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Boys of Summer... by ChewedKandi Boys of Summer... by ChewedKandi
... aka Sharon Milne's Davide (anyone get the joke?)

Well well well... ladies (and guys if you are that way inclined) form a line behind me! This is my portrait of the ever so talented and ever so drop dead gorgeous Davide aka ~originalASKER aka "My Favourite Italian" as I call him. He is the only guy I would ever say "don't shave off the beard!" - cos let's just face it, beards are not that attractive, but to me, Davide's is perfect - mmmmmm

I have had his photos on my PC for about a month now and I kept on meaning to start this, but always found shadows a bit of a mission, as this one has proved! 10 hours alone on the skin shading.

Again I have been practicing with gradients, all but 5 base layers are actually gradients! But that is not the hook with this one, the main challenge with this is that only 5 colours (bar the ourside colour of the frame!) have went into making it - and of course this means a lot of varying opacities and gradients needed to blend the colours... but it has been a very good challenge.

Anyway, music has been inspiring a lot of the titles of my portraits recently... this one is from the classic 80s song "Boys of Summer" by Don Henley. Classic song.

Thank you Davide for being a perfect model :hug:

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[Edit] Wow thanks `turn2002 for suggesting for the DD <3 totally unexpected - thanks guys :D
I just wanna say that this _isn't_ vector art... never claimed it to be... it's vexel art... which is based on raster layers and not vector layers.
But wow - thank you everyone who has been really sweet to fav it and comment it - it's much appreciated :D




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Boys of Summer... by =ChewedKandi Mind blowing vector art. It's all in the details. ( Suggested by turn2002 and Featured by object2bdestroyd )
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Shindiggery Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
I pick out one feature that I like, then my eye catches on another, and another, and a feckin other!

Really nice job.
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Alex :hug:
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:icontopsi91:
topsi91 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Which program do you use of this? Please tell :)
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This one was Paintshop Pro 7.04
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:iconktownjeff:
ktownjeff Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats pretty amazing...i wish i could have watched you work on this, or watch you work on anything, i can imagine all the knowledge i would take in from watchin you work O_O....vectorgasm
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconskullknockade:
SkullKnockade Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student
Who cares if my comment's late. This is gorgeous :heart:
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconskullknockade:
SkullKnockade Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student
:hug:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
looks totally awesome :love:
... and i was just writing something really stupid, until i looked at the date :B
(groups can be really confusing :lol: )

but i love it :love:
even if i should have said so way before ;)
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: thanks :P
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:huggle:
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:iconbetelgeuze01:
Betelgeuze01 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This looks amazing!
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:faint:
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:iconpatricktoifl:
patricktoifl Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
STUNNING!!! Wow! Great great Vector!
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:icon2by3artist:
2by3Artist Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a vector
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:iconpatricktoifl:
patricktoifl Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it looks that way ...
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:icon2by3artist:
2by3Artist Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just learning myself, but this is a vexel. Just telling you, not as some sort of insult, but because I thought you may like exploring the difference too. Keep creating!
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:iconangelbetty:
Angelbetty Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
wooooooooooooooow^_*
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:iconelusive:
elusive Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
Very impressive :)
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:iconscottpoulter:
Scottpoulter Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006  Student
Fav all the way. This is truly a masterpiece!
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:icona1wend1l:
A1WEND1L Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Holy shiznap! That's great! I must fav.
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:iconahalo:
AHalo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2005   Interface Designer
amazing!
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:iconb0n3h3darmy:
b0n3H3dArmy Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005
:wow: This is fucking fantastic babes!!!!
you fucking rule:worship::wow::strip:
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:iconejayne:
ejayne Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're fucking amazing.
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:iconcrossmy-heart:
crossmy-heart Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2005
OH MY LORD. amazing.
i wish i had a picture pretty enough to find someone to vector! but yeah, your work is wonderful
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TooDarnCool Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
oooohh my little shazzy got a DD!!!!! Great Job! Although I have to say this isn't my favorite of your works but still brilliant none the less :D
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Hehehe it's always the case! My last DD wasn't the best of my vexels, but they are both vexels which I extremely enjoyed doing...

Tay Tay - go join the vexels support thing :P
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AbhaySingh1 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
OMG this is freakishly realistic! I thought it was a photo! Amazing work! :fav:
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:iconasher27:
asher27 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
*speechless*

WOW.

+fav
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:iconjoneko:
joneko Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
It's almost hard to believe this isn't a photo... amazing.
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:iconder-richter:
Der-Richter Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
Sweet. :D 5 shades only; Such skill. Fav+

Best Regards
Der-Richter
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:iconolpha:
olpha Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
you could'a just taken a photo?
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lucye82 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
oh WOW....kick ass "drawing"!!! as i see many people think the same, but obviously they have a reason
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Kaldrenon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
Damn...every second I spend on this website teaches me that I have countless amounts left to learn about digital art.

That boy makes me almost wish I was gay.

Excellent work.
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clokverkorange Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
This is by far the most amazing peices I have ever seen.
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:icondarling-kyttie:
Darling-Kyttie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
The finished product is shex :heart:
[link].
Be mine<3
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:

Any time <3
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:iconyellowmoon:
Yellowmoon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
shit thats good
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raphaelgj Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
vector :| what the FUCK :jawdrop: GREATEST WORK ! :thumbsup: :eyepopping:
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someidiotinnj Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
This is absolately mind blowing work!, What program did you use to make that?, any way , amazing job, scaringly amazing :)
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Jeff-LordofPigs Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
wow that is the most amazing vector i have ever seen!
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:iconsandyclaws:
sandyclaws Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005  Student
:wow: DD deserving. Everything is so well done, the hair/beard, skin, everything is perfect. Great job. :D
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:iconadroit-designs:
AdRoiT-Designs Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
bout time u got a DD! great job! u deserve it!
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:iconchewedkandi:
ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
hehehe thank you Adroit - although this is my second DD :O
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:iconadroit-designs:
AdRoiT-Designs Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
oh right! i take it all back! nah jk all of ur stuff deserve DD's, keep it up!
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:iconcc-jab:
CC-JAB Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
sick!!

god, I love detailed vectors like this
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:icongoldflbryn:
GoldFLBryn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
That is crazy awesome -- and now I have the urge to go try using only five colors to make something ^____^;;;
Congrats on the DD!
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idleman Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
this is the most amazing vector i hav ever seen. fav
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