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Scribble Study by ChrisOatley Scribble Study by ChrisOatley

Here’s a new portrait study in a digital “scribble” technique with which I’ve been experimenting.

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Aakami Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this sketchy style, I can never get how to make a digital picture seem so sketchy! And I love the expression, she is a really cute and so happy it makes me smile too!
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elphie393 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student General Artist

It always seems so tricky to find a mid-ground between too much contrast and muddles of grays…but this has amazing balance and is such a refreshing technique to study the face. Quite gorgeous! 

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ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
Thank you! That's super-encouraging!
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kasiramis Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting light bold use of brushes
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ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Thank you!
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LadyNoiraile Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Impressive technique! I'm stunned by your ability to create such a vivid character with entirely straight lines scribbled in greyscale.
That's definitely something you don't see every day! :la:
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ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Thank you, LadyNoiraile! So glad you like it!
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LadyNoiraile Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
You're most welcome!
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PeterPalmiotti Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It looks dramatic, like this!
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deliatee Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Love it. Limitations are actually so helpful sometimes when trying to get a good workflow. I will add this technique to my artist workout jar deliat.wordpress.com/2014/07/0…
*a workout technique inspired by some of your podcasts. On a sidenote, I listen to the artcasts all the time when I do actual workout at the gym. I get so happy when I see a new episode. 
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ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Thanks for the addition to the artist workout jar! That's awesome!

LOTS of new episodes in the works. We have a bunch of new interviews recorded and editing has commenced on several of them. Amazing guests all around. Stay tuned!
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martianpictures Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! I love that look! Great job!
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KIRKparrish Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Looks great Chris!
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AJNazzaro Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Masterpiece, man
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ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thanks, buddy.
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boubaca Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Writer
PLEASE TELL HOW YOU PAINT LIKE THAT !!!!!
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ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Haha. I will cover this technique in The Magic Box eventually: ChrisOatley.com/magicbox/
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martianpictures Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! :)
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hannahspangler Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
I love how you can create a portait with rough strokes and it turns out extremely well. That's been one of the tough things for me, to utilize harder brushes for portraits and such. Also, when I first saw this piece, I thought it was somebody I knew. Spitting image of her. Fantastic job as usual!
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ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thanks, Hannah!
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jusdog Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Whoa! Dude, this is cool! I like the reflected light on her face, that's fantastic bro:]
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ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thanks, brother.
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SirDNA109 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job, Chris!
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ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thanks!
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SirDNA109 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No doubt. Welcome!
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Ineia Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, I love who you used the scribbles, amazing!!
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ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thank you!
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aav5103 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :)
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ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thank you!
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aav5103 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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MissPaperJoker Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It really does work. Especially on the face, surprises me every time rough strokes actually work on faces. Even though I know it´s a more interesting way.  This might actually be the solution to an illustration problem I have to face soon. Let´s hope it is :D
Oh and I love the highlights on the nose, lips, cheekbones and eyebrows!
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ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
THANK YOU!
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keight Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
That works very well.
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ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Thanks so much!
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