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March 15, 2010
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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model
KODAK EASYSHARE C613 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
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1/32 second
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Windswept by JessicaMDouglas Windswept by JessicaMDouglas
Concept There wasn't much thought behind the meaning of this piece. I'd been experimenting with a new technique and wanted to play with it. I'd also met a woman with the most delicious knees I had ever seen... and wanted to draw knees. Lo, an angel was born/

Materials
This was another mixed media piece. The dress is cut pieces of paper, each segment is completely flat and using only one piece of paper. The wings are three D, and each individual feather is cut out of paper. The hair is black ink with a bit of copper leafing added to it. The skin is colored pencil, with blank ink for the garter, and the background is watercolor.

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Prints
Limited edition, hand embellished canvas prints can be found here: www.etsy.com/shop/Vestaka ; they are in a few sizes/and each one is unique and different so please make sure to read the print details thoroughly!

Original
available though I will not be selling it until I can get decent prints.

artist notes
Why did I think cutting countless feathers out by hand was a good idea?
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:iconhankiron:
hankiron Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Very nice details! Tumbs up all the way!
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconhankiron:
hankiron Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
You are welcome all the way! I take Inspiration from your work as we speak! Although I do not copy your work, I try to understand the little things that make your piece of Art so spezial and incorparate it into my on stuff. Nothing commercial, just a special collage for my girl☺ Thank you again, Henry
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Senyahgirl Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014   General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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ErisOnWheels Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Really lovely and fun. I'm obsessed with the dress! You made so many different patterns look cohesive somehow. Wow. :)
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Taxonimic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So you made a pretty woman, because you liked her knees! Sounds reasonable to me... This is lovely - humorous and dynamic with a very light touch. Might have been garish - instead it's wonderfully delicate!
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
It's completely reasonable! Knees are fantastic things! Also, thank you very much!
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DrSinned Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Nice work! What size is the original?
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
I believe it's 8 x 10, framed out to 11 x 14. I just moved so it's packed away, let me get the actual measurements once I get unpacked.
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JulianGay Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Wow I love it.  So much movement and expression.
As to feathers, a labour of love, the depth brings life to the subject even in the small redition on the screen.
On my wall ? Yes!  After I tie the bungalow down!
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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narktor Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Is there still a chance to ever see a printed a version of it? :D
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes there is. I have prints available fairly regularly now (I'll update the comments!)  There's several versions at my etsy shop, though this is the one I like the most:  www.etsy.com/listing/169525441… 
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello! This may seem like a strange request, but would you mind if I used this as my icon here on dA? I would credit you in my signature, and include a link to the original piece, of course.
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm not real comfortable with that for a few reasons, but thank you for liking my work so much!
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:iconnarktor:
narktor Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
cant wait to pin her to my wall :D
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dreamerboyfreak Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! just wow!!
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Hana-LuLu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just absolutely stunning. I can't believe you did this by hand!! That this is a scan of a sort!! It's obvious it was a labor of love, and that just add so much more beauty to it on another level. I'm very glad yours was featured in the e-mail/newsletter thing.
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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PeachesRGreat Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconwendell606:
wendell606 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
A delicious example of the collage technique.
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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photocrafter Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
So inspiring! A great piece.
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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UltraViolet3 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i thought collage sucked..but then i saw ur work!lol
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like it!
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Adri-Mac Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful work
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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DarkStarRed Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Wow love it amazing work.
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconj2ra:
J2Ra Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
A lovely piece of work!
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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VincentGi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For a print try having camera perpedicular to picture, but have light source between 30 to 80 degrees to plane. Set camera to general focus: this should eliminate the blurring etc.
As for scanning: put a thin - 5mm to 15mm - sheet of perpex on the art work first, this keeps the materials stable and minimises the depth problem.
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
YOU are a darling <3 We'll give that a try and see if we can get it to work. Thank you!
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SharmaineZoe Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Amazing! Its very pretty! :)
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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AgnessAngel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Very pretty!
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnarktor:
narktor Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Gorgeous!
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JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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StasMushu Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
wonderful!
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Arlouette Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I just love the detail and lighting and coloring...and everything! The skirt is beautiful, I wish I had one just like it...this whole piece is beautiful. I adore it.
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:iconjessicamdouglas:
JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much! (Oh god it took me a year to get to this comment. I AM SO SORRY)
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:iconarlouette:
Arlouette Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're more than fine >.< I've been gone for like ever
You're welcome! <3
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sofiaqueen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i love it
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