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AmalgaMATE Steps by MichaelO AmalgaMATE Steps by MichaelO
My style fits well with cyborg themes and I would call my first attempt here a success.

I really liked the pose from this reference image. It seemed very, stern and strong, yet feminine. I tried to figure out how to retain those elements while also, doing what I do best, enhancing the image into something different.

As for the name, AmalgaMATE, it means to mix two things to make them one. I see that here as being the merger between technology and humanity. And, I suppose, you could also see this as being sexual in nature but that's a metaphor for another day.

Original Photographer: George Mayer
Model: Nadezda Korobkova

:bulletblue: Back: [link]

:bulletblue: High quality print available here: [link]

:bulletblue: AmalgaMATE 2, 3, 4 & 5:



:bulletblue: Cover of Advancep Photoshop Magazine Issue #60


:bulletblue: Favorite comment to date: I saw this on the front page, before even checking my watch and I knew it was your work. and... I totally LOVE this piece - from the technical point... your style and her eyes... oh my gosh... her eyes! `miskis
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ambartist Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i loved this way long time ago & faved, & now again poped up to my screen! gr8 work again
PS: any possible step by step for this. Thnx.
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glassheadone Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
This was posted a while ago- glad to have stumbled upon it! Very interesting and creative work! Will be checking your gallery to see what's new!
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dippinraj Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
autograph  please........
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amazingace Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Interface Designer
A Brush tool King
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:iconlamouche14:
lamouche14 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
du travail de pro...
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:iconbeyonceboy:
beyonceboy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
i love you work!! you are my inspiration!!! if you could, check out my profile and see what you think about my cyber divas!!! congratulations!!!
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darylnetty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Hi Have any tutorials on these amazing designs.
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SatrinaMyst Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazings and very clever art
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MagicOfTheTiger Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Omg ..amazing!
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pasadenapauly Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
could u please tell me what blending modes or effects you do to make the skin look plastic like this? ive tried to make a robot out of a friends pic and i cant get the skin texture right.
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GokudoZerotsuken Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Monstruesly beautiful!
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hjorvarth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
stunning!
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Dulnapasha Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student Artist
Love,.Love,.Love,.Love,.Love,.Love,.Love,.Love,.Love,.Love,.Love,.Love,.Love,.
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0neDin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
i finaly found you ! i found your work on the web, and is just awsome, love your style !
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chaoticmind Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
great!!!!!
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Thesealmx Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You made a draw first with the photo reference, and then u start to make the cyborg style??? or u just add the cyborg parts to he original photo?, i really like if u can tell me, to improve my photoshop skills, thanks
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Loxorl Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
It was the first Advance photoshop magazine that I decide to buy!! I think is really amazing
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KnVz Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
im totally shoked... it is my dream to make things like that.. be my sensei please :(... seriously, i loved it, and i have to make something like that... XD
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NoviceOfAnimation Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel the same way (^^)
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YamatoxXxOnee-San Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thats really awesome, I've never seen anything like that, it caught my eye and at first I thought it was from the one movie they just came out with, idk what its called, <3 but thats really good work!!
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vpRaptor Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work, man! Recently I made couple of works like this, but, of course, not in your level :)

Maybe, in future, I'll reworked it and post here...
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Coltography Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
do you have an in depth tutorials for this? or anything? i'm really curious how you got that soft blue glow on the side of her face
you're my favorite manipulations artist :D
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LuFecH Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
goshhh!! i think you've done such a great work.. it's inspiring me to learn more and more.. thx..
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carlbertossi Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Well as soon as I finish first project I gonna make one doll for me :)
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militopy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
:wordless:
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realnaxed Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
super love it!... any tips how can i learn that? thanks!
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vertus-design-being Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Представил себе, как она гремит деталями во время движения (% .
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XamgnueL Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wonderful~ thanks for sharing :D
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somastardust Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
sososooooo amazing.
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blue2x Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
super duper manip ! simply amazing,
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Tetsuk0 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Amazing! But I am so glad you showed how you arrived at the final piece because it makes me think I could give that kind of thing a try too (of course it would not look even close to the perfection you have here!) But it really is inspirational and I love it! Your digital colouring skills are incredible. A true master.
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masterixx Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009   Digital Artist
MASTER
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BlueFve Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!
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poizzzon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Absolutely amazing work..! If you haven't already, you should definitely consider doing a tutorial or two to teach basics of how this can be done.
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Isahn Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
amazing... :clap: no words
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OriginStory Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW you are amazing!
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sandscreen Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you just miss the serial number! héhéhééhéhé! Excellent!
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jpfeasy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
FANTASTICALICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOW...WOW!!!!JP
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jughead182 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
amazing work!
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Studiohq Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
I'm glad you included the steps, It gives a person a good idea of how much work is put into a piece like this.
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PoketJud Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
An amazing work!
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MalariaAsylum Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Student General Artist
I want to understand!..
So you cut out a little below her waist, then you started drawing over her..
There's no tracing involved, you just drew over her?
Would that be considered photo manipulation?
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weathered83 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
beautiful!
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sherpole Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
me like
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LegionVLN Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
awsome! im using the one of the tutorials u have on this, hope to get as good as u.
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joyceey Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
Amazing imagination and an amazing inspirational piece, thanks so much for showing the steps as well!
+fav for defo
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HyphyShavon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
this is A-MAZING!
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tetamarbeta Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
nice step..
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hot-jonee Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Wow!!!
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theyasman Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009   Digital Artist
HI! I want to learn, please tell me, the robotics - were they drawn over the reference? And your other pieces, the skin and hair looks perfect, were they also drawn over or were they resulted in applying some effects only?
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