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Music by lizleeillustration Music by lizleeillustration
Had an AWFUL time lighting this one and that stupid tattoo was a b*tch of a time, hahaha. This is an old sketch that I digitally inked and have always wanted to finalize. This is sorta like... listening to Gold Panda, hahaha. I tried to keep it relatively simple, coloring wise... just doing some experiments. I really hope you like it. I worked hard on it.

ALSO: COMMENTS ARE APPRECIATED!!! *hinty hint hint*

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chibichi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I absolutely ADORE the coloring, and the neon blue hue... It's so pretty.
It definitely captures that moment when you need to just get away and in the music zone to relax, compose your thoughts, or just unwind.
Love it!
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Why thanks for saying that. I'm glad that you saw that in the picture... makes me happy! ^_^
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CallMeFarGone Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
And you pulled the tattoo off beautifully! This whole piece is totally epic!
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm so glad you think so, honestly.... I'm flattered.
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Fusion-Defiance Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it seriously. I do that sometimes when I listen to music.
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Zone out, eh?
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Fusion-Defiance Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yup
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Kocho-chan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student General Artist
I love it when artists play with contrasts. You beautifully execute the differences between dark/light
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
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Kocho-chan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I was actually thinking about this as a phone/iPod case or skin. What do you think? (I wouldn't be doing this myself as I have an older phone and am broke lol but you could see if other people would like the idea)
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JacobChilds Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
love the background and the way she is positioned in the photo.
It's crisp and well thought out . love it
your one of my favors on here.
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Why thank you, that's very kind of you to say.
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JacobChilds Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
your very welcome
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teamzoth Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
hey hey!
long time no talk!, so here is my 2 cents, it still feels like there is a faint light source shinning on her from atop, cause all the coloring is pretty neutral.
I went through some of my old drawings, and dug this one up - [link]
not as nicely drawn as yours, but the coloring definitely gives off the right idea. You wanna brighten the exteriors as much as need be, but the center remains dark.
Just think of like, our drawing classes from back in our dawson days, were we would have to draw like, a long chrome tube, and the light source was way in the back
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, sorry I'm only getting back to you now, but I'm bad with comments. Anyway, I know what you mean about lighting the edges more... but I looked up some references where they did do it, and others where they didn't. I tried actually at first, to brighten the edges, but I didn't like it because I couldn't get the light 'uniform' enough. But anyway. The advice is SUPER appreciated. Thanks man.
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teamzoth Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
C'est cool yo ;)
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NekonaHisaki Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The lighting may have been a betch, but oh my goodness it was so worth it! The result is wonderful!
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very kindly. I appreciate that.
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mneferta Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
vraiment nice, mais elle me donne l'impression d'Ítre vraiment triste
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Elle l'est, effectivement. Bien vu.
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forgotten-light Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
..............wow. I freaking love this! The color scheme works really well together, and the mood and tone here :love: I don't know how to express the amount of feels this picture gives me. It is exactly the sort of thing that I love to just sit and stare at. It's kind of peaceful, and has a really nice ambient feel to it. :3 FEELINGS! The little details are amazing too. Like the tears (OMG subtle tears? AMAZING!!!) and the way she is curled into a bit of a ball. It makes her feel like she is trying to close off to the world.

But if I misread anything just know, picture is awesome and purdy and I love it!
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!! I'm so flattered you like it so much, and I don't think you misread. I'm always delighted if people can see their own versions of things... even though in this case, I think you were spot on. =)
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cyberfox007 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Well turn me upside down and paint me blue! I thought in your blog mentioned LIGHTNING and I was thinking of bolts and stuff.

Onto this wonderful illustration. This illustration makes you fell like getting lost and enjoying your fave music and just being entrapped in the sounds and sensations of the notes you hear. The star on the headphones and the shade of blue in the picture remind me of an anime called Black Rock Shooter since the main protagonist has a blue flame over her left eye and there is a star on her cloak. (The link below for ref picture)

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Is the star and shade of blue just coincidence or were you referring to this anime? Is this the hint you are referring too?

No matter how you slice it, it is an awesome pic. Amazing art as always!
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sorry for the late response on this. I don't get to my comments very quickly sometimes. however, I'm glad you saw a lot into this, it's one of my favorite pieces. ^_^
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cyberfox007 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
You put your heart and soul into it and it shows!
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jacktech Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hot.
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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RagingPsyco Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Radical. I like the sense of light in it.
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thankya!
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NamiBot Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is actually really beautiful and the lighting is actually quite good. I love the detail work with the sparkles and musical notes on her skin. The thing about backlighting is that it does the exact opposite of normal lighting. So where there would normally be shadows there is light and vice-versa. So when trying it out just make a layer where you do exactly that and then play with it until it looks the way you want. :D

~ Nami <3
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
I played a lot with lighting layers and in the end, less was more. Thank you kindly for your comments =)
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NamiBot Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, I love giving feedback! :D
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hinoraito Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The lighting is gorgeously done *_*
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks kindly!
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appleofblood Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
blacklight tattoos! fun stuff ^_^
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wheeeee!
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ArtimasStudio Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that looks awesome!!! I love the lighting!! Looks amazing!! :wow:
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you darling!
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ArtimasStudio Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very welcome!
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AlliTheHunter Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
I saw this and the chorus to Hatsune Miku's "Uninstall" started playing in my head c: It's such a lovely drawing, I love this so much! :iconiloveitplz:
(Also, sorry if you don't like/have never heard of Hatsune Miku)
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I haven't, actually but thanks all the same!
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Dracona Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I was actually really admiring the tattoos and how they seem to glow. So pretty!
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work. Just love it!

(Plays Kick The Bass by Julien-K)

I love listening to music! Cools me down, entertains me, gives me energy, etc... and etc...
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you relate!
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Tsukiko-moonchild Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous. X3
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lizleeillustration Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much.
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