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A self portrait with my cat
tempera on carton, 95x65cm

Oh! DD!!! I'm so glad!!! And it's given exactly for this work))) - I'm a greatest lover of cats in the world! :3
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Given 2013-04-07
Black cat by ~ekukanova ( Featured by STelari )
:iconhaldirrhovanion:
HaldirRhovanion Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
Beruthiel!
Nice portrait, the eyes and expression are so lifelike.
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:icondagoelius:
Dagoelius Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Flawless.
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:iconreverseimpossible:
ReverseImpossible Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018
Lovely work! And such a cute cat :D
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:iconpaulo-luz-art:
Paulo-Luz-Art Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow...I love it...What is tempera?
Russian artists are great...
Why?
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:iconpaulo-luz-art:
Paulo-Luz-Art Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow...I love it...
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:iconfrnkschmdt:
FrnkSchmdt Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I could draw like this ...
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:iconfantafiction:
fantafiction Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My God,you are so beautiful:-O (Eek) 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
Thank you! :aww:
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:iconovid2345:
Ovid2345 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
Very beautiful, reminds me of the famous Ermine portrait of Elizabeth I. 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
Thank you!
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:iconmasktoblack:
masktoblack Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
beautiful!
all the details, everything. i love it :)
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
Thank you!^^
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:iconsvp-stock:
svp-stock Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Professional Photographer
Your foliage reminds me of a William Morris paper. So lovely! I wish I could get this level of detail out of paint. 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
Thank you very much! 
This is French tapestry from 15th sentury,   and thank you for sayng me of this artist, I did not knew him before, totaly amazing!
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svp-stock Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Professional Photographer
Oh yes! I can see that it is a tapestry now. I didn't notice the animals earlier. This is very beautiful and I probably made the link because of the tapestry work that was done by Morris himself.  
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:iconsean-izaakse:
sean-izaakse Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
Heya. That's a painting?! It looks like a photo! That's amazing! Truly superb work. 
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:iconfreezingmoon:
freezingmoon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning
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:iconjssvoboda:
Jssvoboda Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
beautiful 
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:iconunicornalora:
UnicornAlora Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH! A fellow artist & a fellow cat lover (my feline furkids are my heart)! I love your costume & your cat makes your pose that much more interesting & you are very pretty if you don't mind me saying so. What is your cats name? 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Thank you so very much!:aww:  
It was Tioma),   (in Russian his name is assonant with "dark"))
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:iconunicornalora:
UnicornAlora Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh did he pass? I'm so sorry. I lost my cat Trista to cancer a few years ago & I still miss her (she was my little shadow & so loving!).  Peace to you & yours...Meow :3    
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:iconseapopcorney:
Seapopcorney Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
those hads look like they are from photo. how...
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
well, I couldn't  to hold a cat and to draw own hands from life))
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:iconqueenofchaoss:
Queenofchaoss Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
This is an amazing art!
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:iconbenoibe:
benoibe Featured By Owner Edited Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Breathtaking! The composition is stunning! Such a contrast of bold and delicate beauty. 

The background and the dress are a dramatic complement to your natural beauty and flawless skin. The sleeves are a gorgeous adornment, bringing the eye to rest on your delicate, yet strong hands. And to the black cat! Oh this piece is truly amazing! 

This is one of the most interesting self portraits that I've seen on DA, or in any contemporary art collection. 

Your talent humbles me. 
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Thank you so very much, thats a really huge compliment for me!! :aww:   Sorry for so late feedback
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:iconcopper9lives:
copper9lives Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
What a magnificent self-portrait!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Thank you!^^
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:iconcopper9lives:
copper9lives Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cicc 
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:iconbooksaremydrug:
booksaremydrug Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply magnificent I love the dress and the colors in the background and of course the cat
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Thank you very much!
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on your DD for this wonderful painting :heart: :hug:
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:iconartigas:
Artigas Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Another masterpiece! So expressive and delicate! I love it. you have a very rare and classical beauty, perfect for this kind of portrait. I love the way you painted the hands and collarbones here. And those eyes! They are alive!
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:iconoliver-young:
OLIVER-YOUNG Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You are a great artist , you are able to create the great epic movies 
you can be an new Eisenstein 
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OLIVER-YOUNG Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
now I red the other comments ,
yes  can arrive also from Durer ,
but I prefer the Italian , romantic , solar ,
where the elegance but not only this , 
the spirit and noble minds , or something from the Pre-Raphaelites 
Waterhouse , not much Rossetti , perhaps better Lighton or Alma Tadema 
This image is a Symhony ...
OLIVER
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OLIVER-YOUNG Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Like a queen ... a beautiful occidental queen ,      ...Renaissance ...
or Juliett...  two gentlemen from Renaissance  , fencing in rapier duel for her ...
and the black cat... would be Tybalt ... punished because of his arrogance ...
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Oh... Thank you so much...   so poetic comment)..  I saw your Shakespeare series)<3 
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:iconyirikus:
yirikus Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Every time I see this in my favourites I just hold my breath :) So powerful portrait..
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:iconpneumococcal:
Pneumococcal Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Love to see the process behind this
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:iconexcalibur-t005:
Excalibur-T005 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
How long did this take? It kind of looks like the cat in the painting is having trouble sitting still.
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:iconabirelsayed:
abirelsayed Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
I will only say one word : WOW :)
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:iconexonp:
exonP Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i love that hands
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:iconexonp:
exonP Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
those* :)
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:iconjessehbechtold:
jessehbechtold Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That dress reminds of so much of something you might see in a Bronzino portrait and those hands are fantastic!  And kudos on using tempera, the patience of using a medium like that is really impressive.
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Thank you very much! This work and the dress for it was inspired by my favorite artists: Holbein, Durer and Cranach the Elder.
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:iconjessehbechtold:
jessehbechtold Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The influence is unmistakable, though I'm surprised not to see Botticelli or Bronzino on that list, I can really see their portraits at play here too.
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:icontheditzybluebell:
TheDitzyBluebell Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013   Traditional Artist
I love love love this piece!! Especially the patterned background!
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:iconekukanova:
EKukanova Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Thank you!^^
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:iconthewallart:
theWallART Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
bellissimo !!! ++++++++++++++++++++++
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:iconthesaxster:
TheSaxster Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
An artist's hands, no doubt.  You are a very beautiful woman.  The cat looks like one of my own, too. :)
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November 9, 2012
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D70
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10/400 second
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34 mm
Date Taken
Nov 8, 2012, 1:59:13 PM
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