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The latest issue of ImagineFX magazine is out on the 12th here in the UK and a week or so after that in the rest of the world. I created this image and a complete workshop on how i went about it including a 25 minute recording of myself painted it from start to finish (obviously speeded up!) you can find that on the DVD.
This image is about the fragility of beauty and how nothing lasts, the roses growing from her skin are a metaphore for this.

photoshop and Corel Painter
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Given 2010-01-09
Skin Deep by `arcipello ( Suggested by Caramel-Jane and Featured by archanN )
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schmoo15 Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Just finished watching the speed painting, this is incredible!! Gorgeous work!
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Piros-Denever Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just found your speed painting and it has blowen my mind! I love evereything about her!
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padloquet Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the most awesome stuff I´ve ever seen. You´re a true artist! 
How long does it took you to perfect your skills like that?
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Tatmione Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student General Artist
omg, the roses ARE her skin! Awesome concept!
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Banana-Banshee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional
Amazing concept! *-*
Love it! :heart:
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:iconmikotop:
MikotoP Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Amazing!
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lubicat123 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Great work.
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ChristenKojnokArt Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
:heart:
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:iconkhaled-alahmari:
khaled-alahmari Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
hello there , great work .
you are featured in my journal
i hope you don't mind
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sama526 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
This is..Mind blowing......i saw the video on Youtube and felt really bad about myself lol :P
Brilliant work!
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alisi4 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional
you are amazing!!!!!!!!
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Elgorfo1 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
what is the term for this surrealistic, dreamlike? look cool either way.
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delilahclaudia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Very beautiful !
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:iconselfown:
selfown Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
amazing
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:iconalislinn:
Alislinn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just watched the speed painting of this on youtube!!! :iconiloveitplz:
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:iconmaaronn:
Maaronn Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Incredibly beautiful..!
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tHiSxPeRFeCtiOn Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...i love it...<3
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x-Thoraine-x Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
So beautiful, and great concept to go with it!
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Snickercat101 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :iconbigheartplz:
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ahmedshadow Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
well done :)
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pallavi143 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
lovely art :O
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Imperial-Jadeite Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
saw your video on this and it's very impressive!
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Aeternum-Art Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excelent art!!!:clap:
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:icondoublehippo:
doubleHippo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And here is a total rip off of this painting.

[link]

Oh the creativity... :(
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ehm really? The only thing similar is a flower near or where the eye is. That's not a rip-off at all. Mood, composition, style and concept are completely different. This painting has a woman growing roses out of her skin showing the fragility of beauty, just like a rose people bloom and wither. The other painting is about how thoughts and memories are so alive in a person, that they can almost be considered as much a part of them as their tangible bodies. They make up what and who they are.
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doubleHippo Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have a nice gallery. Very vibrant colors.
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, uhm, thank you very much! That's very kind of you.

Are you maybe confusing me with the artist of this painting?
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doubleHippo Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm, no, just didn't want to start an argue :). I might have been too strict by saying rip-off but at the time it seemed that way in my eyes. Yes you are right about the style, mood and so on. I still kind of don't like the idea that you straight forward copy something and you use it in your own painting? What are your feelings?
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I see. I may have come on a little too strong too; I didn't mean to start anything either ^^; I suppose you're right; it's just that I've seen the flower growing out of an eye motif in more works than just these two (I saw links to this one in other comments for example: [link]) I feel it's no longer a rip-off. In other situations however I'd agree with you :)
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SnowbellFlower Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student General Artist
So beautiful! I love your art <3
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Eoh2012 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012   General Artist
Superbe!
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Jan-N-Diam Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
nice ;-)
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Tanit-Isis Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
:heart: all time fav
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katieeryan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student General Artist
This is absolutely incredible I just watched the video of you making this and you're an amazing artist
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o0JUNO0o Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
I'm rather tired of seeing everyone copy Sam Weber. You do have great skills, and you know who's ideas to rip off. Some originality, please.
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ArtDoge Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Although it looks very much like the work of Sam Webber with the flower over the left eye, the colour pallet, and the textured feel,it could just be a tribute :) I Don't think it's a "rip off" though, otherwise every fantasy artist today would be 'ripping off' Frank Frazetta.
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Jumei Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I have to agree it looks a lot like Sam's work 'Eros' but then again... Flowers on a face is a pretty generic subject. I don't feel like this is ripped off.
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Murenna Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
*__*
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CtrlPink Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing! How long did this take you total?
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Jakul Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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giselaverdessi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's so amazing!!
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callumCRUNCH Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible!
Really loving the flowers.
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Haharu Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes me wanna cry it is so beautiful......love the imagination in this.
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AlinaCristina Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hello :heart:!!!
You've been featured in my journal !!!!
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rubykins Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa... that's pretty much all I can say :)
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Mo-Hashim Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
amazing work!
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roika-elfili Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
it's a creepy but strong reminder of the fact that beauty doesn't last. i love the concept of making something usually perceived as beautiful into something somewhat strange and unsightly, but still somewhat pretty in it's own way. :)
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PartialExistence Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011   Writer
Oh my. Beauty is skin deep indeed. I love the roses and the message
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jennymajeske Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
wow beautiful and off-putting at the same time. the roses are lovely but also remind me of an unsightly skin disease!
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vampireluv Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
how long did it take in total going from the line art?
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