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[282] Artist: STARZSHINE | Title: Happy Haunting | Time: 2h 13m
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STARZSHINE @ Monday, October 20th 2008, 4:46 PM
jpjp1052 @ Monday, October 20th 2008, 4:53 PM
Amazing.Everything about this says, &quot;halloween&quot; and sets the mood for a spooky night. Love it.
Meno @ Monday, October 20th 2008, 5:35 PM
Of ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, good Lord deliver us! (old Scottish prayer)
qtgillie @ Monday, October 20th 2008, 5:55 PM
Great effects starz...I love halloween!
gel_o @ Monday, October 20th 2008, 7:39 PM
Looks like a pumpkin, scarecrow mixture. I really like the use of texturing for this one and just in time for the big day of Halloween! Excellent Starz!
REECREATIVEDESIGNS @ Monday, October 20th 2008, 9:07 PM
This is wonderful, cheerful and so darn cute. I love how you have the glow on the skin of the pumpkin and the straw hair on it's head. Such a cute hat too. This one makes me smile.

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StGeorgeOfEngland @ Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 4:25 AM
You recreate light and the effects of light so fantastically well. This looks just great. I guess that as I am trying my pumpkin soup recipe this weekend I shall have to do lantern carving with my boys. Picture to follow if it all works out ok. Seems like I am missing out on all the hallowe'en spookiness.
elly @ Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 8:37 AM
Nice texturing, lighting, and fog effects STARZ! The glow from inside really grabs the eye too! What a fun piece! =)
KuteDymples @ Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 8:43 PM
I don't see creepy here I see ADORABLE! Colors textures and the glow coming from within, all perfect.
sparky7 @ Thursday, October 30th 2008, 1:00 AM
&quot;WOW&quot;!!! I love this one too!! All of your paintings are amazing &quot;starzshine&quot;!!! I love this pumpkin!! :)
Miss Q @ Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 7:50 PM
Excellant have made him look so alive !

[280] Artist: STARZSHINE | Title: The Soldier | Time: 5h 19m
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STARZSHINE @ Thursday, October 9th 2008, 2:35 PM
This was done from a hdr photo by bobbycleod

Thanks everyone for the great comments, I had fun doing this one, but was mad at myself because I forgot to check the animation box and lost my layers, lol, grrrr, I specifically did it in shi so I could have the layers saved, and it took me a while to get back into this cause it is so hard to work on these when you lose your layers in the save...oh well I have to remember to be more careful.
BabsBlueEyes @ Thursday, October 9th 2008, 5:35 PM
Such an intense expressive face. Beautiful Starz
qtgillie @ Thursday, October 9th 2008, 6:30 PM
KLooks to me like war is taking a toll on this guy. Very well done Starz!! I love the dark tones, for a seemingly dark guy.
sparky7 @ Thursday, October 9th 2008, 8:39 PM
&quot;WOW&quot;!!!!!!!!!!!! What a fantastic portrait!! I think his eyes are quite beautiful. Great job!! :)
Miss Q @ Thursday, October 9th 2008, 9:23 PM
Great Painting ! Amazing detail work...that must be texture on the face.....Very Nice!
Meno @ Friday, October 10th 2008, 11:12 AM
The texture on his skin and that weathered look to his helmet are especially great!
Christine M B @ Friday, October 10th 2008, 1:08 PM
well drawn!
StGeorgeOfEngland @ Friday, October 10th 2008, 4:54 PM
Wow! Starz.
Those eyes just see right into you. A fearsome sight to behold as an attacker. Great drawing.
HDR is such a cool technique.
I would love to work at that sometime but it's time that evades me at the moment. I am just reading up on how to produce an HDR image. So much definition.
REECREATIVEDESIGNS @ Friday, October 10th 2008, 9:03 PM
Oh my is this every nice. I really love the texture to his face. He really has this intense look to his face, very stern looking. I like the helmet, the coloring and beaded metal on it. Your so talented, my gosh. Your work really stands out. This is another example of your artistic abilities you have. Very nice.
KuteDymples @ Friday, October 10th 2008, 9:03 PM
What a gorgeous man! I have always melted looking into asain eyes and this is no exception. The textures that you added are so right for this draw. He is very intese looking, what a masterpiece!
gel_o @ Sunday, October 12th 2008, 5:34 PM
Love his very intensive stare and the pursed lips Starz. The 3-D effect on this one is amazing and the use of texturing is really great! Fantastic job1

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elly @ Sunday, October 12th 2008, 11:34 PM
Gosh, I've had a time getting over here to studio 3 to comment on this! I've only seen the thumb until now and whoa! My chin hurts from hitting my desk top! Oh that texture is giving me goosebumps! Fantastic portrait and details!
ptrice @ Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 2:56 AM
Fantastic! Such texture and what an expression.... words are failing me here...!
GoldDragonfly @ Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 10:06 AM
O_O wow! thats fantastic!
Suntan @ Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 9:40 PM
Bravo, Starz. You're work is wonderful.
suzie @ Thursday, November 27th 2008, 8:37 AM
Absolutely wonderful work Starz!

Its our loss that you animation isn't on this as we all could learn so much from your technique and style.

You captured the look and expression in his eyes perfectly.
Really really Excellent work..I would be proud to call this my own for sure :D

[279] Artist: qtgillie | Title: Russian Castle | Time: 5h 31m
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qtgillie @ Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 8:43 PM
smws @ Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 8:47 PM
Magical misty sort of feeling, looks fun to visit. Nice!
ptrice @ Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 10:09 PM
Fine work, beautiful vantage point - why don't they put those pennants on top of the turrets anymore! This is really pretty, Laura!!! Wish I was there-
REECREATIVEDESIGNS @ Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 10:56 PM
Gosh, imagine that view. What an amazing castle and I love how it is sitting right at the edge of the hill it sits on. They are beautiful with all the different interesting sections to it. Love the rock formation and view from which you drew this. The water is amazing and the glare of the sky really frames this amazing castle. I even love how the shadow of the land/hills/mountains reflects on the water. The branches righ in front sets the height for me...wonderful drawing.
qtgillie @ Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 11:06 PM
WOW swms, ptrice and REE...thank you so much for the kind words!!
sparky7 @ Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 3:08 AM
&quot;Wow&quot;!! This picture really &quot;blew me away&quot;!! I think this is really beautiful....I love castles....they have always fascinated me. I love the way the castle overlooks the sea, and I love the way that you drew this. I love everything about this picture!! A &quot;fantastic&quot; draw!! :)
Meno @ Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 9:53 AM
Yo, Gillie! Fantastico! Every aspect is stunning. Wowzer!
StGeorgeOfEngland @ Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 10:46 AM
What a wonderful setting. Can I book this for two weeks next summer please?
From the thumbnail it reminded me of Neushwanstein in Germany. The castle that was used in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang if you ever saw it. One of my fave films. Hehe.
A lovely picture Gillie. Nice composition and great lighting.
STARZSHINE @ Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 12:53 PM
So pretty! love the highlighting on the water and how it comes from behind the castle, very nice detailing in this, wonderful work Laura! I really love the jut of land to the left, craggy, and rocky, very neat.
Miss Q @ Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 11:26 PM
Awesome castle! Really nice details !
BabsBlueEyes @ Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 6:18 PM
What beautiful colors. This is peacefu; and very pretty.
gel_o @ Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 8:01 PM
Very mystical indeed QT. Looks like a picture from a novel about medieval times. Wonderful depiction and an exceptional draw!
Christine M B @ Friday, October 3rd 2008, 6:56 PM
good grief! amazing!
BabsBlueEyes @ Sunday, October 5th 2008, 1:56 AM
This is just incrediable Q... Your work is beyound words sometimes. The colors here I am loving!!!!!
KuteDymples @ Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 8:28 AM
When i first seen this today I thought it was one of Guys photo's. This is incredible, the detail is mesmerizing.
StGeorgeOfEngland @ Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 7:55 AM
Haha. Nice one Kute. Russia is a place I have not managed to get to yet. It's a wonderful picture though isn't it?
elly @ Sunday, October 12th 2008, 11:37 PM
What's so interesting to me about this piece is that the thumb could pass for a photo it looks so realistic but then when you open it and view it in it's original size, you get a whole other piece! A painting! It's amazing how your abstract details in the painting become realistic details in the thumb! Beautiful work! =)

[276] Artist: STARZSHINE | Title: Sunset Delight | Time: 8h
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STARZSHINE @ Sunday, September 21st 2008, 9:55 PM
GOLDEN GINKGO AWARD for the week ending September 20, 2008. Congratulations!

Wow, thanks for the award! Again I am totally taken aback, not expecting it and I come here to decide what I am going to draw, and I am wondering how this got to be ahead of my last drawing, totally feaking out thinking that I somehow lost the shells and rocks...ya, I know dummy me...thanks again wow.
This is of course from a photo from a gifted photographer from DA who gave me permission to use for a ref. Her name is Ariseandrejoice. I will post the link when I get it again, lol, not prepared as usual.

Here is the link thanks ariseandrejoice!
Suntan @ Sunday, September 14th 2008, 4:58 PM
*FAINTS* Awe struck. I have no words for your mastery of this medium. You are right up there with the best. This is truly magnificent! Bravo. =D

ps..if we go to DA, I think we can search the name ourselves, no? *faints again hehee*
gel_o @ Sunday, September 14th 2008, 5:19 PM
Incredible does not even begin to describe this marvelous painting. This is simply superb Starz and a great testament to your talent. Love the shimmering blue and all the detail on the butterfly's body and wings.

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qtgillie @ Sunday, September 14th 2008, 7:28 PM
Very very awesome starz. I like this one from you very very much. Those veins in bothe the wings and the leaves are amazing me the most. Love your use of the dodge tool for dramatic effect.
Meno @ Sunday, September 14th 2008, 8:50 PM
Anything I could say would sound hopelessly trite ... there are no words to describe the beauty of this, Starz.
sparky7 @ Monday, September 15th 2008, 12:52 AM
&quot;WOW&quot;!! I agree with &quot;meno&quot;... words can't describe the beauty of this one....I'm kinda speechless! Your talent always amazes me Starzshine.....I never get tired of looking at your artwork. This butterfly is &quot;stunning&quot;!!
ptrice @ Monday, September 15th 2008, 11:51 AM
Marvelous the whole thing, love love love the silken wings..........!
Miss Q @ Monday, September 15th 2008, 5:36 PM
This is so beautiful and it is painted so perfectly ,with the shades , lights, and those awesome colors!
REECREATIVEDESIGNS @ Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 6:51 AM
Starz, this is mouth drop'n gorgeous. The golden colors in the leaves are so beautiful. The wings are so beautiful...I'm speechless.
suzie @ Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 2:19 PM
Such a wonderful reproduction of a lovely photograph! Love the blues and texture you have used...gorgeous lighting throughout. :D
Suntan @ Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 5:40 PM
..back for more. So gorgeous. The detail on the insect's head, antenna is eye catching, too..after you get over the zing from those wings!
katski @ Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 6:08 AM
Oh Wow!!! Stunning work Starz I'm lost for words
Trish333 @ Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 9:04 AM
Star, your drawings amaze me. You are such a talent. This is absolutely perfect.
smws @ Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 6:04 PM
Wow, very nicely done, perhaps even better than your usual.
StGeorgeOfEngland @ Saturday, September 20th 2008, 9:22 AM
Goodness this is wonderful. The texture on the wings is so well done.The golden light faling on the foliage is excellent too.
BabsBlueEyes @ Saturday, September 20th 2008, 8:36 PM
Starz Starz Starz The beauty of this defies words. No one can put into words what the eyes see. I am not worthy.
Xina54 @ Sunday, September 21st 2008, 1:30 AM
The shimmer on the wings is just amazing! Fabulous colours and I love the texture of the leaves.
REECREATIVEDESIGNS @ Sunday, September 21st 2008, 10:15 PM
Congrats to you....this is so beautiful. The blue wings are amazing with the veins throughout the wings. I really love the golden green leaves. Such detail to all of it and so very beautiful. A well deserved award, congrats once again on this stunning drawing.
StGeorgeOfEngland @ Monday, September 22nd 2008, 3:42 AM
Congrats on your GGA. So well deserved. I just love the golden light in this.
Meno @ Monday, September 22nd 2008, 3:53 PM
Starz, you are incapable of drawing something that isn't a masterpiece ... every one of your paintings is a winner! Congrats!
sparky7 @ Monday, September 22nd 2008, 10:15 PM
&quot;Congratulations &quot;Starzshine&quot;.....This beautiful picture is so deserving of the &quot;GGA&quot; award. All of your artwork is amazing, and you are an amazing person.
BabsBlueEyes @ Thursday, September 25th 2008, 10:51 PM
The academy had to give the award to you for this. If not we would have known justice does not exist. You are the bomb SS
horsefeather @ Saturday, September 27th 2008, 11:15 AM
I am once again blown away.. this is extraordinary. So many beautiful intricate details and the lighting is fantastic!
STARZSHINE @ Saturday, October 4th 2008, 10:31 PM
so sorry that I don't sometimes get the time to actually respond to everyone who writes the compliments and encouragements and congrats...but, when I do find the time, I want you all to know, that I appreciate you all, and the time that you take to stop and comment, and offer your kind and uplifting words, thank you all so much, and miss Babs, you da bomb! ;-)

[275] Artist: qtgillie | Title: Feeding Time | Time: 2h 47m
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qtgillie @ Monday, September 8th 2008, 10:26 PM
Gosh, feels good to draw one again.
STARZSHINE @ Monday, September 8th 2008, 10:42 PM
Hi laura! where have you been hiding? This is cute, I love flamingos, never saw a chick though, this is adorable. Glad to see you drawing again! =D
qtgillie @ Monday, September 8th 2008, 10:57 PM
Hey, Starz. Good to see you also. I have been emmersed in making posters and nametags for the reunion. Did not know it would be such a huge job when I volunteered. Oh, take me, take me, I have tons of time....arrrggghhh....duh on me. Spent literally two solid weeks doing nothing but. It is over now and glad it is done, but I probly would do it again. tee hee.
StGeorgeOfEngland @ Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 1:35 AM
The one thing I love about studio three is that the last drawn picture stays on view a while. Starz's Vader was a gem but was very ably replaced by Graf's Joker. I could have happily viewed them for weeks. Now Gillie is back after working hard on her reunion stuff and takes the spot with an awesome flamingo. I shall not tire of seeing this either. Great work, adorable chick. Good to see you back.
qtgillie @ Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 2:25 AM
Thanks George. Probly should have put this in two cause it didnt take that long, but havent posted here for a while.
katski @ Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 6:31 AM
Love the texture of the feathers , lot's of depth . I love flamingos we have a zoo a few miles away with lot's of these birds they are a wonderful sight . :)
StGeorgeOfEngland @ Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 7:33 AM
'Mastered the applets AND spent more than 2 hours'.
Its worthy of three so nah-nah *sticks tongue out at Gillie*
BabsBlueEyes @ Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 8:07 AM
gillie, you are so amazing. When I see work of this quakity, I feel like what is the point of keeping on trying. This is just so beautiful!
qtgillie @ Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 10:31 AM
Awwwwwe Babs.....look at my earlier sketchfu stuff. Sometimes I think I have not improved but when I look back I definately have. Practice Practice....besides your stuff is great! Would it not be sad if we were all alike? Keep at it hun....DO NOT STOP.
Meno @ Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 12:43 PM
Full of AWESOME, Laura! Anything pink is a winner with me ... love Mama Flamingo tenderly feeding her chick. So sweet!
REECREATIVEDESIGNS @ Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 6:08 PM
This is so, wow! So beautiful this is, the coloring, feathers....everything about this is outstanding and gorgeous. I could stare at this for hours. This would look beautiful framed and hung on the wall.
qtgillie @ Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 9:51 PM
Thank you so very much Kat, Meno and Ree....all of your comments are so appreciated. I am humbled by such kindness!!
Suntan @ Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 4:40 AM
Lovely work, gillie! Interesting subject. I don't think I have ever seen a Flamingo chick!
sparky7 @ Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 5:54 PM
&quot;Wow&quot;!!! What a gorgeous bird!! I love flamingoes....this is really a beautiful picture.
suzie @ Thursday, September 11th 2008, 2:50 PM
I am so in love with this painting..sheesh I have watched the animation about 6 times in one sitting, and I will be back to watch it again and again and Yeah I am an animation junky!! :P
Enjoying your dodge tool work on this gillie, and the whole range of pinks is gorgeous..I too have never seen a flamingo chick, so thanks :D
gel_o @ Thursday, September 11th 2008, 7:51 PM
Have you been saving this one QT? This is amazing and another great one in the family series. Thanks for sharing.
qtgillie @ Friday, September 12th 2008, 1:03 AM
WOW, thanks everyone. I soooo appreciate the kudos. Suzie....I learned something new about you .... your animation junkyness! I do the animations sometimes but find I loose patience watching them. I guess I have not figured out how to speed them up. Thanks again!!
Miss Q @ Friday, September 12th 2008, 11:19 PM
Fabulous Painting! The colors are so perfect and i luv the lil chicklin!
Miss Q @ Friday, September 12th 2008, 11:19 PM
Fabulous Painting! The colors are so perfect and i luv the lil chicklin!
Miss Q @ Friday, September 12th 2008, 11:19 PM
Fabulous Painting! The colors are so perfect and i luv the lil chicklin!
Trish333 @ Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 9:06 AM
WOW, you are a wonderful talent. This is an absolutely beautiful draw!

[269] Artist: Grafight | Title: My card | Time: 2h 26m
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Grafight @ Thursday, August 28th 2008, 5:10 PM
be sure to enlarge to see the card

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(Edited on August 28, 2008, 10:56 pm)
Meno @ Thursday, August 28th 2008, 6:58 PM
It's so wonderfully menacing ... even with the bright colors, it's DARK (in a good way, of course).
KuteDymples @ Thursday, August 28th 2008, 7:24 PM
Awesome! I haven't seen one from you in a long time! This is really going to be great!
StGeorgeOfEngland @ Thursday, August 28th 2008, 7:34 PM
WOW! This is an excellent likeness.
I watched this film last night and was very impressed. Ledger made the film for me. He was so very convincing as a maniac.
Great picture here.
katski @ Friday, August 29th 2008, 4:57 AM
I really enjoyed the film and you have captured him perfectly. I love that you have used jack nicholson on the card also another wonderful likeness :)
Miss Q @ Friday, August 29th 2008, 4:21 PM
excellant work on your painting!: )
gel_o @ Friday, August 29th 2008, 4:59 PM
So good and so creepy. I saw the movie and you've done a great capturing the mood. Excellent.
Suntan @ Friday, August 29th 2008, 10:38 PM
WOW~ this is one fantastic animation, graf! Watching this come to life was awesome. I think the entire painting is fab, but watching you do the card was great! Jack's hat looked like it moved! Everyone should watch him draw this. Even the sketch is great! lol..I guess you can say I love this, huh? Excellent work, as always. :)
sparky7 @ Monday, September 1st 2008, 12:12 AM
&quot;Wow&quot;!!! This is &quot;Awesome&quot;!!! I love it!!
STARZSHINE @ Monday, September 1st 2008, 12:14 PM
Great picture Graphite, love the coloring, done just like in comic books, with a wash look to it, amazing likeness to the movie love the bright chartruesse highlighting in the hair, very good work! wow.
REECREATIVEDESIGNS @ Monday, September 1st 2008, 11:32 PM
Wow, love all the colors in this and the whole drawing...excellent! You did a marvelous job on this. It is kind of creepy too, but it should be.
Christine M B @ Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 8:13 AM
superb! never seen any of the films but this makes me reconsider...
emigre @ Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 12:42 PM
OOOPS havent commented yet and I LOVE it :D excellent lights, painting, drawing ;) i love all in it :) even the artificial colors that makes everything more scarry !! :D
Grafight @ Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 12:09 PM
Thanks all for the great comments! Suntan, I'm glad you've enjoyed the animation. The animation is my favorite feature of the applet and I like to draw thinking that people will see the process. Thanks everyone!
horsefeather @ Saturday, September 6th 2008, 11:53 AM
This is fantastic! the colours and impressionistic brushstrokes are amazing! I've heard the movie is superb, I'll have to go find time to watch =)
BabsBlueEyes @ Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 8:08 AM
This is a very good likeness.

[274] Artist: STARZSHINE | Title: Soul Calibur Darth Vader | Time: 18h 19m
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STARZSHINE @ Monday, August 25th 2008, 2:48 PM
GOLDEN GINKGO AWARD for the week ending August 23, 2008. Congratulations!


Thanks everyone for all the kind words and congrats sent my way! You all rock! lol, at least that is what my grandson says...I think I agree! =D
Screen shot from Soulcalibur IV Darth Vader is taking no prisoners...done for my grandson...

..didn't actually take 18hrs I did let the screen set for quite some time rather than lose my layers when I got tired, I just kept the window open...but, still it was an incredibly long draw..

(Edited on August 25, 2008, 5:00 pm)
StGeorgeOfEngland @ Friday, August 22nd 2008, 3:45 PM
Need I say more? I have to show this my kids as they, like me, are mad Star Wars fans.
There is so much work in here, as usual for you. It is fantastic.

Came back to look again. WOW! WOW! WOW!

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BabsBlueEyes @ Friday, August 22nd 2008, 4:23 PM
LOL I don't thing George likes this. I DO I love Star Wars as well. The saber is powered up. Dillon loves the light sabers...he used to say LIFE SAVERS. LOL
Fuzzy @ Friday, August 22nd 2008, 7:07 PM
That is flippin awesome! Wowzers *picks jaw up off keyboard and wipes drool*
Meno @ Friday, August 22nd 2008, 7:32 PM
Well, Terry, I am just beside myself. The detail is just staggering. ZOWIE! I showed it to my husband, who knows nothing whatsoever about art, and even he gasped ... &quot;She's something else!&quot; You said it, brother :D
REECREATIVEDESIGNS @ Friday, August 22nd 2008, 8:19 PM
Outstanding! The shine on the helmet and textures blow me away. All of the detail you've put in this is amazing. Such talent and patience you have. This is really marvelous the way you positioned him and the lighting throughout...geeez it is really good.
Suntan @ Friday, August 22nd 2008, 10:59 PM
OMG!! Starz, just an OUTSTANDING piece of work. Your grandson will be very happy and proud of this and YOU! The details are wonderful! Such meticulous work. I enjoyed every bit of your hours and hours! Well done! :)
Jester @ Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 2:51 AM
Crazy awesome. I love how you got the blurry effect for the background. It makes Vader really standout, and seem more three dimensional. This is a really great rendition of the game.
sparky7 @ Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 4:00 AM
&quot;Wow&quot;!!! This is absolutely &quot;amazing&quot; &quot;Starzshine&quot;!! I really love it!! Your artwork is just sooo fantastic!!
horsefeather @ Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 1:30 PM
Awesomeness!!!! Excellent glow on the armour and the perspective with the foreshortening is exceptional! Lovely lovely work!
MissA_sketches @ Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 3:01 PM
Thanks for the wonderfully drawn sci-fi art fix! Awww....I needed that!
StGeorgeOfEngland @ Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 4:26 PM
I showed this my boys today. Sorry but they want every character from Star Wars now. Better get working, my youngest is very VERY demanding. Hehe.
emigre @ Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 4:53 PM
YAYYYYYYYY and WOW ! lol ;) all i can say ;)
Miss Q @ Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 5:46 PM
Oh Nice painting Starz! So realistic, just like in the movies!Congratulaitons on your award! : )

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ptrice @ Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 6:23 PM
WOW, Terry!!!!! You do things with these painting tools that seem almost impossible! This is so much fun to look's wonderful!:D
STARZSHINE @ Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 6:25 PM
thanks everyone! I appreciate the great things you all have said! I worked hard on this one, and I am pleased. I just wish the layers would save between working on it. Life would be so much easier doing these complicated drawings...I am planning on doing a couple more screenshots from the game, not sure about starwars though..we shall see..again thanks everyone so much.
gel_o @ Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 9:40 PM
This is amazing Terry. I grew up with the old Star Wars movies and they are still some of most favorites all time series. You have really outdone yourself with this one and I have only one word to say....AWESOME!
Kathy @ Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 9:58 PM
This blew my socks off. Starz, you are so good. I think you could draw absolutely anything, well I know you could.
qtgillie @ Sunday, August 24th 2008, 2:10 AM
WOW starz...that saber is very luminous! Darth is also impecable....well no is yours!!
Trish333 @ Sunday, August 24th 2008, 9:54 AM
You are something, this is just plain perfect!
Trish333 @ Sunday, August 24th 2008, 9:54 AM
You are something, this is just plain perfect!
Christine M B @ Monday, August 25th 2008, 3:13 PM
brilliant drawing- such a lot going on and so well executed! congratulations!
Meno @ Monday, August 25th 2008, 3:28 PM
Such a fabulous draw and so deserving of the award ... congrats, Starz!!
StGeorgeOfEngland @ Monday, August 25th 2008, 4:41 PM
YAY! I always have a little GGA contest running in my head, wondering what will get it this week. I got it right. This is so flippin' fantastic and so worthy of the award. Well done Starz. Good choice CMB. Bet it was agony choosing though huh? Glad I will never have to make these decisions. Hehe.
(I did have one more in my head as a possible, thats my secret though).
REECREATIVEDESIGNS @ Monday, August 25th 2008, 7:56 PM
A big congrats to you. What a marvelous drawing with so much detail. What a talented artist you are. This drawing is outstanding and the award is so well deserved.
BabsBlueEyes @ Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 1:40 AM
Congradulations a deserved win for sure.
ptrice @ Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 8:44 AM
Would have been criminal if you hadn't won this - that's how well deserved it was! &amp; congratulations!!!
KuteDymples @ Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 10:23 AM
Congratulations Starz! This is a scene from my Hubby's favorite movie of all times. We just watched it a few nights ago and your rendition is excellent!
gel_o @ Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 6:45 PM
Congrats Starz on a marvelous job!
Xina54 @ Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 8:32 PM
Congratulations Terry, I really don't know how you have the patience for all the detail. The mask is amazing and all those buttons on his chest plate . . . very well done!
qtgillie @ Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 12:08 AM
Congrats Starz...very well deserved. This is such an awesome pic.
emigre @ Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 5:45 AM
Congrats !!!! for this that has a 3D style looking :) Bravo ! well deserved !
suzie @ Thursday, August 28th 2008, 7:50 AM
Crazily brilliant woman!! I agree with all the above and then
My fav' part of this is the foreshortening you have mastered on his arm/hand! I LOVE this Starz..wonderful!! :D
StGeorgeOfEngland @ Monday, September 1st 2008, 3:41 AM
Starz, wake up. We need a new GGA. I know its Labor Day weekend but I'm waiting to see if the choice in my head is the one that will win. Hehe.

[273] Artist: KuteDymples | Title: Little Girl | Time: 3h 5m
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KuteDymples @ Thursday, August 21st 2008, 12:13 AM
Thank you for all of your lovely comments....I guess I don't mind if it stays here but Starz is a hard act to follow and I was still a little dissapointed on how this turned out. I would like to add to it, but at this time I am not sure what. Maybe just somemore detailing in her dress and the brick wall and better shadows. Thanks though everyone, you are all such inspirations

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ptrice @ Thursday, August 21st 2008, 7:34 AM
I deleted my comment by mistake so here goes again. Great image, I love the draped skirt of her beautiful dress and the stone wall, and her round limbs and &quot;searching&quot; expression!!!
KuteDymples @ Thursday, August 21st 2008, 7:50 AM
Thank you so much for your nice comment, I fell in love with this image but when I was finished it didn't quite meet my expectations. I guess it is because my drawing has been on the backburner with having my daughter here for the last two weeks. She's leaving today, hopefully I can put a lot more effort into it.
emigre @ Thursday, August 21st 2008, 8:12 AM
what will you add here ? its perfect to me :) and pretty
Meno @ Thursday, August 21st 2008, 8:41 AM
Adorable, precious, charming, sweet .... all of the above!
qtgillie @ Thursday, August 21st 2008, 10:59 AM
This is so cute, Kute! I love the foot which seems to be mimicing the fact that she is very shy, illustrated by the hat over her face. Also the flwers on her bodice being similar to the one she holds in her hand. The stone wall is also nice and the shadows help to ancher her well. Anotehr thing, I believe you have also done a great job showing how young she is by the baby fat type looking arms. OH and the gathering of the skirt is also nicely done. Bravo Kute!
REECREATIVEDESIGNS @ Thursday, August 21st 2008, 6:14 PM
I think this is just darling. I love her whole outfit with that pretty flower in hand. Love the way she is looking down. She looks like the perfect little girl wh ois distracted by something she is looking at. Love the brick wall too..very cute and so well done. Very nice!
horsefeather @ Friday, August 22nd 2008, 3:32 AM
Aww KD this is so sweet! You did the folds of her dress very well and I like her pose too. She seems to be very curious =D
BabsBlueEyes @ Friday, August 22nd 2008, 4:30 PM
Awwwww, so sweet, brings back memories of my girls. Those little lace socks, and chubby baby arms. Precious Kutie!
sparky7 @ Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 4:01 AM
&quot;Awwwwww&quot;....she is just adorable....
MissA_sketches @ Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 2:59 PM
Kute this is precious!

I don't see why you should worry about moving it if you still plan on working on it. Your call though. I love it no matter where it winds up!
Miss Q @ Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 5:44 PM
Adorable drawing! Those details and lil flowers turned out so nice!
gel_o @ Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 9:42 PM
This is so cute Kute! I have three girls of my own and this reminds me so much of their younger years.
Kathy @ Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 9:59 PM
Awwwww, this is so sweet Kute. Everything about it is great!
STARZSHINE @ Monday, August 25th 2008, 7:04 PM
Oh Kute, you're making me feel bad, don't put your work down! this is adorable, she is precious and it is worthy of being here. Can't compare one style against another, apple to oranges, this is fun and loose and has a watercolor feel to it, it is wonderful!, believe me, you are so talented no need to compare. I envy the way you can do your work so delicately and soft at times, mine are just sometimes too ya,, I get afraid to be &quot;suggestive&quot; I think mine looks like 3rd grade fingerpainting when I do, this is beautiful, hold your head up! It is terrific!
KuteDymples @ Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 10:28 AM
Not trying to make you feel bad at all Starz, that was meant to be a compliment to your excellent work. I aspire to be more &quot;anal&quot; in my art but just haven't gotten there yet. I was think my colors are a little too washed out in this one but that may be just my view as well. I love such saturated colors. I appreciate such high compliments on this piece though. My favorite thing about the reference picture was the way the little girl was standing and that it was a challenge to do the pose. Her dress originally was a plaid with more stripey plaid on the skirt part, but there was no way I could have gotten that detail right so I just changed it a bit.
StGeorgeOfEngland @ Wednesday, August 27th 2008, 3:24 AM
You girls beat yourselves up too much.
Kute, this is worthy of Studio 3 so go easy on yourself. You have some lovely detail in here and after reading your comment it is commendable that you have the skill to change something from your original reference. Why indeed do a straight copy every time? I know what you mean about following Starz but as she said apples to oranges. Both gorgeous fruits but so totally different. Keep up your good work.
Now Starz. What's this crud about third grade finger painting? If you were to grace us with something you did in a looser style you sure as heck would get the appreciation you deserve. Grace tried it and admitted that she found it hard to loosen up. The results, however were good. You have an excellent, almost photographic style which amazes me. Maybe you should try and show us something loose.
By the way. I aspire to third grade finger painting. Hehe. I find myself wanting to start a draw in Studio 1 then look at what's there and the idea goes. I am finding my first draw here a very daunting prospect.
Now then you two. You've been told. I am away from here for most of the next month and I expect to see you girls with a little more faith in your work or attempts when I return. Oooh, I sound like a bossy teacher don't I?
KuteDymples @ Thursday, August 28th 2008, 7:29 PM
Ahhhh! I am going to stand in the corner now George....I will be there when you return. No actually the more I look at this the more it doesn't seem as bad as I thought. Thanks for your wonderful perspective. It does mean a lot to me to read everyones comments. I know I need to have more faith in myself sometimes. I did just upload a picture in the &quot;upload&quot; studio that I did on queeky and I only uploaded it to prove a point to myself that I was really amazed what I did with their simple tools there. I was happy with that one right off. Thanks again everyone! Smiling from ear to ear!

[271] Artist: STARZSHINE | Title: Glamor Girl | Time: 4h 52m
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STARZSHINE @ Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 6:37 PM
Well this is one I had to do. And I loved doing it, I think I am happy, maybe a few touches here and there but...for the most part finis! photo ref here:
BabsBlueEyes @ Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 7:11 PM
This is exquisit SS. What a gorgeous face. The hat, lace, shading. The lips, cleft in her chin nose....Everything is perfection!
REECREATIVEDESIGNS @ Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 7:41 PM
Oh my, this is so beautiful. The lace and how you've highlighted the stiches of this fine shawl/upper part of her clothing is gorgeous. The lips and hat are to die for. Beautiful the way her eyes show through the sheer portion of this stunning hat. I've always loved hats on women and what a stunning woman she is. Really beautiful work here...I'm enjoying your drawings.

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Meno @ Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 8:20 PM
The texture of the lace and the fabric in the hat; the glow of her skin; the lighting on her lips .... sultry, chic and sexy as hell!
StGeorgeOfEngland @ Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 9:08 PM
I have missed your work here as I have so many others that seem to have left a while.
Having just started drawing again myself, I see this and wonder if I should bother at all. Hehe.
Of course I know that I will bother because I enjoy it so much. If we were all of this calibre then nobody would admire this work as we do.
There is so much to admire here.
STARZSHINE @ Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 9:23 PM
Thanks everyone, I don't know why, but every now and again I get into these moods where I feel as though I am sitting still, and it makes it hard for me to do my art, I want to, but when I pick up the stylus, I stop and, not right now, I just am not feeling it..I have probably gone through countless stages in my life where I have laid aside my art and pursued some other passion with gusto. Many times there have been years and even decades where I couldn't bring myself to sit and draw, even though I knew I could...I was so thankful for sketchfu because it brought art back into my life with out the expense and the mess that art often entails, and suddenly I felt as though I had been reborn again. Then I found other sites and of course here, and again I felt a new stirring..but then I got to feel as though again I am standing still, so I look for other avenues with which to put my creative juices to use. But I realize that I must continue to pursue my drawing or loose a big part of my life that I was luckily gifted to. So, I will force myself because I know in the long run I will be the better for if I am gone at times it is just that pesky bug eating away at me, unrest, and know that I miss you all and appreciate you and the friendship that has been so wonderfully bestowed upon me, and for that I am so grateful. So I know I am not the best with comments,lol, I can draw, but just can't write, know that I look at all the art you do, and I love each and every piece, but am not the best at putting my feelings for them down on paper. You all are so talented and gifted, and it has been a great pleasure to get to know you all, THANKS FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!-TERRY
Kathy @ Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 11:31 PM
Amazing work Starz! I hope you continue to share your talent with us, you are truly gifted.
ptrice @ Thursday, August 14th 2008, 1:26 AM
My my, what glorious work this is - I think &quot;time outs&quot; help people piece things together in their heads...very inspiring, Terry!
Xina54 @ Thursday, August 14th 2008, 4:25 AM
Oh Terry, this is just divine! You really know how to pick your subjects and you are the master of depicting them. I love the lacy shawl/blouse with its delicate chalkiness.
I prefer your crop to the original with the diagonal sweep almost filling the canvas. So glad to have you back with us however infrequently that might be. You are too hard on yourself about the comments I'm always thrilled to hear from you. I share your feelings about Fu and Ginkgo and the wonderful friends we've made along the way. You will always have a special place in my heart.
Aakyra @ Thursday, August 14th 2008, 9:01 AM
Starz... you are amazing, simply amazing! Don't ever sell yourself short, your warm and thoughtful comments have inspired me, so I think, am certain others must feel the same. This gift you have is priceless, your ability is remarkable! What I have always loved best about you is your heart. You are kind, thoughtful and totally without arrogance. Thank you for the art and so much more!
qtgillie @ Thursday, August 14th 2008, 9:16 AM
The execution here is astounding. I checked ou the ref and you nailed this to a tee. Your use of textures is wonderful. Those LIPS!

On a side note...having read your hearfelt comments about your inconsistant presence are soooooooooo heartfelt and warm and considerate. I commend you for your openness and I agree with everything Aakyra said. You are always so giving of your time to help others also. Broavw Starz....nice to see you back. Your art is so inspiring.
gel_o @ Thursday, August 14th 2008, 12:30 PM
Your work just amazes me. Your detail and life-likeness is stunning. Excellent work Starz!
sparky7 @ Thursday, August 14th 2008, 5:02 PM
Hi &quot;Terry&quot;!! This is such an amazingly beautiful &quot;work of art&quot;. Your talent never ceases to amaze me. I am so glad to see you back here..drawing again. I also want to thank you for taking the time to comment on my &quot;lighthouse&quot; draw....and for all the advice and suggestions...on what I can do to improve my draws. I'm gonna take your advice, and I'm gonna keep practicing...and see what happens. Thank you soooo are such an amazing artist....I really appreciate your opinions and any suggestions or advice that you can give me is greatly appreciated.
Trish333 @ Thursday, August 14th 2008, 5:08 PM
All I can say is ditto to all the comments above. This is above &amp; beyond. You out did yourself!
Opium @ Thursday, August 14th 2008, 9:24 PM
Absolutely amazing!! Beautiful :) It has a very Grace look to it, I actually thought it was hers when I saw the thumbnail. So pretty!! I always think I have a new favorite of yours and then you blow me away again. Very nice
Miss Q @ Thursday, August 14th 2008, 10:11 PM
Excellent Portrait Terry!Amazing textures and lighting!So very nice to always see your work of art!
KuteDymples @ Saturday, August 16th 2008, 2:58 PM
What a beauty in black and white! Truly amazing detailing wonderful work!
Suntan @ Monday, August 18th 2008, 3:03 PM
Outstanding work, Starz and very dramatic pose. Congrats on a great piece! :D
emigre @ Thursday, August 21st 2008, 8:11 AM
awesome ! on everything :) its like you can touch that painting !
MissA_sketches @ Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 2:47 PM
She is absolutely breathtaking Starz!

[270] Artist: STARZSHINE | Title: Jay | Time: 4h 19m
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STARZSHINE @ Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 8:03 PM
Been busy lately, but dropped by to do a pic...
Meno @ Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 8:12 PM
Have missed you, Ms. Starz! WELL ... he is a beauty. He looks both 3D and lit from within. Amazing!
BabsBlueEyes @ Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 8:48 PM
This is perfection Star. Glad to see you.
StGeorgeOfEngland @ Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 9:02 PM
Beautifully done Starz. What a lovely coloured bird and those pine needles are great too.
Xina54 @ Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 9:25 PM
What a beauty! Fabulous color and yet again your eye for detail amazes me.
Miss Q @ Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 10:58 PM
Lovely Blue Jay and the tree branches...picture perfect!: )
Kathy @ Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 11:04 PM
This is beautiful! I love those light feathers on the back of his neck, really pretty and soft. The pine needles and limbs look so realistic. I agree, it does look 3D! I am glad you had time for this painting, I've missed seeing your work!
Trish333 @ Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 11:48 PM
You detail is beyond belief...I would love to be able to do something this perfect. Best draw I have seen in a very long time! Beautiful!
ptrice @ Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 1:02 AM
Gorgeous, Terry....those blues.....!
REECREATIVEDESIGNS @ Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 6:17 PM
Wow! My gosh this is outstanding. The branches and pines are so beautiful from the coloring to the crisp sharpness of the pines and then how softly they look in the The birds coloring of blues and feather strokes are gorgeous. This is so beautiful, wow.
gel_o @ Thursday, August 14th 2008, 12:31 PM
Beautiful blues Starz! These are my favorite shades of blue and this jay just stands out from the background. Your nature scenes are just awesome!
sparky7 @ Thursday, August 14th 2008, 5:11 PM
&quot;Wow&quot;!! This picture is a &quot;masterpiece&quot;....I just sat here and stared at it for just &quot;boggles my mind&quot; how you can create such &quot;perfection&quot; with all of your draws.
You are just soooo amazing.....I never get tired of looking at your artwork.
Suntan @ Monday, August 18th 2008, 11:57 PM
Wow! Beautiful, beautiful! Fabulous, too! He looks like I could touch him. ;)
emigre @ Thursday, August 21st 2008, 8:09 AM
wow i think all is so well done in that pic ! I like very much the pine colors and branches in the background and that cute lil bird :)
MissA_sketches @ Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 2:55 PM
Love this! Right down to that wishbone-shaped broken twig! Super job! I'm making my wish right now.....shhhh....(May all my birdie draws come out half this nice!) ;)

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