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WARPAINT by DestinyBlue WARPAINT by DestinyBlue
If it's war you want, it's war you'll get. I've played nice, but now I stand my ground. Don't underestimate me, I'll show you just how deadly my sting can be.

Inspired by a girl I saw putting on makeup on a train, it was a pretty bumpy ride, but she knew exactly what she was doing, eyeliner in one flick, lipstick gliding in a perfect circle, I swear she also stopped just before a really bumpy bit, like she knew. Honestly I thought even if it did go wrong, like she got lipstick on her cheek, she would just roll with it and turn it into warpaint. She had that kind of determination, it already looked like she was applying warpaint! :D

I've been working from life more recently and wanted to test my skills, also using a limited palette, which is very rare for me! XD Still working on getting better. Hope you like so far ^-^ Hmm think I made it too blurry though... trying to control focus and limit unnecessary detail..

Peace, love and warpaint,
~Destinyblue x:heart:x

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EmmZeeGRFX Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  New member Professional Interface Designer
this is amazing, and very inspiring.
Lajnia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
asdfghjkl :heart:!
InsanelyCute Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Inspired by a girl I saw putting on makeup on a train, it was a pretty bumpy ride, but she knew exactly what she was doing, eyeliner in one flick, lipstick gliding in a perfect circle, I swear she also stopped just before a really bumpy bit, like she knew.

That's probably because she did. She may be on that train daily, on her way to work or school, for example and knows every station. Thus, she does her make-up on-board not wasting any time at home! And yes, that would be warpaint since every-day life is a fight (or at least a massive struggle) for most of us!

And I like how the colour is NOT put on the lips but used under the eyes like some amazone of a native folk would do. The lipstick is used against the Western definition of "the weapons of a woman" - which is beauty stuff! Although in reality she is too much of a girly, she does not look like she wants to be nice and conform and pleasing CL kiss - but quite the opposite  Chainsaw .

Greetings from InsanelyCute!

PS: and while we're at it: I scrolled down the avatars to find some kick-ass-chick. Could not find one. Instead, I stumbled over at least six boob-wiggle-avatars...
Mikathegold Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredibly bada**.
Bandit-The-Wolfess Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I love this one!
ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Great work!
vril1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Professional Photographer
i love it!!
DIKAAESS Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
All of your Artworks are amazing, you're doing a very good job !
ElvinGearMaster Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I may not out on makeup, but that woman has my respect.
The red stands out along with the green. Beautiful.
comlinkN Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  New member Hobbyist Filmographer
love her complexion!
liltwinstar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Your characters are so Beautiful and original....I like them all. Refreshing gallery!
ninergirl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
first off all i love your art...alot. it gives a completely different look of modern topics. Two is how mad would you be if (just out of pure fun) I photo-shopped this to look like Taylor swift? so here is the link and yep i can delet it if you want me too.

SilentHex96 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
She looks so fierce. Love that contrast between the red lipstick and everything else.
flolo98 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  New member
All your artwork is soooo amazing!!! wish i could draw like that:)
FailureOfNegativity Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would die if i could draw that
LeDarkness1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
psychobeauty4 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015   Artist
SaiyukiTheOtaku Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of a close friend of mine! She puts on her warpaint with similar determination C: Love it.
ktcorchado Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
lets go to war!~
amberblade Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
I have to say that I love your style. <3 Also that this image instantaneously reminded me of Fall Out Boy's song Phoenix.
NinjaBrony817 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  New member Student General Artist
Yes, it's not just me! :score: V3 
OnurahArt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014   Digital Artist
kitonifade22 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
sweet and brave, strong and fragile
and once again, beautiful
Liebevolla Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sweet ~
MaweeH Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh gorgeous pewdiepie gasp Pikachu gasp Plz GIF Steven Universe - Gasp! 
creative-candy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i freaking love your art style!!
SForSkitty Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How real men do it.

Axe-Canabrava Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Applying makeup! (like a baws!)
Archangel3003 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
I looked for you at Cardiff Comic Con today to buy this print as I promised I'd come back and do, but I couldn't see you there!
AyaelShay Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Writer
UnbearableME Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
well done :)
RoseliaTyler Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
love it
Artmania1234 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I love how strong this picture makes me feel as a woman! amazing job!
mangasketchartist Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Really good
Epixelle Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This feels very strong and almost brave to me.... I like it a lot!
fishofglass Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Very Nice!
LotusThePirate Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this image so much :D
Yael3 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student General Artist
great idea :)
Passin Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
MoNikko Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
RoisinDubh9542 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loving it! 
Trinitystarlight Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
I love this!
saturnpsice Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
All your work is absolutely STUNNING!
TotalFangirl985782 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
I think I'm in love with this.... it's so amazing
IkyVicky Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student General Artist
its not too blurry. Its awesome. No one could have done better.Love i love it.
Suiish Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of my faves and it greets me daily when i walk past my living room wall <3 Thank you so much /;u;\ This is perfect though i aspire to be someone like her, , to have the courage sometimes to put that mask on and walk outside and take the day.. sometimes can be hard ... but yusyus this is gorgeous!! <3 Thank you!! <3 
ArcoIris-Gato Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :)
FollowingButterflies Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the muted palette, it seems so fitting with this piece, I particularly like the subtle detail on the mouth, you can tell it took a lot of dedication but it is no way overworked, perfection. As usual your eyes hold so much hidden emotion that touches your soul if you look too long, so long you can barely pull yourself away.
BoxesareCurtains Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
InnocenceOfOurHearts Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how wild her facial expression looks like. 
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