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Monthly feature showing highlights of some of the deviations submitted to :iconelves: over the past month.  With so many new submissions constantly coming in, I like to shine a spotlight on some of the exceptional work submitted.  Please check out the deviations and show them some support! :heart:  Fave it if you like it!


Hallway Guard by Dendory Arcane Arts by Kaytara :thumb129101457: :thumb137141817:
:thumb152450604: :thumb155384475: Thoesorn by Tsabo6 :thumb152458902:
Just admit it...you like me by Saimain Mira the Elf by NightCatty elven maid by Alarimaa Peaceful Afternoon by GothaWolf
Kiss maybe...? colored by Arilla93 Female Drow by siffert Timeless by Saimain Male Elf Watercolor by lady-cybercat
Forest Elf by MPsai The trees have eyes by ChrisOzFulton Iceblue by Valyavande The Forest Lullaby by LadyAlu
Tirlis and Lir by Alarimaa :thumb156614246:
Watercolor Elf Lord by lady-cybercat A Divine Creation by Bloom-Enchantress PE: Old masters remastered by Herisheft
:thumb157311204: Aldurien by Ines92 Vigil by Silmuen The Archer by LostSoulsArt
:thumb155769974: Ilaethas Portrait by isolde Caught by surprise by delira crimson elf by llamadorada
:thumb156433438: Navaer... by LostSoulsArt ..elves kissing.. by Neldorwen :thumb155880918:
Have some fun by Herisheft magic elf by InesPeace .:: elven girl ::. by HypnoticRose
Lord of the Mountain by Kaytara ElfSong: Dawn by ElfSong-Mat Elven portrait by Ines92 Elfy v3 - Finished by MossyModels
By the elven lake by AonikaArt revenge of the dragon queen by HypnoticRose



February's Featured Deviations
Monthly feature showing highlights of some of the deviations submitted to :iconelves: over the past month.  With so many new submissions constantly coming in, I like to shine a spotlight on some of the exceptional work submitted.  Please check out the deviations and show them some support! :heart:


Mushrooms by Janots13 Drizzt by Anlyness Ranger General by Dendory :thumb152056552:
Luthien Tinuviel by Valyavande A Dream by Ines92 Faehwin by Faehwin Enchanted by siffert
Birth of hatred by isolde :thumb134098368: Tarot: 9 of Pentacles by Tsabo6 Gossamer daydream by timeless-shadow
Ardua prima via est. by Ines92 Aranhil King's Heir by Artsy50 TBF: I'm Still Here by neriahnee :thumb152967570:
'nother Elf: Morwayn by isolde Hunter and Pet Tiger - v.1 by sweetcivic elf girl close - up by Elfynity No thenin i vil nin by Valyavande
Antivan Crow by wild-lynx Long Under Tree by PippinIncarnate 40k - Thank You by Eeren
:thumb142674310: Dark Elf by MPsai Limes and Wine by Lumaris Banshee's call by Shukria
Ragnarok Online : High Priest by Artemisumi WV: Frewyn DeLelland by MiliaTimmain 123 by Lorrain
Faust by sophien :thumb127791169: :thumb116988008: Dragon Age: Dalish Elf Origin by Lorrain
:thumb154917778: Wedding by CellsArt Haldir : Spring by The-Gwyllion :thumb152786068:
:thumb154795896: Zevran and Nara painted by rooster82
:thumb154673950: Elf by LadyVengeanc3

Pheonix Rising

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 23, 2009, 2:07 AM

News

So it's time for my annual 'I'm crawling out from under the rock under which I've been hiding' journal.  How the heck have you been doing?  I really missed this place!!  mmmmm...sweet arty goodness.  :w00t:

So, it seems that over the years, my identity has been slipping slowly but steadily from artist to art enthusiast as I have found it harder and harder to maintain any interest in completing or even starting my own artwork.  Though, I have never lost the joy or admiration I have always had for the art of others.  

Well, enough of that foolishness.  I am an ARTIST dammit, and it's about time I started acting like it!! 'Nuff said.



Scraptacular

As usual, I don't have anything finished to show ya, but here are some things to give you a taste of what I've got cookin'.


Joy - WIP II by mystikaal Angel Girls - WIP by mystikaal



Never Have I Ever

I'm going to challenge myself to do some things that I have never done before artistically.  The list will grow as I think of more things.


1)  Drawn an animal
2)  Drawn two people in one pic (working on it) - well technically, I did.  But, it was NOT good.  I'll show you if ya want...the horror!
3)  Finished a digital drawing/painting (working on it)
4)  Drawn people of varying different ethnicities
5)  Drawn something bloody/gory
6)  Drawn an action pose
7)  Drawn a flower
8)  Drawn a gnarly beastie



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And, so it begins...

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 17, 2008, 5:00 PM


Listen Here!

Well, since I've been back, I have deleted something in the neighborhood of 7,500 deviations from my devwatch.  With the advent of v6, I have finally been able to see all those deviations that my devwatch was hiding from me before.  There was stuff in there going back to 2006!  So, if you've been wondering why I haven't commented on your stuff, I haven't been ignoring you, I've just been in serious clean out mode.

Now, I'm finally ready to go and start commenting on stuff.  I still have about 1,500 deviations in there.  I know that's still a ridiculous amount and I'll never get through it all.  So, of course I'll be deleting more as I go along.  It's hard, there's a lot of goodies in there!

Basically, if you're one of my buddies, a member of my club, someone who I have appointed myself cheerleader for, or someone I admire the heck out of, I'm going to be commenting on a lot of your stuff....yes, even that old stuff.  So, if you wondering why I dug up that old relic to comment on it, now you know - it's been waiting patiently in my devwatch for me to address it.

Why?  Cause I wanna, and you can't stop me! (imagine that in my best Billy Bob Thornton as Slingblade voice.  Why Slingblade?  I don't know, haven't seen it in years.  I reckon I'm gonna get me some of them french-fried potaters, mmm-hmm)


News

I'm working on a commission!!  New art soon!!  Geez, it only took me what, two years?  :giggle:  

I have some sketchies trying to shame and tease me into finishing them too.  Hush you!  Why, I oughtta!  :shakefist:


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Bad to the Bone by Kenthayle Towards the Light by vild November Coloured by SilkyWays You know who you are... by evileherbivore Mette and Chaucer by pootoo


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Brush Settings

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 10, 2008, 12:59 AM

Argh!!!  Okay, so I'm working on a digital painting - decided to pick up where I left off with this little ditty (gladly, it looks much better now!), but for every step I take forward, I find myself three steps back (cliches are fun!).

Okay, here's the deal - I can't flipping figure out what to do with my brushes.  I am just clueless.  They never do what I want them to do, so what I wind up doing is painting a huge swath of color and then erasing away what I don't want.  Pretty back assward, and mind-numbingly frustrating.  And, on the off chance that I find something that works and I save the brush, I flits off never to be found again.  What the frak?!

Any tips you might have would be greatly appreciated - what settings do you use for the different stages of your painting?  I'm sure I could/should be asking better questions, but right now I have to stamp my foot and walk away in a huff from my computer.  Stupid painting not looking how I want it to....@#%&^/!!

By the by, I'd post an update, but it's just taken a turn for the worse and I'm trying to decide whether to go forward, or go back to the previously saved version before I did all the weirdening (yeah, that's a word dagnabit).  Seriously, it's creeping me out a little.  I think I need to not look at it for a while, lol.





If you happen to be in the states and in need of some art supplies, I highly recommend: Cheap Joe's Art Stuff.

I found them on the distributor list for Strathmore (my brand of sketchbook).  For some reason, they don't process your order until 2 days after you place it, but then you receive your stuff two days after that, and everything is in pristine condition.





Projects

- Xiantao for vild - 5% done....Started over in my sketchbook.
- Kiriban - 0% done
- Joy - 35% done
- Forbidden touch - 10% done
- Salis - 20% done





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What's that now?

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 18, 2008, 12:49 PM

Okay, so that meme thing was just ridiculously long, and I didn't like it eating up my page like that, so I'm splitting the rest of the content up from it.  Curious?  Get your meme on!

Just popping in to say that I haven't disappeared again.  I've just been dreadfully tired lately, I sleep like the undead.  ;)

Well, it's that and, netflix owns my soul....I so have to get a dvd player so I don't have to tie up my computer to watch a movie.

Anyway, I finally got a new sketchbook!  Yay!!  And, I went all art supply happy, got a bunch of stuff I probably don't need and won't ever use.  Case in point - I have a manikin, lol.  And, two kneaded erasers...one was way too tiny, so I ordered the other and it was ginormous!  New pencils, blending stumps, a pencil case, a sketchbook case.  Got some new art books too.  Boy, I just had money to burn, huh?

Now, to see if I can find some drivers that will make my old scanner work on my new computer.  Well, it's not so new anymore, but I haven't checked for drivers in a while, so...






If you happen to be in the states and in need of some art supplies, I highly recommend: Cheap Joe's Art Stuff.

I found them on the distributor list for Strathmore (my brand of sketchbook).  For some reason, they don't process your order until 2 days after you place it, but then you receive your stuff two days after that, and everything is in pristine condition.





Projects

- Xiantao for vild - 5% done....really 0%, need to scrap that and start over.
- Kiriban - 0% done
- Joy - 25% done
- Forbidden touch - 10% done
- Salis - 20% done





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The first and last...

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 18, 2008, 12:25 PM

Got this from lockstock's journal. It's all her fault.  Like her, I never do memes, I usually never even read them, but this one caught my eye.  Ultimately, I'm doing it cause it features other artists, and that's always cool with me.


1) Answer the questions below
2) Take each answer and type it into dA search box
3) Take a deviation from the first page of results (may use ' popular' or 'newest' ) and post thumb (for subscribers) or link (non-subscribers)
4) You can't copy the persons answers who posted this before you


1. The age you will be on your next birthday - 32
32 by numerika :iconnumerika:

2. A place you'd like to travel - Ireland
...Ireland by Gar62 :icongar62:

3. Your favorite place - Home, sweet home
Home, sweet home by doardo :icondoardo:

4. Your favorite object - My computer
:thumb17916422: :icondracothan:

5. Favorite food - Mashed potatoes
TaterArt - Dragon by LatteBleu :iconlattebleu:

6. Your favorite animal - Lions
Lions by Caelitha :iconcaelitha:

7. Your favorite color- Royal Blue
Royal by mariathepirate :iconmariathepirate:

8. The town/state/etc in which you live - New York, New York
New York Nightscape by VanRoy13 :iconvanroy13:

9. Name of past pet - Mami
:thumb68823358: :iconjoey-zero:

10. A dream come true - Prosperity (I'd like to test out that theory about money and happiness for myself ;))
:thumb1258547: :icondanisan:

11. Your nickname/screenname - mystikaal
:thumb36186081: :iconlightconcorde:

12. Middle name - Alecia
Albtraum Commission piece by aleciarodriguez :iconaleciarodriguez:

13. Favorite smell - Chocolate chip cookies baking
Cookie by Darksama18 :icondarksama18:

14. Bad habit of yours - Cursing like a sailor
IZ- Ellyce- Quasi-Bio by hierophant :iconhierophant:

15. Your first job - Astrologist to the stars (worked for one)
Astrologist by Unavoidead :iconunavoidead:

16. Favourite Movie - Titus (Andronicus) (Are you kidding me?  Out of the hundreds of movies I've ever seen, who can really choose just one?  I picked the first one that came to mind.)
Titus Andronicus or Hannibal?1 by Lilcochinito :iconlilcochinito:

17. What are you doing right now? - Wasting time I could spend drawing
:iconseandalin:

18. Whats The Weather Like? - Bright sunshiny day
:thumb20832885: :iconchibimk:

19. Favourite Sport - Basketball
:thumb46454657: :icondanieru25:

20. Favourite Music/Style/Band - Rhythm & Blues (mama got to get her sing on!)
:iconjupiterkat2007:


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Neil Gaiman Pimpage

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 14, 2008, 12:08 AM

It has recently come to my attention that one of my DA buddies had something extremely cool happen!


A drawing :iconevileherbivore: did of author Neil Gaiman:
Scary Trousers by evileherbivore
is being sold on t-shirts from his website.  If it sells well, they'll let her do more t-shirts.  So, if you're a fan of that lovely creature Gaiman, go and get your spiffy t-shirt!  Mysti says so!  There's a nifty little video on the page where Neil tells the story behind the nickname.  It happened months ago, but I'm just tickled pink for her.  :clap:








I'm testing out this new css, working out the kinks as it were...

This is where I would put stuff if I had anything interesting to say right now, but I don't, so I didn't.  Test, test testing...

Ah yes, I'm still plugging away on the little drawing that could.  Maybe one day, I'll actually have something to show for my efforts.





Projects

- Xiantao for vild - 5% done....really 0%, need to scrap that and start over.
- Kiriban - 0% done
- Joy - 25% done
- Forbidden touch - 10% done
- Salis - 20% done





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Happy New - hey, haven't I seen you befor

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 1, 2008, 1:35 AM
  • Listening to: Love Song - Sara Bareilles

Yes kiddies, it's that time of the year for ole Sandra the sloth to poke her head up out of her cocoon, see her shadow and go running back into the safety of said cocoon screaming like a banshee.  Now, if that's not some imagery to inspire the mind, I don't know what is! ;)

So, how the heck have you been?  I hope a darn sight more productive than I have been, that's for sure!  I think about drawing all the time.....just some sort of disconnect between the thoughts and actually doing something worthwhile.  What sort of store can I go to get my art groove fixed?  It's been broken lo these many years to my dismay. :(

Well, every once in a great while, I'll open up that drawing I started in (geez louise! was it that long a ago?) April and futz around with it.  Maybe I'll upload an updated version to the scraps - the old one is in there too for the curious.  Hmm....maybe it's the whole digital thing stopping me, I work so much better in pencil.  Get thee to the art supply store woman!  Must get sketchbook!!

Anyway, enough rambling.....though, I've got to share this story.  If you ever wondered how bad things are at my job, wonder no more.  Last week, one of my co-workers went to lunch and never came back!  I'm still in shock that someone would actually do that, but she "went out for some air" and was never seen again.  Nothing had even happened that day.  I guess the air she went for was in front of her building.....she never did get really specific, lol.  Add to that all the people currently talking about looking for other jobs or wishing for them, and you'll know the kind of shangri-la I'm dealing with.  Calgon, take me away!

C'est tout, je suis fait. I hope you are all having a good time wherever you are.  :hug:



:bulletblue: Xiantao for vild - 5% done....really 0%, need to srap that and start over.
:bulletblue: Kiriban - 0% done
:bulletblue: Joy - 25% done
:bulletblue: Forbidden touch - 10% done
:bulletblue: Salis - 20% done




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Those darn Magi

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 5, 2007, 9:17 PM
  • Listening to: Marcy Playground - Sex &amp; Candy

Well, I guess there is a price to pay for everything.....you get the new job with better pay that allows you to buy stuff you've been longing for since forever, and in exchange, you have to have your brain sucked right out of your head on a daily basis. *whimper*  Nice watch chain.

I'm just so burned out right now.  I have all these ideas and things I want to get done, but by the time I get home and even on the weekends, I am such a brain dead zombie most of the time.  :(

Well, actually.....not today.  For, today.....I spoke to Steve Buscemi - several times!  And, tomorrow, he will be in my office for over an hour.  I'm still debating whether or not I want to go down there and get a peek at him.  lol, does he really need to see this squeeing fangirl?  I think not.  Suffice it to say that I frigging lurve this guy!  One of my favorite actors.  It took ALL of my self restraint not to wig out while talking to him.  That was some good acting baby!  I've been grinning like an idiot ever since!  I'm too tired to even convey how jazzed I am, but it's very, very!  :w00t:

He totally made my year!  Okay, I think I'm rambling now.  Eyes getting all droopy like.  Must sleep...



:bulletblue: Xiantao for vild - 5% done....really 0%, need to srap that and start over.
:bulletblue: Kiriban - 0% done
:bulletblue: Joy - 25% done
:bulletblue: Forbidden touch - 10% done
:bulletblue: Salis - 20% done







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Woohoo!!!

Tue Mar 27, 2007, 4:06 PM
  • Listening to: UB40 - Red red wine
Got my new computer, got my new computer!  La-la-la-la-la-la!  :boogie:  Kicks some righteous arse, it does!  Well, vista doth bite some serious arse, but what can I do about that?  It's so nice to be in the 21st century with everyone else.  

Got my new wacom too, so now I have no one but myself to blame.  :lmao:  Must learn how to do what I want to do so I can do the things I want to do, ya know?  :giggle:  

Don't mind me, I'm just giddy from the new computer, I'm sure it will wear off eventually.  So, I'm back, but I am still trying to figure stuff out with this os, and I have oodles of catching up to do....research too.  Need some good primers on brushes and blending and such.  Mama is so confused!  Maybe I just need to do a lot of tutorials to get myself accustomed to using ps and a tablet.  We'll see.

Anywho, hello everyone, I hope things are going good for all and sundry....whatever the heck that means, lol.



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Happy Holidays!

Sun Dec 24, 2006, 2:32 PM
  • Listening to: Rihanna - SOS
Okay, so it's been a couple of months.  What can I say?  I suck!  Well, more to the point - my computer sucks with such a high degree of suckitude that I can no longer enjoy doing anything on it at all.  It takes far more energy than I have available to fight with it trying to get the simplest of things done.  So, for the most part, I have been completely staying off the computer.  

Well, with the minor exception of taking care of the elves club stuff.  I always did it because I felt bad for the members, and now I apparently own  the club!  lol, who knew when I volunteered to help out a little less than a year ago, I would wind up in charge?!  We'll see how that goes, cause when I get back into things, I'm gonna want to get my art thang on, you know?

Speaking of which?  Guess who has a brand spanking new, completely mind-numbing, but pays about 3 times more than my last job new job?!!  That's right, and what does that mean?  *insert trumpet fanfare*  

It's time to get a computer that was made in this
darn century!!  So, hopefully, I'll be back in the
midst in the beginning/mid February.  It'll probably take me that long to save up for it - I am getting a
state of the art, everything I can possibly think of possibly using computer.  So yeah, it'll cost me, but
it's worth it.  I've been suffering for far too long
with this clunker, so I deserve it.  And I will be getting a good wacom (yes, I do blame the tablet,
not myself for my complete lack of tablety
goodness, what of it?  lol).  So, if all goes according
to plan, I will be back soon and spitting out all
that new art I've been planning in my head since
forever.  I can't wait!  :boogie:

And dearest :iconvild:, I have not forgotten about
you!  As soon as I am on a proper computer, I will
be all over finishing your drawing sweetie. :blowkiss:

Take care everyone, and I hope you're enjoying the holidays with your friends and family. :hug:



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Time for something new

Sun Jun 18, 2006, 9:33 PM
Just thought I should put up a new journal to let people know that I'm around (since I don't have any new deviations to let them know, lol).


I'm currently working on a drawing for :iconvild:.  Slow going as usual....I don't know what possessed me to do a digital drawing.  But, if I'm going to get better at it, I have to just do it.  I better get my bootay in gear, she finished my drawing eons ago.  I'm just itching to see it, but she won't show me until I finish hers.....meanie, lol  :giggle:

Maybe when I've got it looking a little less demented, I'll put it up in the scraps to get some feedback.  Anyway, hello all.  I'm also sifting my way through the many submissions in my devwatch again.....like always, hehe.



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Guess who?

Fri Apr 14, 2006, 10:59 AM
Well, I'm back for now - my boss let me borrow a monitor until we move into our new office (which should be in a few weeks).  I forgot how bad my old monitor had gotten in the past couple of months.  I can't believe the difference in the colors, I had just gotten used to seeing things looking skewed.  In any case, I'll have a more permanent solution soon - a friend of mine is helping me get a used monitor.  I refuse to get a new monitor until I get a new computer, so that will have to do.  ;)

Things have been extremely hectic at work for the past couple of months leaving me brain dead at home most of the time.  Things should be slowing down now and I'm looking forward to having time and energy for art and stuff.  I'm glad to be back.  Sifting through all the messages again.  :D

Oh, and now for a little pimping.  MeliHitchcock has started an account for hands and feet reference pics.  I thought it was such a great idea that I'd share it with the two or three people who look at my journal, lol.  Go get your reference on!  :iconhands-n-feet-refs:



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My monitor is dying!!!   :crying:  :tears:

It's been coming on slowly for the past couple of weeks, but yesterday my monitor just started getting darker and darker.  I'm giving myself a headache just using it right now.  As if my eyesight isn't bad enough.  So, I'm probably going to be missing for a while until I can get a new one.  

What on earth am I going to do with myself?  lol, maybe this will force me to finally finish some of those unfinished drawings in my sketchbook!

I'll miss you guys.  :hug:
Well, of course it was just a matter of time...I finally signed up for a myspace account.  Another site for me to ignore, lol.  I keep trying to spread myself around, I guess.  A local tv vj was complaining that no one was talking to him while he was doing his show today, so I signed up to talk to him.  It was an act of mercy, really.  :lmao:

Anyway, I have always ignored myspace stuff, so I don't know anyone else on there.  Add me if you've got one:

myspace.com/mystikaal

- On the art front, I am working on stuff, really I am! ;)  Doing some figurative work, but it's slow going.
Hey all, just wanted to let you know that I have not disappeared again.  I've been really sick and am just now slowly on the mend.  Though I really really want to dig in there and reply to all the stuff in my message center, I'm hardly past that stare at the wall for 30 mins in a daze phase, and I just can't summon up the brain power to do it.  

I shall return!  Hugs and kisses!!  


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Okay, so I'm inching along with my attempts with learning photoshop, but something is bugging the hell out of me!  I'm using ps7....when I am painting on the psd file in ps, the color looks one way, but when I save it as a jpg or gif, the colors are really washed out.  For instance, I was using a reddish brown color for shading, when I save it, it looked like a blueish gray.  So, to get it sort of looking the way I wanted, I had to paint over it with a fuscia color - fuscia, for a shadow?  It's currraaaazzzyyyy!!

Having to paint with really extreme colors in order to get it to look the way I want it to shouldn't be how I have to color.  I am really at a loss for what to do.  The image is at 300 dpi. set to RGB.  I have tried three different ways to save it ('Save', 'Save for web', and jumping to Image Ready), all with the same results.  I don't remember changing any color settings for ps, but maybe I did inadvertently.

Does anyone have any idea why this might be happening?   :stupidme: :crash:  :cries:


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After much haranguing, I have finally convinced my dear old friend  :iconmphillip2: to come back to DA.  Glad I could nag you into it hon, lucking forward to the new art.  hehe, watch out for two art slackers pushing each other to draw.  :giggle:

And how does he reward me for all the pesterization (hey, making up words is fun)?  He buys me a 3 month subscription!  Who rocks the casbah? mphillip2, that's who!!  Thanks again sweetie!  

I am totally spoiled now, guess I'm gonna have to get off my duff and get a subscription once this one expires.  So many cool features.  
*big ole kid in a toy store*  :w00t:


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I'm trying to find a piece of art by a famous classical artist - the one of a man with the arms and legs in many positions, I think there's a circle around or behind him.  I just can't remember who it's by or the name of it.  Michelangelo?  Rafael?  Davinci?  Anyone know?


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