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Dead Birds by Lizzy-John Dead Birds by Lizzy-John
Full digital. Tried to play with color a bit.

This is a character from a personal comic project which may or may not ever become actualized. Things like no time and no writing talent keep getting in the way. Her design will probably change half a dozen times before the story is done but it's still fun to do these slicker finished pieces rather than just sketches all the time.

I hope you can tell from the picture that she's kind of an unpleasant person.

Comments, critique, faves, etc., appreciated :)
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:iconcarterdoody:
CarterDoody Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
very awesome style, so fluid looking yet opaque as if not a single stroke was a mistake or made with any lack of confidence. keep up the awesome work!
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Fresh-Mind-Fresh-Day Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning work !!


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:iconbob-crum:
Bob-crum Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Your color tones are excellent in this. I love how you pushed the warm and cool.
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:iconnkosi-publishing:
NKOSI-Publishing Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Artist
very NICE!
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:iconwalternonames:
walternonames Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is beautiful
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:icontibbittz:
Tibbittz Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so gorgeous and wonderful.
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:iconking-worm:
king-worm Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
has a real frazetta feel to it :ahoy:
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:icongilisd:
GilisD Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wonderfull :D
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:iconthedarkinker:
thedarkinker Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great character, cool colours!! :D
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:iconmad-hat-ink:
mad-hat-ink Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Woah, reminds me of Alphonse Mucha. Amazing, too gorgeous!
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:iconprabhu04:
prabhu04 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
lovely awesome i <3 -d
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:iconwisplike:
wisplike Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
don't let no writing talent keep you down. Some of the best action movies of the 80's had no writing talent.. one liners like terminator's I'LL BE BACK. u know? so uh keep it minimal and you should be safe. later.
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LittleBro-BigSis Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Very beautiful! I love the differences between all the birds: the ones with the skeleton heads at her feet, the dead one in her hand and the alive(?) ones on her head. That all, combined with her clothes, could make you think that she is some kind of a voodoo witch, but that's cleary not the case: she seems too majestic to be a woman who would have such a close bond with nature. Actually, her bond seems stronger with power and death, and that makes her so much more dangerous and powerful that 'just' a voodoo witch.

Great work with her design, her aura and her pose: I love your character! :hug:
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:iconblamedone:
blamedone Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks awesome. What's with the pixelated blood though?
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:iconlizzy-john:
Lizzy-John Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
The blood wasn't actually supposed to look pixilated... fixed it now. Thanks for pointing it out :)
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:iconblamedone:
blamedone Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now it's excelent! :)
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:iconpixieboots:
pixieboots Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Beautiful! I love the colors you've used, and yes, she does look like someone you wouldn't want to run into in a dark alley or anywhere else :D
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:iconbatchzombie:
BatchZombie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous <3
I really like the ambient lighting!

What program did you use?
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:iconlizzy-john:
Lizzy-John Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Corel Painter :)

Thanks very much!
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:iconbatchzombie:
BatchZombie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool :)
Any particular brushes you prefer?
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:iconlizzy-john:
Lizzy-John Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
The loaded palette knife is my particular favorite, but sometimes I also use a low opacity round oils brush. Only for very soft edges though. Not much of that one in this piece :)
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:iconwaterygrave:
WateryGrave Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Poor bird in her palm. ; w; I like how that arm has red streaks in it.
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:iconlillywiggz182:
lillywiggz182 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautifully macabre
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:iconohkey-freeflyer:
OhKey-FreeFlyer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very sinister.
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gilbertos3D Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
cool! nicely done...I like the concept
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:iconwageslave:
WageSlave Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
So... would this be a..

..murder of crows...?

*That out of the way, truly appreciate the proportions. Not too thin. Not too heavy. Not too exaggerated like ninety percent of female forms out there it seems... Excellent detail work on the 'skirt/dress'
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:icontruhlsrohk:
Truhlsrohk Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Excellent work...!
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:iconomo-sanza-grata:
omo-sanza-grata Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I want to read this. Make time + start writing - xoxo
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:iconwatercreess:
Watercreess Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
interesting!!
Love the detials!!
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:iconspifmo:
Spifmo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
so FUCKING cool.
i fucking love it
especially the way shes crushing that bird the feel and attitude of this picture is so FUCKING cool
FUCK
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:iconkohakuro:
Kohakuro Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
:heart: :heart: :heart:
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:iconsinesquared:
SineSquared Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I like your use of tealy blue. It's in a lot of your stuff.
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:iconwhiterosebrian:
WhiteRoseBrian Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Impressive.
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:iconwhiterosebrian:
WhiteRoseBrian Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Impressive.
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:iconxlacie:
xLacie Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student
Amazing colours.
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:iconartofhkm:
ArtOfhKm Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Really good work on the draperies.
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:iconkohaku-dono:
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
This is nicely done. Her beauty is apparent, but I can feel the malice she is exuding. Very well done!
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:iconivannamatilla:
IvannaMatilla Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
She's evil!
Seriously, you handle colours like no other. I really like your style.
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:iconlisagorska:
LisaGorska Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
her costume design is awesome :) beside other things in the painting.
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:iconadd-tooth:
Add-tooth Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
really cool
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:iconodilicious:
Odilicious Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent portrait!
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:iconcinemajack:
cinemajack Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I like her...
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:iconlacrimode:
lacrimode Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your painting style and the character are way amazing!
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:icondionisante:
Dionisante Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good!!!
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:iconthisoneishaku:
ThisOneisHaku Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Holy damn, she looks like a badass. I would read this comic.
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:iconflaskpost:
Flaskpost Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Beautiful painting! Love the color temperatures. Only crit would be the hard edges on her cheek bones. Might be a stylistic choice, but i think a more natural approach might fit the image better.
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:icongustarzinger:
gustarzinger Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow...love that technic style!
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:iconregourso:
regourso Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
She does look a bit on the ominous side.
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:iconjordanschwagerart:
JordanSchwagerArt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Kinda makes me think of the Morrigan from Irish Mythology
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:iconhentaineko:
HentaiNeko Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW, everything is beautiful!!!
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