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Untitled0903 by Joaris333 Untitled0903 by Joaris333
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! :)

This illustration is one of the many fast-as-hell pieces, made with gradients, for my Graduate School Portfolio. I found myself running low on time (and reference images) and needed to come up with something fast.

Helpers for my graduate portfolio were few and far in between, but I was lucky enough to get some guidance from a great professor of mine at NYU.

Before working with my professor, I had put little thought into WHY I did these paintings and what effect they may have on my viewers. I most of all never really thought about why I use celebrities as references for portraits.

I guess through art, the viewer gets to experience someone they would never normally be able to experience. After all, isn't that how we experience most celebrities? Usually through a medium, whether it be photography or a painting, but rarely as a true physical representation. Through art, we get the chance to connect with a very real person through a very unreal medium.

Wrestling with these thoughts made my head hurt, and drove me bat crazy. But in the end, I'm glad my professor challenged me and made me think: Why... Why am I doing this? Why do I make these paintings? And of all the people and things I could draw, why this particular person?

I think it's something to consider when dealing with art and expression. It may not be an easy question to answer, but hey, maybe there doesn't have to be an answer :)
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Untitled0903 by ~Joaris333 "is the type of vexel that is DD worthy". Absolutely correct, this NEEDS to be featured! ( Suggested by xyphid and Featured by Jules1983 )
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Jahlouse Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
full of happyness : like it !!!
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Joaris333 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Thanks!
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Puppetcancer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist
It says something that I clicked on this drawing, read your comments, and THEN scrolled down to suddenly notice, "Oh. It won a DD, too. My bad." LOL Great job on this, and thanks big time for typing out your comments, especially on the bit about self-reflection and WHY you chose celebrities as reference material.
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BuuWho Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful job!
The hair is just fantastic~
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:iconroy2k:
Roy2K Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Very nice, I really love the detailed hair and eyes.
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bettylane Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
uh, wow. you do Alyson more justice than most. this is exquisite. I love the color pallette especially; it fits her personality very well! :love: :meow: :fish:
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smashbabyy Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
That has got to be the most amazing hair I've EVER sen. Wow.
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:iconsaturnkat:
SaturnKat Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
I didn't see it mentioned in your description, this is Alyson Hannigan isn't it?
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:iconimnotdead:
ImNotDead Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Oh i missed this, it's f'in awesome!
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bottomofastairwell Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
this is THE best vexel i have ever seen
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Arther Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
I love it :love:
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Colepocalypse Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009   Photographer
Oh cool. Is it Willow?
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Otacon144 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Student Filmographer
That's a very unnerving face, but nonetheless, VERY well-made vector!
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yuckiest Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
great...!!
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:iconoscar-richard:
oscar-richard Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautyful!
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mfcreative Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009   Interface Designer
Amazing :heart: :D
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:iconvisualpoetress:
VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009   Digital Artist
It looks like Allison Hannigan, gorgeous work !! Lovely in detail. Congrats on the DD :clap:
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brenStarfire Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
heh... fast ones can some times be the ones that are the good ones.

she looks vaguely of Mary Jane
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MamaMaho Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
looks very good, nice colors and everything but ya know what? It kinda looks like Allison Hannigan the girl from the Buffy series and American Pie.
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iGnezz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
i guess it's really her ^^
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DKSTUDIOS05 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
cool!!! big big comment XDD
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Gothghostgirl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Why the hell is that a DD? I only can find it creepy!
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MWAH-Designer Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
.. Ohhhhhhh .. The Hair is Damn Good .. u r Doing Great Job Really .. KeepGoing ..
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:iconohmygoditsamber:
ohmygoditsamber Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very pretty!
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ChrisDoebber Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awesome hair :)
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MSA59 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I LOVE THIS!!! .... Much deserved DD!!!!
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sturdy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
well done with the hair!
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TheJerk4 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
awesome work :)
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broomstick88 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she looks alot like allyssa hanigan and i love it
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Dabblinguy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Very nice work! I like how you drew her hair spreading out. I love Alyson Hannigan- she's so pretty and funny =D
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SailorRainbowKaggy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Alyson Hannigan is one of my favorite actresses :D
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enchanted-black-rose Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow! I honestly think this is one of the best vexels I've seen on this site. :heart:
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tainted-aura Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't usually like Vexel pieces, but has to be one of the best I've ever seen.
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patricemarie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how her hair is flying past the border... like her happiness can't be contained!
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the-deadguy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
wow this looks amazing! kinda looks like alyson hannigan. was she a reference maybe?
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padme-naberrie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Beautiful portrait. Congrats on the DD!
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ipsiepixie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Gorgeous expression and vibrancy!
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Xandi5anders Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
I absolutely love Alyson Hannigan. This is totally awesome! Fave a thousand times over
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Songs Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how the hair goes out of the frame
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LadyKagura Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
This is awesome! I tend to not favor vexels because--honestly--there's always a lack of skill in capturing the subject/reference, but that is not the case here. The detail in the hair and face is superb--plus! Alyson Hannigan is so damn pretty. <3

That said, for everyone wondering if it is or isn't her: [link] I got curious and searched about on Google. This seems like a likely ref. 8D
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KeremGo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like her a lot! Very beautiful work!
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Guille14 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
muy bueno!
XD!
[++++]
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Vici-was-king Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
i was checking my messages and i saw this in the DD section and just couldnt take my eyes off it.
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BaB-Jane Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Aww Willow! :heart:
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:iconviakenny:
Viakenny Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
well, I can just say: it IS Alyson Hannigan!
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artemisa-69 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful!! This TOTALLY deserved a DD! Finally! :iconcheerplz:
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the-chemical-factory Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student Writer
looks like allison hannigan xD nice job.
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