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Steve, I wonder if you read my thoughts. I'm looking for material with Jennifer right now.
Mon Jun 24, 2013, 10:38 AM
What about Jennifer Lawrence?
Sun Jun 23, 2013, 5:48 PM
I've looked and looked for pictures of Finola Hughes that feels right for me to work with, but I have not found any. Sorry.
Wed Nov 16, 2011, 5:04 AM
Finola Hughes, okay I'll check her out.
Wed Nov 9, 2011, 11:35 PM
I'd like to see Finola Hughes. She is just an extremely attractive woman.
Mon Nov 7, 2011, 8:33 AM
Now I have made ​​portraits of four guys in a row, a new record. Now wish for some portraits of girls for a while, please
Thu Jul 28, 2011, 1:08 PM
Sam Worthington and James Franco both have characteristics that I like.
Tue Jul 26, 2011, 1:41 AM
To "DoctorIanMalcolm" - Yes there may be a different picture of him in that case.
Tue Jul 26, 2011, 1:39 AM
what about another picture of him then ;o
Tue Jul 26, 2011, 12:26 AM
i have a few male suggestions. just in case there isn't one you want to do, i have more than one for you, such as Sam Worthington, Chris Evans, James Franco, and Jason Behr. i don't think i saw them.
Mon Jul 25, 2011, 12:13 PM
We will see if this is possible at all. I promise you absolutely nothing.
Sun Jul 24, 2011, 12:36 PM
Mmm.. I have doubts. I work only with high resolution pictures and such is not to obtain from that time. I checked around and I have find it difficult to find a single picture of 8MP (3200x2400) to work with with him on. I´m sorry. We will see if this is
Sun Jul 24, 2011, 12:35 PM
Like you said I had to put it here :p Jeff Goldblum oh and ...where he's on his best is jurassic park 1 or 2 :)
Sun Jul 24, 2011, 11:46 AM
I´m working on a Imogene Poots portrait now...
Tue Jul 12, 2011, 7:06 AM
I've seen her for the first time last day in a movie called "Centurion". I'm sure you will make a great picture of her :)
Sun Jul 3, 2011, 2:15 PM
Imogene Poots...Interesting suggestion, I've never done one on her before.
Sun Jul 3, 2011, 2:10 AM
Imogene Poots :)
Sun Jul 3, 2011, 2:06 AM
Christina Hendricks... I have made portraits of her before, but it was long ago. I'll think about it, she is very attractive.
Thu Jun 30, 2011, 12:00 PM
Christina Hendricks
Thu Jun 30, 2011, 11:40 AM
Write suggestions on who you would like to see a portrait of.
Sun May 15, 2011, 7:51 AM

Characters from TV series that I'm watching.

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Travis Fimmel by MaxTegmanAlyssa Sutherland by MaxTegmanKatheryn Winnick by MaxTegmanGaia Weiss by MaxTegman

Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke by MaxTegmanNikolaj Coster-Waldau by MaxTegmanRose Leslie by MaxTegmanSophie Turner by MaxTegmanEmilia Clarke by MaxTegmanKit Harington by MaxTegmanLena Headey by MaxTegman

The Walking Dead
Lauren Cohan by MaxTegmanNorman Reedus by MaxTegman

Stephen Amell by MaxTegmanWilla Holland by MaxTegmanEmily Bett Rickards by MaxTegmanKatie Cassidy by MaxTegman

The Mentalist
Simon Baker by MaxTegmanRobin Tunney by MaxTegman

Black Sails
Hannah New by MaxTegman

Orphan Black
Tatiana Maslany by MaxTegman

Da Vinci's Demons
Laura Haddock by MaxTegman

The Blacklist
Megan Boone by MaxTegman

Kristin Lehman by MaxTegman

The Newsroom
Olivia Munn by MaxTegman

Lara Jean Chorostecki by MaxTegmanCaroline Dhavernas by MaxTegman

The Following
Natalie Zea by MaxTegman

Rachel Nichols by MaxTegman

The Good Wife
Julianna Margulies by MaxTegmanArchie Panjabi by MaxTegmanJulianna Margulies by MaxTegmanJulianna Margulies by MaxTegman

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Elisabeth Shue by MaxTegman

Rizzoli and Isles
Sasha Alexander by MaxTegmanAngie Harmon No2 by MaxTegman

Emily Deschanel by MaxTegmanTamara Taylor by MaxTegman

Almost Human
Minka Kelly No3 by MaxTegmanMinka Kelly No2 by MaxTegmanMinka Kelly by MaxTegman

The Big Bang Theory
Kaley Cuoco by MaxTegmanMelissa Rauch by MaxTegman

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Max Tegman
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Hi, My name is Max Tegman (a.k.a. ZeroArt) and I´m a retouch artist.

I am often asked how I make my pictures.

My pictures are not drawings or paintings, it´s a photographs... Or rather it was photographs when I started and ended with "Retouched Digital Art" when I´m done. It is made with Photoshop from a photo. I use a variety of techniques, and all of them are my own. The story of how I do them is long, but it started when I saw a movie poster from the '80s which I think was done with airbrush (Blade Runner, one of my favorite movies) and wished I could make such pictures too, but how?

I tried maybe not thousands, but rather hundreds of different techniques. First, I search the Internet with a fine-tooth comb for all Photoshop tutorials I could find on the subject, but none of them gave the desired result, soft movie poster look. So I started developing my own techniques, a bunch of more or less failed attempts later... and I still try every day... it's goes a little bit better and better for everyday, and I are constantly developing new techniques.

Each portrait takes between two to six hours to complete. If the portrait had not been completed in six hours, I threw it away, and start all over from scratch again.

Although I didn't become the new John Alvin or Drew Struzan and make cool movie posters, I became pretty good at doing portraits in the trial process and now I almost dare to believe that maybe one day being able to make a living of my hobby. But I can't explain it more than that. What you see is my handicraft, and people usually get pissed off when there is no simple solution to it, because there is none and I haven't written a tutorial and I never will do that either.

A very wise person said that everything is about three important things: time, effort and patience. I could not think of a better, shorter and more precise answer myself. I've done about a thousand portraits, and it is is only now I'm starting to feel comfortable with the task. But if you thought it was a drawing or painting, then I feel honored, because when I first started, the idea was that it is should either look painted, drawn or done with airbrush, everything in Drew Struzan and John Alvin's spirit (May John Alvin rest in peace.). Hope you like the results.

If you wish, you can watch a full screen slideshow with my portrait wallpapers.
Follow this… or this… or you can see 400 of my old portrait wallpapers on a YouTube clip by clicking this…

Thanks and best regards
Max Tegman

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Current Residence: Stockholm, Sweden (Stoccolma, Svedese)
Print preference: Euro Standards
Favourite genre of music: Melancholic and Pop, Rock
Favourite photographer: Herb Ritts, Bettina Rheims and hundreds here on dA
Favourite style of art: Female portraits, emotive, expressive, sensual and nude
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Personal Quote: "Flocci non facio" (Latin. I don't give a damn!)




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ily4ever95 Apr 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist

 Welcome and thank you to joining




Can't wait to see your future artwork submissions!!!

Loulin Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stort tack för :+fav:en.

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What about Sarah Michelle Gellar and/or Anna Kendrick? :)
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r0b3375 Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Wow ! What a gallery !
Congratulations again ! Your last pieces added are pure jewels !

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emilieleger Jan 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite! :)
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Thank you for the :Walking llama 
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Loulin Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sol-tema tycks ganska vanligt såhär års. ;)
Tack för :+fav:en. 
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Loulin Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kul att du gillade element-serien (speciellt vatten ;) ).
Tack för :+fav:en
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I just can say WOW!!I think I've fainted. 
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