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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-


- 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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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

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
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. 
GabriellaHartono Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   Digital Artist
so coollll
Dionizije Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic set and painting in overall! :D
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:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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 :)
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:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Vielen Dank ^^
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