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November 25, 2013
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NIKON
Model
COOLPIX S570
Shutter Speed
10/200 second
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F/2.7
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
Nov 30, 1999, 12:00:00 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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Made of Earth and Stars by JessicaMDouglas Made of Earth and Stars by JessicaMDouglas
Concept
There is a Serbian proverb that's been making the rounds of the internet lately, that I really like. It says "Be humble, for you are made of Earth. Be noble, for you are made of Stars."

It really speaks to me on many, many levels, and so I wanted to paint a little of the imagery that comes to mind when I hear that proverb. Something to think about when I'm feeling self doubt. As always, whenever I do more introspective paintings, I notice I tend to draw the ever changing "Forever" Muse of mine as the central figure. It's nice to draw her again after years of not.

Materials
This piece is another of my mixed media. Watercolors were the bulk of the work, along with colored pencils for her skin, and acrylic for the stars. I also threw in white gauche for the light in her hands.

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Prints
Limited edition prints will be available on my etsy account here: www.etsy.com/shop/Vestaka

(at the moment there are none up, they will be listed over the next three or four days).

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Side Notes
I have never been so annoyed with a painting, and so frustrated with it, as this one. Challenging myself to play with stronger light sources, and to try to bring more contrast to my pieces is something that always leaves me glaring at the art about midway through. But in the end I really like how this one came out.
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Ciardubh 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Really strong work - love the colours and the flow in the composition!
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:iconunspookylaughter:
There's a lot going on here...all of it so well done.  <3
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:iconnalamarietotallyrock:
NalaMarieTotallyRock Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow just wow so prettySwingin' On a Star _revamp_ Star Catcher Lukavi extended
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Dec 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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NalaMarieTotallyRock Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yup
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:icondeviantlilgirl:
This... is... amazing! I love this! And the detail is beautiful!!
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:iconastera-t:
Very nice indeed! I love it. Sometime "suffering" is the way to perfection! ;)
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Dec 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
*chirp* I'm happy wtih this painting in the end, I think.
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ThePix Dec 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
So much lovely in this! :love:
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Dec 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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