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Evelyn by Aliciane Evelyn by Aliciane
Pfou, there is a lot to say about this painting :)

It represents a character of a story I started to write. Evelyn is from a very rich and strict family, but dreams of liberty. The dove is here to remind of her dreams of freedom. In my story, Evelyn has disappeared, and the main character has to find her. This portrait of Evelyn at the age of 16 is all he have to recognize her. This is supposed to be the real painting of my story ^^

As it is supposed to be a real portrait, I wanted it to have a very "classical look". I tried to mimic a lot old masters as Elizabeth Vigee Lebrun and Adelaïde Labille Guiard.

It took me two weeks, painting each evening after work. I used Gimp Painter : its mixbrush has been very useful, it helps a lot to blend the colours and to bring out new tones !

This piece was also heavily referenced as I'm not good enough yet to work by pure imagination. It helped me to make one step toward realism, which is my aim !

References
Dress : [link] by EyeFeather-Stock
Haircut : [link] by Della-Stock

:iconmadeinkobaiadwg3: icon by MadeInKobaia
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:icontsukiiyo:
Tsukiiyo Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The dress is amazing
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Aliciane Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, but the reference helped a lot :)
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:icontsukiiyo:
Tsukiiyo Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
C'est quand même un bon boulot :3
*tu parles français, j'ai vu :3*
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:iconaliciane:
Aliciane Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oui en effet, je suis française à la base, je suis juste temporairement exilée à l'étranger :D
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:icontsukiiyo:
Tsukiiyo Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah ! ^^
Et c'est cool là-bas ? ^^
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:iconaliciane:
Aliciane Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Désolée pour le retard. Voui c'est sympa de vivre au Japon, même si faut pas avoir peur d'être constamment considéré comme un alien :D
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:icontsukiiyo:
Tsukiiyo Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah bon ? Pourquoi ça ?
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DramiraDarkthorn Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous! I love the dress and pose. This is colored so soft and pretty. :love:
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RobinRings Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That dress is fantastic.
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Aliciane Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you but I don't own the design (actually I suck at designing clothes, I really should practice that :XD: ), it's all thanks to the reference ^^
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