When I began this image, I was wondering why I didn't try it more often until I remembered how TIME CONSUMING it is! But worth it right?
Unlike other artists who create art in this style, my work here is, as always, photo manipulation. I can say this is based off of a real person's image which I think adds more reality to it and of course, that makes at lest two people who are happy with the work - the model and me
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Model: Maria Shantanova
Same model as: LAST RACE [link] SHE ANN [link] GOLD RUSH [link]
Here's a few inspirations to me... and
This would make the perfect phone background. I love the use of color in this piece, so peaceful. Yes the warrior is armed and ready for battle, but its like she is either just about to duel someone, or just had survived a duel and is reflecting on her actions. I really like it. If only I could get a non watermarked copy for my phone and tablet it would be lovely.
This is truly a beautiful piece! I cant believe I havent commented on it yet
I didn't know it was photomanipulation though but it looks so awesome <3 I was about to ask how in the world you made it so realistic before I read the summary. Pft that's why you should always read XD
I'll go check out your other stuff, you look really good.
It seems you have only used shades of pink, and shades of white, which even seem slightly pink, which is very interesting. A beautiful model that you have changed into a beautiful manipulation. Lots of bright colour with such clever use of photoshop...
Beatiful backlighting too.
Hard to believe that you have inspirations, since you are an inspiration in your own right.
You should do works like this more often, your take on the contempory oriental art trend is amazing, to say the least.