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Nostalgy by dahlig Nostalgy by dahlig
Submitted late, since I couldn't think of a right title for this piece ;) It was done for ImagineFX Issue 78:

The point was to create an Art Nouveau/Alphonse Mucha stylization but with a modern twist. The task proved much harder than I initially thought... Also, as I don't usually work with line art, inking was a killer.

Video + workshop are inside the mag. :)
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VEGAN-LOVE Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
Auriel99 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Beautiful and amazing!
Tico-Illustrations Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ahh! I have this issue!
rkatuin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice work.

bnolin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's a link to a DD-winning Mucha tutorial by :iconcassiopeiaart:, here on dA, for those interested.
FerdrikImperator Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alphonse Mucha would be proud!  Beautifully done!
Delofasht Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm a big fan of Mucha stylizations and this totally nails that, the use of varied line thicknesses provides great depth indication.  It's easy to see why you are a professional!  Great work!
crazyblackwearer Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013   General Artist
MattMan-Loftus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Love that issue of ImagineFX, terrific picture. 
x-Morganx Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm very impressed with the way that Art Nouveau and your usual style come together in this piece. The touches of nature and the outlining embody the spirit of Art Nouveau while your talent with faces and cloth add depth with an original twist. I know that some find that combination a bit jarring, but for myself I like the contrast - it reminds me metaphorically of the Escher pieces where a sketch gradually becomes a seemingly three dimensional image lifting from the page.
Miu-miu Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love this. And I am even thinking of buying a HAED design of this piece for cross stitching :)
Nymphadora-T Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Artist
what medium is this? looks amazing
Macabelba Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   General Artist
I think this is my first "bad" critique, please do not take it with angriness, I'm just trying to be helpful.
Before anything let me tell you that You are a very talented artist with a strong ability to do realistic work... but in this particular occasion I thing a less realistic one could work better. I mean This kind of pictures use to be done with more or less plain tints, as you've done in all the picture... with the exception of the face which is much more realistic and 3dlike. I think this contrast do not work completely. I'm not sure if the solution could be do it more plain or to work with a better transition face-hair, face.-neck... However it could be improved in this area.
Despite it, It's a good work.
odwild Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I wholeheartedly second that. It's like she couldn't decide what style to use.
fenice8 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
excellent..except for the odd hairpiece..curious mouth..and not quite drawn right shoulder..dear marta is not pretending to be a super realistic ..
Art-lil Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
pendawg Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
This reminds me of a more classy version of the game borderlands x) I think sits the black lines over the shading. Still, wonderful work!
Riemea Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The style is so different from the other artworks in your gallery, but no less beautiful. It is very Art Nouveau-like, and I can imagine it was quite a piece of work. It turned out wonderful though, so the trouble with inking was definitely worth it in my opinion ;)
BizDaGhost Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
beautiful as ever.... I feel like the title should be "Sub Rosa" (first thing I thought of, when I saw it...)
DandeiraArt Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Totally love it! I'm a nig Art Nouveau /Mucha fan and I think you captured the mood quite nicely and added that little bit of modern spark to it. Great!
LiuAnQi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh I love Mucha's work, this is a beautiful piece inspired by his style!! you did a great job incorporating the modern twist to the style!
Sabtastic Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I recently bought this issue!
Was super excited to have stumbled across this on DeviantART. Great work!

I'm a huge Art Nouveau / Mucha fan. :heart:
BauerPower24777 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
I loved it on the mag. Almost bought the mag just BECAUSE of this.

Awesome work!
BeautifulArt4ever Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :heart:
Phanteia Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I love the softness of the tattoo most. lovely!
Jentzi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! I love this one. It´s so very detailed, and I love it. :)
Donna-Corleone Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
amazing work ...
DAGrant Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Wonderful colors and I love the posing of the character.
kathrynne1 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I love it!
zeaphyra Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love everything about this piece! Except her face. Not that it is not well done, but I don't find it pretty XD But it is just my opinion.

Skulls and roses huh? and a tattoo?? I guess that's the modern twist. Oh, and I love the tones and hues too. The flowers are gorgeous and so are the drapings.
Sheemere Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Very nice Memento Mori.
Ivanayza Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
very beautifull!!!
Devfix Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Very nice! Love art nouveau genre. Your twist on this piece is imaginative.
queeslavidasinamor Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous as per usual ..I cant seem to remeber the style of art that this reminds me of but i think it was orignated back in the 1920s or 30s is it ..but yes its beautiful linework, all so very clean an percise , beauty as always at it's best!
queeslavidasinamor Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nevermind LMAO!!! I just read the description section HA!! sheeesh silly me, either way beautiful love it!
Arisen-Phoenix Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Just gorgeous :) You always capture a woman's beauty, and the detail in the mosaic, amazing!
TipsyBrighteh Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Artist
wow cool!!! i know his grandson john mucha! my family is friends with him!
MoodyMee Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work! :D
I'm a huge fan of Alphonse Mucha, and you really mastered the style! (bad english, i know...)
GuardianOfShigeru Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your wonderful work has been featured here. :love:
Hisui-mi Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely perfect.
Moosader Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always love art-nuveau styled stuff!
FanDragonBall Featured By Owner May 2, 2012

nie wiem czy wiesz, ale twój art jest w magazynie COMPUTER arts
w marcowym numerze z tego roku

świetnie ci to wychodzi ^^
chyba zacznę robić arty w stylu Muchy, bo bardzo lubie Secesje
leeinlimbo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've often thougth about doing similar things with a modern art nouveau touch. I think you did a wonderful job.
TaylorNicoleReed Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVE the Alphonse Mucha style of this!! Beautiful coloring
WendyLynn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG it's amazing! Love it!
Marie-Caroline Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Beautiful ! It looks like stained glass, I love it :)
Maliceah Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I would call it "Take your chances" she looks like a gamble. :) It's beautiful! The colors really pop and the balance is lovely.
Rinthe Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student
I have this issue:)
Dionaya Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student General Artist
There's a lot to love in this piece--the eyes, the jewellry, the tattoo, the mosaic... :)
KatiraMoon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, beautiful work! I really like the skulls. :D
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