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- Xiaowei - by Anathematixs - Xiaowei - by Anathematixs
This started out as a cloth- and dramatic lighting practice, but kinda got out of hand.
VERY heavily inspired by Painted Skin: Resurrection. Because that movie is awesome and everyone should see it!

I can't really call this a speedpaint anymore, but it was supposed to be..
And look!!! Not a portrait!!! :D

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SuomaSonja Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
One of my favourite Asian movies painted skin alongside with the fox lover which it's an amazing movie to, thank u for the amazing work
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your kind words! I really enjoyed both those movies. Could not help but paint this one ^_^
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SuomaSonja Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Np ;3
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jardim1 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
This reminds me of one of my favorite sculptures, which is in the collection of the Nizaam of Hyderabad (and so, sadly, is very rarely available to be viewed). It's wood, life-size, and called 'Mephistopheles and Marguerite'.
One side is a man, hands on hips, head thrown back and laughing in triumph; the other side is a woman, stooped in grief, drapery nearly veiling her face. They're mirror images of each other. Only the faces differ, yet one side is triumphant and the other defeated.

Until now, I've never seen any art that reminded me of either. Your piece reminding me of the 'Marguerite' side of that sculpture is just about the highest praise I can give it.
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, wow, that is a huge compliment!
I know the sculpture you speak of and having you compare this to it, is just amazing.
Thank you so very much for your kind words.
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jardim1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
You know that sculpture? WOW. You're literally the first person I've told about it who'd recognized it...that's incredible. You've been to Hyderabad, then? You intrepid woman. If I didn't have family in India, I'd be intimidated as hell to go there; it's not an easy ride. As far as my comments go, you're more than welcome; they're my thanks for work that gives me pleasure. It's hard enough to make art without having to drop it into a vacuum.
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No, I haven't been there, unfortunately, but I would love to see it!
There is just something about sculptures that intrigues me so, so much.
From stone to plaster to wood...
If I had lived a different life I might have actually dropped painting and gone for sculpting. Though, I would most likely have to have lived 200 years ago or so ;)
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jardim1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Sculpture is my very favorite form of visual art, but I've no ability in anything but clay (I did try). But words are really my metier, so that's not too terribly surprising; I'd be shocked if your visual talents didn't translate somehow, initially, and grow with practice. Have you done any sculpture that you're comfortable displaying? (I can't help but be curious, after seeing your 2D pieces.)
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't done any sculpting since my teens (I'm 27 now), so you can imagine how none of those are in existence anymore.
Though I don't mind, since they really didn't look any kind of good.
It wasn't my "thing", unfortunately. So I stuck with 2D ;)

I did like reading your excerpt from Lady Champion!
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jardim1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Ah, I see. That does sound like a familiar experience; and given what you've produced in 2D sticking with it was clearly the right choice. And thank you for reading! I'm in the process of revising for publication, and it can be discouraging--it was really nice to hear that you enjoyed it.
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