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My parents and my grandparents think its a pretty boy. One of the largest portraits I have ever done. 60" by 40" inch. Does it really look that Androgynous ? Maybe that's why I really like this painting.

By Ivan Alifan

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Given 2012-09-16
She by *alifann ( Suggested by kaylabarbeau and Featured by SRudy )
PageOHaraWriter Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
To me they looks androgynous, and I love that! It adds to the feeling of the piece, with not many distinguishing characteristics but the deep captivating stare.
Vermouth1991 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
I think it's a girl, then again I'm not easily fooled by hairstyles.
ElementInfinity Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Well... at first glance I saw the character as a girl.

I'm not sure how you meant for it to be seen, but that's my first impression.


I really hope you feel supported by all the fans you have. Your works are incredible, and you're greatly admired for your talent, and how you show yourself and your ideas through your works.
mir-mir-mir Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love your works!! You can come and check my works if you want to.
krittik Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
are you from Ukraine?
Kiccyke Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
....I love you art *----------------------------* O_O
v242 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Facial characteristics are that of a young, pubescent boy, but the delicateness of the hands lend the viewer (or this viewer in particular) to determine that this is an image of a female.

First glance = male.
Further glances = female.

Lollipop-fop Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
looks like a woman to me
mindless-sheep Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
immediately read it as a girl... but the androgyny here is really great. and so is your painting! :love:
scorpionet69 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
This is absolutely beautiful work, the face, the hand....
moonsloth Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Writer
She's so beautiful. This is so amazingly done. Seriously oh gosh. This is gorgeous.
zorchminion Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I airbrush. Can't handle oils for the life of me, but of I could, I'd want my stuff to look just like this, or Giancola's, or Watwood's, or Bower's, or Ryder's....etc
Thalana Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Wonderful art ! When up close, she is very feminine , but at first I thought she was a very sweet boy. It`s the hair - some woman looks very boyish with that hairdo.
Your details, shadows and lights, it is all perfection ! :star: :star: :star:
cesaretanassi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice job
orinoco1973 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your style of painting
KevinBurris Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Very good work
DieHardGuardGirl Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely androgynous. But I like that. It makes you look longer.
Elucidator Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic work!
AimieCross Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
well, i think it is actually magical because of this gender-tension you portrayed of her
pastorbill Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
To me it's feminine, the hands and fingernails, the mouth and eyes and the scarf. The short hair, well lots of women wear their hair as short as that in Queensland Australia because of the heat. I am really taken with your art, the proportions are so good, so is your light and shadow. Also the way you catch the mood with the eyes and the look from your subject. Your handling of fabrics is fascinating to me. The scarf is prominent with its detail in pattern and edging, but the coat is in the background forcing one's eyes to the scarf, the hands, and the face and the eyes. It's as though she has caught you looking, as you find what a fascinating, lovely woman she is. The faint beginning of smile is showing.
xYURENx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Вот это да о___о круто, у меня нет слов
marchetooo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Everything comes from the hair style. but it looks like a girl, though. It`s enough to look at her hands and you`ll see the female. Very nice portrait!
GuardianOfEvermore Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
juliodelrio Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow men, great work with the light, and textures
simonpark81 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the subtle blends of shade and tone you create. your work reminds me of the ancient masters of the rennaissance. great stuff! well done:clap:
ninated Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Very nice portrait. I really love how you added just enough details but kept it painterly!
CharlieCelis Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love love love the scarf so much <3
SculptorSteven Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Artist
pure class
GregoryTom Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So amazing!
iCrabson Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ukrainian style
uescehae Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
dorian gray as a female!
samoholic Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry, but yes this look quite androgynous, but I can really see some strong feminine qualities in the face as well as male. Beautiful work though, congrats on the DD.
Utakoloid Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I seriusly don't think she looks like a pretty boy, she looks like a girl or maybe a non pretty boy xD
AirienLotr Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, thank you.
Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student General Artist
It does look very androgynous, tho not unearthly androgynous. More rooted in what a bishounen or a shorthaired girl would look like.
caillteone Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Outstanding . . .
rajasegar Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work.
Thanks for sharing...
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DanielZeppo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
lobech2012 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
evusha Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Interface Designer
love this portrait:heart:
bquillen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Beautiful piece! Very feminine and sensual...reminds me of John Singer Sargent. I love the hands.
grey-rat Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Gorgeous. The scarf is executed wonderfully, there is no misstep in the detail of the folded pattern. And the hands and skin look absolutely translucent. It's very intriguing :-)
Mapett Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
влажная работа
ButterflyFish Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Wonderful :love:
HisBelovedPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good!!!! My goodness! Very good job indeed!
Antinicole Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes he is a VERY beautiful boy :heart:
At the first look I thought it was Eddie Redmayne :D
Swagmaster9000 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
plz watch me
Lectro-the-hedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
only if you watch me
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Submitted on
September 15, 2012
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/3 second
Focal Length
100 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 31, 2012, 12:12:16 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
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