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Portrait of Catherine with.... by meluseena Portrait of Catherine with.... by meluseena
"Portrait of Catherine with Pomegranate and Sparrow" is the full title of this image.
This was a commissioned portrait for [link] For more information on how I can make you a portrait, visit this link as I have a special offer for Deviants [link]

For the record, the stock used here is either my own, taken by myself or in the public domain (for instance the dress from medieval painting by Hans Holbein the younger, called "Portrait of Jane Seymour")

Textures for the wall are from [link], that allows royalty-free, private or commercial use of its textures.
It took me 75 layers to make this >_< My PC was seriously taxed teeeheee.

I really like the way this turned out :) I hope you like it Catharine!

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Technique:
This was created using digital collage technique that involves the layering of many photos and textures and much brushing over, to create a new unique image. Essentially its like good old fashioned collage... only it's done in photoshop, and extensively repainted.
Many photos are used - a single face can be composed of several photographic features.

Stock is artist's own or released on the creative commons.
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:iconblueumbrellagirl:
BlueUmbrellaGirl Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student General Artist
:love: it's beautiful!
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maria-42246 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
It look some much with Jane Seymour! Beautiful!
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:icontwilightprincess28:
twilightprincess28 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Compelling and charming, what a delight you created!
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jedediah667 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
It's gorgeous!
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chris10belgium Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This is beautiful ! I love the composition with the bird and the fruit !
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:iconstarman50:
Starman50 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
So beautiful I forgive you for shooting stars! You should be awarded the
Maltese cross!!
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:iconmeluseena:
meluseena Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Professional General Artist
The Maltese cross eh! hehe :)
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:iconak3d:
ak3d Featured By Owner May 9, 2008   Digital Artist
veeeeeeery nice portrait. :clap:
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:iconjamesskeltonsmith:
JamesSkeltonSmith Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured your excellent work here [link]
Hope you don't mind.
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:iconbezerka:
Bezerka Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
You're amazing! I would so love to learn how to do this kind of work. You have a certain look and feel to your creations that speaks so clearly, and delicately. It`s very nice. :)
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:iconmeluseena:
meluseena Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
I don't know if there are any tutorials I could point you to as to how to digitally collage - for me it was a completely intuitive learning process. My best advice is to experiment in photshop with several photo elements till it all gels well.
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:iconchevrich:
ChevRich Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
Very nice, well worth the computer almost crashing!!
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:iconlemontea:
lemontea Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Rather cool style! :)
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:iconkupi:
kupi Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Beautiful! You can't even tell what is photo, what is painted...it's all so perfectly put together.
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:iconmeluseena:
meluseena Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
oh thanks that is always my exact aim :) Good to hear it works! :D
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:iconcherylwho:
CherylWho Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
Perfect.

Beautifully done.

:)Smile
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice! :sun:
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darklingwoods Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
oh my goodness I feel like a queen :)

Thank you Lisa, I love it, the balcony the birds! I know we didn't talk about colors but this is so perfect, I'm going to give a print to my hubby for Valentines Day! I don't know how I'll keep it a secret till then :P



Cat
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:iconmeluseena:
meluseena Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
oooh!
Are the colours okay?

I loved doing it :)
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:icondarklingwoods:
darklingwoods Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
yes, I'm sorry,! that's what I meant I love the colors! so rich and romantic :) we've been married 18 years so romance is important ;)
Of course its for me too, but it's perfect timing don't you think?
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:iconmeluseena:
meluseena Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
yes :D So cool!
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JamesSkeltonSmith Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
really well done!
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federicopyramid Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
This is very very very nice!!! :D


:ufo:
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:iconaproffer:
AProffer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome
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:iconkayceeus:
kayceeus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really a fantastic job I love the whole Renaissance look to it and the pomegranate and sparrow touch is great!
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Enigma-thats-me Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
nicely created!
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
Wow, beautifully done. Your work reminds me of the saying, 'God is in the details' :)
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:iconmeluseena:
meluseena Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
oh wow :) <3 thanks :hug:
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
:nod: it's only the truth :D :glomp:
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