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"I've decided what to do with my life. I wanna be a cleaner."
Léon: The Professional (1994)

A portrait on display at my cinema-inspired solo show MOMENTS, which opened June 7th at NYC's Bottleneck Gallery.

Léon is one of my absolute favorite movies and it is Natalie Portman's breakout role (and most interesting performance, IMO), so if you haven't seen it yet I highly recommend it! Jean Reno is also incredible in it. Digital painting from references sta.sh/01qltg7kj34t, Adobe Photoshop + Cintiq 21UX tablet.
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ValerieGanzman Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student
Amazing! Clap 
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ObservadoraSilente Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
AAAAAAAAAAAHHHH <3 <3 <3
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xiai96 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Amazing.And I love that movie:D
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ClydeZXR Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Awesome movie...Awesome Art =)
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MyssMeow Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Now I want to watch this again. Such a powerful movie.
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tmaldo33 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
love it!!!
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Crystena621 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Perfect
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:iconthesearethewords:
TheseAreTheWords Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is such a strong movie. Nice picture!
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:iconviconiadevir:
viconiadevir Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
"My best friend. No questions, always happy".
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godot78 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I love that movie. You did a wonderful job of a poignant scene.
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:iconammeg88:
Ammeg88 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such an awesome movie :)
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:icononenine72:
onenine72 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Brilliant work.
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gakusangi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
I love this movie 8D
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daxi Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
ho.ly. cra.p. this is so fabulous that i don't have any words for it. -> going to go through your gallery now
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:iconpeccatori:
peccatori Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! :heart:
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mousse6994 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's so cute in this movie... Léon <3
PS: I thank Besson and Reno to offer a good side of France in the movie industry.

As usual, good work Alice.
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LovEya4evaXD Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Photographer
is this the movie about the assassin and stuff? If it is I love that movie too but regardless beautifully executed! :heart:
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Thesleepywolf Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Another film I've wanted to watch for ages. I heard it's very very good, Portman absolutely brilliant. I wouldn't pick that as the quote, I'd pick 'The rifle is the first weapon you learn how to use, because it lets you keep your distance from the client. The closer you get to being a pro, the closer you can get to the client' A bit long but still.
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RoyaLight Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student General Artist
great movie, Beautiful work, love the brushing you used
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work, she looks really intense o.o
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KIA-13-7 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work, truly amazing
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shadedinthelight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So good. The painting and the movie. I cannnot tell you how many times Ihave watched this movie, and even then, I regret a 'certain' person's death. I so wished he lived... sadly it was part of the story. I wish I could be at your show... It is today. I hope it goes spectacularly.
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Ilia-erfer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love that movie
excellent work
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pop73 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
awesome
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Felice173 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love that movie! :D
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:iconwayleen:
Wayleen Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
I love Natalie Portman! You painted her beautifully ! Great job !
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ax010tl Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully captured. And the potplant is such an integral part of the plot; almost a character in its own right. Very nicely done! ax
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AllenLeon Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
LOVE IT, Reminds me of the song by sting as well the movie, great piece...
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koonekeei Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm in love with this colors!
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Y-Frost Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Natalie Portman! :D
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Gorycory Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
I love this movie
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znefb Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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Sillysammijo Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
This is a great painting for an underappreciated movie! Great job!!
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SrLFO Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool movie, Very cool painting!
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Bahamut-Eternal Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whao. beautiful
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Remarkable!
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional Artist
Nice!!
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Alucard517 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I love this, I have not seen that movie in forever! :D *goes to dvd collection*
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MuffinzxO Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :love:
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wimpy3 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great movie, awesome painting! well done! :D
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HazratiBli Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Bravo !
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Y-oung Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I love this movie too, and your work is awesome!
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nekosenpai112 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any film played with Jean Reno is a great one, but my all time favourite is this one. Second one is...Wasabi, even though it got a pretty negative welcome on screens.
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IAstartov Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Awesome!
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Clara--Zz Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing coloring !
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ZvaSofia Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soooo cool!
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iainbruce Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No women. No children.
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FangsAndNeedles Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this film, great choice of scene :D
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GhibliGirl91 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I saw the trailer for this just a few days ago. You've pushed me into finding it now :)
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GabrielFuture Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
nice like it
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