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Death and the Maiden by EmmaMount Death and the Maiden by EmmaMount
a little bit of a few of my favourite things combined
pin-ups, skulls, tiki, spooky gothic...

This is an oil on canvas 16x24" portrait of the ridiculously gorgeous Missy Malone with thanks to CherryBombRock Photography for use of their reference photo found here [link]
It was a very kitsch n cute original photo, lots of turquoise n pink, but i wanted to make it my own as well as go a lot darker with it and explore the whole Death and the Maiden theme, although I think my modern day maiden pretty much has the measure of Death!

All criticism gratefully received, I am so used to painting big eyed Blythes at this point you forget what its like to paint human proportions lol!
In the flesh the painting is much more blended and there's much more lovely tones in the face, oh well, I'm no David Bailey!
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:iconsystemka:
very great! :blackrose:
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:iconemmamount:
thanks sooo much!
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:iconstrainstrain:
:dance:You are featured here: [link] :woohoo:
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:iconstrainstrain:
:dance::w00t::boogie::D WEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I really love this one. Everything is just perfect. I have missed these poertraits of yours...they are so awesome and amazing. Really excellent work:hug:
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:iconemmamount:
awwww! thanks soooo much!!!! you're too kind!
i love painting these portraits too, i'll try not to leave it so long next time :hug:
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:iconstrainstrain:
I can't wait for the next one:D I hope things are well:D
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lordjagged May 26, 2010  Professional Artist
Nice. I confess I prefer these to the Blythe Dolls by far ;)
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:iconemmamount:
thankyou ian!
i still like to keep my hand in, i love painting pin-ups and showgirls etc.
blythes sell better and faster though, so when you need the bills paying....
but i like painting them too, i find them pretty fascinating, a doll but its so alive!
almost spooky in a way
but i haven't left my grown up girls behind, never fear!
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:iconlydibugg:
beautiful work, emma!
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:iconemmamount:
thanks so much miss!:D
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