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Nelisande by acidlullaby Nelisande by acidlullaby
I have discovered that I'm rather intimidated by large colour palettes and appear to end up doing these "single colour" pictures way more than I should... gotta work on that >_>

Anyhoo, hugely inspired by paintings of Sir Frank Dicksee and John Collier.

Many many hours on Photoshop CS2 and my bf's Wacom Intuos 3 :heart:

For :iconsweetyuya:, kiriban winner


(p.s. the compression has done some really weird things to the details, I worked pretty big for this picture so what you're seeing is about a 5th of a original size)

p.p.s. I will post up WIP pictures and details in the Scraps gallery sometime tomorrow, keep an eye out!
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Lunablu55 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017
splendida
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Swordfish1932 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Student Writer
She reminds me of Lady Webber from The Sworn Sword by George RR Martin 
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Dannelle13 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
The detail you put into this picture is beautiful and realistic, I like how your drawing style is smooth and lively.:D (Big Grin) 
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Loreathan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awesomeness!!
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Janeandothers4741 May 8, 2014  Student Artist
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Arlesienne Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Beautiful piece! It has an exquisite silky look - I like it!
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THERAINYYEW Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Wow the attention to detail is amazing. Well done keep up the wonderful work
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coastbeachartist Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello,
Your artwork is stunningly beautiful. The fabric looks very real. The gold trim that is all over the image is lovely.

I like the wood frame in the upper right corner. The viewer can see the background through the cross openings in the frame. You do such attention to detail. It is very beautiful.

The transition from light to shadow across the face of the model is exceptionally well done. Your excellence sets the high bar of standards for the rest of us. We following in your footstep in awe.

Thank you for sharing your excellent artwork with us.

Happy New Year.

Kindly,

Grant

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Nythana Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
It is amazing :) her hair is very beautiful :heart:
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CorgiFoxi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing! this is a regal sort of portrait. I love the details you put into this, great job! :)
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GaolBaunAlba Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Stunning, who was it based on?
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vampeer1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
amazingly beautiful!
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RowsElisa Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible!! She's beautiful
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SeventhFairy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful:love:
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make-me-meaningless Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Wow, she is really beautiful, and you're amazing :D
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Storytellertobe Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Fantastic picture, wonderful realism and life in this picture. Very well done!
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richardP1991 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
did you use acrylics or oils?
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ysgraithe Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Absolute perfection. well done.
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful work and the coloring is perfect ! :)
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lamperouge0 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Interesting dress– is there any particular styles you based it off?
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waarteedesign Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Great work *-*
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StarryPhoenixangel Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Oh enchantin n mysterious
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Avalonne65 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing !!

Someone know the size of tablet used ?
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canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
:clap: Wonderful... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: J'adore. :) :love: :heart:
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Juliet-Ink Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so wonderful
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Dionisante Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good!
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princessireneofceres Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student Writer
Never mind, I gave her a different coloring. She's actually a tv character?
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SweetYuya Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
No, Nelisande is my character. (she's got me listed in the comments)
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princessireneofceres Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Writer
Oh, ok. I used a new OC for my fanfic anyway. She's still pretty though, good job.
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SweetYuya Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Thanks. :thanks:
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princessireneofceres Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Writer
Welcome
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princessireneofceres Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Writer
You can read the story if you like, it's called Into the open air, my character Arashi was inspired by this gorgeous picture, I hope that's ok.
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princessireneofceres Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Writer
She's drop dead gorgeous! She inspired the looks of my fanfic character, she's so pretty. I haven't posted a picture, my character just has the same hair and eyes as her.
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Player-Designer Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Wau, gorgeous!
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nishagandhi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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napashini Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Hey this is great stuff how much for something like this?
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Nabila-Nina Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
OMG !!!! Amazing :heart:
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CHING-MEI Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very beautiful
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eclaire291 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is exactly how I picture the character of Melisandre from the Game of Thrones series. The lighting and coloring is incredible in this painting.
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Krisshna Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Beautiful!
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nata123321 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
enchanting
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TsillaV Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's so gorgeous !
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MoonStormGirl666 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
she's lovely :)
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True-Bee Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you blend it so nicely in Photoshop?
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acidlullaby Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
check out my blending tutorial, it pretty much sums it up
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True-Bee Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, I found that when I was looking through ur gallery
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guillotinemaster75 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
love it love it love it
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AngeliqueMorgue Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Wow, you're really amazing painter! I like all of your work, especially this one :heart:
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JMANSpaceman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Luv it. Keep up the good work
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