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What Kind of Bird Are You? by alicexz What Kind of Bird Are You? by alicexz

"No. I said... what kind of bird are you?"
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

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

I stared at a ton of old-timey portrait-paintings (John Singer Sargent, Vermeer, etc) for inspiration to do this piece. I wanted to get a traditional media feel and do the best job possible with this lovely moment from Moonrise Kingdom (when Sam Shakusky first lays eyes on Suzy Bishop!) Digital painting from references, many many hours, Adobe Photoshop + Cintiq 21UX tablet.
STEP-BY-STEP PAINTING PROGRESS: soon | REBLOG ON TUMBLR: alicexz.tumblr.com/post/511708…

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alebsi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
So beautiful
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DannySamFanMan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
AMAZING ACCURACY AND REALISM! WOW! Well done! I love that movie, and you do it justice!
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MichelleBergeron Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely stunning. I must say, that this is by far one of my favorite pieces of art I have seen on here. :clap:
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WalkingMoon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really liked that scene..:)
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:iconambabeuf:
ambabeuf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
*Swoons*
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Sinistershadow11 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Amazing expression!
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:iconcommanderkip:
CommanderKip Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is fantastic. Way to capture the moment!
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:iconthereisnoreason-me:
thereisnoreason-ME Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
I love all of her pictures.
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:iconsnowfraction:
snowfraction Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Beautiful
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:iconshadow-wolf32:
Shadow-Wolf32 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student General Artist
You captured the moment so perfectly!
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:iconscorchyz:
Scorchyz Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ughh this is so fantastic <3
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:iconrandomfandoms44:
RandomFandoms44 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Writer
This movie was amazing! Beautiful job, too!
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:iconkopfstoff:
kopfstoff Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
such'n awesome movie, great piece! you nailed it!
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:iconellycoo:
EllyCoo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a raven.
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:iconsockmonkeydogtoy:
sockmonkeydogtoy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Photographer
Favorite movie of all time. 
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dittobird Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
The bird costumes were one of my favourite bits of from the movie. There was always something interesting to look at :)
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:iconnadermarouf:
NaderMarouf Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this movie... and you do a great tribute
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:iconjohannady2:
johannady2 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm... she looks familiar...
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:iconjohannady2:
johannady2 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH! it's the girl from Moonrise something movie :p
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:iconshadow-wolf32:
Shadow-Wolf32 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Moonrise Kingdom?
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:iconjohannady2:
johannady2 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! XD
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:iconneidonkorento:
Neidonkorento Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! You're really good!
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dasiavou Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
oh my god i want this
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:iconleftalive:
LeftAlive Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your Paintings style is so rustic and textured. Your subjects are always great, and the feel of your paints are out of this world. You are a true artiest. All the best and keep striving to get better.
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HikariMichi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice, you really captured the look of her face. I could see it was her right away and not just because of the costume.
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I just recently saw the trailer of this movie :) brilliant work!
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:iconorangeboybc:
orangeboyBC Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
"i'm a raven."
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:iconkia-13-7:
KIA-13-7 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stunning work, absolutely gorgeous
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Azzie7545 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
OMG I totally just reblogged this on tumblr and had no idea it was yours (mostly cuz I haven't been on DA in years)! How wonderful, you're amazing and I hope you know that! :)
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CodfishJoe99 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful! Moonrise Kingdom is one of my favorites. :) Amazing work!
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moonlightshines9467 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
That's amazing! How do you do digital paintings?
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:iconaigur:
Aigur Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I showed this to my friend, who LOVES Moonrise Kingdom. She now has this on her desktop :)
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TeleportingLemonDrop Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
From my absolute favorite movie. Gorgeous!
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quincunx7 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love the artwork Heaps...captured her vibes perfectly :D
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:iconquincunx7:
quincunx7 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I saw that movie for the first time just yesterday, loved it :D
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Claytonofbricks Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a great portrait from my favorite movie ever. ^.^
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:iconnoxxut:
noxxut Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Amazing traditional textures! :-)
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aNewPseudonym Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Amazing piece, inspired by one of my favorite recent films. I love how it looks like traditional media even though its digital. Fantastic, I hope you do more!
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theanarchistpotato Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
gorgeous wow yes
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:iconartsyaica:
ArtsyAica Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Her expression is really lovely and mysterious! This is really beautiful!
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Andaelentari Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
featured! : [link] :hug:
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CutePirateBabe Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful!!
One of my all time favorite movies.
Your art is always so beautiful, and this captures the scene so well!!!
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KwehCat Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is really, really amazing!
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devilrabbit66 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
That was a wonderful movie^^
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:iconadilarain:
AdilaRain Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Writer
I loved that movie and I love your drawings.

They always look so realistic that it's perfect!~
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NMatychuk Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the movie, good job here.
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runninkool Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lovely .
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lucydragon17 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I just hear of the movie... and this shows up in my messages. Amazing.
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:iconjokerrlaughs:
JokerrLaughs Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really awesome.
Just makes my imagination tingle
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TragicJinx Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
I recognised Kara's eyes and mouth before I even noticed the title. Wonderfully accurate detail :) Thanks!
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