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When Pandora looked in she saw by meluseena When Pandora looked in she saw by meluseena
Was going for a Boschian, Remedios Varo feel here. Just a little something I did in-between projects.

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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. Stock is artist's own or released on the creative commons.
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is exquisite!!!!!
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FrancesHIMfected Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
MY GOD.. AMAZING!
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LunaTicToc Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
This is fascinating. It's hard finding words to describe it, but needless to say I like it.
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JamesSkeltonSmith Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
missed this one :heart:
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sabysparkle Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
Your pieces are something else! awesome! now I'm curious though ... I know how traditional collage is done, but would you by any chance mind sharing with me some info about the digital collage technique you use. sounds deliciously interesting! perhaps just a link where I can read and learn about it... thanks a million!
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meluseena Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Well.. Finding a link where you can read about it is hard. I kind of made up this technique as I went along - I am sure other artists use it, it doesn't really have a name though. I'm just calling it 'digital collage'. Basically, one could consider it a kind of photo manipulation, but it doesn't fit under that umbrella because of the way photos are used - rather than take a model and put her in a setting, the model itself in digital collage is built up from several different pieces of photo, and patched up, using a lot of airbrushing. Textures and photos are integrated to build the entire image from scratch, that is, more often than not a background is not a simple landscape shot, rather an integration of several elements to make up a landscape. The aim of digitla collage for me is to make a painting vibrate, looking partially real (photo parts) and surreal (painted elements or ones patched up).

I'm sorry this can't be any clearer... maybe sometime I'll write a book about it or something ;) I know there's at least one artist on DA who does digital collage who also calls it digital collage.. but I've forgotten his name!

I work in photoshop. If you want to try it and learn it yourself, I suggest taking a photo of a face then putting lips, eyes, nose, from other photos. Then draw in some of the details. Remeber to alter the colours in the Adjustments tab, so every element 'fits' in the colour scheme of your base face. :) Use your own stock or make sure you alter elements heavily. :)
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sabysparkle Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
That's really helpful! Thank you so much! I'll definitely try it and see how I get on! and yes, maybe one day you'll write about this technique, I'm sure lots of deviants would find it very useful! :hug:
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risk0 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice.
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BRESSEND Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Nice!
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eevaya Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
i like the idea of pandora INSIDE the box and looking out of it...(cool eggybox btw..)... but why did she get into the box?
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meluseena Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
I think she was always in it to begin with - the box was just a lid to a bigger truth.
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skeevy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
The egg...is it really one of those little plastic eggs used during Easter? It looks EXACTLY like one, and if intentional, that's an amazingly AWESOME and origional idea!!!
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meluseena Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
It's not an actual object - it's rendered (the 'egg';) from rust tecture and the glass is airbrushed :)
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Aimelle Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
something creative and unique :thumbsup:
I like her expression and lighting .. and composition :aww:
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Kagama Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
definetely eerie...definetly of reminds me of Hieronymus Bosch with the insect and all.
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AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007   General Artist
It so has a Varo/Bosch feel....teh garden of earthly delights...but enough twists to make it unique,very charming:)
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mixdown Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007   Photographer
featured this work in my journal :)
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:iconmeluseena:
meluseena Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks!!! :hug:
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:iconiella:
iella Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Very elegant work, especially the combinations of textures and details. I really like the flowing blonde hair :)
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mirthconfusion Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
you got the remedios varo down pat- i saw the thumb of this and said, Oh! Varo!

this is beautiful.
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meluseena Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
:D I do love remedios Varo. I am subtly reminded of her by the master zdislaw beksinski
[link] he has that 'otherwhere' thing about his environments. I love it.
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believe-hope Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
this is beautiful :heart:
i love the darkness
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WithinDreams Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
The Bosch feel comes through. Amazing piece of work.
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lomby79 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
beautiful!
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lunaloveyou Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Hermoso !!!!
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:iconmixdown:
mixdown Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007   Photographer
nice. this is very good..i love her expression.
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kayceeus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice!!
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JDFarrugia Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
brilliant
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nifflheim Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
very remedios varo indeed!! but i'd say in your way, it has the varo feeling but something new and just...just you :love:
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lucaport Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007   Photographer
:vlap: bravo amazing art
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sandpaperdaisey Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
Magnificent. Great use of an old legend too...were flies something to do with gossip when they spilled out of the box? I don't remember.
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meluseena Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
different versions of the tale say different things - one says Pandora released all the insects into the world from the box, another says she released evil into the world. I suppose the insects could be a symbol for evil. But I wonder how the dimension inside the box must have looked like.. an eerie dark world.
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sandpaperdaisey Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Brrrrrr! Just thinking about it sends shivers down my spine...
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Alitheas Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
Damn, that's a large bug.
...Or a tiny woman.
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FreakyBabe Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
beautiful, i love your use of textures in this, great job:clap:
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Muse1908 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Professional Artist
Beautiful work.
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