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Birth of Venus by JolsAriella Birth of Venus by JolsAriella
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This is not a self portrait :)
The girl in the image is one of my closest friends, I don't make or keep friends often but she has remained important to me for the past 7 years.

Another part of my major work series, you must be finding it odd (if you've see the previous upload ) but I do tie this whole thing together, hopefully convincingly enough but of course there is only so much static photographs can do :) I will be uploading the whole series soon as soon as I complete it before assessment next Wednesday.

I am nervous and apprehensive, there's still quite a bit I have left to do.

Also, through the last week and this week I've learnt to let go and just say "Fuck it" I can't please everyone and although I've made an effort to reach out and hopefully understand the other end of the argument better I have been ignored continuously, so fuck it. I'll do things the way I like, my style, my way. It's time for me to be strong and be confident about my own work and stop thinking that it's not good enough or not worth it. Even if I am going to fail (which I might according to the slip I just received) I will not have failed to stay true to myself, corny as it sounds.

Yes I am happy with this image, I love the location I'm happy I found it, I'm happy I found the perfect dress, I'm happy I found the wig to make the whole look complete and I'm so happy that I have my own Venus, I couldn't have picked someone better or more beautiful.

Model: Daphne (she's also appeared in the steampunk dress series)

(Once again I hate Deviantart categories)
(If you are wondering, she was styled after Botticelli's Venus)
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mangasockattack Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! I love how you did the waves~
akinathoklen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mbitions-Markus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Right on !! I feel your energy, your strength to pursue your desire to create art!! Really like your found attitute as that's what art should be about, as I mentioned before, its a SELF expression and unless you are hired by someone who basically has a picture in their mind but can't execute it - the work you create is your work and you can make it look any way you want it to!

Looking forward to the whole series, whenever it is ready in your opinion, no rush as you can't force a deadline on art neither!

- Markus
JolsAriella Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Thank you so much!
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Submitted on
April 17, 2013
Image Size
6.3 MB


30 (who?)

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Canon EOS 450D
Shutter Speed
1/128 second
Focal Length
55 mm
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Date Taken
Apr 17, 2013, 12:19:07 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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