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Come, shadow of my end, and shape of rest,
Allied to Death, child to his black-fac'd Night:
Come, thou, and charm these rebels in my breast,
Whose waking fancies do my mind affright.
O come, sweet Sleep, come or I die for ever;
Come ere my last sleep comes, or come thou never.


From: Sting: Songs from the Labyrinth
(John Dowland, First Booke of Songes, 1597)

That guy's songs are really inspiring.

Procedure: Scanned in a piece of 250 year old paper, opened it in Photoshop and drew on top of it. Simple as that =D
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:iconbrowneyedgirl07:
browneyedgirl07 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I love the colors and composition in this work!! :+fav:
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Laevan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
I love the shade of blue of the dress~ the whole picture gives a feeling of calmness and light. Her face and pose are lovely, too. I like the non-complete shading, as well ^^ ( Oh, how I wish I could have a very very old book like that ;__; I know of stores that restore such old books, but they won't sell them... they give them to art collectors or museums to display .__. )
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^ I don't know where you live, but in Europe old books are easier to buy than in the US (I think). But in the USA, you still can find them on ebay! :)
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:iconvinroc:
VinRoc Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This is wonderful, I like the textures and colors in this a lot. Great image/concept.
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:iconchelsea-dawn:
chelsea-dawn Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Student Photographer
Absolutely gorgeous!
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:iconmdandree:
mdandree Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Fabulous! Wonderful piece of work! :)
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:iconschnuggelschnegge:
Schnuggelschnegge Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Wirklich wunderschön :omfg:
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:icond-e-v-i:
D-e-v-i Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
her face is so beautiful.. amazing job! :D
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:iconlukesart:
Lukesart Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007
you done a wonderful job with the art its great ...Luke
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:iconsimplyzippy:
SimplyZippy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
this is the best painting I've seen for a while. :+fav:

please adopt me! :omg:
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:iconm0nializa:
M0niaLiza Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
Beautiful so clearly beautiful..
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:iconanubis:
anubis Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Kristina, I love it
:love:
Tassos
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:iconalessy:
alessy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
Sieht echt gut aus... hat auch einen netten Vintage-look. ;)
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:icondlindsey:
DLindsey Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
Your talent is phenomenal, but what really pulls me to this one is the way you traversed the styles throughout it, very nice!
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:iconkaynessart:
KaynessArt Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
i love the texture and the lighting effects you are using!
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:iconzombiesandwich:
ZombieSandwich Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Einfach nur total schön.. richtig schön!
Auch designtechnisch (die Typografie vor allem!) ist es top. :)
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Du magst hübsche Gesichter, ne? =D Danke schön ^__^

(P.S. Schon Encyclopedia Dramatica gesehen? xD)
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ZombieSandwich Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Hm ja ich mag hübsche Gesichter, aber ich mag auch schicke Designs.
Und diese Idee mit dem alten Papier ist nunmal top :D
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NSmoerebroet Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh mein Gott!!!!! ich liebe es! ich liebe alle deine bilder!!! Besonders die Farben und Verläufe finde ich hier wahnsinnig stimmig :)
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
Beautiful painting! I love your use of soft color and light. :)
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:iconwapamup:
wapamup Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
das sieht super aus!
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:icontheia-photography:
Theia-photography Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
it's like a fairy tale, u some beautiful things and a wonderful talent
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:iconmaganius:
Maganius Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alter schwede. du hast ja einen fiesen überskill O.o
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:iconmelgama:
MelGama Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful! :blowkiss:
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:iconbetteo:
betteo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
You evolution is very interesting to see... (i watched all your gallery)
Congrats!
You are condemned to be a painter. :)
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:iconhisietari:
Hisietari Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Wow, das ist ja der Hammer... nein, zu den Scraps hätte es definitiv nicht gepasst, auch wenn es einen spontaneren Eindruck macht als deine anderen Bilder. Es ist trotzdem ein komplett ausgearbeitet, unglaubliches Kunstwerk, und ich saß hier gerade erstmal fünf Minuten mit solchen Augen: *___*

250 Jahre alt??? Boah... ich wünschte, meine Familie hätte so alte Erinnerungen... ich liebe alte Dinge. Und ich finde, auch wenn man es nicht gleich bemerkt, gibt dieses Stück Papier dem Bild doch eine Seele, eine Art Rückgrad.
Ich könnt' jetzt echt Romane schreiben, aber beschränken wir das mal... vor allem beeindruckt mich dieser Wechsel zwischen Zwei- und Dreidimensionalem, Kleid und Haut der Figur. Das Gesicht ist wirklich wunderschön geworden, genau wie das Haar. Die sparsamen Details runden das wunderbar ab, die Perle am Ohr, der kleine Spitzeneinsatz... und letztendlich dieser grandiose Lichteinfall des Fensters, der bis in die Flüssigkeit funkelt.
Last but not least natürlich auch das wunderbare Layout, dieses Arrangement ist so zurückhaltend und gleichzeitig selbstbewusst, einfach genial!

LG Hisietari
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DreamSand Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice colors, soft and subtle, works wery well. Good choice of paper too. :clap:
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supremextreme Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Professional General Artist
excellent play of light from top to bottom. this really has a magical quality. ;o)
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magur Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Laudanum? Erinnert mich irgendwie an Interview mit einem Vampir... ist das nicht das Mittel, welches Blut warm hält?

Aber nun zum Bild: Mag die Übergänge vom aufwändig coloriertem zu den ebenmäßigeren Flächen sehr gern und auch die Farben sind schön gewählt. Der Lichteinfall vom Fenster auf das Kleid ist auch grandios :} Gefällt mir sehr gut!
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criollo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
How could you do this???? It's very-very great!!!
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RebelAngel17 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
SWEET POSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sophquest Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007   Digital Artist
:+favlove: *This fantastic piece of artwork is now
being featured in the NEWS ARTICLE~
'WEDNESDAY'S WALL OF WOW'S' ~ 7/11/07!! [link]
:clap: Way to go! ~ I absolutely love it! :deviation:

:rose: Sophquest
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horstdynamitebang Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
woww schaut echt gut aus
vor allem die schatten gefallen mir
der körper is vielleicht etwas klein, auch wenn das kleid nur so ein babydoll is... also da hätte es vielleicht besser ausgesehn wenn die linie hinten beim rücken nicht so rund reingehen würde sondern etwas geschwungener

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Kitsiru Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
That is beautiful~
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strahan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
250 year old paper? wah you own it that must be wonderful, i think it is the right choice to add it in this pict, but what i notice right away is the lightning quality on the woman, that makes the picture lively !
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fuhrmannskoffer Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
aw~
der gesichtsausdruck is so toll *-*
und das Licht !
im moment seh ich noch keine Fehler- dazu müsste ich mir das stundenlang anglotzen XDD
die hand mit der flasche is etwas seltsam. die umrisse sind irgendwie zu hell. vllt was bläulicher????

aber atmosphäre hats :3
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birnchen Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
Ich mag den Wechsel sehr zwischen den detailreichen Bereichen und denen, die nur Farbflächen sind. Sieht sehr spannend aus XD~
Ein tolles Bild, wie immer von dir! ^____^
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senfsamen Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
Toll gemacht. *_* Einfach nur beeindruckend.
Und dein Stil ist klasse, erinnert mich sehr an Jugendstil. X3
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Deep-Emerald Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
wow... gorgeous piece... and yes, I would be interested to know why u had a 250 yr old piece of paper lying around... :+fav:
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) The piece is from a 1754 book, actually. But I didn't tear it out, I just scanned the page real careful ^^
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Deep-Emerald Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
lol nice work :D
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aurianfae Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
I think I'm just wowed that you had a piece of 250 year old paper... where did you get it?
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
The piece of paper is from a 1754 book I bought in 2004 in a secondhand bookstore in Ljubljana ^^
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aurianfae Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
So very cool that you can just find books that old in second hand bookstores. Around here, all you find is books from the 1960's onwards.
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
You gotta go to Europe =D Old books will run after you.
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KyraShangea Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely am I in love with the face. *_*
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Bohemian-Winds Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Student
Just incredible! I love the soft colours and how everything seems to be in a dream state!

:clap: BRAVO!
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PrincessTaffy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow she looks great :)
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I really enjoy this painting so much
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umbrellasky Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
:dance: I'm so glad you uploaded this one into your main gallery! Wonderful work!
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