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The Gambit by ajCorza The Gambit by ajCorza
There are TONS of tiny tiny elements on here so to view it best look at it in full view please.

The toughest part of this? CUTTING OUT THE DAMN MIRROR! talk about tedious. :D But overall i'm pretty pleased with how she came out.

Hope you like her too. :)

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old book - [link]
girl (face)- [link]
wood chest - [link]
pirate dress - [link]
playing card - [link]
mirror - [link]
pre-made background - [link]
topaz butterfly on hat - [link]
top hat - [link]
candle stand - [link]
apothecary bottle and rosary beads - [link]
brass sunwatch - [link]
antique clock - [link]
curtains - [link]
dangling string - [link]
fancy feathers in hat - [link]
cushions - [link]
hour glass - [link]
ivory die - [link]
moon in mirror (skyscape) - [link]
red fabric drape on dress - [link]
Cravat - [link]
steampunk goggles on hat - [link]


Brushes -

magic symbols - [link]
magic swirls - [link]

all the hearts are made by me in CS3
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:iconiskander1989:
Iskander1989 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nice compose and colors, i really like it!
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:iconajcorza:
ajCorza Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconhesperideslazuli:
HesperidesLazuli Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
It is stunning, you must have worked so hard... but I'm glad you did because now I get the pleasure of looking at such an intriguing work of art!
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:iconajcorza:
ajCorza Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
awwww thank you so much!!! they've all taken some time just cause i'm so damn picky about details and having it look like an actual photo and not just a person stuck willy nilly on a background ;)
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:iconikarusmedia:
ikarusmedia Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
good detail job!
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:iconajcorza:
ajCorza Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
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:iconmad-penguin-rico:
Mad-Penguin-Rico Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome, amazing :)
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:iconajcorza:
ajCorza Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks so much! :)
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:iconquantumphysica:
QuantumPhysica Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
waw... all those details! And not a single crumbly edge! Every time I look at it, I see new things!
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:iconajcorza:
ajCorza Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
awwwww thanks sweetie. I hate crumbly edges. I usually go to 200 or 33 % magnification to get rid of them all it bugs me that much. :D

I think it's cause i tend to do more um...realistic looking? meaning i can't seem to wrap my head around the whole dreamy quality a lot of manip artist do.

I want people to believe that these people could actually exist so that's why so much attention to the details.

That and I always think art is more interesting/fun/provocative when you look and see something different or are moved every time you look at it, but that's me. :)

I am however a work in progress! :D this has been my best so far i think! annnnnnnnnnnnd ...yeah i'm done rambling! :)
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:iconquantumphysica:
QuantumPhysica Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... I have a crappy program... so my edges are kind of per definition crumbly... But I hate them nevertheless...

I share that opinion... I think that makes a manipulation really artistic, and not just a bunch of photographs pasted onto each other... Also, your illusion of depth in this is beautiful...

This is definitely an amazing piece of work... I can only imagine how much time you put in it...
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:iconjschwab04:
jschwab04 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
This si absolutely astounding. I love it
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:iconbrandrificus:
brandrificus Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
wow ! this is an impressive use of stocks and creativity :heart:
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:iconp-f-finnan:
P-F-Finnan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
This is amazing and truly beautiful.

Excellent work.
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:iconmishelangello:
Mishelangello Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Fantastic! :iconomgsocuteplz: :iconclapplz:
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:iconajcorza:
ajCorza Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
aww thank you so much :D she's my fave so far.
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:iconrosebyte:
RoseByte Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous!!
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:iconllamas-eat-pie:
LLAMAS-EAT-PIE Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :D
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:iconmmortah:
MMortAH Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic work.
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:iconvampiressartist:
Vampiressartist Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
astounding imagery!
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:iconajcorza:
ajCorza Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
thank you so much sweetie. :D
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:iconnebride7:
Nebride7 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Fascinating image. Really beautifully done.
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:iconajcorza:
ajCorza Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
thank you so much. :) she was a lot of work but fun to do!
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:iconambient-avalancher:
ambient-avalancher Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Fascinating!
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:iconlady00h00:
Lady00H00 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
this is soooo cooool,girl you rock,love it.
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:iconablackwind:
Ablackwind Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
:wow: A very creative and beautiful piece! :heart: :love:
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:iconjinifur:
jinifur Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello hello- and this one was featured too- [link]
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:iconmind555:
Mind555 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I am so Impressed... Your work and creativity is beautiful... This is definitely a great inspiration to me! Thank you so much VamptasticA. -Artie
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:iconajcorza:
ajCorza Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
thank you so much for such an awesome comment. :hug: it's nice to know that all the effort pays off sometimes. :D
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:iconmetteth13teen:
MetteTh13teen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
I love it!
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:iconajcorza:
ajCorza Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
thank you so much :D
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:icongreyareark1:
GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Very complex and interesting.
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:iconajcorza:
ajCorza Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
thank you :D I hate boring manips! so this is a HUGE compliment. :hug:
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:icongreyareark1:
GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
I don't go for manips at all, usually. ;-)
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:iconcatgel:
Catgel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
A excellent manip just beautiful !Steampunk at its best !:jawdrop:
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:iconajcorza:
ajCorza Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
oh thank you so much :D she's my very first steam punk manip so i was kinda worried no one would like her! I'm totally bouncing with joy that people actually do! :D
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:iconcatgel:
Catgel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Bloody hell that is amazing it is your first :jawdrop: ! also what a great manip using all that stock this is how a proper manip should be & thankies as i downloaded them symbol brush's too & see the other artists work !
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:iconajcorza:
ajCorza Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
not my first manip just my first steampunk manip. I've actually been doing manips for various fandoms for a LONG time, but i don't post them here. Maybe i should. Hm...


and no problem with the brush links I have a ton so i'm happy to give credit where it's due :D

*hugs*

(sorry it took so long for me to get back to you, it's been BUSY and HOT and that makes for a brain oozing out my ears! )
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:iconcatgel:
Catgel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Haha sweetie that's ok it's been hot in england this week but it only lasted two days hehehee ! I think that's why madonna left haha !
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:iconajcorza:
ajCorza Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Really? i'd have thought you all would have booted her rude ass out!!!! :P (i like her music but i'm not so much a fan of her. You guys can keep her!:D)

and lucky you with your non heat wave. Alas, i live outside of Los Angeles so I suppose heat in the summer is kinda a given. :D
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:iconpatrick2006:
patrick2006 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
amazing talent my friend :-)
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:iconajcorza:
ajCorza Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
coming from someone that can do what you do with the female form i take that as a HUGE compliment! THANK YOU SO MUCH :D
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
So much patience :worship:, which definitely paid dividends. Great attention to detail, which adds interest and variety. Great work! :clap::winner::clap:
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:iconajcorza:
ajCorza Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
thank you so much sweetie. :) details are fun for me but MAN do my eyes get wonky. ;) Hee...glad you liked her, she's my fave lately!

:hug:
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:iconcemac:
cemac Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
I agree, the concentration definitely affects my eyes too and I agree she really is lovely :heart:
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:icondab-blingin-art:
dAb-blingin-art Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
I love it!
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:iconpabeard:
Pabeard Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
A awesome example of composition and balance!
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:iconlionheart-sp:
LionHeart-SP Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Student Writer
good gravy! she's absolutely stunning! all the details really make it come together, and the little pieces all fall into the same style of antique looking, and match perfectly! all together an amazing piece, im hooked, and think i want more! :+fav: and :+watch:
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:icontherealtifalockheart:
TheRealTifaLockheart Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010   Digital Artist
Wow this is so cool *_*
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:icontheravenknight:
TheRavenKnight Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
nice^^
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