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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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systemka Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
very great! :blackrose:
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
thanks sooo much!
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strainstrain Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
:dance:You are featured here: [link] :woohoo:
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strainstrain Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
: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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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
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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strainstrain Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
I can't wait for the next one:D I hope things are well:D
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lordjagged Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Artist
Nice. I confess I prefer these to the Blythe Dolls by far ;)
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
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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lydibugg Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
beautiful work, emma!
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
thanks so much miss!:D
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