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Self Portrait by Self-Epidemic Self Portrait by Self-Epidemic
Not much to say about this one, I have and will be submitting lower resolution pieces as I keep finding my paintings on the internet without asking/permission.

I wanted a portrait painting for my Portfolio, which you guys can see here:
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Peace.

( man, I wish I could actually talk like a gangsta... )
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NikChomp Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Overall this is a really cool realistic piece! I like the colors. And the way you made the hair nice and simple puts more focus to the detail on the face. Nice work! ^_^
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zerodj Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Your work on skin tones is truly wonderful! I see the different tones that you used. I can see that I have not been comfortable enough in my selection of skin tones.
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, its just about being a little daring, and thing lightening up the strange colours. You will get there though :) I can always help, too!
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zerodj Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! I will appreciate your help. Do you think it is a good idea that I might try a few realistic person drawings instead of anime so I can focus more on the skin tones?
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You can impliment colours into anime, I'm actually working on a commission, its anime and I used different colours:

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Just, shove in colours, see what happens :D
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zerodj Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg thank you so much for sharing this to me =)I really see how it works so perfectly and gives it a more realistic look, while still being anime styled. I can't wait to start working on some new projects =D
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha awwh good luck!! I'm so glad I can help :D
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zerodj Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! =)
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sunnkitty Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing!
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awwwwwwh you're so lovely!!
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HarlequiNQB Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's pretty spiffy :)

(Urm, I mean "Dat all tight allright dawg. I'm likin' dat style like a gat and the way yo' roll yo" Or possibly not)
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha thanks man!

I don't think I'll be a good gangsta ._.
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HarlequiNQB Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Probably for the best - I suspect gold teeth n' chains wouldn't suit you.
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha yeah probably :p
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Fallen-Hitori Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Not too shabby, I had to do a realistic portrait drawing of myself for either Life Drawing or Adv Life Drawing back in skool and I wasn't dat thrilled about da projekt. I even got a lil backlash from my instructor because I didn't like da projekt and did my own thang. He called me "Mr. Contour Line" and dat I had too strong of a hold on my line work and I needed to loosen up a bit?
Regardless to say, I don't like drawing myself. No fun in it for me?
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Warmics Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
cool!
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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buildingclimber Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Beautiful!!
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
<:
Thankoo
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buildingclimber Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
you are most welcome.
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Rachel-bee Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
aww it's janie :D xx lovely
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
<: thankooooo
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XerafCZ Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks amazing love the eyes especially the left eye (weird?) and nice freckles :). Just one thing...i dont know whether it looks like this on the picture you used as a reference of yourself or not, so i might very well be wrong but it just feels like the hair could go a bit higher, mostly in the right side corner of the picture/left side of the head (and i mean like the upper limit of the hair not the hairline) just a tiny bit...but what do i know right?

Anyway its also nice that you posted new picture of yourself...even if "just" a painting. :D
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
<: I know what you mean about the hair, but no thats how my hair goes, actually my hair is almost always insane. Its like play doh and does so many weird shapes <:
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XerafCZ Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But play doh (had to check if play doh is what i thought it was :D...pssssshhh) is fun hence your hair is fun too. Insane hair is good hair too :XD:
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My hair is crazy <: I also have a cows lick so I can do my hair like Debbie from the wild thornberries <:
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XerafCZ Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh thats nice i guess...not really familiar with this Debbie character :{}
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Nailclippins Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
what kind of gangsta

i love the weight of ur nunchucks around my neck
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My nunchucks are spongy, its good because I used to always hit my face with them D:
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Nailclippins Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
spongy nunchucks???
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
For training, I did Ju jitsu for 10 years :P ( and Judo, actually )
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GAGBAGCHEN Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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GAGBAGCHEN Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
:D:peace:
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darkslyer7raven Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice and classic! sweeeet!
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Blissful-Creations Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like this piece. To me it has sort of an emotional edge to it that makes me want to look at it for awhile. Very good job. :D
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awh thank you so much :hug:
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Blissful-Creations Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome :D
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CNWhitney-Designs Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
love the detail, you are amazingly talented. I love your painting technique. keep up the great work Sensei :hug:
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awh thank you hunnie! :tighthug:
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CNWhitney-Designs Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Anytime
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miss-scrawl Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
espectacular!
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awh thanks!
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TreeNinja66 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like the colors~
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank yoooou
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Deskleaves Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're so great. xD And you have a cute nose.
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
<: thanks!
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morphinesoup Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
That's cool, there's something haunting about the colours...
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Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah thank you! I like desaturated colours D:
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