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Hello there ;)

Following my new year's resolutions to update more often, here I am.

Well OK, it's cheating, since this piece has been done in 2010 for Digital Artist mag, issue 12 (I think). You can see the "making of" process there.

Done in Photoshop in loads and loads of hours. I've used an airbrush quite extensively for detailing, which was a new thing for me.

Used some refs for the flowers and gold elements, as well as posed in the mirror for quite a bit until I got the pose right. That's about it :)
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SinfulLusinda Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  New Deviant
Amazing pic! I've made you a folder in my favorites and I'm watching you!🎈
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firefysh1140 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016
A beautiful piece of work.
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bobjeanhot Featured By Owner May 10, 2016
Wonderful  
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BoldRobber Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015
Imperious  Queen A wonderful piece of work :Violet-orb: 
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Rolsfer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful! =)
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:iconhlootoo:
hlootoo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is the Whore of Babylon isn't it?
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darkmae76 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Amazing work.
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Endaewen Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I was just re-reading that issue of the magazine. Definitely neat to see the image here too.
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xzendor7 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Fascinating, Love The Headdress.
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Ladyisarma Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Like this, the colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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rudynalsya Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
so klimt...
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jonathanshummingbird Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Love it. I wish I could do this. You rock my socks off.
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Aquignea Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have no idea how you paint hands so well, your hands are always so gorgeous! One thing I noticed when watching a "making-of" video of one of your pieces, is that you never mirror the canvas to check your work. I think this may impact your faces in particular since they tend to look a little wonky. I think if you mirrored the image regularly throughout the process, the mistakes would jump right out at you and be much easier to fix. I went for years without doing this little trick and now I do it all the time throughout the painting process. It's a life-saver and keeps things from looking weird and "wonky". Hope that makes sense and helps a little! Keep up the beautiful work.
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SLMRebeiro Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Reminds me of the old Art Deco prints, but with a wealth of color and detail that they never achieved. The only Art Deco works I've seen with this kind of shimmering, sumptuous color were pieces by Lalique. And I *love* the pose, and the detail on the hands. Exquisite.
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Shadowed-Star18 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
[link] featured :D
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Zacharka Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great detail! Can look at it for hours!
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Zhuhui Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
nice picture :)
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tuxsuti Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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gordengekko Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Saw your work at Digital Artist. I love how u explained your work. Thank you.
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MissWinchester88 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Amazing! I love colours in this work
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Shadowed-Star18 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
stunning!
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christianstudios Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   Digital Artist
So Beautiful work... I love color and all the details..amazing work
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image! Beauty, charmed and expression ! Good job ![link]
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LiuAnQi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful rich colours!
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MariaVill Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Wooooow!!!!
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Aerisblack Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SPLENDID i Love this! I really like it. For sure.
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HopiaGirl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
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Enthalpie Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Veils are gorgeous!
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s-blue-faerie Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing picture :)
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OwlsOnFoot Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the over-all composition, especially the use of color between the shades of violet and gold. That being said, is there any particular reason why her eyes are half-shut? It is a little reminicent of the oracles of ancient times that were usually intoxicated (in one way or another) in an effort to "see the future". What was your goal with the eyes?
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BelleVDM Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutly love all the detailing you did!! Very beautifull!
(lol, I know all about posing in the mirror to get a pose right, ;-))
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leeinlimbo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Looks like a classic silent movie starlet come to life.
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kitsunegarispiriva Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
perfection. really love the colours and especially the way the fabric is pained. love it!
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isa-lollipop Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Love love love!
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AgOlada Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Naprawdę przecudowna praca, a najbardziej urzeka mnie faktura materiału wplecionego w ozdobę. Pomijając oczywiście klasę wykonania samych złotych elementów i cienie na łańcuszkach. Jedyne, co wydaje się nie grać, to dziwnie krótkie palce. Ale sama posiadając bardzo długie, może po prostu nie jestem przyzwyczajona ;)
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jigsawpuzzle007 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
This piece is stunning, I love the vibrancy of this piece, her hands are amazing, :)
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Tzel-ha-Lyla Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your skill at painting hands blows my mind!
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LASEED Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
this is truly stunning
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Botzilia Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Wonderfully vibrant colors! Love it!!!
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xxHoneyxx Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow....I love her hands
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Valentina-Remenar Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
You have been featured here. I hope that this is OK :hooray:
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3V1LG3N15 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
I love the details you put into the headdress which make it very realistic. The fabric is so smooth that I feel like I could run my hands through it.
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White-WingsXX Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
I love the touch of orchids.
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t1gertasha Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
great colouring on all the jewellery pieces
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Serene13-27 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
The details are wonderful!
Great job!!!
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silverwingsoffire Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
For some reason, this reminds me of the Oracle of Delph. Wow.
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MidnightFantasyJunsu Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous, this is gorgeous! Oh wow I could only hope to be able to make something as wonderful as this!
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hyuuga-eji000 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
This is amazing?!
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
You are still here :la:
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isolella Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woah ! the jewellery is wonderful ! we could see the pendants swinging ! the veils are amazing and the fur is very realistic . This is a real artwork ! I fav' it !
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