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Tink by lithriel Tink by lithriel
Tink, the mischievous sprite

I tried a new technique this time. I love the realistic result. I used Nathie's skin brushes and they made all the difference. I'll be doing a step by step tutorial of this image soon.

This is not a photo manipulation or 3D render. There was no over-painting or tracing. She was painted by hand.

Brushes by [link]

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Photoshop CS4 + Wacom tablet about 15 hours
Prints available!
Thank you for looking.
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:iconilikecommas:
ILikeCommas Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thas' good Tink.
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:iconeruanna17:
Eruanna17 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful portrait!:clap: I like the realistic look very much. Especially the elf ear and also her hair style. She seems very serious, too...
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:iconfrienddesign:
Frienddesign Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!!
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:iconlaughbutts:
LaughButts Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, she is lovellllyyyy girl! 
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:iconhazysunray:
HazySunray Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love the simplicity in this piece. It's beautiful all on its own. 
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:iconedaherz:
EdaHerz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Wonderful! :heart:
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:icongisela1910:
gisela1910 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Beautiful painting, you are very generous and kind to share your tutorials, I am very grateful to you! :)
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:iconcynicalrhyme36:
CynicalRhyme36 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
I love this piece! I'm just waiting for her to turn her head and look at me. Lol
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:iconpaulobarrios:
paulobarrios Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
espectacular
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:iconalsii:
Alsii Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
very nice
Thank you!
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:iconmoyachiche:
moyachiche Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your beautiful artwork has been featured in my journal Here
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:iconjueann:
Jueann Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Beautiful!
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:iconlilianadark:
LilianaDark Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
just beautiful
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:iconzeroxee:
Zeroxee Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Beautifully done!
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! amazing work! :clap:
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:icontears-and-tragedies:
Tears-And-Tragedies Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's gorgeous!
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:iconmyartmystyle:
MyartMystyle Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconhumanhunter:
HumanHunter Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aw,she's so beautiful.
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:iconhettemaudit:
HetteMaudit Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
stunning art.
I'm impressed with the skin, it looks so real.
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:iconspellboundfox:
SpellboundFox Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh. This is beautiful & amazing.
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:icontlclark:
tlclark Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic. When's the tut coming?
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:iconlithriel:
lithriel Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've been plagued with morning sickness since discovering I was expecting last month. It has been delayed but I do hope to do this in between commercial projects soon.
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:icontlclark:
tlclark Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well congrats! and sorry for harassing you. And thanks for the fantastic art.
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:iconlithriel:
lithriel Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's done! [link]
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:iconravenofwar92:
RavenofWar92 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm completely amazed by this, it's beautiful!
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:iconmaaronn:
Maaronn Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing work!! <3 Wish I could use those skin brushes that good ;__;
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:iconkath-13:
Kath-13 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconpureverve:
pureverve Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Digital Artist
amazing job rendering this out, it pops very well. texture and lighting is perfect
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:iconlillacmess:
lillacmess Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is the most awesome picture of tink ever!
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:iconjazeira:
Jazeira Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
It's incredible.
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:iconbarananduen:
barananduen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012   General Artist
Soo gorgeous! I love how you did the skin - it's both realistic and magical at the same time. Really, really awesome :heart: and I love the hair!
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:iconnathie:
nathie Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, that is damn cool! You put them to very good use I see. XD
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:iconlithriel:
lithriel Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I hope you don't mind that I shamelessly put in a plug for those brushes in my tutorial. It really did make everything go soooo much faster and I hope it helps lots of other people too. [link] Thanks for the awesome resources.
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:iconnathie:
nathie Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
got finally around to take a look at it, I had probs with my browser. No, I donīt mind at all. :)
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:icontygir:
Tygir Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful. I especially love the ear! Hehe :)
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:iconbktuan:
BKTuan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to see the step by step.
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:icongeheroe:
Geheroe Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
So cute. Love it.
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:iconfyranuanser:
FyraNuanser Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Beautiful work. Impressive that you did all this by hand. I love the short hairstyle—makes a nice change and you can see the ears better :) Thanks for the link to Nathies's brushes, too—they are great.
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:icongreyareark1:
GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Wonderful image.
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:iconfadedvisage:
Fadedvisage Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
love it! :)
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:iconalexandra63:
Alexandra63 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome work!
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:iconarah019:
Arah019 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Gorgeous!
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:iconlimbothelost:
LimboTheLost Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Elves are meant to have short hair in my opinion. Somehow it makes them way more pretty.
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:iconcapitanarecondita:
CapitanaRecondita Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional
wonderful!!!!!!!!
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:iconreyhard:
Reyhard Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist
She-s so beatiful *_*
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:icondarlingmionette:
DarlingMionette Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
[link] <- Your work has been featured here :D
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:iconnatiagreenleaf:
NatiaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous!
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:iconmichael7s:
Michael7S Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Interface Designer
:omfg: WOW! :)
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:iconfavioho2:
favioho2 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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:iconrais1:
RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful painting :)
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