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Jade Empress of Masks -DD- by IanStruckhoff Jade Empress of Masks -DD- by IanStruckhoff
UPDATE: Oh wow. I was not expecting THIS-- I woke up today to discover this photo is a DD. Thank you so much to my dear friend and colleague *ManuelaSoriani and to ^cosfrog, I am flattered and humbled.

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April 12th, 2009
Model: Lydia ~x-lydia-x
MUA: Krystal Gail Makeup FX
Hair: Krystal Gail and Lydia
Assistant: Caracal *theadacat
Location: CoverShot Photography Studio - Lawrence, MA

Series: Jade Empress of Masks
For the first in this series, see [link]

This series is a bit different from my usual style, but I would say it's still within my range. I am glad to see people enjoying this, I wasn't sure how it would be received.

This is one of my favourites from the series. I hope you enjoy them all.

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Given 2009-11-04
Jade Empress of Masks - IV by =ian-x "Simply because it walks on the fine line between cute and gorgeous. Ian X. has mastered the art of suggesting by details." ( Suggested by ManuelaSoriani and Featured by cosfrog )
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Critique by Umarachnea Nov 4, 2009, 1:42:23 AM
Well, to start off, the logo is a bit distracting... but must be there... so moving on.

The subtlety of the colors is the first thing to ease the viewer in. The "Jade" tonality works wonders, with lighting that is just right. This is emphasized even more through quite an astounding job from the part of the make-up and hair.

I love the small touches you can see all over the image. A little here, a little there, small things you need to pay close attention to, prior to understanding why you fell a magnetic draw to the image.

The model's expression, her stare, seems to engulf you in a haunting sensation. The pupil, the tilt of the head, and (again) the subtle lips. There's plenty of room for interpretation, and that is something wonderful.

I do have one small issue however, with everything working, the top part of the hair, the one touching the edge of the frame, seems to be neglected. I am referring to the "c-shape" blue part. It does distract, drawing the eye upwards, and yet the most interesting part of the image, is lower. It would have been better, either completely without it, or more of it, so as it does not appear like an afterthought.

Bravo. I applaud the effort, creativity and skill. This is one to last a long time.
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23 out of 24 deviants thought this was fair.

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Definitive The Sequence Blow Me In All My Senses... Looks Likes A Wonderfull And Sofisticated Dance.

The Model Looks Adorable Meanwhile Light And Shades Arround Sculpt Her For Each Of Us Likes Captivity Beholders Of This Art... A Big Step From The Dagerotipos Until The Must Modern Digital Cameras... Seducing Us With The Effort And The Talent Of Both, The Photographer And The Model In A Kind Of Complicity Indeed Among Them.

My Words Can Be Clumsy And Includes Missundertood By My Own Ignorance, But At Least I´m Honest An Can Tell You Both, You And The Model Is A Charming And Adorable Sequence That What You Made Posible. Now Is Something What Can Be Preserved And Apretiated By That Incredible Quality For A Longest Time Once And Again Anytime We Seen Those Pictures.

The Art Becomes A Colective Experience, The Art Becoming An Interactive Phenomena Trought The Minds And Feelings Of A Lot Of People, Raising Includes Our Souls And Producing A Memorable Effect From Our Eyes At The Heart And Making Beat Our Souls Or Making We Burst In Tears By A Common Feeling.

Network... Internet... And Deviant Art Conecting With Wireless Conections Giving Us This Experience And Posibility Of The Art Be Apretiated Anywhere For All... Critics Or Not! But Specifically In My Case I Prefers Say Or Think Is Just An Apretiation And A Clumsy Comentary... Thaks You Very Much And Please Continue Sharing That Work And Not Forget Gives My Congratulations At The Model...
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:iconemi-chan333:
Emi-chan333 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Ohw, it's just beautiful *-*
can not say more.
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:iconlachie1994:
lachie1994 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Wow... I mean like wow... Im simply amazed.. If I don't favourite this.. I will its... Just so... Dam Amazing... Very very amazing job.
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Heh. Thank you!
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:iconstaticroulette:
staticroulette Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student General Artist
beautiful :)
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconcrescentiamoon:
CrescentiaMoon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
I love the colors - a great picture - love it
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlucycharlotte:
Lucycharlotte Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist
Cool pic. :blackrose:
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconolaughter:
OLaughter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional
I really like everything about this piece.
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconolaughter:
OLaughter Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional
You're welcome.
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:iconshortie1118:
Shortie1118 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful as well.
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconiphantomsilver:
IPhantomSilver Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
The lace is a beautiful feature for this.
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:iconharmsc12:
harmsc12 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Honestly I just think the colors are cool.
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:iconyuki66:
Yuki66 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh wow, this looks so lovely, I love the green!
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I was always more partial to the other photos from this set, but this one gets more attention because of the DD. ;)
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:iconyuki66:
Yuki66 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student General Artist
It really is a great photo, really it is :D
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:iconladystardustxx:
LadyStarDustxx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
lovely
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconwingedlioness:
WingedLioness Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wonderful! when ever I scroll past her eye, I feel like she blinks, so I have to scroll back up to check.
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Haha, that's great!
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
One word critique. Beautiful!

Walt
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:icongood-e-nuf:
Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
You are very talented and the model is very pretty. Great photo.

Walt
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:iconkassi-kamira:
Kassi-Kamira Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Featured in this news article: [link]
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlove4ambrosia:
Love4Ambrosia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
magnificent
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
:) Thanks
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:iconinspectorbumblebee:
InspectorBumbleBee Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconinspectorbumblebee:
InspectorBumbleBee Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob!
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:icondeaddoll00:
deaddoll00 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just beautiful. The level of detail is very eye-catching and the colors are very complimentary.
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
:) Thank you
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
LITTLE CHINA GIRL..(DAVID BOWIE)

BEAUTY..
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:iconiedasb:
iedasb Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like more draws, but I liked this ;)
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:iconhaveyougotitinyou:
HaveYouGotItInYou Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Lovely :heart:
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconinunekochan:
InuNekoChan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
WOW this is wicked amazing!

I love how her eyes are in this picture it kinda gives off a serene feeling

I look forward to seeing your other works
:w00t!:
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I hope you enjoy them all!
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:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
WOW - alluring, sophisicated, a lovely piece indeed! :wow:
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
You're welcome! :bounce:
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:icontima-kamishiro:
Tima-Kamishiro Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
very beautiful
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconannali-03:
annali-03 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009   General Artist
like the make up :)
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:iconianstruckhoff:
IanStruckhoff Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
I can only take the credit for asking Krystal to be MUA for the shoot. ;)
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:iconalphacow2:
alphacow2 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
sexy. nuff' said
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:iconsherezade0909:
Sherezade0909 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
georgeous:clap:
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