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Glitzy by patriciabrennan Glitzy by patriciabrennan
I have a passion for good old glamour and glitz.

I watch all the old movies. :nod: and sit with a sketchbook in front of me.
I’ll steer clear of dodgy stock in future after my slap off DA management!!

This piece is mostly painted digitally. I have also scanned some watercolours to use as texture and embellished it with a brush from :icongvalkyrie:
Plus numerous photoshop native brushes.
Oh! and the orchid is on my windowsill!

So I suppose it’s a mixed media thingy.

Fond regards to friends old and new :blowkiss:
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Yorkiebaby Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
This is way past words, it speaks volumes of yester year, times gone by, the way the fashion use to be, this is lovely, and so beautiful and gorgeous all put together,
sorry but sometimes there is not enough words to describe things. But your work is amazing, please do more of this kind of art, this is stuff you don't see any more..
Thank you for being so wonderful at what you do, oh by the way..I love it............HUGS
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Nehbucadnezzar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
in remembrance of better times...xD when people had real flavour and favour for noble things.
i know, i live in the wrong time but pretty elegant things like this one let me hope again.
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iydkmightky Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
That looks so incredibly detailed- amazing!![link]
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KaytlynES Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally, breathtakingly beautiful.
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dubonnet Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
stunning!!! absolutely stunning!!!
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:iconamalovely:
AmaLovely Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh my! That is stunningly beautiful!
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laurengary Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
Hi !! I just wanted to let you know that I featured this incredible image in my journal but if you'd rather I didn't, just send me a note & I'll be happy to remove it. :)
Lauren
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laurengary Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
I adore the old Hollywood movies, especially the mid to late 30's & the very early 40's & this just brings those movies to mind. Love the "fur" lining her neck & sleeve & the expression on her face is fabulous, as is the whole image. Beautiful work as always Pat !
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redfoxgreeneyes13 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is that real or fake i cant tell but its amazing is all i know
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:iconsqt:
sqt Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Student Digital Artist
i loved!
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:iconcindaleah:
CINDALEAH Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
Great work with various textures versus smooth skin. YOU captured the arrogant and remote expression perfectly. Don't I wish I looked like that! CINDA
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kulideb Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
works really well, great image
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008

Congrats!!!
I've featured this creation in the July Visual Art Features.

Check it here : [link]
This feature is also in the news so more views for you : [link].
Please check it to view other's art and fave the news article if you like it!

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:emailsend: dA Loving Day Challenge!! Will you succeed?
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Solitairemiles Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely Fantastic!
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:iconaskrzypek:
askrzypek Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A striking piece of art. :sun:
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EVAVESTER Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
Wonderful!
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vkacademy Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008   Digital Artist
Stunning! I would love to sit on your shoulder and watch how you do whatcha do. Simply awesome!
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Smudgeproof Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
When I saw this in my dev watch I almost didn't look at it. It wasn't particularily my taste. But I brought it up in full anyway...and wow. Really nicely done. It's beautiful and a lot of effort seriously went into it. Good job! A pleasant surprise.
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sandpiperw Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful, love her and you for sharing your great talent with us. It gives me something to aspire to.....:giggle: :+fav: :heart:
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ocs Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
beautifull piece :+fav:
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Creampuff-of-DOOM Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
It's so elegant and beautiful! Wonderful job!!
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j0an4 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
Very nice again, full of lovely details! :clap:
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savvillas Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent!!
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LizWymark Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
I'm such a sucker for old glam.....beautiful detailed work.
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RainyDayDreamr Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love you MoonMomma! Your work just gets better and better!
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:iconirinama:
irinama Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional
Amazing work!!!
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:iconannakirsten:
AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008   General Artist
Excellent 1920's appearance - love the colouring, the expression and body language.
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
so very beautifully done!
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DragonMistress333 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Makes me think of Scotts Fitzgerald. Love it.
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Trash63 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
:clap::clap::clap:
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phantastes Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Very crisp and detailed, in contrast to the watercolor background! Priceless!! :XD:
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ShinsetsuNeko Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Oooo:jawdrop: I can really see the influence from the old movies, it reminds me a little bit of the movie "The Women," have you seen it? Anyway really great picture! :clap:
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Catastrophic-Demise Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
I love this--I'm quite the fan of old movies as well.
Your attention to detail is amazing.
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kayceeus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so loving your latest portraits super good work!!
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bakainu Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Beautifuly done!
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marymc Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
I like the sleeve design! ;)

Ooh, a slap! How awful! Would that have something to do with the picture that was in my watch box but vanished before I saw it? :(
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marymc Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
I like the sleve design! ;)

Ooh, a slap! How awful! Would that have something to do with the picture that was in my watch box but vanished before I saw it? :(
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fantasydreamer59 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Lovely! :heart:
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
fab and soooo wonderful artwork...!!!
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SirVega Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
This is stunning. Amazing work!!!
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JenTheThirdGal Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
beautiful :)
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colt51 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
The word "Stunning" comes to mind, but that isn't quite strong enough.
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KatiaMS Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
this is great!
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NGomesS Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow freaking detais , everything so harmonious
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Bewitcher14 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
this is sooo insanely gorgeous!! *as usual*
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing :)
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fangedwolf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like what you have done with the hair in this, like a garland of flowers etc. Im not so sure about the sleeve though, (it took me a while to figure out what it was). It sort of looks pasted on without being that connected to the rest of the picture.

Also, you should be wary of using vintage pictures, especially those of the famous, as the photographers will still have copyright on the image. Im not sure if this is what you got a ticking off from management for, but its better to be very wary of using professional vintage photos.

Overall though, I love your style of work with the hair and the background. This is a style I relish in seeing, and hope to see more in future.
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patriciabrennan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
Everything you say is true about using stock photography as I found to my cost.
Photomanipulation is very seductive and it allows you to be lazy.
I shall brush up my photographic skills and drag glitzy women into my studio in future.

Pat
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fangedwolf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I look forward to seeing it! You have some great skill *smile*

I only know about this sort of photography and the uses therof because I did it in college. Nearly failed a project because I was going to use one of the glamour pictures as a base for some photomanip work lol
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Onikuh Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Professional General Artist
This is great!!
The colors are nice and the different designs/textiles look good together.
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