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Ritualistic by xUshiwakax Ritualistic by xUshiwakax
"Hey, it's a good idea to try new things, like a more complex background" OBJECTION!
I'm reading a book about the origin of the relationship between man and the sacred, and I love the occult/mystical ambience, so...

Hope you like it!

Photoshop: pentool, grandient, transparency
Original photography by beef-stalk [link] and StewartSteve [link]

Many Thanks for the DD, the comments and the fav' :hug:
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Given 2013-03-04
Ritualistic by *xUshiwakax is a beautiful portrait with fantastic attention to detail. The suggester says "I fell in love with this work right away the first time I saw it. I love how the artist uses shapes to add more elegance and contrast." ( Suggested by jussta and Featured by TheLastHuzzah )
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mirmzy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
badass level: 100,000,000
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aizerengendro Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
genial!
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DAmexico70 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Artist
That's why I love Mexico.
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Azrael-3411 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconthumbsupplz::iconbadassplz:
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GMG5000 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
AWESOME!!! =D
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Sa-fire42 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
cool
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WateryGrave Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Very beautiful to look at! I dunno how you've done it! <3
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daefaron Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Reminds me of a GW2 human necro with the skull facepaint :).
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CRT1000 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Its like this will jump right out of the picture!!!
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Indigo-Serenade Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought this was a photo when I saw the thumbnail... the attention to detail here is just that great! And that background is amazing, by the way!
Grats on the DD; it's completely well-deserved! :squee: :heart:
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Cabres Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
The occult/mystical is present from the use of the design in the background. I am not fully knowledgeable regarding what particular belief that is from/inspired by, but I am sure that I have seen some along that style/nature before. The artistry applied towards the face/head is brilliant. Some might just see it as a sort of face painting. They would partially be correct, in consideration. But, the full fact of it being very nearly exact towards the specifications of a skull is just astonishing. It is a awe-inspiring piece of work. Even more so for the actual person this work is based upon. You, my friend, receive congratulations from me for your DD. It is very well deserved.
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Cabres Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Sorry for excluding this statement:

Fav'd, as you should know.
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LadyBeelze Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cool. congrats for the DD :)
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WARIUSFOX Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
AWESOME!!!
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AnimeRocks234 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
O.O
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VictoryScythefang Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
God, I though it was an actual picture at first!
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UseMyBases Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Writer
:iconskelitaplz:
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Imortal-Night Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
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Ppurple100 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...This is so neat. =)
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Daywalker18 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
How is the book called ? Love your artwork ! :)
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Nollit Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
interesting; congrats on the DD!
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littlerecklessheart Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Such an interesting work. :)
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m0thman72 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great!
I love this combination
:)
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ernesin149 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
awesome!
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rare2bme Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Love it!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Phenomenal!
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :D
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simoneheld Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
an absolute winner :omg:! Stunning!
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missTjasmin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your work! If I send you a picture can you make a work like this to me please? ( sorry for my bad english I'm french..)
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing. I love this style! Very good work!
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Walkyrje Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Writer
I love the amber eyes you've given her!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations to the well deserved DD! :la:
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Kyorukki Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Q___Q so good
its amazing :3
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PennyHorrible Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! I love it so much I faved it from my stock account and this one, my personal account. Well done!
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xUshiwakax Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
:o Many thanks, I'm glad you like it!
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DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
:wave:

This splendid work has been featured in my journal: [link]

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peccatori Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! :wow: :squee: Amazing work!
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xUshiwakax Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Thank you :)
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Pieohpah69 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Stunning work! I love the colors!
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xUshiwakax Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
In hindsight, I think I would have worked with more colors, for something less bicolor, otherwise, thank you :)
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jussta Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm loving the color palette and the shading on her skin is just beyond amazing, great job
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xUshiwakax Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thank you Jussta, the skin is probably the best playground ever, with the eyes, subjectively of course :)
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Pepe09 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Great work !
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xUshiwakax Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thank you :)
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raiGfx08 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
superb details.. :iconmotherofgod-plz:
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xUshiwakax Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
If I had more patience, I should have enlarged the image for more detail, but :D
Thanks!
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rippinterr Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow! This is very well done! My applause.
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xUshiwakax Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Thanks!
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nightXkitten Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This looks amazing.Love it!
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