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Shimmering Blues by MayFong Shimmering Blues by MayFong
I encounter interesting challenges in every digital painting. It was either the gold metallic jewelry in Serenity, or it was the texture on the muscular arms of the UFC fighters.

This time it was the scarf! The gauze fabric with the twisty folds seem to go on and on. The spectrum of the material from dark to transparent was quite daunting. I experimented with different techniques to achieve the 'impression' of the fabric without actually having to weave the darn thing thread by thread.

I am pleased with the result. I dare say I love it enough that I will have it printed on canvas and display it at home. This will be a first for me!

Photoshop CS4
Intuos 4 tablet

Work-in-progress animation: [link]
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:icontygahman:
Tygahman Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work :).
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:icontygahman:
Tygahman Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :)
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:iconjustm12:
justm12 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
is this model arabic?
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know. 
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
PAINTED?? O_o I seriously thought it was a very beautiful photo unltil I saw the category! Absolutely amazing!
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
my pleasure your whole gallery is amazing :) I just tweeted this art as well
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's sweet of you.  Thank you.
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
my pleasure :)
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:iconartlover-us:
artlover-us Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
so beautiful!
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconobrienpaint:
obrienpaint Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful all around.  The fabric is wonderful, especially.
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconphatlipp:
PhatLipp Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: OMG! This is such a beautiful picture, really nice! Your work is amazing! :peace:^^
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :love:
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:iconphatlipp:
PhatLipp Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anytime my friend, can't wait to see more of your work! ^^
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:iconilovemyhusky:
ilovemyhusky Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Absolutely stunning, the eyes transfix you, I can see what you mean about the scarf. You are among the most talented artists here. TY
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, Bernice.  :hug:
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:iconelksongredfeather:
elksongredfeather Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the emotion in this piece is amazing!
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconelksongredfeather:
elksongredfeather Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course!
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:iconsolitarywolf857:
SolitaryWolf857 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Beautiful
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconstaratsky:
StarAtSky Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
OMG is this really a paint !!
I can't believe it *mind blown*
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconerotur:
erotur Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Wonderful
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
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:iconsweetlylou:
Sweetlylou Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful !!!!
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconsweetlylou:
Sweetlylou Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My great pleasure !:iconpityheartplz:
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:iconjakojust:
jakojust Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
All picture have perfect tone... very good works.
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconbrunofneves:
Brunofneves Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wonderful!
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconalomhordozo57:
alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Beautiful!
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconhiba-jamal:
HiBa-JaMal Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
super awsome ...thought it was a photo at the beginning !
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you~
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:iconcorinawan:
CorinaWan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I love this too. I am a lazy painter. Sometimes however, I like to do things that takes less than 1/2 hr. Do you like to take do quick simple things? I admire your industriousness. Sorry for bombing you with comments.
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't do speed-painting often. For me, patience is a big factor in a successful painting.
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:iconmutazoid:
mutazoid Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beatiful! Eyes that pierce the soul!
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconmutazoid:
mutazoid Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are so welcome!
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:iconlady-blueberry:
Lady-Blueberry Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you didnt mention references, it means it is from your imagination... I am speachless! i havent seen so fantastic and lifelike work in a while.. great job
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I apologize for the oversight, but all my digital portraits are reference based. Thanks for viewing.
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:icontamaneesha:
Tamaneesha Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like jennifer Lawrence :3

Beautiful piece, I still think it looks like a photograph xD
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:iconmayfong:
MayFong Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconaimers253:
Aimers253 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I was convinced it was a photograph!
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