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I'm not decided whether to check mature content or no. Breast are shown but it has no sexual or offensive content... What do you think?

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A Modern Classical Painting workshop commissioned by ImagineFX, to be found in Issue 17.

To be exact, I aimed at an early XXth century stylization. Lots and lots of studying done to get the subject, composition and feeling right... The works of W. Bouguereau and Lord Frederic Leighton were especially helpful :)
For extra fun, I incorporated some elements from works the old masters' paintings: e.g. I placed the character in the same forest as Bouguereau his Biblis. Please check the link below for details! Also, I ended up adding a small surreal twist to the image. I will refrain from outlaying the idea behind it, I hope the picture itself manages to tell the story. :)

The whole image was done in Painter X with Airbrushes, Chalks, Oils and Blenders with slight help from Photoshop. Aside from some live reference, I used many paintings/photos for inspiration and anatomy checks - click [link] to see. The images were found through google, goodart.org, art-liquidation.com and (if I remember correctly) getty.

The painting technique was quite different from my usual, with much more Airbrush used in the process. Also, when doing the background, I went for a looser look, only hinting details with visible brushstrokes instead of painting everything precisely.
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All comments and critiques are most welcome :D
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:iconbletchchetwode:
BletchChetwode Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Stunning work - excellent.
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:iconfaeryraven:
FaeryRaven Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
This is gorgeous ... and is no more "mature content" than any other beautiful work of art depicting a woman. The "masters" painted many women with their breasts exposed and art museums display them freely. Yikes, Americans can be so uptight!:) (Smile) 
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:iconanakat1:
anakat1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
I really like all your classical paintings!

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:iconplatterpile:
platterpile Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
There is no offense with regard to her nudity in any way. Some may argue but they’d be wrong-
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:iconjeanmaryanne:
jeanmaryanne Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think she is placing the key with the others on the ground, so that only the right one will be able to pick the right Key to fit the keyhole to her heart.
Her skin is flawless and softly glowing. Her facial expression is one of knowing a secret. I love the pose and no you do not have to check sexual or offensive content. This is a work of art and I think it's wonderful!
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:iconmanfromabora:
ManFromAbora Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of those keys has to fit.....
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:iconsickelevra:
sickelevra Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
why this called locked., she wasn't "locked" at all..
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:iconbella-star14:
Bella-Star14 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
She's holding a key, so I'm sure that's part of the reason.
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:iconnamelips:
NameLips Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
She has a keyhole, and she's holding a hey. I'd say it's the "key to her heart" or something.
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:iconfenice8:
fenice8 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
classic photo paintover..with dear marta not saying she painted over a photograph...the deadful trees should be a clue to the observant..
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:iconyounglingbubba:
younglingbubba Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
If you actually took the time to read her description of the painting you would realize that she states for the public that she purposely made the background look loose, and decided not to put in as many details.
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:icontanqueray10:
Tanqueray10 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Good stuff. I love Classical style art.
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:iconaphroditeurielx16:
AphroditeUrielX16 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey i love ur art work just wanted to ask if u use models for ur work?
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:iconlolitarain:
lolitarain Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
<3 Beautiful work.. I am a huge fan!
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:iconrosenoireantique:
RoseNoireAntique Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
It reminds me Waterhouse .... amazing!
:blackrose:
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:icontheredmasque:
theredmasque Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
I LOVE the texture of it. I'm such a sucker for your work, how you manage to achieve beauty without seeming overdone. You're the only artist whose full collection of work I thoroughly enjoy. I especially love that you experiment with your style, instead of just settling for one. It gives such wonderful variety.
Thanks!
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domcabral Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Desde que vi pela primeira vez uma pintura sua não acreditei ser possivel digitalmente, pesquisei sobre seu trabalho e encontrei seus pinceis que me ajudaram muito, fiz um trabalho no Painter inspirado por você. Voltei a trabalhar mais com o Photoshop por ele ter mais recursos em meus trabalhos profissionais. Parabens.
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:icondoctorpale94:
DoctorPale94 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist
absolutely adorable.

The girl is so womanly! :)
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:iconyuukit0001:
YuukiT0001 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beauty
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:iconpussykat-pinups:
PussyKat-Pinups Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Love this image :)
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:iconbctoy:
BCtoy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
subtleties are the best part of art, those things that only those really wanting to know can find. Subtleties have power to claim a long lasting existance for the purpose they tell, well done
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:iconriickard:
riickard Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
lov this and
Bouguereau .You would find this in art museum not not offencive to me classic
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:iconriickard:
riickard Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
lov bouguereau, I dont find this offensive they see much this in a art gallery trying to learn painter 11 long process
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:iconpaulnery:
paulnery Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice painting! Painter´s brushes are easy to recognize...
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:icondcacrylicsandartist:
dcacrylicsandartist Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Pure Elegance:-)
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:iconagrace:
agrace Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
it's fine, after all it's art
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:iconsogetthis:
sogetthis Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Amaze, classico!
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:iconrowena-silver:
Rowena-Silver Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Oh my god, I have looked at this pic so many time and only just noticed the lock! *facepalm*
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:iconforcedlactationlover:
Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I don't think there is any need for worry about "mature' warnings. I would also accept the notion that this could have come from 17th or 18th century France (more probably the latter). She has the overall body of an 18th Century nude, rounded without any hint of overweight. But the face is either 20th century or Classic Greek.
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:icondiana-amazin:
diana-amazin Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
She looks so real :la: congratulations :D
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:iconbudhaxx:
budhaxx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
:clap:
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:iconspirittina2012:
Spirittina2012 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so sweet love it
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:iconlokotei:
Lokotei Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, my first thought was, "STOP DROPPING THOSE KEYS INTO THE WATER! IF YOU DON'T WANT THEM, I'LL TAKE THEM!" lol
But on a more serious note, I think it looks beautifully classic. I wouldn't be surprised to see this in an art gallery alongside other beautiful nudes.
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:icongreatblade12:
greatblade12 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
like the tutorial. no should not be mature content. you are such a great artist!
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:iconjoeazzato:
JoeAzzato Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is a wonderful image. It's like the work of the old masters! Brilliant work!
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:iconhunk1948:
Hunk1948 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
very nice
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:iconthesatanicnun:
TheSatanicNun Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
I really love it!
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:iconpangucisetya:
Pangucisetya Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011   Traditional Artist
Great...!!!!
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:iconbarnburner1946:
barnburner1946 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Wonderful...
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:iconjefart1342:
Jefart1342 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Harmonie classique. L'ensemble dégage une atmosphère paisible.
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:iconfeavre:
feavre Featured By Owner May 31, 2011   Digital Artist
So beautiful!
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:iconendave:
endave Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a great work of art! Love the mood and expression
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:iconisolella:
isolella Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
we can see something behind her left arm, what is it?
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:iconrainbow-ilicious:
Rainbow-ilicious Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Its a key hole
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:iconisolella:
isolella Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
classical yet beautiful. breasts are ok, for we see the perfection of the whole. I like the nebulous feeling. very nice ! :)
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:iconwolfgirl7200:
wolfgirl7200 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
at first i thought that this was a picture
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:iconblackknifedev:
BlackKnifeDev Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
it's very sensual but not offensive...this is art ...that is what I think
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:iconimaginante:
imaginante Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
great work
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:iconaraniart:
Araniart Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Fine painting!
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:iconmultilock:
MultiLock Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually I am pretty sure I saw this in ImageFX or a graphical art book. Not sure though could been something else lol. But it's really is great and it's good to see what references and background study you undertake, thanks ! :D
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