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Portrait Of The Artist by silvestris Portrait Of The Artist by silvestris
A self-portrait made for the Fairytale Makeover project. [link] The glowing little girl being painted to life is inspired by John Bauer's Princess Tuvstarr.

Tried another technique for this, values + overlay colors instead of the other way around as I usually go about painting. I'm actually very pleased with how it came out; no textures or brushes (aside from the chain-brush which I made myself), just hand painted all the way through. Will probably play around more with this technique. :)

Fun fact: I actually own those viking style hairpins; [link] - they come in bone or horn and were designed by myself. :heart:
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TheNorthLion Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Bauer and Silvy, two of my favourite artists in one! :D
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silvestris Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Thank you. :love:
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Uyr-Uka Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Wow! What an intense expression! And so ethereal with the lighting and figurine and moonlit night in the back!
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silvestris Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :)
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AnathePirate Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I think it was a success XD
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silvestris Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Thank you. :)
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AnathePirate Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the most beautiful pictures I've ever..EVER seen. You have such a gift, dear.
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silvestris Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thank you so much! I'm especially flattered you like it, since it's supposed to be something of a self-portrait. :love:
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Hettar7 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
i hope you do play around and use this technique more. really nice. .... if this is a self portrait ... you look devious. ;) love the hair piece and the trees in the background. nice bits of embelishment.
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silvestris Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I intend to, whenever I get the time to draw more things for my own sake. It was a fun technique to play with, and I can definitely see how it's really useful for many types of drawing.

And yes, whilst perhaps a tad touched up and based on an older photo, you'd probably recognize me from it - especially the eyes and nose. Devious is probably right. :D
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