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The Lady of Shalott

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By dashinvaine   |   
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© 2010 - 2020 dashinvaine
'I am half sick of shadows...'

Oil on board, 60x60cm.
I think this one is about finished now. For the main reference image used, I am indebted to former deviant 'melancholymannequin'. I thought her look particularly lent itself to Alfred Lord Tennyson's fay protagonist in the poem 'The Lady of Shalott'.
charon.sfsu.edu/TENNYSON/TENNL…

I wanted to evoke the paintings of the preraphaelites, who were also drawn to the theme. I could imagine the reference model in a painting by John William Waterhouse, or Frank Cadogan Cowper, or Edwin Austin Abbey (who would have appreciated the red and gold).
Image size
2224x2216px 1.4 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX L16
Shutter Speed
952380/100000000 second
Aperture
F/2.8
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
64
Date Taken
Apr 14, 2010, 5:21:50 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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AleWalden's avatar
AleWaldenHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow Pink love III 
Anonymosse's avatar
Enchanting. The PR brotherhood were the real romantics. A lost age.
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underzoin Traditional Artist
I finally see the difference between digital art and just art.
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JohnlockedDancerHobbyist General Artist
Very pretty :)
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RAWartcreationsProfessional Traditional Artist
Very Beautiful
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the best of nvidia,,,,,tanks
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Laugh-ButtsProfessional Digital Artist
Just read a Lady Shalott summary after this picture, trying to figure out who she is. What an interesting poem! Nice work! Now, I notice her weaving! 

WHAT A SHAME SHE CANNOT LOOK OUT
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benbroadyHobbyist
Good choice with the window, really puts you there. Great work.
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buffythewriterHobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. I love it. 
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Love it, especially her skin and her dress's details. Do you know Loreena McKennitt's version of Lord Tennyson's poem?
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Dianna-ArtHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work with fantastic details!
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YuYuAmieHobbyist General Artist
This is the loveliest painting I've ever seen.. qwq I love it :la: 
Also her face reminds me a lot of Shakira's.. XD just sayin. o3o
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Sabz0rHobbyist General Artist
ok I'm gonna be dead honest here. She looks so good cause she doesn't seem to give a 'crap' , her expression is priceless! Amazing
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WinterthornHobbyist
This is incredibly beautiful! Nice work! 
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Extraordinary,beautiful work!
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littleShamanHobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking :wow: :w00t:
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byron7Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a lovely painting.
The tiny details here and there are really fascinating.
That painting - I guessing, needed a considerable time in order to call it ready.
I love such kind of themes.
Lovely model too. She  provokes that  " I want to paint her" feeling..
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philippeLHobbyist Traditional Artist
Very superb
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PevansyHobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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