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Dreaming of Revelry by Sewwy Dreaming of Revelry by Sewwy
In February, I was lucky enough to be contacted by Advanced Photoshop UK Magazine (www.advancedphotoshop.co.uk) in regards to making a tutorial about vexel art.

Now, not only what I terribly excited about this because it would be my first freelance job, but more importantly it will be (to my knowledge) the first ever occurrence of not only vexel art being published in a magazine, but a vexel art tutorial being published.

This is HUGE guys! Huge!

This would be the vexel I created for that specific tutorial. It's a six page spread, as well as featured on the cover, so I'm pretty excited!

To anyone in the UK - GO AND BUY THE MAGAZINE! If you're not in the UK, you can order it online, or if you're lucky enough to have it sold in your country, definitely wait for it to appear on your shelves.

OMFG THE VEXEL COMMUNITY IS GOING PLACES. I'm so unbelievably happy.


Yes, the file size is huge. The full-body is HALF the size of what it was when I was making it - the snippets are previews of the full size. It was created in PhotoshopCS3 over a period of about a week, and my computer really disliked me by the time I was done. It's several hundred layers, and considering the size of each layer, I guess you can understand why my iMac wanted to explode by the time I was done.

I apologise for the watermark. I'm lucky to be able to share this with you to start with, I really don't want people going around and stealing my work, especially because it's not just done for the fun of it.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-07-28
" I think it's absolutely fantastic that this deviant has not only gotten published in a UK magazine with a tutorial accompanying this piece... but it also made the front cover of the magazine! " -ChewedKandi

Dreaming of Revelry by *Sewwy ( Suggested by ChewedKandi and Featured by PurpelBlur )
:iconjustlastknight:
First let me start by congratulating you on your publish!
I spent a LONG time staring at this piece, the eys drew me in and kept me there (I have a thing for eyes.) When I finally managed to pull myself away and noticed the detail that went into this piece, I was more than amazed.
The skin colouring is spot on, the shadows fall just right, but that was far outweighed by the detail in the hair and lashes, the clumps in the lashes, give this piece a life of its own, and you feel as if she will step off the screen. She looks like she was modelled on a real person, nice facial structure, lovely skin & hair, and beautiful eyes.
All in All a wonderful piece that deserves the acknowledgement you obviously got.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
55 out of 58 deviants thought this was fair.

:iconchewedkandi:
Well the only piece I feel would be right to critique would be your most recent vexel.

When I first saw this, I'm not afraid to admit it... I think I left a wet patch, my whole body pulsated and I got little bits of pleasure in places I never knew existed.

First, second and third glances at this and you are struck in awe... the craftmanship is amazing... technique wise it's near on a masterpiece.

The skin is so smooth but still shows the shapes used... the eyes are so piercing and you've added a lot of care into each one to make them sparkle like a lake on a crystal clear dawn.

The hair... did I tell you how much I love the hair? I'm sure I have done before Sarah. Hair is something I love looking at and there is obvious that a great deal of love and care has went into this.

But lets be honest, you want to know how you could improve... and I can tell you I've sat here scratching my right tit on things.

Skin isn't one tone... although the skin is near on perfect and flawless, I think with the level of realism you're pushing, I think in your next realistic vexel you could try adding maybe some subtle grey areas to the corners of the eyes... maybe a little red near the nose... maybe some blush to bring out the cheek bones.

The lips which frankly are possibly the best lips I've ever seen on a realism vexel are amazing... they floored me... seriously, all this time since you uploaded this, I'm still trying to pick my jaw off the floor... I think the edges of the lips that meet the skin could be a little more softer... maybe if you duplicated the layer and made it a little bigger and lowered the opacity around it to soften that edge... just something small like that.

You're one of my favourite vexel artists and one of my best friends online and I know I can say this without you being in a mood with me... you're a highly creative and skillful artist... although this was done for a magazine and you were showing off to the world the vexel genre... I think I'd be at the front of the cue of all your adoring fans to see you starting to add modifications to your portraits - adding that little bit extra flare.

In closing, even though I've written out some things to tackle in your next, I have to say out of all the vexels/vectors I've critiqued, this has been my favourite... out of all the vexels I've ever seen... this has been my favourite. You've not only set a high bar for yourself but other artists in the genre.

Love ya cunt nugget :hug:
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:iconjason-haynes:
jason-haynes Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is a great tut, too. I've used it in the past and came back to use it again!!
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:iconjason-haynes:
jason-haynes Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had to search high and love to find the link to the tut on there site. Here it is, blog.advancedphotoshop.co.uk/t…
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ArtFashion2014 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Flawless love it!
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:iconmarin6960:
marin6960 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning
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:iconndrienugrie:
ndrienugrie Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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:iconasemharun:
asemharun Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!
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:iconvallia:
Vallia Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg...how is this possible @_@ where can i find your tutorials? X(
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:iconsewwy:
Sewwy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Digital Artist
Forgive the massive delay on this reply, I don't log in to dA much anymore. My tutorials were in some 2009 and 2010 Digital Artist and Advanced Photoshop magazines. I'm not sure they would be easily available anymore.
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AQuadroGRAphx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Totally amazing!
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:iconxnappax:
xNappax Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Awesome!
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:icontopsi91:
topsi91 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Which program do you use to make this? Photoshop or..?
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:iconbluegirls15:
BlueGirls15 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Nice!
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:iconanjeliko:
Anjeliko Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
great!
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bhabyq15 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
what a cute art . :)) LOVE IT .
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:iconplakotar13:
plakotar13 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a superb piece of work! I could sit and stare at it for hours! Congratulations! I have the Advanced Photoshop bookazine sitting on my desk with your work on the cover!
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:iconsewwy:
Sewwy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011   Digital Artist
Oh, thank you so much :) I hope you find the tutorial somewhat useful :)
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Seth31088 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Yeah i buy the Advanced Photoshop german Magazine with this tutorial and it realy help me to understand this art. THX :)

PS sorry for my bad english ;)
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:iconsewwy:
Sewwy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   Digital Artist
Oh you're so welcome :) Be sure to send me a link to any uploaded deviations you've made using the tutorial, I'd love to see:)
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LittleJuniper Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Oh my god, I saw this on the cover!!!


bawww... sorry, jusy spazzing out. Love this, btw! It's absolutely amazing!
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:iconsewwy:
Sewwy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011   Digital Artist
LOL yes, it was featured on the cover of the issue, and also the cover of their huge best-of-the-year tutorials issue.

But thank you all the same :)
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diana-amazin Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Pure. PURE awesomeness
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:iconalexandrelias:
Alexandrelias Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
I do not have words.
Fantastic!
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:iconsewwy:
Sewwy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:icontiagosemh:
TiagosemH Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010   Digital Artist
Nice Work. Congratulations
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:iconsewwy:
Sewwy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010   Digital Artist
Cheers =)
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:iconblastdesign:
BlastDesign Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Wooww.....
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:icondollynho:
Dollynho Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Amazing, Congratulations :D
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:iconvaida00:
Vaida00 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Fabulous : ) Especially i like hairs. :super:
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:iconseraphoid:
Seraphoid Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i featured this in my Art colection 2! (look on my page)
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:iconseraphoid:
Seraphoid Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i featured this in my Art colection 2! (look on my page)
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:iconpeyz4:
peyz4 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
outstanding
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:iconmburleigh8:
mburleigh8 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is awesome, I would really like to learn how to do stuff like this.
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duCkieasdfasdf Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
this is so awesome
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:iconsewwy:
Sewwy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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jimmyJACKEDmyjimshoe Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Stunning!:love:
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:iconsewwy:
Sewwy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010   Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconmogasaki:
Mogasaki Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
We... we have this magazine in our apartment. XD
Awesome.
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:iconsewwy:
Sewwy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010   Digital Artist
Good to hear :D
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simoneyvette Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
I bought Advanced Photoshop - The Premium Collection Vol 4 with this gorgeous piece on the cover and a brilliant tutorial inside, all the way on Kangaroo Island, off the southern coast of Australia. In the newsagents! Thought you might like to know that it has hit our shores so far away.

A brilliant tut and image - well done! :clap:
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:iconsewwy:
Sewwy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010   Digital Artist
Hahaha, yes, I know! I got terribly excited when I found it in the Borders where my brother works in Sydney :) Needless to say, I bought it ;)

<33 Glad you liked it!
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MSpattern Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
I bought this issue. I have it in my backpack right next to me. I live in America and you would be happy to know that people can find it in Barns and Nobles book stores; they don't have to go online to get it if they don't want to.

But anyway... I love your work. I hope to see more. Your awesome.
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:iconsewwy:
Sewwy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010   Digital Artist
That's wonderful! I love hearing about how global this issue has gotten!

Thank you :)
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ElisiumCosplay Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I live in Norway, and I saw that magazine! I thought that the cover was beautiful!
Great job.
I really want to try Vexel art myself, but I just don't have "time" for it right now, but maybe later :D

- Elise
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:iconsewwy:
Sewwy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks very much =D

Yeah, definitely don't pressure yourself into it when you're pressed for time. It takes a bit of getting used to.
:)
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rockFRASCH Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
great expression...great detail...
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rlhcreations Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I just got this magazine with this piece on the cover! Congrats! It looks great and I knew I had seen it on here! I haven't gone through it yet but I'm sure the tutorial is awesome! Again, congrats!
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:iconsewwy:
Sewwy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009   Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much :D Enjoy the magazine, I hope the tutorial is helpful =)
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:iconrlhcreations:
rlhcreations Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! :D

Well I just flipped through it right now (in between jobs at work) and I already have a good idea of the basics of how to vexel. I had no clue how to do it before! I'll have to give it a try! It looks really fun and I already enjoy vectoring! :D
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Blackfire-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely beautiful job!:clap:
awesome detail and realism:nod: the eyes, the lips even all the moles there is, both in the face and in the body:nod:
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Sewwy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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