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The Gambit

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By ajCorza   |   
Published: June 26, 2010
© 2010 - 2020 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
Image size
3780x4370px 20.2 MB
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Iskander1989Professional Digital Artist
nice compose and colors, i really like it!
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ajCorzaProfessional General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
HesperidesLazuli's avatar
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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ajCorzaProfessional 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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ajCorzaProfessional General Artist
thanks :)
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Mad-Penguin-RicoHobbyist Writer
Awesome, amazing :)
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ajCorzaProfessional General Artist
thanks so much! :)
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QuantumPhysicaHobbyist 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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ajCorzaProfessional 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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QuantumPhysicaHobbyist 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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This si absolutely astounding. I love it
brandrificus's avatar
wow ! this is an impressive use of stocks and creativity :heart:
P-F-Finnan's avatar
This is amazing and truly beautiful.

Excellent work.
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ajCorzaProfessional General Artist
aww thank you so much :D she's my fave so far.
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RoseByteHobbyist General Artist
gorgeous!!
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LLAMAS-EAT-PIEHobbyist General Artist
Awesome :D
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MMortAHProfessional Photographer
Fantastic work.
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VampiressartistHobbyist General Artist
astounding imagery!
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ajCorzaProfessional General Artist
thank you so much sweetie. :D
Nebride7's avatar
Fascinating image. Really beautifully done.
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ajCorzaProfessional General Artist
thank you so much. :) she was a lot of work but fun to do!
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