Priestess by mangalore

Priestess

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Added: Mar 23, 2003
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A portrait of a young priestess.

reference used with kind permission of Samantha Gainsford

done with Painter

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mangalore's picture

thanks, still a classic in my gallery it seems

ladyfanhir's picture

Truly amazing.... Like a traditional piece! *_*
I love her misterious gaze...

mangalore's picture

You don't know how unnerving it was for me everyone seeing the same face in the picture and me having no clue who they're talking about esspecially as the picture appeared on just another noname site and simply seemed good reference material to practice portrait drawing. Wink

devilry's picture

Goody! Yes, Sam is quite a popular gal... and you did catch her features very well. It's nice if the subject's told about a painting, esp. in this case since the portrait is so easily recognizable. I'd be a little unnerved if my own face suddenly appeared on the 'recently added'-page! Wink But cheers for clearing things up.

mangalore's picture

obviously I didn't realize the popularity of the reference picture I used. Obviously I was also too good at catching the essential parts of it so everyone recognizes her... hmmm, well at least the riddle is solved and I'm just in contact with her to clear things up.

devilry's picture

Yup, that is definitely Samantha! Even got the same necklace-thingy as on the photo reference..

Guest's picture

That is Sam!
http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=atropab

stargirl's picture

OH--I really like this Smile It does have a painterly look to it. I'm very fond of her hair style--it turned out really well! The look on her face really works and there's nice detail on her ear. ^__^

Guest's picture

Really nice portrait work here, Holger Smile I agree with the previous comments, your digital technique looks like real painting. Keep it going!

Guest's picture

I'd have her as my princess *any* day! ^^;

erikathorpe's picture

Beautiful eyes, and excellent work on the hair. A very seductive image.

Guest's picture

oh, it's definitely good =]

mangalore's picture

Thanks. Smile

mangalore's picture

If you say so. But who is Samantha Gainsford? Or in short: is that good or bad? Smile

Guest's picture

She looks a bit like Samantha Gainsford, doesn't she?

Guest's picture

Her eyes are as captivating as Tarja Turunens are - simply love this one.. °-° Gruß, Birgit

maura's picture

Oh, she's pretty. I love her gothic look.

ddoved's picture

very nice work!!
it has a acrylic-glaze look to it, as though it were painted...
the eyes are very commanding! Smile)

dare's picture

Very stark and beautiful, great job on the nose. Looks good.

christar's picture

She has an awesome Gothic look Holger, and a very gripping expression. Beautiful.

Art at its best.