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mister proper wizard by pixieface mister proper wizard by pixieface
meh. I couldn't even be arsed to finish this. I don't seem to have any reserves of patience left for all this. I'm fed up of working so hard for so little return. I'm fed up of slogging away at things and still not getting it right. I can't be bothered any more.

I certainly couldn't be bothered with this piece of crap. Man, I feel miserable at the moment. Life sucks.


(EDIT - this doesn't mean I'm giving up painting. Just that I've worked really hard for about four months straight, painting pretty much every day, usually around 8 hours a day. And I'm tired, and fed up, and feel uninspired, and I need a BREAK.... *sighs* It's just hard, y'know... I don't have the guts or the confidence (or the drive at the moment) to get any real painting work, and otherwise I just feel rather ignored and sad about the whole thing. I s'pose I need a painting holiday, and to get back to the basics and relearn a whole bunch of stuff. Go back to exercises, practice anatomy and muscle tone and all that... *sighs* Very tired now. Very fed up. Going to bed. Nighty nighty. /EDIT)
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:iconmilka94:
milka94 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Can I use your arts on my blog? I put address to you.
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:iconpixieface:
pixieface Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
No, sorry. I don't do work for free.
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milka94 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Can I use your arts on my blog? I put address to you.
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Llawlietz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Oi, if this is an accident it's a lovely accident =)
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origamistarr Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
I'm a writer and I can understand that frustration over putting so much into something you don't feel like you got much return from. That said, even unfinished I'd love to have a print of this in my writing space at home. You don't usually see portraits that feel like there's a soul behind their eyes. I feel very moved by him :)
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Elorviel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your choice in lighting and color!
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:iconpixieface:
pixieface Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconbumsy:
Bumsy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
He looks like Kurt Cobain. :o
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:iconpixieface:
pixieface Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Does he? :o That wasn't intentional!

But Kurt Cobain was hawt, so all good. XD
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Dancce Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is PERFECT. I just don´t have the words. This is EXCTLY how I´ve always imagined a mage should look like. Elegant, mysterious and... just... intelligent. He has clever eyes and absolutely beautiful hair. The best pic I have seen in a while, that´s my opinion.
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pixieface Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
Oh, thank you so much! That's very kind of you to say! :)

Who is your mage, btw? I'm always interested to hear about other people's characters... tell me about him? :)
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Dancce Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, I have a whole Army of mages. :D :D I'm an aspiring writer and as such, I love my main character, the Aptitude, best. He's a clever, clever man... who's not so much a man, actually. :) RPing is my second major hobby, so there I play a drow wizard with a penchant for dancing, Soulafein Jiole Su'aco, Az'ssVrei being his true surname. :D He is the best that I have blundered upon since I met the Aptitude. :D Soulafein's a prodigy child and he used to be a House Wizard in an extremely young age, but then an ,experiment' went awry and since then, his soul is permanently fused with the matter of the Plane of Shadows. Half of his House died during the accident. He was trapped in the Shadow for half a century, insane, until Gromph Baenre happened to find him there. They struck a devious bargain... and things were never, ever the same again. D

Soulafein's outstandingly intelligent, unbearably sarcastic and breath-takingly beautiful... but his soul is quite shattered. He has a lot of trauma in his life... and afterlife, by the way. In the case he dies, his essence goes straight back to the Shadow, and he fears that more than anything else. He's also afraid for his sanity most of the time, since they have madness in the family and his own thoughts are the only treasute he has left. Losing his mind would mean losing his magic, dying would mean losing his magic too... we all want to live, don' t we. D
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pixieface Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
They sound very cool! :) I'm a big rpg fan too... and me and my rpg mates are just thinking of setting up an Ars Magicka game! So more mages = better. XD I am very fond of mages!

Thank you for sharing! Other people's characters are always so interesting!
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Dancce Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, nothing to thank me for... I'm able to rant about my characters for very unhealthy lengths of time. :D Well, good luck to you and your friends, I hope you'll invent some bad-ass, sexy spell-casters for the world to fear and adore... XD
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ebony66136 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
Love the light on his face and just that single eye showing.
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pixieface Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
Thank you. Open Canvas is pretty nifty... :) And I was well into using it at this stage (kinda moved on to Corel Painter now, but that's another story...)
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mojorison Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
this reminds me of kurt cobain. and you did an excellent job!
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:iconpixieface:
pixieface Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
Heehee! Kurt? He's ALL the sexy, so I'm taking that as a compliment! XD Awesome. Thank you very much!
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xX-WhiteRaven-Xx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007   Traditional Artist
*drool* haha
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:iconpixieface:
pixieface Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
*grins*
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gogirlanime Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
Now that guy's hot, looks like he could be in a rock band, love the lighting and his hair.
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:iconpixieface:
pixieface Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
It was part of my brief to make him very "pretty" - the roleplayer wanted him almost effeminate, pretty in a very obvious way. He liked it, so I guess it turned out pretty well! :)
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tennyocelestia Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For what it's worth, I'm glad you posted it even if you crapped out on it.
I like him; he reminds me of a very, very good friend of mine that I never see anymore from his expression to the way his eyes are set and the wrinkles and lines beneath them. It makes me smile :)
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pixieface Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
*grins* thank you, very much. :D
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Lluhnij Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006  Professional General Artist
Another fav...
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:iconpixieface:
pixieface Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2006
*grins* aww, you're too kind. Thanks for taking the time to check out my gallery, I will certainly return the favour...! ;P
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Lluhnij Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006  Professional General Artist
:your gallery is definitely worthy a visit!! ^_^
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Yzabel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know if the rest of the picture sucked, as you seem to think, but be assured that this part is great no matter what. Even from looking at the thumbnail only, I already thought that the shading, and how the light source was taken into account, were pretty good. I find it a striking painting. Yes, striking.
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pixieface Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
*grins* every comment you've left has been so thoughtful. Thank you so much. :D This was right at the beginning of me burning myself out into a two-week art holiday, which is thankfully now over... but I really needed the break, hence all the silly emo ranting in the description box. How embarrassing. XD
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Yzabel Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We probably all have such moments. ;) I also had my emo bit back in 2005, during a period I had to finally come to terms with the fact that as long as I'd keep my current job, I'd do technical writing, not graphic works (or almost none). Once this was set for me, I found the desire and strength to draw and work on my original pieces again. I think I had mentioned it in my journal at the time, and my hiatus lasted more than 2 weeks, for sure. :|
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Quixotisma Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
p.s. don't mean to be patronising with the "love"- just really impressed lol. Can't control my type-voice hehe.
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:iconquixotisma:
Quixotisma Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
Wow, i'm completely blown away by your work. It is everything that I appreciate in composition, skill and execution. Bloody brilliant love!
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pixieface Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
oh, thank you so much! *grins* it's so nice to have new visitors around here! And don't worry, I didn't find "love" patronising. XD It's a very british thing to say, so I do the same thing all the time! (;
I'm glad you like what I do! I'm working on it, hope to go professional shortly. I do the odd commission atm, but not enough to pay the rent yet. XD
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Quixotisma Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006
Hehehe, great to meet a linguistic Anglophile. If you ever need some more lingo let me know duck :p.
My uncle is a proffessional artist now. It is hard to get into but not impossible :D, especially if you move to somewhere with an artistic vibe :). Good luck :)
I've flirted with the idea of being a professional one day- If I continue to improve. Next summer my firend and I are thinking of selling a bunch of small framed watercolours at an art fair. We'll see how that pans out :)
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pixieface Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006
Good luck with that! (: And thanks for taking the time to comment, always appreciated. (:
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dark-november Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
Actually, I beg to differ. I really like this, especially the lighting and the facial expression.
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pixieface Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006
well, thanks. But still, the original canvas was much much bigger... I'm better at painting faces than anything else, so the face was the only bit that got finished.

And I don't seem to have the patience or the drive to finish anything atm. >_>
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dogtopus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
Fuckin' ell man, That rules. Get some distance, you kick ass. :D Go eat some ice creams, and donutses. :D

And that's... actual PAINT? OMG! Seriously man, you'll come back to this later and go "...shit! I'm a freakin' GODDESS." That's what I think, sometimes. When I'm in my goddess dress. :D

That's freakin' PAINT?!!
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dogtopus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
Wait, it's not freakin' paint. XD It's still awesome though. I thought it could be paint XD
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:iconpixieface:
pixieface Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
Paint?!?! As in, MS PAINT?! XDXD Nah. It's Open Canvas... hee! *grins*
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whisperingspirit Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
i really admire your work ethic thus far. you've been painting so well and so often that i'm kind of surprised you haven't taken a break already. ^^

then again i only have myself to compare to... and i never finish anything important. mmf, take as long as you need :D find an addicting videogame or something. ^^ :hug:
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LeSage Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006  Student General Artist
I still think it came out rather nicely, but if you're feeling fed up and stuff then it will start to show in your work. I suggest a short break from painting. We can't do things every day, otherwise we get pissed at something we should love. Take care hon.
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pixieface Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
*hugs tight* You're right. Thanks for the nice words. (:
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LeSage Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Student General Artist
Awww.....:hug: anytime.
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Maggie9 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
This is brilliant!
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pixieface Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
Thanks. (: I'm glad you like it, even if I hate it and feel sad. Which I do. But yeah... it's nice to know I made a stranger smile. XD That makes me feel a bit better. (;
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Maggie9 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
Aww, don't be sad. Think about the talent you have, and use that to cheer up. I've had my share of heartache too, but you know what they say, many of the best artist must experience emotion.
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pixieface Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
Meh... it's probably mainly stupid RL things that are getting me down, but I just don't feel inspired atm, and everything I try to do, I just don't have the patience for. And painting seems to require a HELL of a lot of patience. I want it NOW, and I want it to be right first time! And when it's not I get frustrated and cross and give up. Y'know? ;P

Anyway, enough of me whinging. I need a break, I think. And then to practice the basics. And then maybe I'll get back into it. Probably.
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Maggie9 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
I'm the same - I get so frustrated if I screw up on something, I put it aside and go on to something else. I have about 20 things on the go right now. I don't practice what I preach - patience is a virture- so I am trying very hard to just take a deep breath, focus on the task at hand and if I get one thing completed, I'll feel like things have finally turned around. lol
One great release for me is gardening. when I feel like I'm at the end of my rope, I go out to my refuge, and rearrange my plants, etc. and it seems to be the one place I feel at peace.
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pixieface Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
hey, gardening, eh? Maybe I should buy myself a bonsai tree... always wanted to own one of those! Or at least get myself some spider plants or something... I never garden. Mind you, I don't have a garden to do it in! *grins* I need the garden-equivalent, obviously... Hmm.. Thanks, you've got me thinking! (;
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