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RedPandaDee
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I am going to start a series of portrait sketches and paintings of my friends and those I'm about to know. In return of my work, I ask the subject to share with me a personal story that's very memorable to you. It could be as intimate as your first love that was rejected or the memory of the last moments by the bedside of a dying relative who had profound impact on your life. It could be the experience of battling a disease, or the struggle for recognition and approval from a person that may never grant it.

The story is not for direct implementation but to help set the mood and to capturing something that's uniquely you as I paint. I only ask that the story to be entirely true, at least according to your memory. You can choose whether to be credited as the model, and if the story gets posted with the painting.
The reason I want to do this is simple, because it's a privilege to get to know a person, whoever this person is. Whether it's the head of state or a murderer on death roll. And by knowing I don't mean the artificial sense of knowing, such as having an alias in your phone book, a card in your pocket, or a face you recognize but remember very little of. We are all shaped by the lives we live through, and each individual ongoing life is made of many events that impacted and shaped you. By hearing your story, I get to know even just a fragment of you, forming an impression which I shall try to digest and embed in the painting through each brushstroke.
Ideally the painting would be done live. But for people outside London or UK, we will have settle for a photo as reference. Do tell me your story though, so I can help pick the most appropriate reference.
This is an experimental process i would like to try, please contact me through message to discuss details. I reserve the right to choose the subject.

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:iconrichjack75:
RichJack75 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Your style keeps evolving.  Impressive and interesting.  Wonderful technique
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:iconredpandadee:
RedPandaDee Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! Yes evolve I must, the latest result is closer to the appropriate style for the context.
Thanks for the continuous support!
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HardBargainArt Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have just discovered your gallery, and absolutely adore it, especially your transgender works. I invite you to visit my gallery as well, specifically the Transgender folder. Your work is simply breathtaking.
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blancj11 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Your art, from a serious portrait to sexy futa ghost you never stop to amaze us. Just discovered your art and gallery, so much powerfull illustration. Can look a little sketchy when we are too close but moving back a little and... Woah... °o°
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:iconredpandadee:
RedPandaDee Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much, it's a great pleasure to be able to share with people what we all consider beautiful. Meow :3 
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blancj11 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
You're greatly welcome... Your illustration keep a realistic touch so it make an amazing combo, please never stop to amaze us... But be careful with NSFW, people who come because of that wont be able to enjoy your soft illustration and in other way people who come because your SFW art may be a little surrpised with your gallery... XD

And just a question, there is a chance you accept requests or commissions? I really want to ask you if you may be interested to take part of my Rosalina x girl project while pairing Rosalina from Mario galaxy with any other girl you want (you can understand more about Rosalina in my profile or blogs: www.rosalinaxgirl.blogspot.com/ or www.rosalinaandgirl.blogspot.com/ for soft).
My dream is to have a lot of different styles/artists and a picture by you must be sooo nice...

Have a nice day and continue upload great stuff... ^^
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RedPandaDee Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the suggestion. I use to separate my work onto two accounts, divided by their context, but in the end I felt it was too much effort and pointless to hide one from the other, they are after all, all coming from the same brain.
Survey result in many developed countries shows that people have greater fear for offending others than fear for death, I don't go out of my way to offend others, but if some choose to be offended, there's not much I can do other than continue to be myself.
Come to think of it, it's actually a very efficient way to filter real friends. Those who don't judge, who will offer understanding and love will stay. The others can all go away.
I'll have a go at the Rosalina project when time allows, maybe after moving home later this month.
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BethanyHunter Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Superb work. Very creative!
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Maverrix Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is really lovely. :) What kind of PS brushes do you use?
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:iconredpandadee:
RedPandaDee Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you. They are brushes captured from certain shapes of stain or splash, with high res texture attached to them to create a dynamic effect.
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