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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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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!
SaucyMuse Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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