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Crayola - Soul Searching by artisticalshell Crayola - Soul Searching by artisticalshell
“The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul.” ~ Wassily Kandinski

Tools:
Crayons, Pen, Photoshop, iPhone4

Process:
Photoshop manip of the iris of my crayola drawing: latinabarbie.deviantart.com/ar…

I drew the eye with crayon, photographed it and posted it in the link above. I then selected the iris only and put it in a separate file in photoshop. I used the liquify tool so that it was a perfect circle and added a slight shadow to the corners, liquified the pupil to form a heart and adjusted the colors with a 30% gradient overlay and brought out the white in the highlights. Added a layer of stars as an extra touch. The reason I manipulated the photo is for a circle shaped necklace I am making with just the iris. But then after I was done I thought, hmmm wonder what it would look like if I put the iris back in the original photo. This was the result.

Side note: Keep the cleavage jokes to yourself, don't waste your time because I will delete them! Unless you're a home schooled per-pubescent 14 year old teen that just discovered the internet for the first time through this photo, there's really nothing you haven't seen here before! Plus, there are plenty much more revealing images on dA to keep you entertained. I really don't seen the big deal. But I digress...

These are the exact dimensions of the photo without a crop as it was taken. Instead of cropping the photo, i left the entire photo as it was taken to show perspective of what I could see as the photo was literally being taken from my face. I opened up the TimerCam app on my iPhone, set it for 5 seconds, positioned myself and my hands as you see here and snapped the photo with my top lip. Took a few tries before I got this shot ;)

To see more of my art go to facebook.com/ARTfromtheheART | instagram artisticalshell as i don't post on dA often due to time restrictions.
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:icondrawu2:
Drawu2 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Epic work simply outstanding. 
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:iconpumpkingirl20:
PumpkinGirl20 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I agree with AzakiShimo!!!!
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:iconazakishimo:
AzakiShimo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
that is soooo cool!
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:icontheslydragon:
TheSlyDragon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist
i like this one a lot. good job.
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:iconaliemey:
AlieMey Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Featured here: [link] :D
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:iconkidd-breon:
Kidd-Breon Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
... Teach me your ways XD. This is amazing!
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:icongladddragon:
Gladddragon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no matter how much soul searching i do i never seem to get any where!Do you have any advice?
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:icongommpen:
Gommpen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
omG ! it so amazing drawing, i love it !!
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:iconformyladyartemis:
ForMyLadyArtemis Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*Jaw drops so wide it falls off*
This is so incredible! Its just so...so...jashgdajb OMG! So unbelievably BEAUTIFUL!
*faves*
XD! You took the photo with your mouth? That's really funny :XD: and hard, frankly.
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:iconmissdelayingit:
Missdelayingit Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SOO amazing. I can't even imagine doing that with crayons. You have an amazing gift! I love it. :)
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:iconoka415:
oka415 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
WOAH MY GOSH!
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:iconmizu-wartris1:
Mizu-Wartris1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please tell me this was not done completely with crayons, because I might just have to Watch you.
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:iconphotelle:
PhotElle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Loved this so much it's featured here [link] thanks for being awesome!! :)
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:iconizioy101:
izioy101 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist
This is so freaking Cool!
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
TEARING AT MY HEART.....Nice work...love the abstract performance...:heart:
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:icontwinkies670:
twinkies670 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconboborchard:
boborchard Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
How the...whoah....GREAT!
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:icontrojenmonkey:
TrojenMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
She greatly edited the colors, that's how.
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:iconnegative-creeq:
negative-creeq Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome artwork ^^, love the quote from kandinskys you added, hes one of my favourtie artists XD.
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:iconjoeybelle18:
JoeyBelle18 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is honestly blowing my mind. So cool!!! :D I love crayola.
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:iconartgeeksparkle:
ArtGeekSparkle Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
This drawing is AMAZING !!!
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:iconjaskowiakphotography:
JaskowiakPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice drawing, along with the photo manipulation. It really makes for a great piece of art. The matter of taking the picture sounds very tricky indeed. Wonderful job!
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:iconitsmechrista:
itsmechrista Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really sweett :D
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:iconshockdr:
ShockDr Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012   General Artist
you rock, you know that?
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:iconxianxiu-ling:
xianxiu-ling Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist
wow~this is amazing!
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:icondragon-flames:
dragon-flames Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   Photographer
lovely i really like the meaning behind this lovely all around.
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:icongratte-ciel:
Gratte-Ciel Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   General Artist
This is amazing! Simply stunning use of crayons!
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:iconnuclearmango:
NuclearMango Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
There's such a huge, grand presence to this picture. The misc. blurred subjects up close only add to it. Beautiful capture. <3
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:iconhabakam:
Habakam Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
BEAUTIFUL!!!
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:iconcheyluvsu03:
cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's really cool!
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:iconaureobae:
AureoBae Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
awe-provoking. I love your idea and exceptional execution.
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:iconmoonbabe1989:
moonbabe1989 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Crayons? Woooooow good job! :+favlove: Love all the colors and interesting idea!!
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:iconkryione:
Kryione Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
WAW IT'S SUCKING ME IN..................
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:iconreinestrife:
ReineStrife Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your upper lip? Talent~
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:iconluckystar184:
luckystar184 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That's epic!!! ;)
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:iconthewingedboggart:
TheWingedBoggart Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think this is a great mix of realistic artistry and surrealism, the shadowing and color are just lovely, Well done!
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:icondrakora5588:
drakora5588 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
woooahh that's cool
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:iconcoyote-grey:
Coyote-Grey Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Holy crap, you have both great talent, and great skill. The detail's exquisite and the colors are beautiful. It's hard to believe that you used crayons. Keep up the good work Milady.
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:iconcitrineleaves:
citrineleaves Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My goodness, I can barely make a decent tree using crayons. This is one of the coolest drawings I've seen today.
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:iconfluffluver1:
fluffluver1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!! :3 detail is amazing i give u 2 thumbs up! :)
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:iconmarudeth:
Marudeth Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Amazing word. But I must ask you a question. Did you took the photo with your mouth or what? Hahaha, just joking.
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:iconmarudeth:
Marudeth Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
work*
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:iconartisticalshell:
artisticalshell Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
yes i did actually. its in the description :)
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:icon666darks:
666Darks Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just amazing. :D
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:iconpeytonjune:
PeytonJune Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
That's crayon? Holy crap. good job girl. :)
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:iconpeanuts-kill:
Peanuts-kill Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
epic
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:iconwarmteardrops:
warmteardrops Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
so nice!!! omg this is awesome :DD i love the coloring of the eye... you chose amazing colors...
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:iconkaye00:
Kaye00 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I just imagine the eye thinking "Aghhh!! Geddoff! What are you doing?!"
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:iconvyacob:
VYacob Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Eternal Awesomeness.
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:icontherattmann:
TheRattmann Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
great shot! I love what you did with this

and on a side note I didn't even notice the cleavage until after I read the description XD
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