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Psyche's Reflection


Psyche’s Room

Psyche’s reflections in the mirror-

Thanks to the Coaches, hosts, and Stock Artists, for everything.


This started with Psyche In The Mirror ... (Made for the -Issues- Contest, hosted by MoonlightImages);

Which was selected for the Short Challenge #30 - Special Edition,  hosted by The-Imaginarium. (Group 3, with petrasrenata and deathbycanon.) 

Thanks to the Coaches, FrozenStarRo and TheCallyBear, for all their help and patience.

Fortunately, this was finished before the tablet and graphics driver quit. Hopefully, it won't too long to get it fixed.

End Date (Extended): November 7th, 2016


This was also submitted to the MMC October Challenge,Theme: The Story of Death, hosted by PirateLotus-StockElandriaAeirmid.

Required Stock: One or Both of: Texture 197, by Malleni-Stock, and/ or Cuervo Texture 4by Falln-Stock

(Both were used to distress fabrics and surfaces in the reflection)

When I was so sick and down to around 32 kilos, it was startling doing sketches from the mirror. Mirrors can be deceiving, and even tyrannical. 


This also has elements from the Fascination With Fright Contest, hosted by THE3-ContestEvents.

Theme: Create a Horror Photo-Manipulation End Date: 5 November 2016 (Central European Time) Limit: 2

(My submissions were Death and Taxes and Harvesting Time.)


Stock Resources:

Psyche’s Room:

Psyche: Dorian - Stock Reference 35, by faestock


Empty House XVIII, by Fobtrix-Stock

chair table png, by idnurse41

lamp png, by camelfobia

White Sheet/Cloth Backdrops/Drapes/Textures, by EveLivesey

Big Lens And Optical Flare Collection, by daWIIZ

Mirror Room:

Psyche's Reflection: Dorian - Stock Reference 28, by faestock

Horns 15, by GifsandStock

Skull png, by TinaLouiseUk

SKull pack, by tamaraR-stock

Skulls and Bones, by EveLivesey

Skeleton with sense by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Skeleton Stock 11, by hatestock

Skeleton Stock 31, by hatestock

White Dress by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Mirror Room:

S.S. Dirty Room - 1, by shudder-stock

Holton Abandoned House 12, by Falln-Stock

Ruined Station 12 by CD-STOCK, by CD-STOCK

Dream catcher png, by TinaLouiseUk

GoreGore by CD-STOCK, by CD-STOCK

Texture 197, by Malleni-Stock

Cuervo Texture 4, by Falln-Stock

Golden Frame with leaves by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Frame Stock, by Anomalies13

Framed Prints (in the reflection):


Texture 197, by Malleni-Stock

Cuervo Texture 4, by Falln-Stock

Ziegfeld girl, by Rubinson

Border Art Nouveau 28, by Bnspyrd

1930s Bridge Staircase Closeup, by somethingzenzen

Harvesting Time:

Texture 197, by Malleni-Stock

Cuervo Texture 4, by Falln-Stock

Head Sculpture, by EveLivesey

Man in a bag by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Foggy BG 12 by CD-STOCK, by CD-STOCK

Skulls and Bones, by EveLivesey

Eye-ball by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

GoreGore by CD-STOCK, by CD-STOCK

Wound Stock 2, by pulse-stock

Tree and Pigeons, by EveLivesey

Birds Stock 02, by Malleni-Stock



The first working title for this was “Ana’s Room”. “Ana” is sometimes used for Anorexia. Everyone has something, and knows someone wrestling with something. Like everyone, some friends have been hospitalized, dealing with this and other serious conditions. Sadly, not everyone recovered, though fortunately, with some good support and luck, others managed to get passed it. (I miss my friends.)



[1] “Death Be Not Proud”, Sonnet X, from John Donne’s (1572–1631) Holy Sonnets or Divine Meditations, is a sonnet.  It was published posthumously in 1633.  He was a leading figure in the metaphysical poets of 16th Century English literature. The last line alludes to 1 Corinthians 15:26, "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death".

[2] Anorexia is the decreased sensation of appetite, it is often used interchangeably with anorexia nervosa.

Anorexia nervosa[1] is an eating disorder characterized by a low weight, fear of gaining weight, a strong desire to be thin, and food restriction.[2] Many people with anorexia see themselves as overweight, even though they are underweight.[2][3]  Complications may include osteoporosisinfertility, and heart damage, among others.[2]

The term was first used in 1873 by William Gull to describe the condition.[13]

[3] Mirror Fasts: -‘Mirror Fasts’ Help Take the Focus Off Yourself”, Skin Deep , Kate Murphy, Aug. 14, 2012, The New York Times.

-Vivian Diller Ph.D., Face It, Some Women Try 'Mirror Fasting', Sep 11, 2012, Psychology Today.

[4] "Do not go gentle into that good night" is a poem by Dylan Thomas (1914–1953).[1] Though first published in 1951,[2] it was written in 1947.   It is part of In Country Sleep, And Other Poems in 1952.[1]  


Listening to:

- Bif Naked - "I Love Myself Today/ (Not like yesterday)" Her Royal Majesty's Records

- Death, Be Not Proud by John Donne - Poetry Reading

- Molly Sandén - Freak

- Dylan Thomas reads "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

 "Tango Shoes" (Bif Naked). (I always wanted to learn to tango.)  Hiking boots can also work, I’ve been told.


A “Mirror Fast” might be a good idea, if the mirrors start yelling.


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Branka-Artz's avatar
Awesome. I love it :clap:
Multiartis's avatar
Nice interaction between the 2 models Clap 
Can-Cat's avatar
EligoDesign's avatar
great work here! i really like what you have achieved :) good luck
Can-Cat's avatar
 :thanks:  thanks, the coaches were a big help. :nod:
SummerDreams-Art's avatar
Absolutely gorgeous work, with great improvement from your original version. Good luck to you!:heart:
Can-Cat's avatar
Thanks. :thanks: (as my Grandma often said, hopefully we're learning something)  :nod: 
SummerDreams-Art's avatar
You are welcome, always.:heart:
WhimsicalBlue's avatar
Very dark and scary scene, and I must say you really pulled off well!!Great colors and details!!Good luck to you!
Can-Cat's avatar
Thank you. :thanks:  The Coaches helped work with me, with the colours (and colour-blindness).  :D (Big Grin) 
WhimsicalBlue's avatar
Lol..And it's so great, pleasure commenting on your work:heart:
Secretadmires's avatar
Such an amazing and detailed work! At first I thought why have you used so many stocks for just a simple manip and when I zoomed in, I saw a whole new different work! The details on the reflection is really breath-taking!! Well done!:heart:
Can-Cat's avatar
Thank you.  :thanks:  The Coaches were a big help, making the "mirror-verse" a whole other world. :nod: 
Secretadmires's avatar
Yes, I really agree with you!!:heart:
katmary's avatar
Fantastic and powerful work!
Can-Cat's avatar
Thanks.  Blush 
katmary's avatar
Most welcome :)
PendragonArts-GEA's avatar
Cat!!! this is stunning work!!!! Absolutely epic!!! and gods, the difference! We've come a long way, hugh? This is absolutely excellent!
Can-Cat's avatar
Thanks. :thanks: As you said, it was an interesting process, working with the Coaches. There's so much to learn. :nod:
CD-STOCK's avatar
Scary, great artwork! Thank you for using my stock.
Can-Cat's avatar
It was scary working on it. scared.... 'the 2nd'  And, thanks., your stock  was very helpful.  :thanks: 
FrozenStarRo's avatar
best of luck in the competition :w00t:

I know the mentoring is done but if you ever need help with anything in the future I'm always around :)
Can-Cat's avatar
Thank you. Your notes were a big help. :nod:
It's certainly something seeing how far this has come.
deathbycanon's avatar
This turned out fantastic! Great changes!
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