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I wasn’t sure whether or not I should upload this piece since it’s so different to what I’d normally do. Not that I don’t upload whatever I like, but this isn’t the style/ type of art I would generally create. It was made for a university project. The brief was to make a “Cultural Portrait” photomontage, in the style of the Dada/ Surrealist artists. If you’re interested, here’s a link  [link] Of course, I had to put my own stamp on it, since I am not a great fan of either movement. :D I have three more of these collages to do yet, so please be patient with me. Normal transmission will resume shortly. ;P

My concept was inspired by something a friend told me way back in highschool. I was complaining about the state of the house I lived in, it being very run-down, and being a teenage girl, I was a more than a bit embarrassed by it, my friends all being from fairly affluent families. Now the girl I was talking to lived in a similarly dilapidated house, but unlike myself and my family, she wore only designer label clothing, ate in the best restaurants and had a flashy car etc.. Her reply to my griping was that people only see your house if you invite them there- you let them see only what you want them to see. So, no-one but me saw the state of the house she and her family lived in, and probably only because she knew mine wasn’t any better. I should add that I didn’t agree with her philosophy (which was no doubt borrowed from her parents) then, and I still don’t.

N.B. Stockists: this work will not be uploaded offsite. The only person, besides other members of dA, who’ll see this will be my lecturer.

Stock Credits:

Model: *FlexDreams [link] ~fahrmboy-stock [link] Tiara: ~Dori-Stock [link] Distressed Brushes: *redheadstock [link] Several Items from !SeptdesNovembre [link] [link] [link] ~OhsheisGaga [link] [link] Wallpaper: ~laurengee [link] Credit Card: ~ekwo [link] Dog: =Tigg-stock [link] Car: ~BlokkStox [link] Handbag: ~An-Unsure-Stock [link] (~An-Unsure-Thing ) New House: ~epiphany-stock [link] Old House: =FairieGoodMother [link] Dollar signs: ~gimmerockstuff [link] Pig: ~SiwonChoi [link] Dead Tree: ~gd08 [link]


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TheFantaSim Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013   General Artist
Hello!

Your deviation is being featured here: [link]
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MMSmith1777 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
You pull off the collage style very well, tho! Love the elements and detail.
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RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you, milady. :bow:
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FurorArt Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Your excellent artwork has been featured in our group´s journal [link]

:iconpearls-of-dreams: TEAM
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012   Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you! That's very kind of you. :huggle:
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FurorArt Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   Digital Artist
You are so welcome, Monica :heart:
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KanchanMahon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
Love to have this in our group :iconalteredmixedcollages:
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for requesting my work for your wonderful group. I appreciate it! :iconflowersplz:
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Rodscotch Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
awesome could u make a walkthrough or a tut pls!
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Not sure if my erratic workflow would work for anyone else. ;) But thank you for asking and for your lovely comment! :hug:
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Rodscotch Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
it's ok.stay creating
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RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much, my sweet. :glomp: I appreciate it! :iconlovecuddleplz:
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sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
My pleasure, dear Monica:heart:
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BlokkStox Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sorry for taking so long in contacting you back. Awesome work on this vintage piece and thanks for using my stock in such a neat way
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RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012   Digital Artist
No need to apologise. :huggle: I appreciate that you got to see my work at all. Thank you very much for your lovely comment and for the great stock! :love:
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So nice ! :clap:
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:iconrottenragamuffin:
RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! :glomp:
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Well done with matching up all those elements with the colors. A lovely manipulation with a clear message. Great work! :D
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
haha that is so true, infact I was only thinking of this today, how much of the truth do you let
on about you, we as this world is so stereotyped most people would not say id they had
a little debt, hard time, or just a not a all together family, but does it really matter,
what you see on the outside may not always be what you see on the inside, but whats on
the inside is what is the best of you, and those that don't love the real you are not worth having
around.......great work....:heart:
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RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts, Donna. It's a pity I can't favourite your comment. :glomp:
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
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My pleasure :rose: :iconhearthugplz:
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Th3EmOo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, this is *Mr-EmOo form :iconflartograph: #flartograph :heart:
Your beautiful artwork was featured in our Journal features :star:on this [link] :star:

If you like join to :bulletgreen: our group :bulletgreen: that accepts all type of art .. also we hold a contest about Traditional Art , maybe you can participate in it on this [link] .

:bulletpurple: keep up with this great creativity ..

Greetings :)
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RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   Digital Artist
:wow: Thank you very much for featuring my work. I really appreciate it! :iconflowersplz:
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Th3EmOo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's my pleasure dear :hug:
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Bergkristalle Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :clap:
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RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you for your lovely comment, my friend. :huggle:
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Bergkristalle Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you`re welcome dear! :heart:
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Vampirbiene Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, Monica, I somehow missed this one. I think you're doing great with this project no matter if it might be driving you crazy.
I like that it has this certain vintage look about it. This reminds me a bit of old magazines, and I think it has just the right "overload" of detail to reflect a deeper meaning.
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RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   Digital Artist
:aww: No need to apologise, Sinje. :hug: I've uploaded quite a bit of work of late!

Thank you for your valuable feedback, I really appreciate it. :hug:

Now... I'm off to work on the last one... :yawn:
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Vampirbiene Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:fingerscrossed:
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peroni68 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so amazing!:heart: Wonderful concept...love all the sweet details! hihi, can't stop looking at ...and can't stop smiling...so great! :D :heart: :clap:
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RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Digital Artist
:aww: You've made my day with your wonderful comment, my sweet. :huggle: Thank you! :iconskizzplz:
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peroni68 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so very welcome my dear Monica! :iconkissmote: :huggle:
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fdjs Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
its amazing...very unbelievable.... hope u dont mind to see my stock images looking forward to you to use our stock
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RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for commenting. :heart:
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fdjs Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
you are most welcome
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Noitusan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Very cute artwork, Monica. =)
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RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you, my friend. :love:
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Noitusan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
It's always my pleasure. :D
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work, dear Monica :love:...looks like a collage.
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RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for your lovely comment, Bibi. :hug:
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
always my pleasure, dear Monica :hug:
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Beautiful fashion composition , it's pretty cool and nicely detailed !:clap:
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RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you, my dear Renard. Glad you like it! :glomp:
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FurorArt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   Digital Artist
cool work my dear :heart:
great compo and so many details. really great!!
more form than substance.
more illusion than reality.
portrait of our time.
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number of the beast :giggle:
the number of the code of the World Bank number is 666
the cards of the Australian banks in Bombay is coded 666
new American credit cards now also show a 666
the Olivetti computer system “P 6060” uses numbers starting with 666
computer receipts all over America have a group of grey dots on them surrounding the number 666
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RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for your wonderful feedback. I value your opinion, my sweet. :hug:

Guess I was right on the money (pun intended ;P) in choosing all 6's for the credit card. :wow:
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FurorArt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Digital Artist
My pleasure, your work is fantastic :love:
and looks like a collage.(I am fan of good collage)
The title is also very expressive!


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RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you! I have to say that I'm struggling a little with this medium, not being a huge fan of collage myself. ;) But, a challenge is a challenge, right? And besides, I do not understand the mindset of people who are one-trick ponies who make the same sort of image ad nauseum, and never stretch themselves as artists.
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FurorArt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Digital Artist
you are right!!
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