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Venetian vanity by Ophelia-Overdose Venetian vanity by Ophelia-Overdose
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Model, make-up, styling, retouch, wig design: :iconophelias-overdose: | www.miss-overdose.com

Photographer: Julian M Kilsby | www.jmkphoto.co.uk

Wardrobe design: Westward Bound | www.westwardbound.com
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:iconzetsubou-ninja:
I'll start with the good
your choice of colors is absolutely wonderful. Red and gold is such a fiery combination and the your sultry dress and pose compliment this color scheme.
So a 5 for Impact
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You obviously know what you are doing with the right amount of saturation up front and desaturation in the back. At the same time you made sure the your face is not overwhelmed by the reds making it a nice cool focal point for the eyes to rest on.
You would have gotten a 5 except for a problem i will later discuss.
Technique 4.5 (i wish i could make it 4.75)
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Storms are coming
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While the whole picture is stunning there is nothing venetian about this except for the mask. While the dress is supposed to be more provocative and possibly a modern take on venetian clothes it reminds me more of a pvc fetish pin up house wife. Venetian clothing i have found, have ornate and floral motifs. The incorporation of lace in place of the sheer material over the bosom would have given off a more venetian/Victorian feel. Venetian was not the first thing i thought of when i saw this picture.
Vision is a 3.5
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Though the results are stunning i can't say that it is original. The red and gold combination is not uncommon but the overall use of it for theme is what ups the points for originality. Though I do not see venetian in the main wardrobe you could say this is an original take on modern venetian style. Even then, the whole Venetian theme is very common place on deviant art.
-the pose is not original nor abstract
-the venetian theme is not original
-The use of colors are original
-The "modern venetian" is original enough
Overall Originality a 4
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Peanut Gallery
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As mentioned before the overall technique would have been 5 star except for a minor problem.
Your waist and hips
maybe it's the angle that is creating an opticle allusion but because it just seems really unnatural. From the look of the stairs around your waist it looks Photoshopped. However my main beef is with the waist. From the shadows within the dress to the contour of your right thigh (viewer's left) it appears as though the thighs are as thick as your upper arm with your calves disproportionately bigger (way bigger)
Perhaps I am completely wrong and you didn't touch these areas up at all
But even so be aware of this next time
I would have suggested more arch in your back to put more impact on the pose with a stronger more confident hand gesture by your face (be strong the title is vanity, be Vain, be confident)
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Otherwise this is a great photo that really attracted me to it as soon as i saw the thumbnail. You are a beautiful model and I really like the use of makeup for that red glow and framing around the eyes.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
48 out of 50 deviants thought this was fair.

:iconbeaucyphre:
The more I explore your gallery, the more I realize the depth and the bandwidth of your art.

"I am a model not photographer!"

I read it at the top of your page, and I'm smiling now. You're so much more than a model, 'cause everything you do is real artistry. I think you're a great performer giving your photographers a wonderful opportunity to get a ride on this rollercoaster chameleon experience with you, and to watch you change in your gallery always is a pleasure.

Now Venetian vanity takes things up to a surreal level, because I can't trust my eyes anymore - and I don't need to. Your vanity experience is more about dreams than reality, and if I could be the new Dali, I'd wish you to be my muse. All colors come in the same shade, but there is a secret sun glowing behind you, and now I feel like I could be on a LSD trip.
No, I don't need drugs to get my kick, I just need the movie on my mind - a movie that reminds me of one of my favorite ones: Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut. I want the scene in the exclusive club with you, YES, so let me say a prayer for that!
And I follow you... rescue me.
I follow you... rescue me.
And if you don't, then let's stay in this beautiful strange dream forever.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
22 out of 26 deviants thought this was fair.

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:iconnbrownphotography:
NBrownPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Photographer
damn she is hot!
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:iconbratking:
BRATKING Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
I'm just gonna say, WOW !
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:iconcookiechanel:
CookieChanel Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
das Foto ist einfach der Hammer *__*
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:iconapollocreed23:
apollocreed23 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing legs
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:iconi-pod-junky:
I-Pod-Junky Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
You are gorgeous!
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:iconbassgeisha:
bassgeisha Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I featured this awesome image here, in my Femme Fatale Feature: [link] all due credit given and a link back of course!!!! Always enjoy your photos Ophelia!
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:icontorpedo585:
Torpedo585 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply gorgeous! :)
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:iconmahogi:
Mahogi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I stare at this. I see that something is really wrong here, but I can not tell what exactly....... I think it's a dress. Boots maybe..... no, it's dress. Can the girl actually move with this?
I love the hair colour though! My all-time favourite
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:iconluvstruck3:
Luvstruck3 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
I saw some of your other pictures, and you look really nice in yellow and gold!
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:iconjassy2012:
Jassy2012 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
pretty
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:iconrusnaku:
rusnaku Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
too suberb to be real ... i die for it !!
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:iconwomanlyphysiphile:
Womanlyphysiphile Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Absolutely striking! Your very versatile. I cannot, the colouring on your skin works well with each different colour scheme, and I can't seem to tell which colour your hair is. Beautiful work.
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:iconoptilux:
OPTILUX Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Wonderful
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:iconpennyblack81:
PennyBlack81 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovin' the red haired look. I want those shoes lol
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:iconwickedprince:
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Totally gorgeous. I love that dress. :)
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:iconshredhead5:
shredhead5 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I wonder and hope she is thinking about dressing me up like a girl <3
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:iconyadirtylittlesecret:
YaDirtyLittleSecret Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Dieses ist echt gut! Die Maske ist wunderschön, auch ein toller Hintergrund.
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:icondragonzero323:
dragonzero323 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
classy and classic.
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:iconmaidgigi:
MaidGigi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
The colors and the outfit are wonderfuland, of course, you are stunning.
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:iconpunishedink:
PUNISHEDINK Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
DAZZLINGEROTICALLYELEGANT................LOVE THE RED HAIR
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:iconballetbunhead20:
balletbunhead20 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I fell in love with this photo the second I saw it!
I did a little sketch-type-thing of your legs from this photo.
[link]

I hope you like it!
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:iconjokerscard009:
JokersCard009 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant and colorful!
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:iconaquiresville:
aquiresville Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
All of this radiance, and then this lovely, so-slightly chilling look from you. It's the very feature that makes this piece so complex and intriguing. Briiliant work, O.
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:iconsir-mixalot:
Sir-Mixalot Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Backgrounds maniped in yet it does suit the subject in question. Nice deviation
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:iconflyjulesfly:
FlyJulesFly Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Beautiful. Love the dress.
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:iconlalita17:
Lalita17 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
you look so perfect, all the time:wow:
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:iconeltasia:
Eltasia Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Incredible composition! :faint: perfect work, congratulations! :clap:
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:iconnishitokyogirl:
NishitokyoGirl Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Writer
:heart:
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:iconbeaucyphre:
BeauCyphre Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Professional Writer
The more I explore your gallery, the more I realize the depth and the bandwidth of your art.

"I am a model not photographer!"

I read it at the top of your page, and I'm smiling now. You're so much more than a model, 'cause everything you do is real artistry. I think you're a great performer giving your photographers a wonderful opportunity to get a ride on this rollercoaster chameleon experience with you, and to watch you change in your gallery always is a pleasure.

Now Venetian vanity takes things up to a surreal level, because I can't trust my eyes anymore - and I don't need to. Your vanity experience is more about dreams than reality, and if I could be the new Dali, I'd wish you to be my muse. All colors come in the same shade, but there is a secret sun glowing behind you, and now I feel like I could be on a LSD trip.
No, I don't need drugs to get my kick, I just need the movie on my mind - a movie that reminds me of one of my favorite ones: Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut. I want the scene in the exclusive club with you, YES, so let me say a prayer for that!
And I follow you... rescue me.
I follow you... rescue me.
And if you don't, then let's stay in this beautiful strange dream forever.
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:iconkalamitee:
kalamitee Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful. Your face and body are amazing, and you always have such fantastic outfits! Very creative and talented! C:
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:iconcaptain-sweden:
Captain-Sweden Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:icondiablousamo:
DiablousAmo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You remind me of Belle from Beauty and The Beast in this one :3
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:iconhookfu:
Hookfu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
WOW! That dress is amazing!!!
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:icontomatkmp:
TomatKMP Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it.

Congrats. Great idea, Fine picture, beautiful model with very good posing, nice composing. Scenery fits outfit.
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:icongalapogosian:
galapogosian Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Stellar.
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:iconsignothetymes:
signothetymes Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
I Like shiny :D
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:iconbiga-nt:
BigA-nt Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning as always! :D
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:iconfrenchielover4ever:
Frenchielover4ever Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your foot! Your foooooot!!!! DX
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:iconberndroesch:
berndroesch Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
traumhaft wunderschön und bezaubernd, Blick, Frisur und das Outfit steht Dir total.Auch den Hintergrund und das Licht find ich wunderschön, die Treppe endet sogar unter Deinem Arm. Du hast auch wunderschöne Schuhe an, und Deine Beinpose gefällt mir super.

Mag ich irgendwie, dass Deine Fusssohle bei einem Schuh etwas rauschaut und der andre Schuh schön passt.
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:iconlilfixit:
lilfixit Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I didn't worry about it looking venetian when I saw it, I figured you just picked the word for alliteration...
Also why would anyone photoshop their hips SMALLER and calves bigger? You kidding me? I personally really like the pose. I think if you had more arch you wouldn't look as elegant anymore, exagerrated back arches scream "this was supposed to be artistic nude." I mean really in that category that's what puts one picture above another. "Oh this girl has more curve without getting her skin wrinkled so her butt looks enormous and waist looks nonexistant..." I think this pose shows alot of confidence and it's still sexy but it's not "I'm a slut" it's "you have to be good enough for me."
Idk.
But my favorite parts about this piece are the beautiful wig and the pose.
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:iconzetsubou-ninja:
Zetsubou-Ninja Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i didn't say she Photoshopped the calves bigger just the hips smaller. Like if you have putty and you squeeze only the top. You end up with the bottom half of the putty being smaller than the top.
I have no problem with the pose either but the point of the critique is to....critique it. I couldn't just say "the pose is unoriginal" and not give insight. when i said more arch the first thing that came to mind was an "oh no you didn't" type pose. The arch is not to make her butt look bigger but because diagonal contours are more interesting than vertical ones.
Instead of ranting i'll just let you read this [link]
it will give you insight on how I graded and possibly why i graded the way I did :)
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:iconlilfixit:
lilfixit Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I don't think you were unfair, it's just as a casual observer I happen to disagree with you. I think your critique is still fair. Obviously you telling her what she could do better is going to be more help to her than me telling her I love everything about her photos, I was just expressing my opinion as well.
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:iconzetsubou-ninja:
Zetsubou-Ninja Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
fair enough :)
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:iconredrogue622:
redrogue622 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
cant...stop...staring...truly beautiful!
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:iconrikasrapture:
RikasRapture Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Your pictures are always so opulent! 0_0 So wow!
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:icondjchad:
djchad Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Love ths use of color here. Quick question, is the background in this shot real or a digital creation?
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TALYN31 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
JUST WOWWW
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Osanagokoro Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The shoes freak me out, but this is a wonderful pose, model, shot, costume and makeup job. Congrats to all involved!
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:iconjunawashere:
junawashere Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice...but you don't proyect a shadow...intead you have a reflect! in the carpet!!
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