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Silenced by artroland Silenced by artroland
This one started out as a much larger image, but eventually was cropped to heighten the drama and balance of the piece. The model is Aiko 3.0, and the mouth cage is a freebie from Runtime DNA. Postwork in Photoshop CS, where there was a LOT of colorization, a good deal of airbrushing and some general tweaks here and there.

Hope you all enjoy it.
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
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artroland Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
I am truly honored hon! Thank you!
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spazbecker3rd Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005   Digital Artist
Roland are you going to put this one up for printing? If so I'll take one. let me know.
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artroland Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005
I'd love to, but I don't have a print account ... and it won't let me add things to my store. I think that what is going on is that as soon as this free trial is over, my prints will dissappear. ... or do you know something I don't?

Hmm. I can always put it up on my Cafepress account.
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spazbecker3rd Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005   Digital Artist
I know nothing mate. Sorry.
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joinka Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005
wow nice ....question.
You change some other(not yours) photo or u draw it or something like that and you change it?

:)
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artroland Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005
Pretty much all of the above. I work in 3D, use photos for digital image manipulations, and also do some of the things I do freehand. Just kinda depends on what strikes me about an image.
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GladysClump Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
I had liked the deafened one the best, but this one is growing on me more and more, been trying to imagine how the three of them would look presented together...
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artroland Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
Very odd. Although the underlying message would be readily apparent. I should do some prints and get the three of them together and see how they look.


I guess I just never took the time to think about that aspect of it. LOL.
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GladysClump Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005
you should, I think they'd look cool together
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artroland Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005
OK. Alright. You've pummeled me enough with this. LOL.

I'll print them.
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GladysClump Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005
LOL
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soullessflyer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Been looking at this off an on since you posted it, it's a really interesting piece, one of the most original uses of Aiko I've seen yet. The work on getting the cage to blend with her lips is excellent. :clap:
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artroland Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005
Well, and when someone brought that up, I was like, You're kidding me. How on earth could I have looked at all the work I did on the shine of the metal and NOT done the spots where the lips meet the metal?

Talk about feeling sheepish. I mean, I remembered to do it on Blinded at least.

Sometimes, it takes an objective third party to point out the blaringly obvious.
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soullessflyer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I can get that,a few friends have pointed out some things missing in images I've done. Rarely do I go back and re-work them though, I'm of the opinion no image is truly perfect and it's the slight imprefections that make the image complete.

Then again I do have an odd out look where my artwork in concerned.
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artroland Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
LOL. Don't we all?
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soullessflyer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
probably, mine though may seem a little less conventional than most. *shrugs*
:)
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Tygahman Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Wicked:beer: Keep rockin'.
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artroland Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005
LOL. Thanks. i will.
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liiga Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
Yay, the cage works now! Definitely looks embedded into her flesh.

Careful on her right/our left eye though - I'm not sure what you used in shading, but you're getting some odd gray area there, and given the intense hues of the rest of the image, it looks strange. Maybe try going over the area with some colorising and see what happens. Generally shading with white/gray/black is not suggested, as I already said in 'Deafened' (sorry for being repetitive). Actually even the metal should theoretically reflect more yellowish hues instead of gray, but since there is a degree of stylisation here, it's not quite as noticeable as on the eye.
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Rafa-Casette Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Hoping to see the third one ;)
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liiga Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005
Alright, in response to the post asking for critique. First of all, I'm not sure how much realism you're shooting for here and how much you're willing to tinker with it, but I'd suggest working more on the eyes. I don't know how the pupils were done, but the reflections seem a little strange. This may be easier to pull off in 2d, but the general idea behind drawing eyes is that you have one reflection on the surface, then light passes through the cornea and reflects on the other side of the pupil. (Long story short I've made a little tutorial here that illustrates that idea: [link] .) Using the primary-secondary reflection schtick also makes eyes look deeper, so you might want to try it out in this picture.

With that covered, have you tried playing around with the eyelids a little? You might want to put a slight highlight on the edges of eyelids, on the planes closest to the eyeballs. I think that would add some definition and put additional stress on her eyes.

Next, the 'mouth cage' could use some more work in the places where it enters the flesh. It looks very smooth, no swelling, no skin disruptions, no redness - as if it were attached to it rather than going through it. Just little bumps around the metal pieces would probably create a more realistic impression. Google up photos of piercings for reference.

And yes I agree that the eyebrows are a little strange. Have you tried experimenting with putting more separate hairs in them? I think that could make them go better with the bangs.

Either way, I like where this is going, good luck with it! :)
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Messeka Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005   Traditional Artist
astroland, I'm not sure how to critique this. It looks like everything it was supposed to be. Giving any suggestions would just change it.

If they are 'errors' though, I wonder why the eyebrows seem to overlap the bangs and why there is only a light reflection in her left (on the right) eye and none in the other.

Other than that, it looks awesome.
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artroland Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005
Good points ... I'll work on those eyebrows, and maybe see if a glint in that eye would work ...

Thanks for taking the time to give me some feedback. I appreciate it.
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CHIZZZ Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005
super! i love it!
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artroland Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005
Thank you ... I appreciate it.
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pulbern Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks really good! The coloring is awesome! Keep it up!!!
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artroland Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005
Thanks -- I'm planning on entering these in some regional competitions, and aside from DA, I don't really have anywhere locally I can bounce these images off of other artists and come up with some real honest criticism. I appreciate your taking the time to comment.

I alos truly appreciate this as a resource.

Thanks!
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spazbecker3rd Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005   Digital Artist
This is incredible.... what software do you use to form the model?
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artroland Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005
Daz3D -- it's in beta so it's available free from their site, daz3D.com.

Thanks for the compliment.
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Spookeriffic Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I really dig this... bummer I hadn't thought of it myself! Very cool use of Aiko and her big emotional eyes :)
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artroland Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
It's part of a series I am doing, Silenced - Blinded - and Deafened.

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. Hehehe.
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schizo-stock Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2005
This is awesome!
Thank you for the :+devwatch:
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artroland Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2005
Thanks for the kind words. They're always appreciated.
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xxravenwolfxx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005   Digital Artist
i really like this!!!! the mouth cage is one of my favorite props :)
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artroland Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005
I plan on doing a series of images with this character, one with the mouth cage (done), one with some ear covering of some sort, and one with something covering the eyes.

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.

Deafened, Blinded and Silenced.

Now I just have to find the time.

You have some great stuff in your gallery too. Love the props. I should really invest in some more. Seems the fetish gear really sparks the folks. To be honest, I'd love to just get into making the props, so I can go about actually designing the pieces I want. I somehow thing that could turn into a collossal pain, though. But maybe worth it on certain pieces.

Did you have a chance to take a look in my scraps section? I kinda use that for my "On Deck" circle.

Thanks for the kind words, too. I appreciate them.
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vampyr79 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
looks awesome :D
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artroland Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005
Thank you. Worked pretty hard on this one, so I'm glad you think so.
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vampyr79 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
:D yup its looks awesome, haven't heard of the package you created it in tho :|
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artroland Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005
Runtime DNA? It's actually a website where you can pickup Poser/Daz Studio extras. Aiko is a model available from Daz. Sorta an Anime critter, but fairly well realistic.
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vampyr79 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhh that makes sense now :D
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