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Elementary by Uzlo Elementary by Uzlo
So I suddenly found late 19th century to be very interesting for silly reasons I won't mention here!

And Domino somehow suits in that time, and not only because she'd look great in dresses that makes your bum look enormous. I imagine she'd be fantastic little... lethal-con woman-spy-somethingorother from Imperial Russia. I'm so cliche. And lovin' it.

Photoshop all the way. I think I had at least ten other pictures at the side when I did this, mostly for reference to the folds in her dress and what clothes actually looked like back then. The background is simple and sloppy because I wanted her detailedness to stick out more. I don't know how long it took, but I've been working on it evenings for three days.

Domino is mine.

Now, back to sketching her man.
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QuirkyCat Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Ooooh! This is lovely. What a nice feeling!
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jadedtempest Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Everything about this is <insert proper adjectives that actually convey how much I find this piece enjoyable>.

The slight desaturated color, the fabric, the feathers, the rough background, the skin, the bright red lips. <swoon>
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Elliekin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful. The outfit, the fabric folds, the feathers, her expression... hitting fave with extreme prejudice.
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krank23 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
As always, ridiculously beautiful.
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AshenSorrow Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful and elegant :clap:
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mori-miko Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Student General Artist
wow, you even managed to get the folds in the clothing to be really realistic. it's really stunning
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IWillFly Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how her face is lighted, it makes her look very young and still well aged at the same time. I really like the folds on the clothes and her lips give her a kind of realistic feel to the picture!
Nice work! She seems like a lot of fun :D
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Kroqis Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
A glance at her face and hands tell me that she is most certainly an agent provocateur, of the Okhrana. Perhaps in her youth she was a member of the revolutionary movement, but with her sense of adventure (and a little help from her affluent, conservative parents) she felt a stirring attraction towards the borders of the Empire. Returning several years later, fluent in turkish and bulgarian and with the dull enroachment of boredom setting in she agreed to become an informant for the Okhrana.

When her cover was blown on activist movements in Europe she started her official career in the service, often looked downupon for being an intelligent, ambitious lady. Eventually she became a master interrogator of radical activists. Winning them over by arguing that the Imperial Russia could do more for the poor than the revolutionaries who where abroad and whose ideas only brought pain and suffering to the people.
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Dkelabirath Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous work, and the con-woman-spy-thing sounds very interesting. I'd love to know the silly reasons too..
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Jade-Magic Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Amazing pic, the colours, fashion and details are fantastic. love how her eyes match everything, love her lipstick and i want that coat! great stuff!
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