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Amber Benson by Flynn-the-cat Amber Benson by Flynn-the-cat
Amber Benson, who played Tara Maclay in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and was Willow's girlfriend.

Started this at the same time as the one below (got bored with this one and tried to paint her in another style)



Got stuck on the eyes and finally finished up this evening. (I'm supposed to be doing homework - but I just realised that the deadline for printing for Armageddon is right on top of me)

Here, I went and used the hair colour from Tara's first appearance, which was a very pale bleached whitish-blonde; her natural colour is brown. I did that for two reasons: firstly, to challenge myself a bit, and not take it directly from the reference photograph (and hair is HARD, so that may have been a mistake!) and secondly, because I was somewhat fascinated with the colour and wanted to explore it a bit.

Total time: Eight hours
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Mentor6pclear Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
I'll always miss her....
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frankenrory Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
amazing picture
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconfrankenrory:
frankenrory Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
no probs
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LauraRepetti Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
This is GORGEOUS :hug:
Amazing job on the hair :heart:
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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LauraRepetti Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
No Problem at all :heart:
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madscientist86 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
the hair colour came out great! and the eyes! and i think overall its getting better, not sure how but there you go.
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Miss-A-sketches Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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o-Zabethy Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student General Artist
I'd love to tell you what a great job you've done, but honestly your work looks like 'paint overs', and it kind of confuses me. Do you have any WIPs for either to reference?
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh drat. You said WIPs; I can upload one, but I think all I've got is the one in the cached version of [link] (try
[link] ) - I haven't updated the small version in the slideshow up the top yet.

I can open up ArtRage and take a few screenshots, if you'd like :D
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do reference *very* closely - it gets boring, and I don't do many like this, but I'm not good enough to just abandon the reference and fly yet (sadly >.<) but it's not a paintover.

The face was from [link]

and the hair colour [link] and [link] (I should link, but the photos are all over the internet so I'm a bt uncertain where to link to. A google on 'Amber Benson" brings them up quite quickly)
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bolsterstone Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010   General Artist
It's good, Flynn old boy. Looks like lots of the glazing, dry strokes on this one...
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, a lot of that's the texture - I've been painting onto canvas textures and such a lot more these days :D
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bolsterstone Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010   General Artist
Makes sense.
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Loivisse Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Tara!! <33
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES! :D
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randomranma Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. :)
Well done~
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^
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