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Self-Portrait by Harkale-Linai Self-Portrait by Harkale-Linai
As you may have noticed from the rest of my gallery, painting portraits is something I enjoy very much. But I never dared to paint a self-portrait before, because it seemed so much harder to draw not just any face, but my own... Besides, it's always easier to paint people with perfect proportions, a distinctive feminine or masculine face, instead of a more realistic, less symmetrical face.

So, I was a bit afraid of the challenge... but surprisingly, everything went well! I had a lot of fun with colours and edge contrast. And the result looks like me, which means that my friends and colleagues now know for sure that this DeviantArt account is, indeed, my own... and anyone knowing me from the vast interwebs can now recognize me IRL. And throw rotten vegetables at me.

...please don't throw rotten vegetables at me, internet-people, I have glasses!
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:iconthunderthetrees:
thunderthetrees Featured By Owner 12 hours ago
Nachzuvollziehen! 
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:iconcheetahspirit:
cheetahspirit Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Green is my favorite color and you are very beautiful :D
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 4 hours ago   Digital Artist
It's probably mine too :)
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:iconzoehildebrand-r:
ZoeHildebrand-R Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I love the detail on the hair
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Digital Artist
thank you ^^
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:iconbrandyalexanderia:
brandyalexanderia Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I like how you got the flyaway hair. I have hair like yours too. That is just so realistically done. You didn't even have to go into superfine detail and this looks very real. Great job.
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Digital Artist
Thank you! That's what I aim at doing in my paintings: suggest realistic details in only few brushstrokes... sometimes it works well, other times less so :)
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:iconbrandyalexanderia:
brandyalexanderia Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
Well, that is excellent. Too many pictures leave out little details like that. Flaws are what makes it realistic. I mean I use coconut oil to reduce frizz and help condition and I still get flyaways. (If you want to do that, use refined. Virgin/unrefined has an odor kinda like popcorn or butter.)
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:iconpinestater234:
pinestater234 Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Photographer
VERY Nice!  Fav
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
glad you like it!
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:iconwolkenfels:
Wolkenfels Featured By Owner 3 days ago
love the style. looks very traditional. 
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
it's much funnier to paint that way :) Thank you!
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:icontombofsoldier:
Tombofsoldier Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Came out great, very cute!

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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmeljaneanimator:
MelJaneAnimator Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
BE YUTIFUL
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:icontoastyluv:
ToastyLuv Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhh the textures got me chills yes girl
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
Glad to see I'm not the only one who's in love with crazy textures :)
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:iconchristian-rau-writer:
christian-rau-writer Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Professional Writer
Realistic,. yet artful.
Very good!
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconpekapi:
PekaPi Featured By Owner 4 days ago
This is beautiful <3 
The lighting and shadows are wonderful
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
thank you! ^^
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:iconphilippel:
philippeL Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely portrait, you are beautiful - even with glasses :aww:
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconsekmeth14:
Sekmeth14 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Pretty, you're really skilled!
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconyolkyellow:
yolkyellow Featured By Owner 4 days ago
aaaaaaa this is so good! And you're beautiful :}
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
thank you very much :)
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:iconsed:
sed Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Digital Artist
Nice to meet you ........ THIS is so well done I had to stop and say HELLO :icontxrabbit:
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
Well, hello! :D
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:iconsed:
sed Featured By Owner 22 hours ago   Digital Artist
:iconyoureverywelcome:
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:iconyuleto:
Yuleto Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist
Great portrait!
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconperfect-babe:
Perfect-Babe Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely.  as this is the first time I have seen your work, is this acrylic on canvas? It almost has an oil painting quality to it.
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
It's digital, actually... I sometimes work with acrylics, but most of my work is painted in Photoshop :)
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:iconperfect-babe:
Perfect-Babe Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are amazing.  I hope you never see the hen-scratchings that come out of my graphics tablet.
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D4V3-L Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Looks amazing! Good job!
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
thank you ^^
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:iconfrankcp:
FrankCP Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Wow this is really good, I like the "painterly" look it has.
Great work on the brush strokes.
The shirt and background kinda share the same value and color, which
I assume was your artistic choice. The face still pops up which is excellent, but maybe I
would have changed slightly the value of the shirt or the background, but that's just me.
Well done!
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy the brushstrokes!
As for the shirt and background sharing the same colour, that was indeed on purpose... I love working with lost edges, I think they make the paintings more lively... but I understand that others may not appreciate that choice!
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:iconjabroyles:
jabroyles Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Photographer
Well done!
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconsereida-arts:
Sereida-Arts Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
This is such an amazing portrait, you are so talented :D
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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:iconsereida-arts:
Sereida-Arts Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
you're welcome :D
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:iconjoeomaha:
JoeOmaha Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely done - I love the light and shadowing...
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconmkiko:
mkiko Featured By Owner 5 days ago
it is look like oil painting 
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:iconharkale-linai:
Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
I'd love to paint with oils, one day... thank you!
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:iconmkiko:
mkiko Featured By Owner 5 days ago
amazing work .........
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