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Vintage Self Portrait by KristinaGehrmann Vintage Self Portrait by KristinaGehrmann
Basically, I just wanted to paint an awesome old room with lots of awesome old stuff in it. It's the most time consuming painting I made this year; the sketch and line drawing alone took somewhere in the vicinity of 10 hours.

As you can see in the WIP steps-

[link]

- it started out as a Tintin fanart but I lost my fangirl spirit somewhere along the way. And now it's... well, this. :) This thing. With the Siamese cat from Marlinspike Hall, a window view of the Sant'Ambrogio chapel in Florence, and the lamp that hangs above my parents' dinner table, and maps of Syldavia and Borduria on the wall, and 1920s technical gadgets.

The dress is real, too. I bought it at Dawanda (the German/European equivalent of Etsy)

References: [link]

Medium: Photoshop and Wacom tablet, as always.

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:iconlsanimation:
lsanimation Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Brilliant!
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:iconcharliejacksonpaine3:
Lovely!
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:iconasztat:
Asztat Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student
beautifoul colours.
I like the detail and how they play in the whole thing.
And those old papers <3

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intestinal-Job Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
I wasn't aware people still painted in such a life like style..I love your art, you could probably blackmail half of us by threatening to stop painting xp
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angrymikko Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great shoes! Also Good mood in the painting. I'm glad you veered off from the original idea as I think this is somehow more lasting as a piece of art. 
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GabriellaHartono Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   Digital Artist
so coollll
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Dionizije Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic set and painting in overall! :D
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inustwin6789 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This absolutely amazing! You are SO talented and so far one of the best artist I've seen on DA! :iconclapplz:
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Cionie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I know you're German, but you look like Molly from the American Girl Series in this painting.
It's a good thing! This is an adorable image and very well executed :)
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volker03 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wunderbar. Total Klasse. Mir gefällt das Bild sehr. Das sieht alles sehr romantsich aus. :heart:
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Vielen Dank ^^
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:iconvolker03:
volker03 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gern geschehen. Das Bild ist wirklich toll und so super detailliert...
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AnjaDiPaolo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely done! In my opinion you captured your charisma very well.
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LukeMill Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
This is so lovely! :+fav:
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TheShadowMachinery Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I love the mood! That half-sunny lighting plus all the perfect objects.
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Trutze Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wunderschönes Selbstportrait!und traumhaftes Kleid .

Deine Bilder sind toll, so klassisch und malerisch und trotzdem super realistisch, toller Stil !!!

...aber "lol", dachte für eine Sekunde Oscar Wilde wäre Prof. Snape von harry Potter,...also jetzt nicht weil du es nicht eindeutig gemalt hast, es ist ganz eindeutig Oscar Wilde,
aber so von weitem gibt es da schon Gemeinsamkeiten. :) ist mir nie aufgefallen
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Danke :D :heart:
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Ikonion Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Das ist ja eine geniale Kaffeemaschiene!

Und tolles Bild ganz allgemein. Diese vielen Details. Sogar Oscar Wilde fehlt nicht.
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D hehe! Danke <3
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:iconundevicesimus:
Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Artist
Wow, amazing! Wish I could paint something like that of myself! :D And love the Tintin elements, great work ;p
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Sturmscharfuhrer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Marvellous!
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LayaboutJoe Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012

Kristina, that's a beautiful painting and I thank you for sharing it with us! The very first thought which my brain put forward, after I'd studied your illustration for only a few seconds, was "It's Sylvia Plath!"

The manual typewriters and the vacuum-method coffee brewer, along with the young woman's attire and her overall appearance, were some of the conscious factors leading me to think Sylvia—those, plus the modest clutter. Yeah, it's her all right: back in the days when she could still smile easily.

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LayaboutJoe Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012

I'm sorry, Kristina, but I didn't even notice the title until just now: "Vintage Self Portrait". So, it's you! Well, I had a lovely flashback for a few moments there; and for that, I thank you.

:handshake:
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Noitusan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Very beautiful painting. =)
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Wow
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jessrobley Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's really an incredible painting! There's so much to look at, and the colour scheme suits the vintage vibe. :)
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:iconimhilien:
imhilien Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nicely done. :)
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fatstudio Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
breath-taking work!
Ciao e buon lavoro ;)
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Obi-quiet Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Your patience astounds me
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hnl Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Woo....this is Oscar Wilde???
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mayaarctic Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
just briliant
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DekuKvothe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
*_*
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PeytonJune Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
love!
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leloops Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
oscar wilde portrait hehehe >:)~ das bild sieht einfach toll aus, weiß nicht wie ich es sagen soll, die kaffeemachine zum beispiel, oder einfach dein gesichtsausdruck, alle elemente in dem bild passen so perfekt zusammen. ausgezeichnet!
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hihi, danke :D
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kwikdraw Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ooh ooh ooh...! :love:

It is time-consuming! :nod:
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volotation Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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NatEEHRune Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the dress! And I don't know if you know, but...[link]
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I've seen it, thank you :)
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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Yay! I’m very glad to announce you that your artwork has been chosen to be amongst the best deviations :iconwinner-plz: submitted to our :iconforeverartgroup: in the month of August 2012. You can check it out here: Featured & here: Hall Of Fame ( 28 - August 2012 ) . :clap: P.S. Please, don’t forget to show us some love :heart: by :+fav:ing the Blog. :thanks: If you had seen this Blog faster than we got to announce it to you, even better! :thumbsup:
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CiaranDenoir Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Pretty!!:) awesome details and cute dress :aww:
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Nicholas2004 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Lovely!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Colors, light, details--all are perfect! :heart:
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KateRodrigues Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I don't remember if I commented before, but I was looking through my favourites and really needed to tell you that this is incredible. Love the details :)
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carlos62 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
really great detail
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:iconnathie:
nathie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wieder mal toll geworden! :)
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Danke :)
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KanatSanat Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Oscar Wilde :)
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Seyreene Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wie viel Liebe doch in den ganzen Details steckt! Das gefällt mir unheimlich gut. =)
(Ich finde nur, dass die Darstellung von dir selbst noch ein bisschen mehr Kontrast vertragen könnte in den Schatten. ;) )
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