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Fiery Ida by MelissaFindley Fiery Ida by MelissaFindley
Somehow the description on this got eaten when I added the watermark. My apologies. Reference used from Mizz-D stock. I will have to look up the original later. 

Inspired by the work of Howard Pyle. 
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:iconsidetrack1:
sidetrack1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Cool work miss.I like how the angle shows the hat and her hair.
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:icongeminidrake:
geminidrake Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Artist
This is such a great picture. Nice coloring, the background is fantastic, and the pose is awesome.
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:iconvalpan:
Valpan Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Great detail and colors.
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:icondragonjewlz:
dragonjewlz Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
simply beautiful
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:icongermanpete:
GermanPete Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow. This is truly a treasure for a random deviation.
Very well done, linework and colors are marvelous!
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:iconaylasha:
Aylasha Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
There is just something about her....... interesting.
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:iconbaren777:
baren777 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
this is a beautiful piece indeed. ^_^ your work is very lovely!! KEEP IT UP!!
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:icontcrush70:
tcrush70 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Just beautiful!
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:iconetve:
Etve Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Redheads are hot. And she's a tough redhead. That's super hot. :o
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:iconsiremaik:
Siremaik Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
I love her hair, but I especially love her corset!
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:iconignizgt:
Ignizgt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
a nice one...
excellente job.

congrats
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loveablemoggy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009   General Artist
It would be so unfair for me to comment on this as I think all of your work is excellent, because it's far from where I am presently and probably ever will be, but it's the sort of stuff I would love to be able to do, and the place I would love to be at with my art.
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MelissaFindley Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
just takes time and practice. Eventually you get there.
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loveablemoggy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009   General Artist
Thankyou, I just need to believe in myself a bit more I suppose, and believe that I can achieve such things eventually, but that's the difficult part.

Ok, back to drawing and stuff :). Thankyou for taking the time to reply.
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BlackCorridor Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
This is very beautiful, what I like best is that her hair covers her breasts, it gives the picture more weight because to me, it makes the focus less about sexuality and more about how intense and bad-ass she is while still being very feminine. LOOOOOOVE IT.
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
AWESOME ART!!! LOVE PIRATE ART!!!
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:icongoblinqueeen:
GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Gorgeous, love all the detail in the fabric :)
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:iconcaptain-savvy:
Captain-Savvy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This the awesomest thing I've seen in a long time. :D I would love to see more pirates from you in the future!
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iamtoyouextendtonone Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The corset and cuffs are amazing.
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:iconartbeat48:
Artbeat48 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
I love this piece Meli, very professional, with a very traditional feel. The details are phenomenal. It just begs to be looked at.
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:iconforgotten-light:
forgotten-light Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
wow... I have to say the way you painted this gives this the appearance of traditional paints. It is just gorgeous.
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:iconkiwicuties:
KiWiCuties Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
beautiful!
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:iconcrimsonvermillion:
crimsonvermillion Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
O heck yes! Nice one! Love the composition and the windblown hair!
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:icontizrak:
Tizrak Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
Oooh, very nice work indeed! *applauds*
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:iconladymidnight81:
LadyMidnight81 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Professional Writer
This is amazing as usual
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:iconinkscribble:
inkscribble Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Gorgeous! Loooooooooooove the corset!
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:iconikaikadesign:
IkaikaDesign Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
forgive the frankness but dude that totally kicks ass =D
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:iconfantasydreamer59:
fantasydreamer59 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Beautiful! :heart:
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
stunning me :heart:
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:iconjademacalla:
jademacalla Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Beautiful work!
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:iconsparrowsflame:
SparrowsFlame Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks great!! I like the pose a lot. My favorite part is the corset part of her dress. The design on it is gorgeous! Great hair too. I like the simple background. It's not bare, but it keeps the focus on her. Wonderful work, Mel!! :w00t:
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
LOVE This!!!!!!!
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:iconmorgalahan:
Morgalahan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I particularly love the hair, very beautifully painted! Bravo!
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:iconlady-cobweb:
Lady-Cobweb Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her stoic expression. And I don't know if this is just me but she totally looks like she could be the spawn of a certain drunken pirate and a red-headed wench by the name of Scarlet.:) Awesome piece.
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:iconpaisleyrose:
PaisleyRose Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Lady you are an inspiration!
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:iconcarsonartist:
CarsonArtist Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ooo I love the lighting and fabric textures,your painting is even better than the ref photo! Very cool
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:iconpatrickmcevoy:
PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thought of Pyle as soon as I saw it! Very lush, nicely done.
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:iconsilvre:
Silvre Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009   Digital Artist
Absolutely fantastic. The background sings of Howard Pyle, or N.C. Wyeth. Great job, as always.
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:iconblizzard5291:
Blizzard5291 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the face, hand, fabric, and corset. Beautiful work!
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:iconsmaragdia:
Smaragdia Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
great detail :D
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:iconannacstansfield:
AnnaCStansfield Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Awesome! :)
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:iconorenmiller:
OrenMiller Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Oh my god, she's so realist and so charsimatic !
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:iconquickreaver:
quickreaver Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yar! Spiffy, Mel!
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:iconmizzd-stock:
mizzd-stock Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
I love it :clap: :+favlove:

I featured it in my journal:
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:iconlouly:
louly Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Beautiful, love her outfit!
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:iconfuuryoku:
fuuryoku Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Turned out beautifully. :)
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:iconidalarsenart:
IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: I absolutely love it :clap: :+favlove:
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Yume-Megami Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Very, very nice!
I really enjoy your style of painting on the computer.
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