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Miss Bohemia by nellmckellar Miss Bohemia by nellmckellar
The third in the series of "Faerie Debutantes."
Meet Miss Bohemia- Less of a faerie society darling than"Miss Cotton Candy" or "Miss Lumiere," though still with an air of mysterious glamour.

Again, I used an old photograph for reference.
Watercolour and gouache.
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Spiffy-Hockeystick Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
oh my goodness - she has managed to steal my hair! and it actually looks good on her
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Sugirly Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
Very very nice ! :heart:
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nightmare-orchestra Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005  Professional General Artist
I just felled in love with your gallery the way you work light in here is brilliant :aww:
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apacheann6 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
this is so beautiful
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dekrue Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005
Wow! Your art work really is getting better and better with time. You are a fantastic Artist Nell. Luv Ya!
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005
I thought I recognized your username! You have that artist database, don't you! Nice to see you around here Dale. :)
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elistar77 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2005
Gorgeous!!!
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Ludi-Price Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Less of a society darling in the faerie courts, I should imagine, but I better loved by the common faerie, I should imagine. :giggle:

Well, I've been having her staring at me every day from my Devwatch the past month or so, and what really strikes me is her face. It's a theatrical face, just like the great Edwardian actresses who used to tread the boards and were the superstars of their time. I do so love that about your work, the way you reference so many cool historical things. :) I simply can't fault her sense of style either. For one thing she's purple and I just love purple. And for another there's something rather cheeky and sexy about her that's hidden just beneath the surface. Oh and I love that beauty spot. I bet the faerie guys go crazy for her. :giggle:
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005
Thanks heaps Ludi. :)
I would love to know who this woman actually was, because she does look like a theatrical actress, or one of those melodramatic actress from the silent movie era...well, same thing I guess! ;)
Yeah, and I LOVE purple too!
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Ludi-Price Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
So did you get the picture of the woman off a postcard or something?
Purple rocks! :boogie:
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
I bought a CD with thousands of vintage photos on it. Lots of unusual beauties on it. :)
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Ludi-Price Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh. Where did you get this CD from??
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005
From ebay :D Supposed to be 10,000 images on it or something. But you have to be careful when buying a cd of images off ebay. Most are not high-res and a lot are quite small, too small for a digital artist to work with. I have no problem as I just use it for reference, but it would have been nice to have them all a lot larger.
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Ludi-Price Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, there's a lot of dodgy stuff on eBay... I've been fobbed off on crap more than once and I suspect I'll be ripped off again. Still, sounds like a good little purchase as far as referencing goes. Was it expensive?
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2006
T'was only a few dollars. I am working on a piece I referenced from the Cd and I am pissed off because it's only a small image! Oh well, better than a poke in the eye!
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Hywr Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005   Writer
Miss Bohemia? you certainly mean Miss Bohemian don't you! she doesn't look that very much Czech to me :)
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005
Erm no, I meant Bohemia! She's no nationality, she's a faerie. ;)
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supafemme Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005
as always ! another fanciful quality work ! ... reminds me of stevie nicks ...
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danikastuff Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
Wow, beautiful piece... I love the hair, the level of detail is really incredible. Wonderful work!!! :)
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bucky Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
Nell! Where have you been on the internet lately?????????
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2005
Stiv! Same to you, bruther! I've been here, of course!
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:iconbucky:
bucky Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
Well I HAVEN'T been here >:(

Get back on the real internet!
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
But I am on the real internet!!! HOW AM I CONVERSING WITH YOU RIGHT NOW???!!!
Where the hell have you been Stiv
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bucky Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005
I haven't been on the MSN machine because I use my mac a lot, try and show up on the aimbox sometime!!!! Geeze!!!!!

Also I go to school and stuff >:(
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005
That's not a very good excuse >:(
I have a mac now and I use the msn!!! GEEZ.
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bucky Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005
I.... I guess I'll have to use it too :(

I miss hitting on you on the internet :(
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:iconnellmckellar:
nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005
Aww geez I'll have to make an effort so as I can receive some e-lovin'.
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nyokirrr Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005
That ROCKS! Nice fairy. I love the mood, her face expression full of melancholy, and she looks Celtic like most of your fairies. Among your excellent pieces, Nell.
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
Thanks heaps! I'm happy you find her celtic-esque. It wasn't intentional, although I did listen to a lot of Loreena McKennitt whilst painting this.
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Viika Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005
Beautiful work as always.
Fantastic and honest, nellmckelleric and gorgeous choice of colors!

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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
hehehe! Why thank you :hug:
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KathrynWhiteford Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Nell this is just totally amazing girl!!! :excited: Are we gonna see more in this sseries?! I hope so coz it works soooo well with your painting stlye which is awesome! :hug: I really love her face, it's so serene and yet stlightly sad... :aww:
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
Thanks Kat! Yes, count on seeing more in this series. ;)
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QuestingRaven Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Utterly fabulous. Your use of the media really makes this image shine.
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005
Thank you. :D
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PrincessArwen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
she is wonderful.


oh i love the soft colouring and the details of the hair.

so graceful and feminine. gorgeous.
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thraxllisylia Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, The shiny hair steals my attention, nell. You have really mastered the medium i think now nell, great work!

Marley
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ElvenstarArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! I love the back lighting. And the purple tones are beautiful too! :D
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TIINArt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005
Very Nice
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TinCat
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Linksquest Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005
A really awsome job, especially with the hair and the facial expression!
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goth4you Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005
very nice:)
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Aoede Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005
Wow, go the hair! hehe.
I love the face in this. You captured the expression very well. Glamourous indeed!
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2005
Thank you, Chloe!
Hope your overseas adventure went well. :)
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inkwraith Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the lighting in this! Wow.
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carolinebradley Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh Nell she's beautiful.... She's stop traffic beautiful!
Oh I love her to pieces!!!! I love the eyes, her perfect mouth and the frizz is magicial! Fav!!!!
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
Aww, thanks so much, Caroline! I always appreciate your comments! :):)
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Celestial-SeraphiMan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005   Writer
Very good!
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Juditangelo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005
wooooah, so pretty!! Her face reminds me the cutie face of Loreena McKennitt ^^ :clap: so great!
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
Ah! I love Loreena McKennitt, and I can see what you mean! Thanks very much! :D
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Juditangelo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
:hug::smooch:
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