Kimberley, Jussi Lehtiniemi (2D)

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  10 October 2006
Kimberley, Jussi Lehtiniemi (2D)

Title: Kimberley
Name: Jussi Lehtiniemi
Country: Finland
Software: 3ds max, Photoshop

Hello everybody and thanks for taking a look at this.

Here's a portrait of a friend named Kimberley I finished recently. I wanted to portray her beauty and personality in an environment that's slightly magical and full of life, the same time trying to avoid making the scene too busy. The original inspiration came from Hayao Miyazaki’s film “Princess Mononoke”: a lush magical forest, small creatures, golden light. Initially I wanted to have a lot more magical qualities to it, but then I thought I’m better off just suggesting this and concentrating on the character.

The painting was done in Photoshop CS except for masks for the small three-leafed plants which were done in 3dsmax. I used a lot of custom brushes, mainly one texture I overuse regularly, and references taken by myself (character and environment) and ones found from the internet (exotic creatures). Loads of different things - plants, flowers, various small creatures – visited the scene at different stages of the process but eventually I needed to shortlist them to my absolute favourites to balance the scene. The painting took about 40-60 hours to complete, span across the time of two months.

Hope you like it and find it beautiful. Any thoughts on the painting most welcome: critics, suggestions, comments, etc.

Links to the references used, own photos:

…And internet-provided ones:



- borders and shading -
  10 October 2006
i like how her head merges with the tree, its creepy and almost makes my neck hurt, nice work.
"Keep the Sci-fi alive "
  10 October 2006
Really good work Jussi,
Your tones are really well choosed and made a pure light on it. Details are great.
Keep good work
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  10 October 2006
Great job, and a wonderfully inventive concept!
  10 October 2006

fantastic work Jussi.... the color scheme is really good. its all very well handled, i esp like her hair (besides her shoulder).

my website;
  10 October 2006
hi..there, this is good, love it!
  10 October 2006
Outstanding =)

Your friend must be very happy for such a greate gift from you =)
  10 October 2006
nice shot ..............greenish atmosphere
LOoking for master after ((henryk TOmaszewski)).....................
to CHAnGE viewS
  10 October 2006
Cool job!!

(your avatar is great,haha)
  10 October 2006
Hej, Kimberley. this is simply beautiful. Nice work.

Last edited by Samuraikuroi : 10 October 2006 at 03:46 AM.
  10 October 2006
Wow wonderful work. Nice textures.

  10 October 2006
marvel at your work!wonderful and abundant detail!
i can do best!!!!
  10 October 2006
outstanding Jussi!
  10 October 2006
Nice colors, nice textures, nice friend ! 4 stars for you.
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