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drawn in 10 hours 42 min with Oekaki Shi-Painter
Showcase entry!
safescene (Jul 26, 2004)
To my surprise, and my delight, I saw sunrise, I saw sunlight. I am nothing in the dark and the clouds burst to show daylight.
safescene (Jul 26, 2004)
drawn in 1 hour 20 min
safescene (Jul 26, 2004)
drawn in 10 min
whoops, eheh...
safescene (Jul 26, 2004)
drawn in 53 min
safescene (Jul 27, 2004)
drawn in 15 min
safescene (Aug 9, 2004)
drawn in 1 hour 1 min
safescene (Aug 10, 2004)
drawn in 15 min
safescene (Aug 17, 2004)
drawn in 48 min
safescene (Aug 18, 2004)
drawn in 1 hour 52 min
safescene (Aug 22, 2004)
drawn in 32 min
safescene (Aug 23, 2004)
drawn in 1 hour 48 min
safescene (Aug 24, 2004)
drawn in 1 hour 28 min
safescene (Aug 24, 2004)
drawn in 2 min
finally! (I know her neck's a little funky, but c'est la vie)
Knockoff (Aug 24, 2004)
Oh wow. How cool. You are excelent with realism.
I worship your talent.
The colors are super.
Anna (Aug 24, 2004)
This is absolutely beautiful! You have done this so well! Very photographic. (Yes, Shi tends to give me those odd lines too, like the ones in the neck. :/ Don't know why... that's why I just stuck with Lascaux)
Aubrey (Aug 24, 2004)
Yeah this is really awesome Safe. I love the light coming through over her shoulder and her eyes are really really nice. Everything is. Great job.
bumpinthenight (Aug 24, 2004)
wow.... I love this picture!! You have captured the essence of your subject on a digital canvas... Quite an amazing feat, if you ask me... I suck arse at any type of realism... Brilliant job!
Axil62 (Aug 24, 2004)
Applause applause applause! Damn you are good!
eh (Aug 24, 2004)
the detail of her little hairs sticking out, i really like that, it makes the light stick out and it makes it look even more real. this is so good. sucks about the neck but it really doesn't take a way from the picture.
staci (Aug 24, 2004)
oh my gosh..
so inspiring
davincipoppalag (Aug 24, 2004)
Wonderful work! The light behind the neck hairs is particularly realistic, as are the eyes! Beautiful!!
emmamommalag (Aug 24, 2004)
Absolutely amazing! The lighting, the eyes, hair.. all of it is so beautifully done. :)
spiritdweller (Aug 24, 2004)
she's beautiful, I wanna ask her questions... but her neck freaks me a out a little, I kinda feel like I should dive into it or something.... who the hell cares though... I still wanna find out what she's all about
safescene (Aug 24, 2004)
drawn in 9 min
lol, I just had to try changing it after Lori's comment...oh well, didn't do much good, but I think I'll survive.
safescene (Aug 24, 2004)
drawn in 3 min
Rosemary (Aug 24, 2004)
wow wonderful drawing, so real..
two-na (Aug 24, 2004)
:)))))) great ! rendering, juxtaposed colors, so cool!
davincipoppalag (Aug 24, 2004)
I see nothing odd in the neck..what is it you folks are seeing?
TiggerTiger (Aug 24, 2004)
Wow, this is absolutely amazing! The lighting and the shading is fantastic.
DinoFlorist (Aug 24, 2004)
This was so amazing I went through every version and the animation to see how it was done. The animation was weird, becasue colors would be put on the canvas and then seemingly disappear! Just out of curiousity and for my knowledge, how many layers did you use for this one? I'm not trying to go into technicalities to take anything away from the picture like some people might try ( i.e. weak hearted fools that say "well, you have a tablet blah blah blah"), it's amazing no matter what, I just wanted to know so that i can further my own attempts at realism.
Cordelia_Pink (Aug 24, 2004)
Wow, it looks so real. SHe's very pretty. Awesome job. You made the lines so smooth, it's hard to believe that it's just been drawn online.
safescene (Aug 25, 2004)
Wow, thanks for all of the wonderful comments :) They make me want to draw more often (but nooot quite, haha..this thing was far too tedious for my sanity).

Dino: umm, I used four layers for the whole thing. For most of the time I used three: the middle was used for the girl (her face, hair, shirt, everything like that), the bottom was used for the bg, and what I did for the top was I would draw whatever I wanted to for the portrait, say, the highlights of purple for her face, and then I would adjust the opacity (if needed; sometimes I would just draw part of the eye or something that didn't need changing) and merge that layer with the second. It took awhile, but it worked :P And for the fourth I did the same thing, but just to the bg. Badda bing, badda boom!
Linwe_lover_1990 (Aug 25, 2004)
This Blows my mynd and my dad's too. Superb! I could never draw anything close to that!
thug (Aug 25, 2004)
outstanding and beautiful. And congrats on the showcase...well deserved!
EverDream (Aug 25, 2004)
I've always loved looking at pictures where a person's eyes shined like that! Absolutely beautiful work here! *cheers*
LEELEE (Aug 26, 2004)
wow, this looks so real, I can't get over it! I will never understand how you ppl do this!
fleeting_memory (Aug 26, 2004)
HOLY CRAP. She's so pretty and this is so well done. If I start complimenting certain parts of it I wont stop until I've gone through the whole picture! Absolutely amazing . This should have more comments
Ty854 (edited Aug 27, 2004) real.... *In awe*
Supergurl103 (Aug 28, 2004)
wow, so real... nice job, safe
jaciris (Aug 31, 2004)
oh my! that's very beautiful. i love her eyes. and the shirt looks so real. Bravo! *claps claps*
mooseflower (Sep 1, 2004)
Wow. Her skin is amazing and the eyes are so perfectly detailed. I wuv it :D
Excel_Ichigo (Oct 16, 2004)
Silly! You aren't supposed to post photographs on here!!!^^P
nyao (Mar 27, 2005)
WOW this is absolutely amazing
100% real photo >W<
MNR (Feb 25, 2006)
Very well done. Wow. ^-^
Miss_DJ (Apr 1, 2006)
beautiful, sensitive, innocent and wonderful! lighting...colors,...textures, skin tones...perfect!
Felistorm (Mar 5, 2007)
This one is absolutely amazing. I think everyone above me pretty much covered it. Everything is perfect though...beautiful job!
Magnus (Aug 12, 2007)
I'm trying very hard to pick out parts where the fact that it's a drawing and not a photograph are apparent to me, and I'm having a lot of trouble doing so. This is absolutely incredible! Nice work!
Wraith (Aug 12, 2007)
Very pretty. wow. Speechless. The lighting, and shading is spectacular. I have one question though. When I was in Amsterdam, how come I only saw hookers for sale and lots of porn shops? ( Amsterdam is/was a Fun place to party :P )
FuzzyWuzzy (Mar 16, 2008)
Oh wow, amazing, well done, stupendous, gorgeous, beautiful......I could go on for hours, this is so awesome!
Smellymudhut (Oct 30, 2008)
That is so absolutly incredible. Wow. Just... wow. Fuzzy's right... you could just go on for hours about how amazing this is.
vlad.the.hamster (Dec 28, 2008)
Wow, this is gorgeous! Such a wonderful peace emanates from it, and so skillfully drawn.
azure15 (Aug 5, 2009)!
madscientist (Feb 13, 2010)
Amazing draw! Very beautiful work on the skin tones and eyes!
shell (Apr 2, 2010)
saidenlalinda (Oct 2, 2010)
you are amazing...i saw you comment on one of Xod's pictures...I disagree you should continue to keep on drawing are amazing and your realism is astoundin'!
davincipoppalag (May 5, 2017)
needs to be seen
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