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Took a break from the endless work on my solo show to do a personal piece. I was inspired by two songs, both called "Islands," by The xx www.youtube.com/watch?v=PElhV8… and Young the Giant www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca7z8y… - equally excellent!

Painted in Adobe Photoshop, about 10-12 hours on a Wacom Cintiq. The general pose and movement of the hair were inspired by this great stock photo by ~AimeeStock. Hit Download Image on the right for a large wallpaper size.

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Artwork by Alice X. Zhang
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:iconbenoibe:
benoibe Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this. I can't get over your transformation from the lovely but subdued hair model to this wild and colorful beauty. Awestruck! 
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GreedHyogi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love the hair. Its really hard to get the twisting of hair, with its shadows and details. I love this.
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SeventhLife Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Man I love this work so much. I did this modified version for my avatar. I've credited you now on my page. Do you like the colors?
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LeenaHill Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW :wow: rvmp WOW :wow: rvmp WOW
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31415926535897PEARL Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
cool!
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Moonlight177 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Wow thats amazing<3
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:iconopentheportal:
OpenThePortal Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Young the Giant! CURSE YOU! Your piece is awesome as well! haha
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:icongirlofsmokeandfire:
GirlofSmokeandFire Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, just wow. really beautiful *-*
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:iconplanedrifter:
Planedrifter Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Love the colors and their vibracy, and the movement of the hair :)
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:iconjedgraph:
jedgraph Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work! :painter:
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:iconinemanlukas:
InemanLukas Featured By Owner Edited Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist
like it!!:) (Smile) +fav 
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:iconwazzabug:
Wazzabug Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those eyes have so much emotion!
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:iconalexandraguizado:
AlexandraGuizado Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
totally awesome love it :D (Big Grin) Love 
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:iconrorus007:
Rorus007 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful, love the color palette!
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:iconpaine128:
Paine128 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014   General Artist
Beautiful!!
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:iconsircassie:
SirCassie Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So pretty! :)
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:iconemerald-wolf13:
Emerald-Wolf13 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Interesting hair.
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:iconhopeholder:
HopeHolder Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Kind of hypnotizing...I really like it =)
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:iconskullcandy216:
skullcandy216 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Amazing! (and kinda looks like Charlez Theron, so...bonus points!)
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:iconantictra:
Antictra Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Marvelous.
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:iconorange-jules-makk:
orange-jules-makk Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow is that paint WONDERFUL ..
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darkmae76 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
love this
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:iconthewickedesign:
theWickeDesign Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
This is immensely awesome!
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:iconjairachan28:
jairachan28 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
blank expression,,love it...its beautiful, 

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MarlenNaessEriksen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured in my journal! marlennaesseriksen.deviantart.…
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:icontdadel:
TDadel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So, so.... beautiful.
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:iconthemagnificentmorado:
TheMagnificentMorado Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dark and mysterious...I like it! :D
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:iconwizardydesign:
wizardydesign Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing!!
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:iconf0ggi:
F0ggi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Very beautiful work :love:.

The blue and orange really complements your work and the shading really came out wonderful as well.

Keep up the good work.:thumbsup:
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:iconheidi137:
heidi137 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
magnifique!!!!!Clap Hug 
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:iconartsbriddle:
Artsbriddle Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is stunning! Love the color contrast and the eyes and hair! :)Heart 
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:iconmjvbforvendetta:
mjvbforvendetta Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Amazing!
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:iconblackcatlatte315:
BlackCatLatte315 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Really beautiful work
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:iconevilpandazi63:
evilpandazi63 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
beautiful <3
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:iconfabiopiscicelli:
FabioPiscicelli Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great use of dynamic shapes and colors.
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:iconnoriko-kikhio:
noriko-kikhio Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh man! Thanks for sharing the music. It's awesome.
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shikisaru Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
u awesome person ; u ;!!!!! :iconspazhugplz:
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:iconmercurialpixies:
MercurialPixies Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is always so beautiful.
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:iconlaluba:
laluba Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Strong! Great! Love!
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:iconmitzieart:
mitzieart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
love her x
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:iconssj-videl:
SSJ-Videl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist
:love: loveeee it
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:iconannyjayt:
annyjayt Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is absolutely amazing *-*
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:iconniki713:
niki713 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I finally figured out who this looks like to me! Charlize Theron!
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inoceze7 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! I don't know if someone has told you, but there was a sort of remix done blending these two songs together. Check it out on youtube, its just a wonderful track! :)
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:iconzookiii:
zookiii Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Interesting composition!
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crooked-clockwork Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   General Artist
You've been featured in my Art of the Week poll!
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:iconmazzolli:
mazzolli Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Beautiful! I really love it!
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:iconrgisn2:
RGisN2 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I know the song, , this awesome, love the use of colors :)
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:iconorange-jules-makk:
orange-jules-makk Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
outstanding ... love it
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