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Death Eater


Avada Kedavra

Model: Amber
MUA: Michelle Acosta MM# 1244818
Photographer: Michelle Monique MM#756829

More from this shoot will be uploaded soon!

Inspired by Harry Potter (C) JK Rowling

*I know the dark mark is supposed to be on her left arm, but it just so happened that for this shot it looked better on her right arm. Yes, it's upside down. It looks better that way and I'm too lazy to fix it. If I get one more comment about the frikin mark I might combust.

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Just simply and utterly beautiful, doesn't matter about the Dark Mark on her arm, it's quite fine in my opinion. The lighting and shadows are excellent, and the way her hair is waving is spectacular, as well as her pose, and the way the Killing Curse is coming out of her wand is truly amazing. I just love the greenish glow coming off it, her dress is very beautiful as well. And the background being out of focus reverts our attention to her much better. I give this for Vision: Five, Originality: Five, Technique: Five, and Impact: Five. 20/20 for you, good sir. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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Dear Artist.

This is a wonderful piece of art work. The Detail is astonishing and the subject is very realistic. However, as the others have stated 'The Dark Mark' is on the wrong arm and is the wrong way up. The head of the serpent should be down by the wrist and as the others have said it should be on the left arm. But other than that this is a very cool piece of artistic talent. I would like for you if you wish to make a great one of Severus Snape. If you do not mind requests. Thank you
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This is absolutely flawless. Not only does the green glow seamlessly flow right off of the wand tip, you were also able to manipulate the colour of the light reflecting off of her skin to give it the feel of radiating towards her as the spell escapes. The dark setting and dark make up, hair, and clothing also authenticate her presence as that of evil, and makes the green glow appear to be sinister and looming, as opposed to bright, as it would have been on its own. And the tattoo is the absolute perfect touch. I think the ONLY bad thing to say about this is that the tattoo was always on the left forearm as opposed to the right. Aside from that, everything is put together perfectly and beautifully, in a very dark manner, with the entire piece looking like it came directly out of the Potter movies. Excellence incarnate!
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The first impression is amazing.
I really liked how you manage the lights have to do with the effect of magic.
The only thing I dislike is that the model in the pose looks weird her left breast, but these things aesthetic.
I have doubts with the tattoo, do not you have to do with the subject, or if a part of your vision. I have not seen the original picture but I had the tattoo removed.
But overall it's an amazing work that inspired to do something similar, congratulations.

Wonderful work, I loved it.



Sorry for the grammar, use google translator.
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simply stunning. the &#039<img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";p" title="Wink/Razz" />ower' seemlessly flows from the tip of the wand which is posed in such a way as to say " Im confident and able to strike you down"

the dark mark seen may not be cannon, but for the sake of art its good. you see that mark and you know what it is. were it inverted or hidden on the other arm,youd wonder what it is, what she is or what the black smudge on her arm was if you werent familiar with the source.

overall a wonderful job and brilliant use of beauty for evils purpose.
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I have seen various attempts to do this online and none comes close to this.

The poise, the composition, the brilliant use of the rule of thirds and the background; the whole picture tells a story by itself. The hair tells us that the person is really in motion, the pose shows the readiness, the wand of the impending doom and the dark mark screams of "Death Eater" People who have not yet watched the movie and only read the book will know instantly this is a death eater.

Manipulation of the photo (the green smoke) and the lighting is wonderfully done and I cannot help but feel the despair the person at the receiving end of this spell will feel.

I hope to achieve such a standard one day. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt="=)" title="=) (Smile)" />
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I couldn't say it better myself :)
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Really neat photo-manipulation.
I love the pose, its like a striking snake in a way. Really brings out the sinister feeling of a death eater. Reminiscent of Voldemort's ways. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)" />

Though i think your model looks a bit 'clean' to be a death eater; maybe a more sharper and angry expression is needed as if shes really speaking the words of 'avada kedavra'
but thats just my opinion. Maybe shes a relative of lucius malfoy XD

I love the hair and your lighting, the glowing green reflecting off the spell. Its all put together really nicely. This has got me even more anxious to see the upcoming movie. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/e/e…" width="23" height="19" alt=":excited:" title="OMG! I can't contain my excitement!" />
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About the death eater being way too clean, yes i think she is a relative of Lucious Malfoy or unnamed family member of Narcissa Malfoy :giggle:
Voldemort doesn't do so many styles like Bellatrix does. Reminiscent of bellatrix in 5th :excited:
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michellemonique my dear, I am not disappointed. I am not angry. I simply fainted seeing this deviation on my message center! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/f/f…" width="18" height="17" alt=":faint:" title="I think I've fainted." /> When it comes to perfection in both photography and photomanipulating and costumes, you come first in mind. Your tweet on the workings on a Harry Potter themed shoot made everyone eager to see what would be the result. From your Banshee shot to Voodoo Queen, to this, you have worked nothing but perfection. The attention to even the best and correct death eater's mark (Yup, a harry potter fan, me) to the excellent use of photomanipulation of the green color of Avada Kedavra curse, it is truly brilliant both in terms of vision, originality and technique. It reminds me of Helena Bonham Carter, aka Bellatrix Lestrange in her moment of killing Serious Black in the 5th movie. And, I should say, Helena would be very proud to have a beautiful and charming death eater to be on her side! Death at last met his Beauty in her in this piece. A wonderful deviation just before the worldwide release of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince movie on July 15th, means a lot to Harry Potter fans like me, your fans as well as many others who will have the fortune of meeting you and seeing your amazing work. This is my divination to you and those who will see it!

Lumos!
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100% in agreement. 100%. :)
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Thank you my friend! :)

I really think we are watching an incredible talent being born and launched into the world. I feel very lucky! :)
phoenixleo's avatar
Truer words have never been spoken :nod: I feel lucky too!
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check your note :giggle: Thanks :hug:
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michellemonique's avatar
Thank you :]
You know, the funny thing about that is...
that's EXACTLY the shot from the movie I was trying to recreate :nod:
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phoenixleo's avatar
WOW THat's OCCLUMENCY (harry potter mind reading term) :giggle:
I knew the moment i saw it. :w00t:
Now since i have a sub, i will be waiting eagerly to see your all harry potter pieces :worship:
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I know what Occlumency is haha

I've read all the books several times
I'm a total HP nerd xD

I'm only uploading one more HP picture D:
But my other recent uploads are HP related
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goo hp fans :highfive: I read all the books too.even during exam :D fun fun fun!
one more HP pic:? :eager:can't wait to see it :eager:

legilimense :D
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It matters not what they say, it matters in what you feel.
I for one did not notice the arm difference nor the 'upside down' mark! I noticed an achievement.
This piece will only work the way you have masterfully created it.
50 points to Slytherin.
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