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July 1, 2011
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Deadly Elegance - Portrait by SaucyMuse Deadly Elegance - Portrait by SaucyMuse
This was the other final painting for my Intro to Figure Painting class, it was painted looking at a picture I found on tumblr actually, I love loved the mood of it and the woman's hair. I suck at hair, so that was my focus for this one. And I'm pretty happy with it! Her skin turned out being a bit bland, though I like the shadows on her face. Doing the pattern on the corset was another challenge but I tried to keep it simple, just like with the lace and other little details. I love doing portraits but never had the nerve to do one like this before, so I enjoyed pushing myself. This was painted with a character of mine in mind actually, Elyria from As Simple as Black and White, she was in the night club concept art as well :)

Elyria, Simple and art (c) Enchanting Elle
Photo ref (c) from a tumblr account, will be searching to try and find the source.

Done over the course of two weeks. Oils on stretched linen canvas.
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irmsungr Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really fantastic :D
mossekaos Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
I have been staring at this picture for 30 minutes now - it is absolutely fantastic!!! Is it for sale???
AaronZeBaron Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
This is incredible !
bzyq2 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
this is fcking great!!!!!! :D
Jjinnx Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Hi, i love this picture so much, would you mind if i use it in a story that I'm writing? I will credit you if you want
SaucyMuse Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's fine with me :) It was a painting I did off a picture I found.
Jjinnx Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Oh okay, thanks a million
Jamie-Nicole Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely Image. You've been featured here
Can I request a print?
SaucyMuse Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm not sure. This is the highest resolution of the picture I still have, as my computer crashed. I should be getting the original oil canvas back in a month or so if my Ex hasn't sold it. 
FriendlyToucan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, that's beyond amazing!  Great!
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