of liberty. The dove is here to remind of her dreams of freedom. In the novel, Evelyn has disappeared, and the main character has to find her. This portrait of Evelyn at the age of 16 is all he has to recognize her. So this is supposed to be the real painting from my story :) As it is supposed to be a "real" portrait, I wanted it to have a very classical look; I tried to mimic old masters such as Elizabeth Vigee Lebrun and Adelaïde Labille Guiard.


References : Dress,Hair
Also on : Tumblr, ArtStation, Facebook
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:iconeuselia:
Euselia Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful! :love:
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Aliciane Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you like it ! :)
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Halynes Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Beautiful!
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Tsukiiyo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The dress is amazing
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:iconaliciane:
Aliciane Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, but the reference helped a lot :)
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Tsukiiyo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
C'est quand même un bon boulot :3
*tu parles français, j'ai vu :3*
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:iconaliciane:
Aliciane Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oui en effet, je suis française à la base, je suis juste temporairement exilée à l'étranger :D
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Tsukiiyo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah ! ^^
Et c'est cool là-bas ? ^^
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Désolée pour le retard. Voui c'est sympa de vivre au Japon, même si faut pas avoir peur d'être constamment considéré comme un alien :D
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Tsukiiyo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah bon ? Pourquoi ça ?
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Dramira-Official Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous! I love the dress and pose. This is colored so soft and pretty. :love:
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RobinRings Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That dress is fantastic.
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:iconaliciane:
Aliciane Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you but I don't own the design (actually I suck at designing clothes, I really should practice that :XD: ), it's all thanks to the reference ^^
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RobinRings Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What I mean is the transparency of the way the light shines through the fabric. The gauzy reflections of the green are really quite entrancing.

Weird wording I know XD
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:iconaliciane:
Aliciane Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, if it's not about the design then I take all your compliments directly to my heart :hug:
Thank you very much ^o^
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RobinRings Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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Della-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
This is amazing. I'm so glad that you could use my hair as a reference!
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:iconaliciane:
Aliciane Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome, this haircut was just perfect, it was exactly what I pictured in my head for this character ! :hug:
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aeriaciel Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! :love: When I saw it on the thumbnail I though it was a photo. Although I think her arms are a little long compared to the whole body, the whole picture is gorgeous. The dress is amazing, and the roses, and the white dove...
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I keep wondering why everyone has immediatly seen this anatomy issue except myself while drawing it. I feel a little blind XD

Sometimes I really want to fix it... Can't decide, shall I "assume" my mistake and go on with other paintings, or shall I try to correct it in order to apply the advices of the comment I've received ? :)

I think I will fix it. Don't have the time to draw yet, but in a few weeks, I'll give a try ^^

Anyway, thank you very much for your kind comment and for appreciating all the details I've put in there ! :hug:
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aeriaciel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!! (one month later...)
Sometimes when you leave a picture for a time and then you come back to it you notice things that you didn't see before... Maybe that's why it seems everybody saw the arms-issue.
If you have time, it would be lovely to see Evelyn with her arms proportion corrected!! :) Though the picture looks so complex it will be surely quite difficult to fix it.
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Traumelfe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so gorgeous!:love:
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:iconaliciane:
Aliciane Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ! :hug:
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Traumelfe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome!:huggle:
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Naikkoh Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnifique!
Son visage est sublime. Tu t'es vraiment trouvée dans le réalisme!
Je n'aurais qu'une petite remarque à faire, et c'est peut-être un effet d'optique d'ailleurs: elle me semble un peu courte sur pattes. C'est peut-être la robe qui donne cet effet, mais il me semble qu'un rajout d'une rangée de volant rendrait le personnage plus harmonieux. Pas grande chose hein, juste un demi-cm ;)
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Non, c'est pas une impression, on me l'a déjà dit plusieurs fois, et à raison, elle a effectivement un corps un peu trop petit ,_,

Je m'en veux de ne pas l'avoir vu plus tôt mais bon. C'est de ma faute aussi, sachant que je prévoyais de faire une grande robe, j'ai beaucoup négligé l'anatomie "cachée" du personnage, et j'y suis allée direct.

La prochaine fois je prendrai plus mon temps et je construirai mieux mon personnage !

Mais merci pour les compliments sinon ^^
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Naikkoh Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh mais y a pas de quoi, ils sont largement mérités ^^
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tcwoua Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Your entry has been level up to amazing gallery at keep up the good work!
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thanks for notifying me :)
Your system is quite complicated, but I find this fun ! ^^ You take a lot of time to classify all the submissions you receive, but in the end, it gives the artists an idea of their level, and personally, I find this very useful ^^
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tcwoua Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome ^^
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   General Artist
Hello! You have been featured on my page as part of my daily features project. Have a good day! :huggle:
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thanks a lot for the feature ! I'm really touched ! ^^
And thank you also for the link, it makes me discover very beautiful pieces :)
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   General Artist
You're very welcome! :huggle:
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silvergabetha834 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is incredibly beautiful. Lovely work.
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your kind comment :)
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peccatori Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! Well done! :aww:
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks !
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Haydaad Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous digital portrait. I love the way you painted her dress...especially the folds, creases, and shadows. Wonderful attention to detail and an outstanding job! Thanks for sharing.
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thanks for this kind comment, I'm glad you like it so much ^^
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Haydaad Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome. :^)
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Mikan-bases Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so beautiful Q~Q I'm amazed you were able to go this on Gimp. /InstantFAV
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gimp is a lot more powerful than one usually thinks ;)
I've always managed to apply digital painting tutorial for Photoshop to Gimp, they are quite equivalent ! ^^
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font-street Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I LOVE the details ; the dove, the dress, the bushes, the face..almost everything!
And whoa; two weeks. That's a long time-- and I'm glad the result seems to be very worth it. The result is indeed somewhat classical, it has an oil painting feel in it.

Several comments, I hope you don't mind:

a) From what I'm seeing, the lower part of the body looks very short-- too short considering her hands and upper body. It's....a bit distracting away from the other, gorgeous parts of the picture. I would personally add another layer of ruffles in her gown...

b) Also a bit distracting (less so than the above, though) is the dove. I mean, in this case, it's well drawn and detailed-- but the value of the dove is equally light with the girl-- it's sort of battling against her for the attention. :(
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow ! What a wonderfully detailed and constructive critics, it is very, very appreciated ! :)

About the anatomy, I think you are right. As she was wearing a huge dress, I have been lazy and I haven't drawn any skeleton to represent her anatomy under the dress. And here is the result :/

She's rather a 6 head tall character than a 8 head tall character, which is kinda problematic when you aim at a realistic result and anatomy. I'll be more careful next time and take more time to plan the anatomy before rushing to the details :)

About the dove, yeah maybe you're right. I'm still learning about composition, value, and hierarchy in a drawing. It should have probably been better more in the background.

Well, thanks again for this deep, detailed comment ! ^^
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font-street Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Aaaah. I hope I'm not being too harsh...

That height might have explained the height difference-- 6 head tall will look different than a 8 head tall after all. :) But in which case, I think the torso and hand should be a bit shorter. But I might be very wrong.

I know how you feel! when it's big fluffy poofy dress, I also tend to be a bit lazy with the anatomy-- which is when my anatomy starts to be messy. D: I guess I'm speaking from experience.. >_>

I think the dove would still look good -- and showcasing the detail as well even if it's a bit darker... a bit less bright / highlighted. But that's my eye. We all have different eye towards beauty, and that's wonderful!

But still, this is a wonderful piece and never let my comment convince you otherwise. :)
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh no, you're not being harsh ! I've understood that you like my piece, but you've also seen how it could have been better. Advice like this is very precious to me, it's not often on DA that you can have constructive feedback like this :hug:
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font-street Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm glaad. *phew*

is it? :| I've been...fairly detached with DA flow (and drama)...

Hugs as well!
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SofiaSevero Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i really thought it was a picture
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Aliciane Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I take it as a compliment, as my aim is to be able to do photo realistic paintings from scratch :)

Nowadays, I have to use references in order to reach this level of detail, but I hope that somedays, I'll be able to paint from imagination :hug:
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SofiaSevero Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
its absolutly gorgeous :) how can you draw that well ? o.o
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