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Model: :icongothessa:

life just isn't getting any better.

anyway, just wanted to create something to reflect my thoughts. i'm sure many of you will recognize the character.

but technically, i suppose my skills need some sharpening as i haven't opened photoshop for months now. and i don't even know what it is, still artistic nude?


brushes used:
[link]
www.amaranthdreams.com



© 2011 Konstantin Alexandroff (kostassoid.com -- [link])
This image is not a stock and can't be used in any form without my explicit written permission!
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:iconsteven-matthijs:
Steven-Matthijs Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Photographer
Greatly done!
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:iconralfw666:
ralfw666 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015   Digital Artist
wonderful atmo....:clap:
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:iconernesto1971:
Ernesto1971 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW, cool idea ;) :)
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:iconwestmichguy:
westmichguy Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
hoping your comment about life not getting any better isn't true and you're not thinking of any drastic measures!  this picture is crazy good!
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:iconkostassoid:
Kostassoid Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
i would never lie about this. never said i was weak though. just making drastically fun pictures. thanks! :ahoy:
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:iconwestmichguy:
westmichguy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
keep up the drastically fun pictures!
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:iconmatttowler:
Matttowler Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow. love it
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:iconcerano:
cerano Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
interesting... a sense of mystery with an evil overtone of seduction. i like it.
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:iconsrodas:
Srodas Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I dramatically adore her waist :)
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:icondriftersx:
driftersx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
just badass
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:iconbelial1980:
belial1980 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
SWEET!
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:iconlunaakaisha:
LunaAkaisha Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kostas, this reminds me of the Rusalka myth. Is it supposed to be like this? Really beautiful!
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:iconkostassoid:
Kostassoid Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
nope, something's wrong. no tail! she's more like a drowner, although she's still not. hard to explain.
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:iconlunaakaisha:
LunaAkaisha Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is Rusalka myth the same in the Russia's as in Bohemia? Because, I was told the myth that the Rusalka are women who drown... typically suicides because a lover has broken their heart. Because their souls are corrupted (due to the suicide) they cannot enter heaven, so the haunt the bodies of water or surrounding areas in which they have died. They are also called "Lady in White," because they are supposed to wear the thin white gowns. They try to lure men to their deaths... usually by seducing them with a sweet song/haunted melody and they do this until their death is avenged... like until they take their lover to his death as well. Sometimes, Bohemian grandmas tell children that they want children too... like they try to take and drown unsupervised children playing too young to be playing near the water. They say like, "don't go near that water or the Rusalka/Rusalki might get you." Like to scare them away. I was in this band awhile ago called Varuka's Scream, and each member had like a character, mythical or fantasy (whatever) and we had made up names. lol Mine was Siren and I was supposed to be a Rusalka. Anyway, I never heard that they have a tail. Could you tell me your version of Rusalka story maybe? I study Cultural Anthropology (mainly ethnomusicology) as a minor, I major in music/voice... but I really love to hear all the folklore, folk music, and see folk art of all places. Especially, where my ancestors are connected to in Eastern Europe and Ireland.
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:iconkostassoid:
Kostassoid Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
hm. i think you're actually right, the story goes somewhat like that. the actual rusalkas are just drown women. but english translation for 'rusalka' is 'mermaid', hence the strong association with the tail. unfortunately i'm not an expert in russian myths and legends (since childhood) so i can't share much knowledge.
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:iconjackdornothing:
jackdornothing Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work!
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:iconlomnochd:
Lomnochd Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Well done! Eerily seductive!
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:iconordell4:
Ordell4 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow... Very tasty and life affirming... Apocalypse sex!
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:iconaxelhass:
axelhass Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
DoomBringer,thanx alot for a fukking kkoooll shots!!
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:iconleandrosanguineo:
LeandroSanguineo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
perfect atmosphere, darkness and very sexy.
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:iconkashirukito86:
kashirukito86 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
horrid yet there's a drop of placidity in the image...
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:iconskylamarkova:
SkylaMarkova Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
very nice!
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:iconaltering:
Altering Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Very good! Bravo.
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:iconjochanaan:
jochanaan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
A female Jonah. :D Or Cassandra. 8-) :rose:
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:iconscottph:
scottph Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
I love this!
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:iconfrank-beer:
Frank-Beer Featured By Owner May 4, 2011   Photographer
Wow, this is so awesome. You did an really amazing job here.
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:iconfoxtrot650:
foxtrot650 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
laying in bed at night, alone in the dark, I sometimes think about all my eX-girlfriends and this is what they all look like... how I remember them. What an excellent job you and your model have done here!!
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:iconsilent-dawn-elegy:
Silent-Dawn-Elegy Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
the second time saw this title
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:iconkostassoid:
Kostassoid Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
argh, and i was hoping nobody would notice :)
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:iconsilent-dawn-elegy:
Silent-Dawn-Elegy Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
haha , happy to be your watcher :D
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:icondrxtreme:
DrXtreme Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
I like this a lot. Bride of swamp thing..
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:iconsheog0rath:
SHEOG0RATH Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
A work of art, as always!

Sheo
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:iconmt-000:
MT-000 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
A.B.S.O.L.U.T.E Beauty
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:iconserkanince444:
serkanince444 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
nice work :)
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:iconoktanas:
Oktanas Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great
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:iconvillenueve:
Villenueve Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!
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:icongleymerei:
gleymerei Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Ohmy, what a beautiful, dark picture. I'm stunned! Just fantastic.
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:iconjarovit6:
Jarovit6 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Ave! Excellent work. Super idea.
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:iconfjallraven:
fjallraven Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
again, as usual, some mysterious, some gothic and some eerie stuff MrKostas :)
and again, I clicked on the button "add to favorites"... :+fav:
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:iconnightcreature0:
NightCreature0 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
OMG I must say I'd love it..:X:X

I'm really amazed..
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:iconkillerkitty-mau:
killerkitty-mau Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
That´s a really beautiful picture. I love your ideas ;-)
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:iconsegura2112:
segura2112 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Emote says it for me. Thank You
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Order and Chaos are the left and right hands of God.
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:iconkebeca1690:
Kebeca1690 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Dark dream....
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:iconoscillateher:
oscillateher Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
badasssss....!!!
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:iconthe-last-clairvoyant:
oh my god. that is amazing. i reall ylove the atmosphere that you create... even if you might put a bit too much enthusiasm in photoshopping :)
the composition is still perfect.
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:iconseraferron:
SeraFerron Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
I really love this :)
It actually reminds me of the girl in the Malice Mizer video for "Garnet".
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:iconkomplexdelyrium:
KomplexDelyrium Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I do think the sky's a little off but it doesn't trouble me. I think the image as a whole still stands strong and it's great to see you back again =]

The model's pose is perfect and just... Argh, I love it ^^
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:iconryba80:
ryba80 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Instead of brushes, that You used in this picture, could You please show the original of photograph?

It's very nice, emotional, intensive photography. In old times I would call it excellent job, now it's just good Photoshop work... ;)
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:iconkostassoid:
Kostassoid Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
i never do that, sorry. it's either this or nothing, no "drafts". but apart from clouds/lightning it's pretty close to the original photo :)
and thanks, photoshop or not it took some serious time! :ahoy:
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:iconmind-digger:
mind-digger Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Perfect
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