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June 7, 2006
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Shades of Gray by Joaris333 Shades of Gray by Joaris333

Shades of Grayby Joaris333

Digital Art / Vexel / People©2006-2014 Joaris333
This is my first gray scale vexel! =) I posted a progression for it and basically got through most of it a while back. I decided it was time to post it, or else it would end up sitting in the dark corners of my computer forever :P I realized I'm not a huge fan of gray scales b/c of the lack of color, but I'm glad I gave it a shot.

I've gotten a new hair method. I think works for me. I wanted to try a new effect, making it look as if she's deep in a shadow and is slowly stepping out into the light.

The hair has quite a bit of detail in it so take time to see the full view please! :) It wasn't very hard at all, and I ended up freehanding most of the left and right side. I'm glad to say I've made an artistic improvement in the past couple of months, always dreading doing hair, and now I finally enjoy it :) Now i have a couple of collabs to finish/start and a few vexels done by request of friends. So i'll be pretty busy this summer :)

EDIT [November 24, 2007] --------------------------------------------------

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH A DAILY DEVIATION THANK YOU SO MUCH DCZed - [link] - for featuring me! :) I plan on responding to every _SINGLE_ comment. Thank you all and I appreciate it in ways you wouldn't believe! :)
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Given 2007-11-24
Shades of Gray by ~Joaris333 is, in my opinion, one hundred per cent beautiful. The colour in the eyes is a perfect touch to a greyscale piece. ~Joaris333's gallery is one to take a look at as there are plenty more great pieces of work in there. ( Featured by DCZed )
NeRrOo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
very nice
Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Feature time: [link] :)
Beefster1960 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Beautiful....the hair looks have inspired me!
Whatup151 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
This is amazing!
I'm not very educated in painting, so I can't give any constructive positive/negative feedback, but I love it. (: And, personally, I prefer gray scale, I don't know why, but anyways, I think it turned out very nice. (: I also happen to love drawing hair, although I can see how it's difficult.
JMichaels-Photo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work, it defies description. Keep up the good work! :)
OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Hi :wave:!
I have featured your work in my recent journal dedicated to Vexel Art :) You can view it at the link below:


I hope my feature brings you some new fans!
Warm Regards
aka `oibyrd :heart:
Cooooookies Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Wow! This is amazing! I haven't tried doing a vexel yet, but it seems really tempting now xD. You're really good at this. I'm really bad at drawing people, which is why I usually stick to animals :P
CandycoatdRazRBlades Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Student General Artist
That is so lovey, I have a question for you for a value study/texture in my art class.Ill send it in a note, but breath taking work.
ffgoldensun Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
It looks like jessica biel
Amazing work btw :D
esp the face looks photo realistic if not fullviewed (when i can see the lines)
the hair is pretty good too, although real hair doesnt look quite so glossy or something, if you know what i mean XD
Corgilover183 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks like Christina Perri to me
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