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Lady of December

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EDIT: Re-uploading after some MAJOR improvements! You can see a comparison of the old and new versions here.

If cold December gave you birth,
The month of snow and ice and mirth,
Place on your hand a turquoise blue;
Success will bless whate'er you do.

- Harriett Bishop

This piece was drawn in Photoshop CS6 with a Cintiq 12WX.

Back in 2006, I started a tradition of doing a Christmas card painting for my friends and family. I'm happy to bring you this year's card, after many sleepless nights! This piece represents a culmination of the imagery of the past 6 years, as well as the massive amount of inspiration Mucha's gemstone series has given me, of late.

I think she's my favorite of all of the Christmas Series, thus far! She's also the reboot of what I hope will be a new Art Nouveau inspired birthstone series!

December, here, includes Narcissus as her flower and Turquoise as her stone. To see the others in the Christmas series, look here.

For those who want to color the line art, you can download it here!  It is my gift to you.  Have a good holiday season, everyone!
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keight's avatar
Much improved. There is also an excellent depth of field that was missing in the earlier version.
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
Thanks! It's amazing what the little tweaks can do.
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ThorskeggaHobbyist General Artist
Beautful work :)
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Katerina-ArtProfessional Traditional Artist
beautiful work angela congrats on the DD :clap:
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
Thanks very much! I was blown away by all the comments when I returned. It's a fun feeling. :)
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Katerina-ArtProfessional Traditional Artist
you deserve it :clap:
Chips13's avatar
I'm born in December. =D
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
Awesome! My mom is too. This is as much a dedication to Mucha and December as it is to my mum.:)
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Oh my God, this is amazeing!!! I love that stayled and You emulated it so perfectly. Perhaps I would use different flowers for December but otherwise it is flawless. And I love the pattern.
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
Poinsettias might have been a cool choice for this Lady, but traditionally, December uses pure white Narcissus. :nod:
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Really? I didn't know :) I guess it's all because I assosiate them strongly with Easter. But color-wise they are perfect in this pic :)
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
Yup! There are particular flowers for each month. Here's a list!
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rebellionHobbyist Writer
J'adore l'art nouveau.
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Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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waiting-for-wingsHobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful! congrats on the DD
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Rita-RiaProfessional Traditional Artist
AWWW congratulation for a DD - so well deserved !!! :hug:
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
Thanks hon!
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Rita-RiaProfessional Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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radistkasvetHobbyist Photographer
It looks like the work of Alphonse Mucha.
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