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Elize and Teepo by lenadrofranci
Elize and Teepo
I made this for a collab about the Tales of series. This is Elize and her stuffed talking toy Teepo, from Tales of Xillia. Great game by the way ;)
Here's the link to see the other works, there are some good stuff!
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Ashley Williams by lenadrofranci
Ashley Williams
It's been a long time since I've posted anything here, but here it goes. Ashley Williams, from Mass Effect series. I made this for a collab, here's the link:…
Mass Effect is one of my all times favorite series, I don't really like Ashley, but I got her by chance on the collab. I made an animated version of this, but iI'm not happy with it, so I'm not posting it.

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Since many people keep asking the same questions about my painitngs, over and over and over, making me want to punch them on the face, I'll answer them all here, and leave it here for a looooong time.

Q: Hey, do you use 3D on your paintings?
A: No, I paint them, that's why it's called painting.

Q: I don't believe you make these from mind, you liar! You overpaint them!
A: Sometimes I use photo references, but I NEVER overpaint photos, I think that's lame cheating.

Q: Help me, I try to paint, but I suck hard on it, and I am too lazy to practice and study, give me a magical solution to paint like you!
A: Sorry, I'm no magician. If you want to paint like me (shame on you, there are so many better digital painters than me around, you should want to paint like them, not me!) you have to train, and study. I did not learn to draw and paint out of nowhere, I do it since I was a little kid, so I can't just go telling you how to become good in a fast non-time consuming way.

Q: What about those textures? How do you make them? I'm sure you use 3d, you freaking liar!!
A: Again, I don't use 3d. Whenever I see a nice pattern of texture, I take photos of it. I ave a huge bank of textures, most of them I made, some others friends made and shared with me. You see, the texture are the only stuff that's not painted, it's photographed.

Q: Hmmm, can you share your textures with me??  
A: No, I can't. Go make your own textures, it's way more satisfying.

Q: Which brushes do you use? My brushes don't look good on my paintings like yours do!
A: Mostly I use the default rounded brushes from photoshop, with some tweaks. An also I have a huge collection of brushes I made my own to specific situations like smoke, dust, shining, hair, etc.

Q: Can you share your brushes with me?
A: No, I can't. If you use someone else's brushes your work tend to become a lame copy of this someone's brushes, in my opinion, because my brushes works for me, for my needs, many of them may not even make sense for most of the people. I recommend people to experiment with the brushes and make ones that work for them specifically.

Q: Why don't you make tutorials?
A: Because I don't really have the time or the will to keep track of all the steps I've made on a work, since I don't really have a predetermined set of actions to doing my paintings... plus, I keep saving all the time and lose old steps...

Q: What tablet do you use?
A: I use a Intuos 3 tablet. But really, that won't make a lot of a difference, I know people who are way better than me using a Bamboo, or a crappy Genius tablet.

Q: What software do you use?
A: Photoshop.

Q: Do you take requests?
A: If by request you mean making a painting that takes me the whole day or more, of your original character I may not even like, and else, for free, then the answer is NO. I don't work for free.

Q: Hmm, ok... do you take commissions, then?
A: No, i don't take commissions.

Q: Whyyy?? A lot of good artists take commissions!!
A: Well, go ask for them to do it, then. You see, I make a living out of my work, and I have to make money to pay my bills, and the DA is not the best place to make money. I work as a freelancer motion designer, and frequently my free time is very little, so there's no time to do DA commissions.

Q: You... you are greedy capitalist pig!
A: Sorry, unfortunately world works that way, I have a life, I need to pay for it.

Q: Why do all your girls look a little asian?
A: I can't answer that. But I like asian girls, perhaps that's the cause.

Q: Why do you only paint girls?
A: Wrong, I do paint guys, I just don't post them here ;)

I thinks that's it for now! When a lot of people starts to make the same new questions repeatedly I'll add the questions to this faq.
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Leandro Franci
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Current Residence: São Paulo, Brazil
Favourite genre of music: Stoner rock, metal.
Operating System: MacOSX Snow Leopard
MP3 player of choice: IPod

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Naesthiel Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous art, such as yours, always deserves a :+devwatch:!
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joeFJ Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply dont know where to start. You are mad talented and very skillfull. Can't wait to fave ur work bro
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daeien Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
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dullboy Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Happy :cake: Birthday! :) :party:
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DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-Day! :woohoo:  Enjoy it! :hooray:

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! :woohoo:  Genieß ihn! :hooray:
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HAVOC777 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Happy B-Day!:party:
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Tony-El Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Feliz aniversário, Leandro! Tudo de bom pra vc!
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Aheng711 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday to you XD
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RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Happy early birthday! :D (Big Grin)  With many happy returns! Have your cake and eat it too
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LadyFynnian Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello Leandro =)

You've got an absolutely stunning drawing style!
You do not have by any chance any tutorials at hand for how you draw and colour faces and fabric?
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Batkrom Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! Merry christmas everybody Christmas Carol Two Christmas- Deerling
Hattushilish Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
While it is true you don't make tutorials, it would be awesome if you made streamvideos, you just paint and the machine records everything ;)
CaptainShaggy8 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great job Llama-Emoji-12 (Left and Right) [V1] 
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daeien Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake: :party: :D
Estonius Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Happy Date o' Birth!
HAVOC777 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Happy B-Day!Airborne 
ElHieloSportsAndArts Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
¡¡ Happy birthday birthday cake- Feliz Aniversário birthday cake !!
Biotype Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :dummy: :cake:
Estonius Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Happy Date o' Birth!
jhansard Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
A Happy Glorious Birthday to You! :D :cake: :w00t!:
EwelinaMalke Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday, Sensei! :D
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Kieran89 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!
RBL-M1A2Tanker Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Happy early birthday! :D (Big Grin) I brings muchHave your cake and eat it too in celebration!
Sno2 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Great art ;)
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Rob-Satanta-K Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet painting, wish there was more more more here to drool over. And your FAQ made me laugh!
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