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What I Am by manitu What I Am by manitu
Photo reference - Naomi Watts, necklace - eBay.com ;)
Text - :music: Edie Brickell "What I am"

Took me about 10 days of work (on and off) to finish - I'm busy, busy, busy.
Finally I'm happy with the hair. I think I've found the right technique, I only need to improve it. ;)
I've colored the image a bit, since the original was b/w and my last work was also a grayscale...

Comments and favs are appreciated! :)

Sorry for the watermark, but I'm sick of thiefs.

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Daily Deviation

Given 2008-12-17
It could be the use of pastel shades amidst black and white, or the extremely organized and neat layers that makes me melt, either way What I Am is a beautiful piece by ~manitu that should not be ignored! ( Featured by shebid )
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mendark13 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
great work m8
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FergieFerg1027 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
I was almost positive it was a photo until i looked at the caption...excellent work my friend :-)
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chocolettecake Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Student Interface Designer
the detail is amazing. shirt, jeans, jewelry, hair, etc ... love it! :heart:
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:iconmanitu:
manitu Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Thank You! :)
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:iconvelement:
Velement Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008   Traditional Artist
Her head is a little large.
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:iconpansolo80:
pansolo80 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
silly. work done directly on the photograph (as template). that's the size of her head.
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:iconvelement:
Velement Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008   Traditional Artist
Haha. She's gotta big ol' head. :)
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:icongoyangaja:
goyangaja Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
beautiiiiiifuuuulllll
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autumn4whispers Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008   Writer
Congrats on the Daily Dev. Much deserved.

Good job, and i don't like thiefs either.

:aww:
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:iconmanitu:
manitu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
;) Thank you!
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:iconthundercaya:
thundercaya Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Looks amazing.
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:iconoibyrd:
oibyrd Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
phenomenal work :clap: wow!
congrats on a well deserved dd! :winner:
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:iconmanitu:
manitu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Thank you so much for your comment!
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:iconirethlasombra:
irethlasombra Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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SarahIsAlmostUseless Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks like a picture. It's beautiful n_n
(Haha, I had to look up the word "vexel")
Sounds hard! You must have a lot of talent.
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Kimmiko2700 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Congratulations on the DD, it is well deservied.This lovely vector is amazing and shows that you work so incredebly hard.At first, I thought it was a photograph, but then i was in awe and thought to myself "Holy Cow this is a vector. Amazing." This peice is just wonderful. It is a favorit for sure. The maening behind this Piece is very inspiring and moving. I love this.
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manitu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Thank you for your comment! It makes me want draw so more vexels and vectors. :)
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:iconafriell:
Afriell Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Time for Naomi ,herself, see it and start 'shooting' all the paparrazzi !!!

great work :D
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SweetHeartDark Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Beautiful! ^^
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ShaneyLane Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
REALLY nice!
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:iconnaughtyboy83:
NaughtyBoy83 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Awesome dude, very beautiful.
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:iconnorahss:
NorahSS Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Fabulous work! I like a lot the color tonality U used in here and the hair went out very well! And I also love her trousers!
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:iconmanitu:
manitu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Thank you! :)
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:iconnetfoo:
netfoo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Talk about a bomb shell, what a nock-out!
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:iconartbymoretti:
ArtByMoretti Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
very nice.
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:icondefault49:
default49 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Student General Artist
hate the pants but the rest is cool :) good work
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:iconmanitu:
manitu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Thank you for the honesty. ;) I don't like her pants either. :) But still, it's one of my personal favourite works done so far.
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default49 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Student General Artist
yeah it is cool. do you completely remove the underlaying image or is some still there?
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:iconmanitu:
manitu Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
The original image is gone completely.
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:icondefault49:
default49 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Student General Artist
oke cool
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:iconmadtattooz:
madtattooz Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
I LIke it! To me it has a very "Pirate" kinda feel to it so i must add it to my "PIRATE" collection. :)
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:iconmanitu:
manitu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
I like you point of view a lot! Thank you!
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:iconmadtattooz:
madtattooz Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
:ahoy: :pirate: :) You are welcome!
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:iconspenelo:
spenelo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
From the thumbnail, this looked like a photo! Awesome work!
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:icontrevmurphy:
TrevMurphy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Gorgeous work!
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:iconnikitahirata:
NikitaHirata Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wow beuatiful... when i see her firstly, i think she's Britney Spears!!

very good job!
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firelights Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Definitely one of the best vexels I've ever seen :love:
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:iconmanitu:
manitu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Oh, thanks! :D
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:iconq8ieng:
Q8iEnG Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
She's beautiful..
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:iconpansowa:
pansowa Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
gratulacje :) świetna robota!
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:iconmanitu:
manitu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Dziękuję. :)
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:iconpansowa:
pansowa Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
:)
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LipstickNapkin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
I saw it on the DD and I thought it was a photo! This is pretty amazing. The greyish colors look amazing :heart:
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:iconmanitu:
manitu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Thank you! :)
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slownsilent Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Student General Artist
Incredible. Great job and congrats on the DD!
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:iconmanitu:
manitu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Thank you! :)
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:iconfluffmarsh:
fluffmarsh Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! ^_^
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ronDesign Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
great work :)
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donaldeasburyiii Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding.
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alyssumm22 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
oh my god...how do you do this? i can see every chain link in her necklace...
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