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David Kawena, 2011
Photoshop CS5
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:iconbenjaminharperstuder:
BenjaminHarperStuder Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Writer
I am in love
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:iconkahlanamnell123:
KahlanAmnell123 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
WOW! I looove this. Your whole this is my religion section is amazing. This one is getting added to favourites ;)
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:iconcali13:
cali13 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
wow 0.o its so powerful, the imperfection of it make sit that much more beautiful and its odd and funny because it subtle in terms of colour but striking all the same with all the raw emotion. Well done :D
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Dr-Stain Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student
SO GREAT IMAGE!
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:iconforever456:
forever456 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
yaffe meod. I feel like im looking at my great grandfather when i see this. Its refreshing.
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:iconkingsdaughter613:
Kingsdaughter613 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow.... This is the first time I've seen a chasid on this site, and it is now my new favorite. This is really lovely. Did you base this off of anyone in particular or did you just draw it? Either way it's really lovely and totally captures the essence.
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LovinglyDepressed Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful. <3
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:iconwebbiegrrl:
webbiegrrl Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
I love the motion of this shot. Did you paint it in watercolors or what? And is it the same source/model for both of these?
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:iconwebbiegrrl:
webbiegrrl Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
I meant to say "motion" (and did) but I love the EE-motion as well :)
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Kassworkshop Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
love it!
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sketchtonia Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
what kind of tablet do u use ?
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davidkawena Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
wacom intuos4 large :)
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:iconthenukleous:
TheNukleous Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student General Artist
This is beautiful.
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:iconlevee:
Levee Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous. :) I love the brushstrokes, and the eyes look so incredibly real.
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:iconkaleidoscopically:
Kaleidoscopically Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, I really like this :D
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:iconkatikut:
Katikut Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful speed painting ♥
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:iconyami-pimea:
Yami-Pimea Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting! I love the brushstrokes!
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:iconnoku2:
noku2 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
MOTHER OF GOD IIS....<3
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:iconaquaria:
aquaria Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
You have been featured here: [link]
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DarlingAngel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Love it! I'm Jewish too XD
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:iconnekokyuuketsuki:
nekokyuuketsuki Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
This is amazing! What kind of brush(es) did you use here?
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:iconnoramorrison:
noramorrison Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing use of photoshop ! looks like a canvas painting.
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:iconduckyvoodoo:
duckyvoodoo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Good lord, really? Chasidim and Lubovicher don't really take so kindly to the whole gay thing.
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TeaRoses Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
I don't think I've ever seen a picture of a Chassidic guy on dA before. I really like how you did this -- not overdone, and with a really great, genuine expression on his face.
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oOSavyOo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You drew our religion so handsome , *proud* great job!! :)
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:iconemjion:
Emjion Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Makes me want to get to know him. Long talks about the things that really matter.
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:iconmr-anaximander:
Mr-Anaximander Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
"Een So-vee-et Rushah, releegen worsheep YOU." :D
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:iconcoconut-safari:
Coconut-Safari Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome! Amazingly beautiful! I love religions!
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rugbygirl2 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
This is just gorgeous! I can see the emotion in his eyes, and I love the hat lol. BTW, What religion is this? I'm not religious myself.
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webbiegrrl Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
As more than one person already answered, it's a Haredi Jew (right-wing religious). In Israel, one finds that the hats usually distinguish one group of Haredim (plural of the Hebrew word Haredi) from another. The two images in this series are not the same "religion" (haha) It's amazing just how divided we are (I'm Jewish too, but not Datia - female form of the Hebrew word for regligiously observant)
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chaionlife Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
You can tell from the Payus (yiddish for hair locks... I think in hebrew it is Payot, but I don't know) that the man in the picture is a religious Jew. Also their is hebrew in the signiture.
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rugbygirl2 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Oh ok, I didn't know about the hair locks, thanks!
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Yanir-Yehuda Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are correct =D
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chaionlife Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
there*
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:iconyohax:
Yohax Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
u.u i love it...
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suburbancliche Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student General Artist
powerful
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:iconmatteokhan:
MatteoKhan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and strong
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:iconjenniej92:
Jenniej92 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great pose :clap:
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:iconmmadluv7:
mmadluv7 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
a brilliant piece that inspires more creativity than u can ever know man- thanks for this!!
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:iconashtree69:
ashtree69 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
reminds me of The Chosen. <3
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:iconaliaadi:
AliAadi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
I'm against religion but I love guys. He's handsome.
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forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
I've featured this piece in my journal here: [link] . Keep up the great work!! :glomp:
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AnnB225 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
wow it so .....WOW .
I love how you painted it and it looks exactley like them ! I shouled beacause I live in Israel and i seen so many of them . from wher did tou get the insperation? have you been in Israel??
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SaraSaeed95 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
it's totally awesome!
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:iconmamorgan:
mamorgan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Nice one!
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raymundpecho Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
It seems like it's breathing! :D
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ErikaKosmatka Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
I am drawn to the intensity in his eyes.
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poem-poorly-written Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice to see something new from you. This is a truly stunning piece.
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Deneb-Cygni Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Shabbat shalom, and what a beautiful piece! I'm really impressed by how expressive he is, and how the lighting makes the scene feel like a breezy winter afternoon. His shtreimel is so fluffy! :D I love how he seems completely at peace with himself; that kind of comfort in one's faith is good to see. :)
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CantonKid Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011   General Artist
So very beautiful!
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