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Windswept
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Published: March 16, 2010
© 2010 - 2019 JessicaMDouglas
Concept There wasn't much thought behind the meaning of this piece. I'd been experimenting with a new technique and wanted to play with it. I'd also met a woman with the most delicious knees I had ever seen... and wanted to draw knees. Lo, an angel was born/

Materials
This was another mixed media piece. The dress is cut pieces of paper, each segment is completely flat and using only one piece of paper. The wings are three D, and each individual feather is cut out of paper. The hair is black ink with a bit of copper leafing added to it. The skin is colored pencil, with blank ink for the garter, and the background is watercolor.

Awards
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Prints
Limited edition, hand embellished canvas prints can be found here: www.etsy.com/shop/Vestaka ; they are in a few sizes/and each one is unique and different so please make sure to read the print details thoroughly!

Original
available though I will not be selling it until I can get decent prints.

artist notes
Why did I think cutting countless feathers out by hand was a good idea?
Image size
425x543px 304.98 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model
KODAK EASYSHARE C613 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
Shutter Speed
1/32 second
Aperture
F/2.7
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
80
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TinyWild's avatar
The soft colours are very pretty!
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emcorpus|Professional General Artist
Hi, Jessica. Good afternoon, and a happy birthday shout to you. Truth be told, it's virtually impossible to find a "favorite" -- so many of your works are just excellent. So, heck, I'll pick this one "because" -- I always have to have a because... since you say she has "delicious knees" I have to agree. Now I'll be thinking of delicious knees all day. I'm in awe of how you assembled her dress. I'd love to be able to collage something like that, but I have no idea how I'd even begin to make color and pattern all come together in a beautiful balanced way the way you do it. (sigh) I'll just have to admire and be inspired in the meantime.
Best wishes,
Ed
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jnaepalm|Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely LOVE this!
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SoraNoTakara's avatar
Very nice! 
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vanityfair|Professional Traditional Artist
YOur work is AMAZING!
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SrTw's avatar
SrTw| General Artist
Excellent work! (')
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JessicaMDouglas|Professional General Artist
Thank you again! (I am going to fill up your in box iwth thank yous)
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SrTw's avatar
SrTw| General Artist
Oh, you're welcome to!
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MarDeAdstra|Hobbyist General Artist
Great collage! I love the textures combinations and colors. 
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hankiron's avatar
Very nice details! Tumbs up all the way!
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JessicaMDouglas|Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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hankiron's avatar
You are welcome all the way! I take Inspiration from your work as we speak! Although I do not copy your work, I try to understand the little things that make your piece of Art so spezial and incorparate it into my on stuff. Nothing commercial, just a special collage for my girl☺ Thank you again, Henry
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Senyahgirl| General Artist
Beautiful!
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JessicaMDouglas|Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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ErisOnWheels's avatar
Really lovely and fun. I'm obsessed with the dress! You made so many different patterns look cohesive somehow. Wow. :)
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JessicaMDouglas|Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Taxonimic|Hobbyist Writer
So you made a pretty woman, because you liked her knees! Sounds reasonable to me... This is lovely - humorous and dynamic with a very light touch. Might have been garish - instead it's wonderfully delicate!
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JessicaMDouglas|Professional General Artist
It's completely reasonable! Knees are fantastic things! Also, thank you very much!
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DrSinned's avatar
Nice work! What size is the original?
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JessicaMDouglas|Professional General Artist
I believe it's 8 x 10, framed out to 11 x 14. I just moved so it's packed away, let me get the actual measurements once I get unpacked.
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JulianGay's avatar
Wow I love it.  So much movement and expression.
As to feathers, a labour of love, the depth brings life to the subject even in the small redition on the screen.
On my wall ? Yes!  After I tie the bungalow down!
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JessicaMDouglas|Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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narktor's avatar
Is there still a chance to ever see a printed a version of it? :D
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