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Selene, the daughter of Theia and Hyperion, was the Greek goddess of the moon, sister to Helios and Eos. She fell in love with Endymion, and they had 50 daughters. However, Endymion was human and therefore mortal, doomed to someday die. Selene could not bear of the thought of such a fate coming to her lover, and so cast a spell on him so that he would stay youthful forever, living in an enchanted sleep.

Wow. This.....was a complete pain. I couldn't use the stock I wanted...but =lryiu was sweet enough to find one for me that wound up fitting my idea very well :hug: This was my first attempting at painting hair entirely by scratch....damn, that was hard. Very tedious. Thankfully I have a tablet, because with my jumpy mouse I would have given up right away. I still came pretty close to giving up altogether but I really had no choice because none of the hair brushes I have worked with it at all.

I changed the background and framing and stuff so that it's not centered anymore, and it looks much better to me :)

Model: ~Odessa11stock
Moon: [link]
Nebula: `hameed
Brushes: my own
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Odessa11stock Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006
beautiful! :heart:
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alana-m Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Vrenchen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006
ps: AnaRassha has uploaded a great hair tut, hair can be soooo difficult :(

use some nature brushes in PS with a flow of around 89% and scratch with this brush over the original hair source. after a short practise you will be enlightened about trying it
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alana-m Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just downloaded that tut, I'm going to go look at it :yes:

I'll give that a try :)
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Vrenchen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006
holy faint! :faint:


:clap: :clap:

its soooooooooooooooooooo beautiful :aww:
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:iconalana-m:
alana-m Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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gisaiagami Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
wow sweety compostion
congrats
hair is especial detail and other colors is wonderfull
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:iconalana-m:
alana-m Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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mullybinks Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006   Digital Artist
Thats a great job! Hair is impossible :disbelief:
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:iconalana-m:
alana-m Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gaaaaah, I know :-o I don't think I'll do that again for a while....or at least if I do, start it before 11 pm!

Thanks :hug:
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mullybinks Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006   Digital Artist
I think not being able to do hair really holds you back. I have been trying to practice but it comes out really really bad! :cries:
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alana-m Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, same here :( you can kind of cheat with the smudge tool, but still, it doesn't work as nicely. If I could just get the hang of that....!
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pulbern Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
lol! hair DOES suck! I've never posted something on dA with hair I've 'tried' to paint...no matter how many tutorials I do, it never turns out! very good use of stock though :nod: I love it :D
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alana-m Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ;P

And yeah....I definitely need more practice with hair XO
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chasing-butterflies Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006
:D WOW - she did find you a terrific stock for this!

And after doing my last piece - I completely understand about painting hair. I painted the hair in with my mouse first and it was so horrid I deleted it and redid it all using brushes. I still don't like it, but what can I do? HAIR SUCKS! :giggle:
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alana-m Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hair is so annoying :-o I have a tablet I got for Christmas a few years ago but I've never really had the patience to do anything with it, so last night was my first real attempt using it :giggle: I tried doing it with brushes, I tried EVERY hair brush I had, but none would work.

Thanks :D
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chasing-butterflies Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006
:hug: I wish I could help you with the hair problem - but I suck at hair too :giggle: I am soooo jealous that you have a tablet - I can't believe that you don't use it! I want one! ....throws mini-temper tantrum.... Ok, I feel better now! :D
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alana-m Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have no patience....and not really any room to work with it, especially now that I have a laptop and do most of my computer work from the living room couch or my bed :lmao:
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Isabeausong Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006
gorgeous dear..
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:iconalana-m:
alana-m Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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Kencho Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's simply GREAT!!! :worship:
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alana-m Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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soleildenuit Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006
Good work !
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:iconalana-m:
alana-m Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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anaasel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006   Digital Artist
A very wonderful my dear
really I love this work :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconalana-m:
alana-m Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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luv-black-13 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
its gorgous! i'm a sucker for love stories :lonely:
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alana-m Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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luv-black-13 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006
your welcome :D
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Mokenda Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006  Student Digital Artist
I don't know why, but I completely and utterly adore this :o
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alana-m Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: Thanks!
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Mokenda Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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