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Silvannen Mystic Dragonrider Gerrard

"Fantasy Self Portrait" by Silvannen Mystic Dragonrider Gerrard

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This is a water colour painting that I did for my GCSE project on portaiture. It was inspired by fantasy artists Molly Harrison and Jessica Galbreth. It is simply suppose to be of a fantasy stylised self-portrait, featuring an orb (like a crystal ball) and fairy wings.




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7 Mar 2010:-) Anna starlonia Young
Wow! I like...well everything about it! The colors are great as well as the shading under the chin! 2

:-) Silvannen Mystic Dragonrider Gerrard replies: "Thankyou! Yeah, the shading drove me nuts!! It was so hard to get right! ^_^"
10 Mar 2010:-) Natalie Adams
the shading of the neck is my fave part, i think it’s the natural colouring, the purplish tone is so realistic. sorry that seems a wierd part to notice most of all, but i love all of it. the shading just struck me as well done. 2

:-) Silvannen Mystic Dragonrider Gerrard replies: "Thank you very much! ^_^ As I said to Anna (above) the shading was difficult to get right as I had to be really careful that I didn’t over do it. You should have seen my face when my art teacher first suggested to use purple!....but she was right! 1"
8 Jul 2010:-) Shelz Keast
Whatever effect you used for the purple tentdrils looks really good. They look quite crystaline.

:-) Silvannen Mystic Dragonrider Gerrard replies: "Thank you for commenting! I used a technique called encaustic art, which involves using a special kind of wax and melting it on an iron before smooting it over non-absorbent paper and lifting the iron off the paper to create cool effects. You can probably get more information on the technique if you google: "encaustic art". Hope that was helpful! ^_^"
20 Aug 2010:-) Alison Smoot
You used great bold colors to add definition and really make this picture pop, while at the same time, the muted colors have a pleasant subtly. Good work!

:-) Silvannen Mystic Dragonrider Gerrard replies: "Thank you for your comment! I’m glad you like the colours I used. This is probably one of the few pieces that my camera didn’t bleach the colour from! Haha! ^_^"
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'Fantasy Self Portrait':
 • Created by: :-) Silvannen Mystic Dragonrider Gerrard
 • Copyright: ©Silvannen Mystic Dragonrider Gerrard. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Portraiture, Portrtait, Self
 • Categories: Head or Facial Study, Photo-/model based compositions, or photorealism, Woman, Women
 • Techniques: Watercolour
 • Submitted: 2009-12-20 20:59:20
 • Views: 893
 • Resolution: 1500x2000

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