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Erykah Badu by zigbone Erykah Badu by zigbone
Not fully finished, I have to smooth out some of the "rough" edges, but this is my interpretation of Erykah Badu one on my favorite artists.
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Critique by Sakuara Apr 16, 2009, 1:10:57 PM
I was browsing for ages but i found something i acutally LOVED and was blown away by... this has a special effect and depth which lured me in, and made me wanted to study it for a good long time. It has the something about it. That just makes it amazing for me. Her emotions really reflect her most inner thoughts, shes looking up with large open eyes, her mouth open slightly. I just love it. The shading is supurb and the background. Very original. You have inspired me. You are amazing at drawing and stuff. You have a bright future a head of you!
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Critique by richardmichaud May 3, 2009, 4:39:31 PM
Even unfinished has excellence written all over. Personally, Badu is also a personal favorite of mine as well and for this illustration, *zigbone has done an extremely great job of his interpretation of Erykah Badu. Hopefully, if he should continue with it, just like the Lauryn Hill illustration, do a second version of it with the detail.

What I like about the work is the fact, that, like others, it's an extreme close-up of the celebrity's face. The focal point is mainly on the facial expression as if to portray the artist is looking up at something.

But overall, this is excellent work!
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Djake Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I enjoy this piece as well!  There's a lot of feeling in the subject's expression, and the "big" hair makes for a fun kind of negative space - which really brings out the face.
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RADIANT64 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
you are amazing!!!!! i love ALL of your work!
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juzzy-82 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
FANTASTIC!
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AnimeSpotlight Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist
lovely.
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zigbone Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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tionnahemcrae Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I absolutely love this. You did an awesome jobs on her lips and eyes. Very well done :aww:
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:iconzigbone:
zigbone Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you I appreciate it
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tionnahemcrae Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome ^_^.
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stzar73 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Very nice work! Badu is coming along just fine.
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:iconzigbone:
zigbone Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
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GiveMeMyHeart Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Mmmm, smooth. I love it
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zigbone Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
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IceWater31 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Great work!! You captured her perfectly.
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zigbone Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! She's def one of my fav artist
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JalilG Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
*like
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:iconzigbone:
zigbone Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you sir
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Jazzwad Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Great subject. love the detail
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zigbone Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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PinKChiCcCaA Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
WOW!!! I lovee it!!
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zigbone Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!!!
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PinKChiCcCaA Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
You are welcome!
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JoshuaJordan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice
I swear she has to be the most beautiful woman in the world.
You captured her well
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zigbone Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! She's such an amazing artist
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LironEini Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
omg thats amazing!
wish you could do something like dat of me *_*
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Abadox Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Ride around the park till it's after dark,
when we get home hope the dog don't bark
puff!

Love it.
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zigbone Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THATS MY JAM LOL

-Thanks!!!
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SomeGirlNamedJhenne Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
This is absolutely gorgeous! :heart:
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zigbone Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you Im glad you like it
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blackenedblues Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
very nice, the shading/ coloring's really mellow.

you have a really cool style, and i love that you made a portrait of one of my favorite musicians
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zigbone Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for stopping by and I'm really pleased that you like it.....She is also one of my favorites GROSSLY underrated!!!!!!!
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katanaZero Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009   Interface Designer
love it! aspecially the eyes and the lips. however i red the critiques and i'd have to agree that badu vibe is quite challenging to catch. there's
one tehnic detail i noticed: size of her specs is not identical (left is smaller). overall i adore it :clap::clap:
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zigbone Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank u for stopping by...i agree with what you said, Sometimes I stop working on a piece and come back to it a few days later to catch any flaws. Im working on fixing this one now
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naijacandy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Your talent is undeniable,

Overall, it's ON POINT. The only think I don't get from the representation is the spririt of Erykah.. that being said, she's a lot to filter down to canvas.. Ms Badu is a lot of woman.

But I do love it, it is one variation of her.. would love to how you to capture her energy, artistry, music, fire and changing image in the future :-)
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zigbone Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!!!! I agree with you fully, after it was done I felt like it needed some "tuning forks" or Ankhs or something lmao so I guess I can try those ideas to see what comes of it...thank you for stopping by!!!!
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hatsepsut Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Perspective is so beautiful
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:iconzigbone:
zigbone Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanted something different than a normal portrait...thanks!!!!
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hatsepsut Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yes sir, it's a wonderful peace :)
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Momilio Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing style. I really like the shading :)
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O-Melanor Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009   Digital Artist
Another beautiful work! congratulations!
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zigbone Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL Thanks!!! I appreciate the great support
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Sakuara Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Student
:O
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dannysoul Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009   Interface Designer
This has an amazing feel to it, great work.

Peace

Dan
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zigbone Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!! I appreciate it!~
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