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Gentle spring breeze by Dianae Gentle spring breeze by Dianae
Portrait of the wonderful :iconmeisen: for her birthday… Unfortunately, due to the insane amount of work I'm having at the moment, I couldn't finish it on time for her birthday :(

Something with a fresh spring atmosphere and more painterly than my usual work.

By the way, if you've sent me notes I've not replied yet, don't worry, I'll do so, when I'll find some spare time (I won't be able to do so for the next 2 weeks, but after this very hard period, I'll have some free time).

Photoshop CS3
Wacom Intuos 3A4
50/60 hours approximately
Reference used for the face, everything else is imagination.

Closeups : [link]

A WIP step : [link]

I think the lighting could use some fixing, I'll do so when I have free time.

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essencestudios Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
featured! [link] :iconflowerdanceplz:
AliaChek Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Gorgeous! :clap:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hello, this glorious spring work has been featured in my journal :hug: thank you
simmons-art Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
cool work - my gallery [link]
im1happy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
:iconcanarycharm:You have been Featured!!!!!!!:iconcanarycharm:

Feature link is here [link] have a wonderful week ahead:iconlovepurpleplz:
gryphons-aerie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
you were featured in my journal
martonrobert Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, she's very lifelike! awesome work!
Creyn Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow, looks cool! :)
JulieElizabethArt Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is so lovely!! :heart:
Your beautiful art has been featured here!
[link] :hug:
Player-Designer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful work.
Hinata-goth-moon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
In a way, within the entire work, she seems an Indian Goddess to me. Congratulations :aww:
slawek44 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Hallo Dianae,

Your picture gentle spring breeze is so wonderful... Is it possible to buy it? I must have it on my wall! Give your account number if you can, and tell how much to pay for it.
My e-mail is:
Dianae Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Hi there :)
As it was done for a friend, this one is not for sale unfortunately.
Thank you very much for your kind words anyway :)
profoundlyscrewedup Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
This is my favorite in your gallery. Maybe because its winter now and I need a little bit of spring (even if only a painted one!) But I think its mostly her sweet and lovely facial expression that does it.
caamelliaa Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
So amazing
artist1971 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm just starting out on the photoshop 11 and elements, i usually just do everything traditional and old skool but, someone just introduced me to the digital computer art world but, i had to say I really like your art skills -they're awesome,they're so realistic looking. I faved your art work and the tutorial so that maybe i can become as good at painting as you are (one day) so thanks for the tutorial...
firegold Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
I featured you with this work in my journal here --> [link]
pwrofthought Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
Beautiful gallery.
Gymnart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfully done. I just noticed that you put the program that you used in your description. You are so skilled! That's why I like this place, seeing the artwork of artists like you and `athenatt to inspire me to do better! :D
axelalonso Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing colors so well rendered, I also enjoy her feature beautiful and different yet! très assez ! ;p
autumnelle Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
Diane, I know that you are very busy, but if you ever decide to make a tutorial, please, do show us how to draw these wonderful flowers!
I just love these irises and magnolias..
Zardeenah Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
You're an incredible artist when it comes to flowers and bright colors!
thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! This image has been featured in my journal here: [link]

Kizziesama Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
The amount of detail is just SICK :excited: I almost didn't notice that little praying mantis in the flower. The clothing looks wonderful, and I love the softness in her expression. It's warm, but not over the top. :)

Certainly a visual delight :aww:
Ptite-tete Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
trop trop trop trop bien fait^^:love:
avec le paysage et tout ...
Cloaked-Illusions Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
She's beautiful.
Beautelle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
oh fantastic fantastic detail!!! sooo beautiful!!! lovely folds and colours and shading!! omg your patience and care is terrific! ooh and the praying mantis is just awesome =P
Feathers-of-Love Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
The symbolism of the flowers in the piece [the magnolias' representation of the beauty of young ladies, and the sword lilies' three petals that each stand for faith/belief, wisdom and courage] really add to the admireable nature of the picture being intended as a birthday gift for a young woman.
Dianae Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Thank you very much !
Feathers-of-Love Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
You are welcome. :heart:
DragenEyez Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
This is a lovely portrait. She better be happy to receive this ^__^
Silverene Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering... could I use the pose and idea for a painting for my friends birthday? :>
It's not going to be a copy, I'm not like that. :D
And I could send you a note with how it turned out. :)
I just need something to cheer her up (and I'm tossed between this and painting her favorite character), last month wasn't greatest for her... :(
Dianae Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
sure :)
I'd love to see how it turns out !
Silverene Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, you're very kind. :)
AzraelDarkAngel540 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
my my, I'm mightily impressed... And you were surprised that your work got featured as a DD??!
GreenGosselin Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
Beautiful portrait. I'm always impressed by the detail you add to your work. :D
Dianae Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
Thanks :hug:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!!! This is so wonderful, I love it!!! You have done a fantastic job!!! :clap:
cocacolagirlie Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sending you this message just to let you know that
i've featured your work in my journal between my "Summer features".:
This is an amazing piece :clap::clap::clap:
G8KproftheWds Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
:jawdrop: Amazing and impeccible detail as always. I like it, this one has a very happy feel. Seems a lot different from you're other ones in that aspect. I like it.
Dianae Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
thank you very much!
Since it's not one of my "monsters", the mood is much happier indeed.
G8KproftheWds Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
ogum536 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
wow. that's just beautiful. :heart:
Dianae Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
thank you very much!
Dai-ba Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
nice...scary expression though
Pygar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Just to let you know your great artwork is features here: [link]
VinRoc Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
That's an amazing gift! Wonderful detail and likeness! :w00t:
Dianae Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
Thank you very much! :) Do you know her in person? :)
VinRoc Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome. No, I don't know her in person, but your art is always so life like. I'll drop by and say hello :)
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