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Starve the Ego, Feed the Soul by alifann Starve the Ego, Feed the Soul by alifann
Been trying to reconnect with my Russian roots.

Oil on Canvas 40" by 28"inch
Model: Kayla
By: Ivan Alifan


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:iconalaneart:
AlaneArt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013   Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece!  
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:iconandriymarkiv:
AndriyMarkiv Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
нот-бед Іван нот-бед!
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:iconmarty4110:
Marty4110 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Like! That tiny dot of white highlight on her nose works wonders. :-)
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:iconlonely89:
lonely89 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Hello...firt of all u r amazing artist,I really enjoyed ur gallery..i used this masterpiece as my tumblr avatar...i am also asking for the permission to post more pics from u
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:iconlenorrr:
Lenorrr Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist
очень красиво!
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:icondjcj-07:
DJCJ-07 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Awesomeness!
And the title is one of my favorite The Glitch Mob songs :D
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:iconvolodymyrivna:
Volodymyrivna Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
This is Ukrainian clothes)
In Russia there are absolutely another tradition clothes
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:iconu-ni-corn:
U-ni-corn Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...and Ukrainian :-) We also have got such clothing, but a little bit different. Vyshivankas.
Great art!
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:iconthelaughingdreamer:
TheLaughingDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is so beautiful just like your whole gallery
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:icontheanimalsright:
TheAnimalsRight Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The very air has been pinched - an outside nostalgia wants me to touch it
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:iconchli:
CHLI Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh that's cool you look Russian.
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured! [link]
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:iconguillermo-da-lucca:
Guillermo-da-Lucca Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Phenomenal. The color is striking. Just a little envious.
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:iconchonbi:
chonbi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Really wonderful edges!! I love the dramatic shadows.
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:icongilpires:
GilPires Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Thumbs UP!
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:iconladytinuz:
LadyTinuz Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work, I love the expression and the colours.
Whish I could look as snobby and alluring at the same time as her ^^
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:iconalberto-rios:
Alberto-Rios Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
excellent!
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:iconeastcorkpainter:
eastcorkpainter Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wonderful portrait, the eyes how they are slightly open, that's quite unique, one doesn't see that often. The light and shadows on the skin are wonderfully done also.
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:iconyasmin88:
Yasmin88 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   General Artist
Awesome title ! . I love how you visually represent it :O
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:iconchelseamay:
chelseaMay Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful. Queer but interesting. I like that :3
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:iconigorvet:
igorvet Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Greetings from Ukraine! :)
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:iconrndave:
RNDave Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Title inspired by the band The Glitch Mob, I suppose ;)
Great artwork, congratulations.
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:iconaleks-amorales:
Aleks-Amorales Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Иван, ты немножко ошибся: изображена девушка, но в мужской украинской сорочке. Поэтому родители и подумали что это мальчик))))
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Shelena-Alear Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Простите мое любопытство, но с чего вы взяли, что девушка изображена именно в украинской сорочке? И может тогда заодно объясните мне в чем разница между ней и русской, ибо я, как и автор, вижу русскую национальную рубаху Оо
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:iconaleks-amorales:
Aleks-Amorales Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Русская национальная рубаха это косоворотка (пример [link])
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:iconiyraemm:
IyraEMM Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you are my favourite.
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:iconfoxparades:
foxparades Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
absolutely incredible strokes
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Really nice job with this. Did you use red for the under painting, or did you just manage to make it pop everywhere? Either way, it works really well. I love the upward tilt of the model's head.
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QuincMSK Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice. Lots of depth and great patterns :D
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:iconkunthet:
kunthet Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
like
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:icontincek-marincek:
tincek-marincek Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
You have been featured here. I hope that this is OK :squee:
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:iconcynicalsyndrome:
CynicalSyndrome Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Photographer
Really pleasing texture, and the light over the face.
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:iconnochoiceleft:
NoChoiceLeft Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the brush strokes.
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:iconshipain:
shipain Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous painting
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:icondensity-tmr:
density-tmr Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Excellent - well done. Very nice feel to the skin
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:iconshiroi-nix:
shiroi-nix Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student
This look brought to mind Judith by Klimt.
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:iconalifann:
alifann Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh it does remind me of it.
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:iconhinotechi:
Hinotechi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwh, so great looking! It looks amazing. I love your style:la: And I saw your art on dA's :iconfbplz:-site and recognized it immediately:love::love:
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:iconalivethroughart:
alivethroughart Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Great shadows and colour in the face :omg: LIKE!!
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:iconsweetwreck:
sweetwreck Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
<3!
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:iconchocolatecookiecrumb:
Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazingly done, awesome style and wonderful colours! I love her expression <3
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:iconzohreh1991:
zohreh1991 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful :)
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:iconlaniessa:
laniessa Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow. This looks beautiful.
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:iconburningthemoon:
burningthemoon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
love this
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:iconcrashmypartyhard:
crashmypartyhard Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
HOW.
i need to work on tradiotinal drawing before i do photoshop. is that a good idea?
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:iconsinnerinchrist:
sinnerinchrist Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ivan, I have such love for your work! This truely has a wonderful energy about it... Such a beautiful piece in so many ways! Thanks!
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:iconalifann:
alifann Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thank you :D
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:iconvampiremuffinxx:
VampireMuffinxx Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing <3
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:iconthecoldpaw:
thecoldpaw Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastically done! ^^
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:iconnotsograceful95:
NotSoGraceful95 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is amazing. :jawdrop:
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