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Alone in the dark she wanders.
Lost and unsure.
She sees something magical
and picks it up.
She holds it in her hand
and it begins to glow.
It grows and lights up the darkness.
She is inspired</b>

This is dedicated to my awesome friend Jo, *anjougoth
She's an amazing artist and a really nice person.
I wanted to show my support for her and her art so I painted this for her.
Her talent is really inspiring to me and I'm sure a lot of other artists, young and old.

The bubbles are meant to represent inspiration and the way it swirls down and around you, taking away whatever block you might have. It strikes you in your darkest days when you can think of nothing at all to paint, draw, write or photograph
I went with the plain black background to represent the darkness that an artistic block can sometimes bring about.


Time: Thirteen hours over three days.
Tools: GIMP-soft round airbrush set to varied opacity levels, smudge to blend, dodge to lighten her skin, bubble brushes and glow brush for the flame.
Genius MousePad pen tablet.
Reference from *liam-stock

I hope you like it!!
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:iconmauriciokanno:
Critique by MauricioKanno MauricioKanno/critique/542881242">Jan 1, 2012, 9:23:57 PM
hi there again!

i love the softness and magic this represents. you work well with GIMP, wow! i havenīt seen a beautiful work like this made with GIMP!

differently from your portrait of amy lee i told that i think got a lost of delicateness, this one have a lot of it! so beautiful. i like very much delicate works. (maybe just her hands could go a bit more smoother)

the purple colours you used add a lot to the magic of the scene. and itīs very interesting how the black of the hair mix with the background.

the make-up on her lids and mouth are strong and attractive.
What do you think?
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Critique by Striksette Striksette/critique/551507805">Jan 18, 2012, 11:59:45 AM
When I saw this, I was instantly in love with it!

Vision:
Though it feels like she's leaning towards the dark side, you can still definitely see beauty in this. It takes a while to notice every detail, like the folds in the fabric bracelet or the few bubbles that blend into the darkness.

Originality:
Magic is a general theme for lots of art, that's for sure, but the angle and feel the artist shows here proves the true originality factor.

Technique:
The things I immediately noticed were the soft lines in a dark picture. Her pale skin is very soft-looking, and her hair looks . . . fluffy. :-)

Impact:
Quite frankly, it didn't make me look at art or life in any different way, though it does show me that not all darkness is completely bad.
What do you think?
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Pixie-Vixen Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Haven't logged in here forever-but thatnk you for the favorite of my Portrait of Morticia Addams! Please feel free to "watch" or "friend" me to see more!
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Excellency-Shinigami Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh. My. GOSH. This is absolutely perfect. She's so beautiful. She reminds me of an older version of my character, Visessentia. Shes gorgeous. The work on this is so beautiful. It seems air-brushed. This is a piece I'll be committing to my special favorites folder :) .

Do you ever do commissions? Because if you do, one way or another, I'd love to save up some money and get some work from you :heart: . You're wonderful!

Oh man... I wish I could say more. This piece deserves a longer comment, but I don't know what else to say. I love it!

:hug: :huggle: :glomp: :thanks: . :thumb186497401: :love: :highfive: :nuu: :squee: :happybounce: :XD: :aww: :smooch: :excited: :iconnomglompplz: :iconsuperheroglompplz: :D ! :happybounce: :squee: :glomp: :tighthug: :huggle: :hug: :iconsuperheroglompplz: :iconnomglompplz: :aww: :P B-) ;) :) :smooch: :wave: :giggle: :thanks: :heart: :iconyesyesyesplz: :nod: :iconyesyesyesplz:
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LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh Jesus O_O
Thank you very much :)
I do offer commissions, LOL. Here's my art page on Facebook [link]
I do them for points through dA as well :)
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Excellency-Shinigami Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
:giggle: Sorry...

No problem :blushes: .

Awesome! And, points?! You do...??? SWEEEEETTTT!!! :excited: :happybounce: :squee: !!! That's so awesome! That would make things so much easier for me, because it's a toss-up if my Dad would let me use his Paypal. What are your prices? you have a journal with them or something?
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LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used too, LOL. Then no one was interested. Basically, it's the same as my actual money prices. So if you look at the prices in the info of my art page, that's how many points. So if a drawing costs twenty dollars, it's twenty points
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Excellency-Shinigami Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, okay. Thanks :aww: . Though, just so you know, you're seriously under charging (And I mean that literally). Twenty dollars is, like 1600 points. Here's a converter if you wish: [link] I'd hate for an artist as wonderful as you to get ripped off.
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LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know, LOL.
But I don't mind. I don't really draw for the money or whatever. I'd give them away for nothing if I didn't need the money, LOL.
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Excellency-Shinigami Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh okay :) . As long as you know. I'd feel awful if you were being underpaid.

Well, I'd really love to commish you. But I can't find your info :( .
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LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Taken straight from my LMG artist page :D

My name is Danielle Johnstone, I am an 18 year old artist wannabe looking to share my world with you!
Description
Welcome to the world of Little Miss Gloomy, otherwise known as Danielle...

I'm an 18 year old New Zealand born artist wannabe and I want to share my world with you!
I'm a commission artist, which means you pay me to draw things for you.
My specialties are tattoo designs, portraits and gothic/fantasy drawings.
Media I work best in is pen and/or pencil but I also dabble in acrylic paint and digital paint (using GIMP, similar to Photoshop)

Prices range from fifteen dollars and up, depending on subject matter, how many people in a portrait, how fast you want it, level of detail and size(for tattoos) and media. Acrylic paintings will be a little more costly as paint if rather expensive.

Some info on commissioning:
If you choose to commission me, you should private message me to arrange payment and collection/postage

Deadlines should be flexible as I DO have a life and upcoming things, despite looking like a homeless fairy.

If I haven't covered anything, just message me and I'll try to clear it up :D
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goinnovative Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice:)
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LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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goinnovative Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Pevansy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice painting!
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:iconlittlemissgloomy:
LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Clawdyya Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
It's amazing :o I love it!
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:iconlittlemissgloomy:
LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconclawdyya:
Clawdyya Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
you're welcome (:
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HerrKruspesFrau Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Woah, this is STUNNING. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL PIECE
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:iconlittlemissgloomy:
LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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Shayan-Nayash Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
COOOOOOOOOOOOL!
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:iconlittlemissgloomy:
LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Shayan-Nayash Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NP
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vegencyworld Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
big wow
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LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you? LOL
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vegencyworld Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome ;)
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JaKyEvAnEsCeNcE Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
For the love of metal!
this is fucking great! :dance:
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LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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ricspo1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome work! To bring out such detail from darkness....you have the gift!
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LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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amaranth333 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!
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:iconlittlemissgloomy:
LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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amaranth333 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
PERFECT.
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LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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lamiajoyee Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
lovely art
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:iconlittlemissgloomy:
LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well thank you :)
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BrilliantInnocence Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Photographer
That is absolutely stunning!!! Love it!
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:iconlittlemissgloomy:
LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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TeganJade Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Photographer
You painted that :O Wow.. That's amazing!
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LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup! Thank you :)
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RhiiannonJane Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing I love it! :heart:
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LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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vampiresavy17 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
its beautiful
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:iconlittlemissgloomy:
LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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vampiresavy17 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
your welcome :)
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LaurenSenju Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
This is so beautiful <3
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LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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LaurenSenju Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Welcomes ^_^
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xxMikko2Lovexx Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is totally an awesome artwork. Its really beautiful too. Thanks, i also get blocks sometimes too. But it is true, once you become an artist. There's inspiration everywhere. Keep up the great work and this is really encouraging!! XD <3 <3 ^^ @_@
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LittleMissGloomy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
Art block can be very frustrating.. Thankfully I have a very inspiring muse, LOL.
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