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Dexteria - AVP Contest Winner by MichaelO Dexteria - AVP Contest Winner by MichaelO
This is my submission to the Advanced Photoshop Cover Contest, and it was one of the 4 selected images!
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The contest was to take one of 10 istock images that the magazine chose and turn it into something cool. Of course, this was right up my alley so I had to give it a go.

:bulletblue: Here was the original photo... [link]

:bulletblue: Photographer: Katja de Bruijn
:bulletblue: Model: Vlada Varevko

Like in any contest, I tried to think of what the judges wanted to see and since the work from my AmalgaMATE series had been on the cover more than once before, I continued with that look and I added somewhat of an athletic feel, like she's a futuristic soccer player (popular in England) ;)

I'm trying to think of why I picked this name 'Dexteria' (I can remember rushing to finish and naming it was the last thing I did). The dictionary defines dexterity as: Skill and grace in physical movement. I think that fits.

:bulletblue: Favorite comment to date: 'That is absolutely amazing! Congratulations. I'm very, honestly happy for you - This is proof of what hard work and dedication to your art can accomplish. You deserved that prize, is what I'm trying to say in my long-winded way. X3' ~Cake-the-Crab
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:iconsmoovart:
SmoovArt Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Would love to see a tutorial of how you took the original and came up with this. Awesome work
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:iconsntp:
SNTP Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think my dream is to one day be even just half as good as you in photoshop. Good god... this is amazing work. The work you did on the eyes and lips are to die for! so crazy!
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:iconmichaelo:
MichaelO Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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:icondavid13119:
david13119 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
I'm trying like crazy to be able to do lips like you do. Im glad other people are seeing how talented you are. Would in fact kill for a tut.
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:iconcat8080:
cat8080 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it so much !
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:icongundamnate:
GundamNate Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Very nice hope to see that bust get bigger?
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:iconmicaelapederzini:
micaelapederzini Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
love it
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:iconhellonlegs:
hellonlegs Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
brilliant work xx
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:icondesigndivala:
Designdivala Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
striking work!
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:iconwenlolz:
Wenlolz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
this is one of my favs
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:iconbmckngbird:
bmckngbird Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
any chance u gonna do a tutorial? i adore ur work. it is so inspiring and challenging.
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:iconattache:
Attache Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Yeah, this looks amazing. :D
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010   Photographer
She had probably a soul...!!!
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:iconte7a:
te7a Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
u r talent art
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:iconjilliengraphics:
jillienGraphics Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
This picture is so awesome!!!! I was browsing and saw it and it kinda hit me...I mean I just had that advanced photoshop laying next to me and my gaze flipped between the mag and the screen...weird moment, but your work really is :worship:
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:iconunmerwe:
unmerwe Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
love it!!!!!!
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:iconhawaiimonkey:
HawaiiMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Crazy amazing!!
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:icontheaice:
theAice Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
It was amazing for me to get the 4th place at this contest, because I saw my work next to your - this is the greatest award for me. I hope you're reading those comments [; cheers
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:iconmichaelo:
MichaelO Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
what makes you think you got 4th place and not first? I liked yours more than the other 2.
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:iconnicole-pfeiffer:
Nicole-Pfeiffer Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
This is so bright and fun. Love the style and her facial features are lovely.
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:icongrohsartig:
grohsARTig Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
excellent work!!
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:iconblack-velvet-lady:
Black-Velvet-Lady Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010   Photographer
Amazing style...
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:iconhamilton-imagery:
Hamilton-Imagery Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool image! I remember reading about that contest, congrats on the win!
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:iconryuneo:
Ryuneo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Awesome Job man! I was also one of the four winners :)
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:iconvoiii:
Voiii Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Looks awesome! :D
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:iconweknow:
weknow Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
perfect
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:iconembrisionarts:
EmbrisionArts Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Your great work is featured in my journal: [link] :aww:
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:icondrummerboydomo:
DrummerboyDomo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
B-E-A-Utiful!!!!!
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:iconpeto1226:
peto1226 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
great job! :omfg:
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:iconchoppre:
choppre Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoa thats insane
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:iconaljhay:
aljhay Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
this is so damn good
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:iconlibfly:
Libfly Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing
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:iconmorganavasconcelos:
MorganaVasconcelos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010   Digital Artist
:iconawwloveplz:
:iconheartfaveplz::iconkittydividerplz::iconkittydivider2plz::iconkittydivider3plz::iconkittydivider4plz: :iconvalentineplz:
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:iconaveend:
AveEnd Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Student Photographer
You've been featured:
[link]

^_^
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:iconcalaymo:
Calaymo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Your amazing work has been feature on my journal --> [link]
i hope you doesn't mind
:blowkiss:
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:iconmr-bastos:
Mr-Bastos Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feature here: [link]
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:iconcalaymo:
Calaymo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
amazing beautiful work sweety! congratulations!
:blowkiss:
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:iconcoreybyas:
CoreyByas Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
very cool
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:iconfurvert101:
furvert101 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
congrats!! i envy you!
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:iconespritsauvage:
espritsauvage Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
aha the stripe down her hair makes her look punk i like it :D
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:icondst5216:
dst5216 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Student Interface Designer
yeah grats:D really nice job
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:icontsheva:
tsheva Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy CRAP...your skill is crazy excellent! Grats on the cover!
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:iconsonja-ch:
Sonja-ch Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
wonderful *-*
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:iconraphael-ben-dor:
Raphael-Ben-Dor Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Brilliant!
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:iconcake-the-crab:
Cake-the-Crab Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
That is absolutely amazing! Congratulations. I'm very, honestly happy for you - This is proof of what hard work and dedication to your art can accomplish.

You deserved that prize, is what I'm trying to say in my long-winded way. X3
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:iconmichaelo:
MichaelO Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hello, I have selected this comment as my favorite for this image and I have featured it in the image description. Thanks
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:iconcake-the-crab:
Cake-the-Crab Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Oh. ._.;; I feel as if I should be thanking you! x3
Thanks so much, I'm happy you liked it! : 3
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:iconkomaokc:
komaokc Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
It really looks amazing, just got my issue
and it looks even better on print!
I hope I can make stuff like this some day.
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:iconembrisionarts:
EmbrisionArts Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic work as usual! :aww:
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:iconstepfar:
StepFar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing
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