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"A Palace Affair" 2009 Oil on wood panel

I will write more at length at some point, but I was inspired by some of Donato Giancola's work to try a slightly aerial perspective and some interesting lighting. The 'affair' story sort of developed as I played around with poses and the 'palace' part happened during the sketch phase.

This is the original transfer sketch onto the panel (gridded):
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Interesting note: I painted nearly the whole thing upside down from the way I finally decided to show it. *UPDATE* Then at a show in 2010 someone asked me to turn it back!

Part of the underpainting:
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Also interesting, I did all the planning for the painting digitally. Oddly, this is one of the first times I've done that.
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Given 2013-04-21
A Palace Affair by ~yveline ( Featured by SRudy )
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britts-demesne Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't seen the original painting yet, but if I did, something tells me that I would still like your version.
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britts-demesne Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oops, er, this was something you made...my bad.
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ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice work!
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GabyRed Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
you´re a true artist! i love yours paints! i can feel the soul inside it...
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absentii Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
AWESOME
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JekyllFenreed Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
This looks like a really tough angle to work at, very well done!
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bzyq2 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
master teach me please !:D
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MangaGirlManga Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Super
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crceres Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
The underpainting is...disconcerting. I don't think of something like this with its flowing lines being on a grid, but WOW. I thought it was a photo from the thumbnail, you've captured such an unusual pair of poses at this angle, with glorious color. It looks less surreal upside down (yes I flipped my laptop) but the way you have it oriented now seems to hint more strongly of the implications of the title. Nice job!
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Madnifico
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XantiagoBlu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student
i luv it!

nice skin colors, the angle... and well, the material! can't believe people still uses oil, i'm so happy to see this kind of images!
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Hevuh Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
wow...beautiful
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I love it BECAUSE of the angle -- congratulations on a well-deserved Daily D! :+fav:
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TheEpicBadger Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Wow this is amazing!!
Great job!
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XCrazy-ShunshineX Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dat perspective! Looking at this is incredible, seriously, you deserved the DD.
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WhiteEyedRaven Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Artist
beautiful :D
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anakshamumun Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
pretty
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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Yalarof Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
How come I see u on every dd I go to?!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:pat: That's because I saw them first!:iconteheplz:
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Yalarof Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
*backs away slowly*
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good!:stare:
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
:glomp:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jade!!! :happybounce::iconlainloveplz::happybounce: ... :tighthug:
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
meeeee! :boogie:

and youuuu! :glomp:
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Yalarof Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
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Dreamscape195 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
What an odd angle o.o

Splendid choice though, it looks fantastic.
I mean, the art itself is brilliantly done, but the composition and perspective is really what gets me here.
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mea00 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work! Congrats on the DD
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Cool7days Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL! :iconpervplz: It gives me so many meanings... WELL DONE DARLING! <3

69 8DDD!
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NonieR Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Oh, YEAH! And I can see the Donato echoes, which work very nicely here: the writhen bodies, the odd perspective, and the detailed marbeling of all the different tints of flesh.

I've always wondered, as a white woman from a white+ culture, just how our translucent Northern skin looks to Africans who've grown up entirely among their own opaque-skinned brown neighbors--not just our odd pale color, but all the half-seen veins and yellowed knuckles seen through this translucent skin. My ancestors may have thought it made them look like gods, but to me it's more like worms--the big translucent earthworms and all. Fascinating, but not necessarily aesthetically comfortable.

Don't get me wrong; I like my ancestry and our skin just fine. But from the outside, I do wonder if it looks a little...yucky. And Donato's been known to play with those paler marbled tones, especially with wet skin, as if the characters were already half-drowned. I'll admit I like your warmer skin tones here better, but I do know his wide range of skin effects has its own power in what he's saying, as does yours in different pictures.

--Nonie
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MiouQueuing Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: How awesome is that? When I first saw the thumbnail of your great piece of art, I really thought of Donato ... Great work! And more: in your own right! :-)
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merimeru Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the perspective is amazing :o
the whole picture is amazing!
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Oscarliima Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfect Art.
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Navodit Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
amazing work !!!
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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Marty4110 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Pretty interesting work from any direction, I guess. Love the rich flesh tones and your handling of lights and darks
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death-pengwin Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That perspective is nothing short of super fantastic!
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IceVolvagia101 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
aaah this is not like most nudes on this darn website, this is classy, this is beautiful
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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tamakiluver10 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's beautiful! You're quite a skilled painter!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Gorgeous colors! I see the classic inspirations in your style. Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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RunePixie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
This is so lovely. I love the rich colours
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brain-tree Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   General Artist
Lovely lovely work, it's evident you've put care and thought into this.
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vanmall Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :happybounce:
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givemeallyourpoison3 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I love it facing upright AND upside down. :3
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Tahyon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very expressive, congrats for DD!:clap:
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Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very rich colours :D excellent work
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Birdie121 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting perspective. Great work!
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orogion Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
grats on the DD! wonderfull work!
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AlekimOneira Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Awesome! :love: Such a difficult perspective!
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