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Moulin Rouge 1 - Cynthia by crayonmaniac Moulin Rouge 1 - Cynthia by crayonmaniac
It is finally done! My chorus girl - painting 1 in the moulin rouge series
PLEASE FULL VIEW, I painted so many details, thanks
14 hours of solid painting, mostly pixel 3 and details in pixel 1.
For the lace I borrowed the brushes of Obsidian Dawn, merely took elements and made lacy effects myself.
All the rest came from me though I did quite a lot of research for the feathers, the mask etc...
I feel this painting went well, it was nice to paint lots of light, I hope it is correct.

I dedicate this painting to :iconsaperlipop: who is one of my favorite manip artists, so original and full of taste and restraint in colours and subject, never shunning the odd touch of humour too. And a really nice lady too.
Thanks Madeleine, I promised you a painting and here it is!
I hope you like it!

I will continue in this series, I have found some great reference pics that will go nicely with the subject, so more dedications to great artists are programmed in the future, stay tuned, the crayon loves you.

Thanks for favs, comments and new watches, I will do my best to honour them

May I present you Cynthia - surname the purple angel,

She is 26 years old and French, born in Paris.
Her heart has recently been broken but when she is on the scene, under the heat of the spotlights she can forget her pain for a few hours.
When Cynthia appears on the scene, a huge hush descends on the audience, you could hear a feather drop on the floor, so impressed is Paris with the vulnerable yet sensual Cynthia. Men admire her but find her rather daunting and don't approach her lightly.

Edit on 30.11.2011 playing with the light
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Critique by Cyantre Aug 30, 2009, 12:34:54 AM
What I love most about this piece is the facial expression. It's the first thing that jumped out at me the moment I brought this into full-view. The look on her face is almost orgasmic. This is probably one of the most beautiful faces you've painted yet.

Something doesn't seem quite right with the arm that is holding the mask. It seems just a tad off, maybe it's the lighting or the shading, or maybe it's just me. The edges of both arms though look a little rough against the background through, some lines just look to jagged and stand-out a bit.

The outfit she is wearing as well as the mask are incredibly detailed and beautifully painted. The details of the mask and the way the light reflects off of it is beautiful.

Overall this is a very high-quality and amazingly lovely piece to look at, there are just a few slight details that just seem the slightest bit off, but none of those take anything away from this piece at all. It is gorgeous!
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22 out of 23 deviants thought this was fair.

First of all, I don´t like the film at all, but this image is pretty cool! (Just if you meant with series the film :))

Mainly I personal prefer the mask, there is really a wonderful glow.
Also the face is beautiful and the anatomy is correct as always but I think you´re generally a bit shy with the shading.
A few more hard shadows would look much more realistic and believable, for example the shadows on the hips which are cast by the fingers could be much harder.
Except this the shadows self are quite good composed but I think they could be also much darker. I mean, she stands under a spotlight, this is a really hard light and everything unexposed is really, almost unrealistic dark.

Her clothes are true to original and the accessories like the mask, the necklace or the feather look pretty good and are really sustentative. I also like the texturing on her dress!

What I don´t like at all is the background. For me is the background always a primary element and only two light cone are for me personal too little.
Ok, she´s standing on a stage but there is also anything more to tell the viewer about her and the ambience she lives and act in. Leastwise some cuttlings from a curtain or something like that.

Many points of critique but all in all I like the image and the atmosphere (especially the mask! Really great :))
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karinan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
its beautiful
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much for your sweet words
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image! Charmed and beauty! Good job ![link]
shadowyzman Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Gotta love that expression she's wearing!
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
it is an oldie but she still holds, thanks
shadowyzman Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Anytime mate ^_^
Ihsahnity Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
A classic pin-up model only the Crayon can ;) !!! Awesome work Christine :thumbsup: !!! Just simply amazing all these details....Really love the facial expression on the model too :nod: !!! And then these rich warm tones of purple, red and pink....Heartwarming ;) !!! You never cease to amaze me :-O !!! Paintmuscles from Brussels ;) :lol: !!!
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks hon
Arah019 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
very nice work!
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much
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