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Siren by defectivebarbie Siren by defectivebarbie
12 x 16" Watercolor on paper.
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Attyyay Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
mesmerizing
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sn4pdr4g0n Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student General Artist
This is such a cool concept! The anchor earring really brings it all together :)
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paula-the-cat Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow... amazing ... awesome work!!! love it <3
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Sweet-Lynn Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful drawing, love her face :) (Smile) 
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Speltier Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very awesome =D Love the colour scheme ^^
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elizile Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you use a photo of Gene Tierney as a reference? It looks just like her!!
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defectivebarbie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're right!  I thought that's who it was but couldn't find the photo when I went back to search for it online, so I wondered if I was mistaken... but it's Gene Tierney after all.  She is such a stunning subject.
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otherdruid Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! :D
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folcorchance Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it's very beautiful! Nice Work!
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Morbido13 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very nice. Great work!
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EviZora Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Really great idea. And that tittle fits perfectly. :)
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing. I love this style. Congratulations!
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vespera Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Are you taking different reference photos together to create these? Or are you painting this from one reference shot? Or from just your imagination? :) This is incredibly well balanced.
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defectivebarbie Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I always have at least two images that I'm drawing inspiration from (portrait + object/animal/flower). I start with the portrait, whichever one jumps out at me, and then from there my imagination decides what I want to add to tell the story. I always use a reference for each element to make it as realistic as possible, but the magic is really how they end up becoming one original image. I use chose colors carefully as well for mood and balance, but at the secret is really that I listen to what my imagination tells me, it's the boss over technique and skill. I focus on getting to know & trust my imagination and the rest just seems to follow :)
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vespera Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's so the answer I was hoping for :D

You ever consider commissions for tattoo type work? Siren is very similar to the type of linework I'm looking for for one of my tattoos - kind of "pin-up" like but more artsy.
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defectivebarbie Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I've been told a few times: "You should be a tattoo artist!", so I have considered it, but I prefer paper to skin ;) it's much more forgiving. I'm always open to new projects, so if someone has an idea they want me to create for them I'm happy to hear it. If you have something in mind (imagery & style-wise) and idea of your budget I would be more than willing to see what I can do.[link]
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defectivebarbie Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
pardon the random link at the end, I still don't know how to use these smiley faces correctly lol.
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HunnayCakes Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful<3
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