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Knight Portrait by Jkuo Knight Portrait by Jkuo
EDIT 12/12/2013: minor proportion and detail tweak

Commissions are now open! This is both a commission sample and portfolio piece. For more information on commissions, read jkuo.deviantart.com/journal/40…

Utilized a technique of painting in grayscale first to establish tone value and depth, then coloring later on.

Photoshop CS4/Wacom Tablet
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TEANO Featured By Owner Edited May 9, 2015
Above all else that armour design and the colouring of it are amazing here - I'm a big fan of the Warcraft faction 'Kul Tiras' and with the 'scale-like' quality of the armour and of course the colours you chose for it this looks like something that would fit right into their culture, so I'm incredibly partial to this :)
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HotaruNS13 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
wow pretty
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Brandonsnider26 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013   General Artist
how get so real like,?i do with paint program,i d like get them like that awesome
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superhermit Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty 
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Great work!
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Odwynne Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
The design and color of the armor set off against her hair and eyes is what caught my attention. This is a lovely piece.
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:iconbrutechieftan:
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
so beautiful
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sylvainulg Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
lovely, and wonderfully rendered. congrats.
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:iconml-worlds:
ML-Worlds Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
:wow: Wonderful picture! The colours are amazing and the details are stunning!
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:iconthebodycage:
TheBodycage Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful :)
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:iconsgt-sahara:
Sgt-Sahara Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whata beauty! :D
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:iconjkuo:
Jkuo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
thanks! :D
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:iconkiwi-seed:
kiwi-seed Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic rendering of the armor :)
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:iconjkuo:
Jkuo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Thanks! :)
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DPencilPusher Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011   General Artist
Wow! She's so pretty! Did you reference her from [the photo of] a real person?
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:iconjkuo:
Jkuo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Thanks! :) no reference
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wbd Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's nice work- it seems that your technique worked well for this image. Is there anything you need to watch out for when shading in grayscale? The skintones seem quite warm- I presume you did something to avoid them looking washed out from the shading?

The freckles are a nice touch, too.
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Jkuo Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Thanks! The main thing I watched for when shading in grayscale was creating value contrast in the right places. As for the skin coloring, I just made sure to use varying hues (orange/pink/purple/etc.) on the color layer.
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wbd Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thanks for the information. I'll have to try it out sometime.
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TercelBg Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Great piece!
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S-a-k-u-r-a-Haruno Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very pretty art <3
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Kangarou Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A technique that appears to have worked incredibly well. Fantastic job, amigo.
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:iconlittlemissalexius:
LittleMissAlexius Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She's so beautiful, i love the face and you did great with the armor~
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:iconpaulashins:
paulashins Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
I am really impressed with the values here!
And besides, the colours you used are so bright and alive, I think this is the picture I most love from your gallery :D
Featured it here: [link]
Just stunning! Must study it! :heart:
Take care! :hug:
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Jkuo Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
:aww: Thanks for the feature! Glad you think so highly of this one!
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Lost-in-the-Frost Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Divine
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binkibonsai Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Beautiful; you did some marvelous work with the hair, eyes and skin. Bravo.
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Moonstarsz Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
very nice
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Twinhound Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooh... I like it XD
geez reminds me so much of the valkyrie profile franchise
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:iconjkuo:
Jkuo Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
haha thanks!
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:icontwinhound:
Twinhound Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcomes~
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:iconrepinswodahs:
repinswodahs Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
I want to draw like this one day ;A;
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:iconjkuo:
Jkuo Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
You can do it! :)
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:iconorcbruto:
orcbruto Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wonderful! :love:
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:iconjkuo:
Jkuo Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Thanks!
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Arppis Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Love it.

I got really nothing against cleavages. But I often find it funny how female knights leave cleavage open. :D

Maybe it's a nice advantage vs. male soldiers and in diplomacy?
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Euxiom Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Pure awesomeness. <3 Love hte colors and freckles and armor and...everything XD
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:iconjkuo:
Jkuo Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Thanks!
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Awesome work here
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:iconjkuo:
Jkuo Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Thanks!
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LegoVasavouchi Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I love the hint of freckles; she looks so soft and sweet, and that armor is very cool. Love it much!
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:iconjkuo:
Jkuo Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Thanks! c:
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:iconkilladroid:
killadroid Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's pretty man :)
Did you like using the grayscal method first?
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:iconjkuo:
Jkuo Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Thanks! Yes it's a method I like a lot :)
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idreamofunicorns Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
This is so amazing~
She is both gorgeous and refined, her eyes are such pretty colors!
The armor is so detailed and beautiful!
I wish i was a knight and that i looked like that~
Thanks for this wonderful artwork!!
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Jkuo Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Thank you very much! :la:
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