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The Stranger in the Mirror by Negshin The Stranger in the Mirror by Negshin
Another work in progress... I wanted to finish this over the weekend but I was away for the DA birthday meet.

It will definitely be finished within the next couple of days for sure because the really fun parts for me are doing the cracks...


UPDATE: Finished, yup, the cracks were a lot of fun XD

For some unknown reason, I LOVE doing cracked/torn/ripped effects [there are some in almost every single picture that I have ever done] and a mirror is the best thing ever XD

Mikalo... again... because despite being a difficult character to draw, I just love him too much. He is a real challenge to get right so I am always testing my abilities with him ^^;

I was going to add all of his scars [he has a fair few ^^;]... but then I thought of leaving him as his much younger self. He would probably be looking at the mirror differently if this was the older Mikalo.

I learned a new word after showing the earlier wip version of this to a friend:

Harrowing

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The Stranger in the Mirror Redemption. Negshin 2010

Commercial and distribution of this work is strictly prohibited.

Permission for display on non-profit basis such as your own personal site, forums and blogs etc. is granted as long as full credit to me is given. Thank You ^^
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:iconlupko1994:
lupko1994 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Great job! :clap:
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Negshin Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :tighthug:
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Nowherekidx Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the blood in this picture! it looks so realistic it blows my mind!
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:iconnegshin:
Negshin Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much <3
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KariNikiSama Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG 😍😍😍😍😍*dies
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:iconnegshin:
Negshin Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
LOOOOOL Thank you :love:
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Razi777 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This artwork has so many different emotional layers, well done and interesting...
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:iconnegshin:
Negshin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :love:
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SorKuma Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, such a perfect blood... (?! xD)
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:iconjumi-chan-arstist:
Jumi-chan-arstist Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome *-*
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ScachioC Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Es simplemente hermoso 
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teresakim Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Awesome art! XD XD! BRAVOOOOOOOO
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wthjustsmile Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
I love your drawings !!!! I'm a beginner at drawing and digital art .. please could you post a tutorial of how to draw a perfect guy body like you do ! 
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Negshin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ah thank you... I don't feel confident enough to do tutorials yet. I would say best advice I can give is to look into studying real guys (anatomy is really important XD). Go look at pictures of guys, lots and lots of pics and reaaaaaally study them (LOL best assignment ever XD). Look at how their features/muscle structures are formed, how the facial structure works etc. Try to draw/paint them and don't give up if the first few attempts look rubbish, the key is to keep at it. Once you're feeling comfortable with doing the realistic guys, start playing around with how features could be changed to stylise it (for example, I tend to draw larger/narrower eyes than normal, fuller lips, stronger jawlines, leaner figures that belong to certain heights/shapes etc).
Large part of it would be to have fun and to have realistic expectations. It'll take time but as long as you're enjoying what you're drawing, before you know it, you've learned so much already :XD:   
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Cloud089 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
I used your art work as a preview Image-fav.me/d6z1xre
Thank you :)
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:iconnegshin:
Negshin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ohhh thank you for letting me know ^__^
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:iconkoralene:
Koralene Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
if zero kiryu was real... this would be him
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:iconnegshin:
Negshin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
LOL and older XD
Thank you
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Alichan99 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
OMG you are amazing! i wish i could draw as well as you!! <3<3<3
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TheRoyalCrest Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art are always so beautiful <3
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MysteriouSxDreameR Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Omg I really like this, how he is looking and the mirror, good job!
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KaiariRivera Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Absolutly love him, he is flawless but yet shattered xP fantastic work ^-^
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Darkluna90 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student
Love it :)
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:iconnegshin:
Negshin Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you <3
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MangaArtistoo7 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So this....is just....UTTERLY AMAZING! I love the mirror detail. And the blood is very good too. Every thing about it is amazing!
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:iconoptimisticblacksheep:
So I've been going through old saved links that I've had from FOREVER ago, and I came across your DA. I've always admired your art. ;w; Just, wowza. Everything you do is glorious. The coloring, your anatomy is so nice, and I'm in love with your style. Again, Wowza~! .w.
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Negshin Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so very much, it's so nice to hear that even after coming back, you still like my work :love:
I'm hoping you'll like what I will be updating in the future as well, thank you for your kind words :tighthug:
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OptimisticBlacksheep Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
You are welcome so much!! I've loved everything you've done so far and I'm really looking forward to seeing your future work<33 I'm really glad that I'm following you on DA. c: It lightens up my day. .w.<3
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Negshin Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you are far too kind, thank you :tighthug:
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:iconoptimisticblacksheep:
You're most welcome!!! owo
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NinjaRosa Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is just wow! The effect of the mirror is amazing :iconhontoplz:

So beautiful, you`ve really inspired me to improve greatly! :squee:
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dylazuna Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this and used it for inspiration as the concept was so perfect for my own character. [link]

Thank you :)
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ObscureSanctuary Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Amazing
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a7laum Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
perfect, I wrote a poem called "mirror", and it's the best image that explain my idea, I will use it on my poem if you don't mind, and for sure, I will add your rights, name+link to your profile
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Negshin Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh that's great XD I don't mind in the slightest, please feel free to use it ^_^
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:iconteresayech:
teresayech Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
it is so good!
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Kage-Nya Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
you.are.amazing.
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vlewis123 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work :D ^U^ Truley Gorgeous
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farheen737 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
amazing :love:
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:iconaynawiseone:
aynawiseone Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so nostalgic! I used to read Redemption years ago, and always loved Mikalo :)
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:iconnegshin:
Negshin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh wow, you have been around a long time... thank you so very much :tighthug:
[Redemption is planned for being back early 2014 btw, I've finished writing all of it and am in the process of doing the concepts for all the designs and drafts for the pages as to avoid redos this time round ^^;]
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LuvRobinz Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student General Artist
AWKWKADHMAMSHDNAYBHFAAAA DEAD
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Anastasia807 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it shows your feelings about life
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CrazyWave23HD Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This looks Amazing! :D
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redmoon1999 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
<3
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:iconsars00:
sars00 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
May I ask ? Who?
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:iconnegshin:
Negshin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He's an original character of mine, his name is Mikalo ^_^
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sars00 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
haha awesome perfect best.
I love it !!
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MaripazVillar Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so... Wow!!!
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