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Revelation by dahlig Revelation by dahlig
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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Rolsfer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful! =)
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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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