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Mojo Citrus by VAngelLJ Mojo Citrus by VAngelLJ
I've been working on this for a few months and, thanks to pushing & help from both `DCZed and ^Jules1983, I've finally finished it.

Photoshop CS3; pen tool; 609 layers; many many hours

Credits
The gorgeous stock is mojostock36 by ~mojobeian

and I used Have a Slice of Lime 3 by `FantasyStock as a reference for the limes.

I'll be redoing this one some time in the future to see how my techniques have changed and/or improved (hopefully), so some critique would be really useful now!

Edit:
Thank you ^Jules1983 for the DD, `timmy64 for suggesting it, and everyone who has faved this piece. It's very appreciated ^^
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Given 2008-11-20
I'm always amazed by what people can do with stock pictures. Mojo Citrus by ~VAngelLJ has been put together and vexelled so nicely,you wouldn't know it is not a photo upon first viewing, nor would you think that it consists of various pieces pierced together. Also, the combination of colors and the smoothness of this are truly astounding! ( Suggested by timmy64 and Featured by Jules1983 )

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:iconvexel-junkie:
Vexel-Junkie Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
one of the best I've seen so far... the colors really make it eye catching...
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconfawania:
Fawania Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful work , it deserve that time :)
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconjay-cozzy:
jay-cozzy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
great work :thumbsup:
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconbowokarikatur:
bowokarikatur Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional Artist
beautiful ... where is tutorial for link us ..
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh?
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:iconfurby0305:
Furby0305 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I really love the hair and colors! :love::heart:
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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2073154 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
awesome work...
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:icon2073154:
2073154 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
welcome
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:iconpixellorac:
pixellorac Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so beautiful! What a wonderful hair! :)
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconhollyist:
HollyIST Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
very well done!! especially the part around her lips and eyes!!
The hair-ribbon is not so good...
it somehow does not look right, if you understand what I mean... am not speaking of the coulor but of its form...

wholly a very great work!! :bow:
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HollyIST Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ and Im going to enjoy it !! ^^
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. This one is on my list to redo, so if I get round to that then it will be much better.
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grannygeek Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Wow..I just joined :iconvector-artists: and saw your work there..I love how you worked the limes into the art! It's like it was there in the original!

I'm fairly new to vexeling/vectoring..I was looking for the ways to do folds in fabric..Yours is one that caught my eye..So well done!

Did you learn from a particular tutorial?

Hugs, GG
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much - I've never thought that clothing was a strong point of mine, and it's certainly not something I particularly enjoy doing ^^; I've never really looked at tutorials on clothing either, I found my own way with that through trial and error. In my opinion, that's the best way to learn - try something. If it doesn't work, try something else :D

Thanks for your support.
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grannygeek Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Well you're very good at what you do! I sort of feel my way around and try different things, plus read tutorials..Then try to put it all together..

Thanks for your reply!
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, I hope it all goes well for you.
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:iconsiskin:
siskin Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks fresh and alive, very nice! :D
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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isaacster39 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
Wow, stunning digital work. I'm very impressed already. I'm sure if I knew more about vector art, I'd be even more impressed ;) Keep up your outstanding work!

By the way, I'm your 1000th favorite on this picture. :) Congrats!
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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:iconjules1983:
Jules1983 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks doll.
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vector-artists Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
:bulletyellow::bulletorange::bulletpink::bulletred::bulletpurple: you're featured in our latest news-article!!! :bulletpurple::bulletred::bulletpink::bulletorange::bulletyellow:

THE BEAUTY OF VEXEL ART_02

please check the :+favlove: under our icon if you like the news :nod:

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many thanks and have a nice day!!! greetz, =cybaBABE
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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vector-artists Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
You're welcome!

Cheers
=VashTastic
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:iconanatomyofadream:
Anatomyofadream Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the green =) there's so much detail I'm not even sure my computer could run photoshop with that many layers...

at any rate this is very pleasing to look at!
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I thought my computer may die part way through, but it did okay.
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zsuzsiSzC Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
awesome!!!!!!!!! :clap: :worship:
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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thedarkwalrus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
she looks tasty
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I think.
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:iconpsycho-pigeon:
psycho-pigeon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. That's awesome.
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconpsycho-pigeon:
psycho-pigeon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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DragonInk7 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
Featured this amazing piece of art in my journal!! Congrats on the DD!
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:iconvangellj:
VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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DragonInk7 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
You're welcome!!
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Been having a look at your gallery and to see how much you've improved since your first one is absolutely amazing... you've certainly gotten a style in leaps and bounds.

I'm not so keen in your shading technique, it does look a bit posterised in the shading, however the way you do hair is to die for, so controlled and neat... fantastic.

It's been a pleasure viewing your gallery :) - keep up the excellent work :)
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VAngelLJ Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have since changed the way I shade, actually. I'll possibly redo a lot of this one when I find the time for it. The reason being is I did used to posterize the image before vectoring/vexelling, until I learnt it looked better when I didn't ^^; Sadly I don't have anything to show of my newer techniques yet since it takes me a good few months to finish a complete vector/vexel. Though if you check out the pic of lips I recently posted, that gives some idea of my newer ways. And, thank you.
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ChewedKandi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Don't get me wrong, there isn't anything wrong with using posterising when you're starting out, but you obviously have a talent with seeing colour and I think it would be a lot more stylist without.

No no no - don't redo this... leave it how it is... if anything to look back in a year or two time and see the difference in your techniques!

I'd never redo anything of mine, cos I want my shit old stuff to remain as so, so when I feel down on a new piece I do, I can see the difference in how I've improved :)

Infact, I'm gonna devwatch your ass :P
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