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Pandora by dahlig Pandora by dahlig
Hello everyone,

After a longer absence, again something inspired by mythology - this time it's Pandora. If you don't know the story, you can go here: [link]

For more details, some walkthrough screenshots and some tips on painting, please check my CGtalk thread: [link]

I hope you like it, any feedback as always appreciated :D
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Given 2007-06-19
It's like a piece of mythology come to life with : Pandora by `blackeri is aweinspiring in the amount of details that were used which makes it almost photorealisitic. Enjoy ! ( Suggested by jade161588 and Featured by nighty )
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2000thcenturyLinda Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
I really like the legend of Pandora's box and this picture is fantastic :D (Big Grin) :) (Smile) 
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kidknux Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
This picture is beyond amazing and incredibly detailed; the lighting and form are beautiful and the picture looks photorealistic. I wish I could draw like this... mostly because my art teacher is forcing me to try and duplicate this picture, shading and all, using colored pencils, and (as someone who normally does cartoons) I've got no idea what I'm doing. So, speaking as someone trying and failing to make such a beautifully detailed piece, WOW! Keep up the good work and rock on! ☆☆☆
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MiBoi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DO YAH? Does this count as annoying? 
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allieduke Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
There's a bar in my town that is using your art as their logo. It's called Pandora's Box. And I notice your art is copyrighted. Wasn't sure if you gave permission or not.
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Eliizabethx Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I seriously thought this was a photo of a real person...
... Wow.. Well done.
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lost-in-the-void Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Excellent, as usual :)
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aRainbowSmile36 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
When I first looked at this I went, "Oh that's pretty, but what else?" and then I actually LOOKED. I see the seemingly glittery gold form out into snakes, I see the patterns woven in the clothing and the background. What a beautiful piece, I can only imagine how long it took.
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Sweetlylou Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful artwork ! :heart:
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YozoraArashi Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Awsome ! Love the details on the box !
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vin010 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
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tokenpt Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had finally hit rock bottom this came at perfect timing for me this showed that money is power I had to share this with someone
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TaniaART Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful :clap:
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Mykee25 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't want to look at this... this just feels so real that I think I'll be pulled in at the art for its realism.... FANTASTIC ART THERE!
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cosoko Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Breathtaking! I feel like I am there in the moment!
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adbonobo Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
your such an amazing artist i love all your things and i love greek myths
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MsMystic97 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Not only is the concept amazing, but your skill is awe-inspiring! You definitely deserved a DD :)
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Laurentiusje Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy detail
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Dianote Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
It looks like you had a lot of fun with the play of the light. It is indeed a beautiful work.
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HowlingPresence Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful piece! I recognized it instantly from the cover art of the Law of Attraction Tarot deck. Too bad the cards aren't by you as well! Stunning!
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DeviantLilGirl Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
that box looks so beautiful and detailed!! i love the magic look of it, and how you think its something good, but we know how this ends
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kitzu-jama Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
SO BEAUTIFUL~!
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MirriorsReflection Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing. I like how the evils that came out of the box are depicted as snakes.
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davethedog1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
HNNG

This makes me go slightly crazy, because an old animation I used to do with some friends was called Pandora.
The theme was, "What's in the box?" (Creepy ghost voice intended) and we had SO much fun creating the special effects and voices. It has, sadly, been wiped from my computer, (No, Staples. That was NOT easy.) and I can no longer access it. Well, time to reanimate..
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Aerisblack Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone stole this image. -_-
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I'm so sorry. I've already tried to contact him to remove it. But i think it's better if you contact him.
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kittyboitrain Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Saw this picture on a tarot deck box at the bookstore and immediately recognized it from here, so i wanted it see it again. beautiful work.
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countryblack Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Absolutely amazing!
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fenice8 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
dear marta ..lovely digital paint over..but the hands still look copied from the photograph..they stand out from the rest of the painting..
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AnetaChalimoniuk Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
are you jealous or what?
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fenice8 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
i would like to see martas drawings and sketchbook for this and the refs ..
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AnetaChalimoniuk Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Meybe she doesn`t need references and sketchbook is just sketchbook she doesn`t have to show it to everyone and besindes believe me or not but these artworks are not paintovers. Go to youtube for example and see some of her videos from ImagineFx magazine.
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fenice8 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
i have been an illustrator for thirty years and anyone who does photorealistic artwork without refs is not being truthful..an artist painting in oils and acrylics draws preliminary sketches and drawings..

i have studied art for 35 years and have yet to come across someone who does not use references for photorealistic art ..an i have taught a lot of students..

martas art digitally drawn is looked upon as rather suspect by those who know about creating artwork traditional and digital...videos of artwork can be so easily manipulated to give the viewer the idea they do it without refs..

marta has shown no experience of drawing the human figure from first drawing to final artwork..where are her anatomy sketches ..no one has seen them her figures just appear out of thin air..

some parts of martas artwork parts is photorealistic and some parts are amateurish on the same painting...

you are being somewhat naive to believe that this art was done without references..

being honest about how you create your does not make you less of an artist ...i only wish marta would show her references to young artists ..to see how references are used

best wishes
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AnetaChalimoniuk Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
So being an illustrator for thirty years and becouse you studied art for 35 years entitle you to be disrespectful for others here? I know videos can be manipulated I am not stupid :). Meybe she is using references meybe not meybe she just observe her own body in the mirror. If you want to know so badly how she creates her artworks you should just ask her politely. Meybe you are older and have more experience but to be honest your comments gave me an impression that you are just some kid not some professional artist with class. Heve a nice day/night :)
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fenice8 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
we shall agree to differ..best wishes..by the way.. i do like some of martas artwork..just not the photorealistic..
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fenice8 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
i am possibly looking for something like this..

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fenice8 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
or this..

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these are helpful to a young artist..
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Another-Mad-Hatter Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous.
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iluvstix44 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Your art is so beautiful it hurts! :+favlove:
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image! Charmed, beauty and originality ! Good job ![link]
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ColenPaben Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Great!!!
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docami Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
love it
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An-Old-Otaku Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Definitely brings it to life all right! :thumbsup:
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MariaVill Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Wow! I love the light dispersion here!
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MishaHamlet Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Artist
Wouuuuuaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh
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FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Beautiful piece, great lighting and detail , even down to the designs on her dress and the curtains, its a great image :)
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