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Absinthe by TwistedSynapses Absinthe by TwistedSynapses
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"After the first glass of absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world."
-Oscar Wilde

Thank you Marcus J. Ranum :iconmjranum-stock: for the beautiful reference photo. www.ranum.com

Adobe Illustrator CS5, a LOT of pen tool, then a lot of custom calligraphic brush work.

** Please do not copy, use or redistribute without my permission. **
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:icontk-suzuran:
TK-Suzuran Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the colors in the picture a lot, and the texture of the wings is really nice!
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! An obscene amount of work went into those wings :D
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:icontk-suzuran:
TK-Suzuran Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet! Keep up the good work! You're really talented!
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:iconicarus-falls:
icarus-falls Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The quote suits the piece perfectly...and the piece itself is excellent.
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icongalaxyzento:
GalaxyZento Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
That wingwork is fantastic as well as her pose. You've really succeeded in using shades of the same color to do this without losing any of the picture or its effect. Well done.
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I appreciate it :)
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:icongalaxyzento:
GalaxyZento Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
you bet :D
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:iconjecster21:
JECSTER21 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
"whistle"
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjecster21:
JECSTER21 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
no problem
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:iconrakaseth:
Rakaseth Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work, and very thought-provoking quote!
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
Oscar Wilde was a thought provoking man :)
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:iconfonsecadesign:
fonsecadesign Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
nice work.
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsakura-lies:
Sakura-lies Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Fantastic depiction, she looks very delicate. Keep up the good work!
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsakura-lies:
Sakura-lies Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
You're very welcome!
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:iconjmralls2001:
jmralls2001 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012   General Artist
That's beautiful.
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconliieszz:
Liieszz Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing!
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Appreciated :)
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:icontse60:
tse60 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Beautiful :)
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconwillworks:
WillWorks Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012   General Artist
I like how you did her hair. It seem so enchanting :)
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I really wanted to capture that gentle underwater drifting effect. I think I'd have to spend more time at it before I really nailed it :)
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:iconwillworks:
WillWorks Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012   General Artist
Your welcome :)
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:iconredvioletpanda:
RedVioletPanda Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautiful work with the anatomy and the grace of the figure. I really like the greens used in this piece.
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconredvioletpanda:
RedVioletPanda Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012   Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconcrystalpicard:
CrystalPicard Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sometimes when I'm scrolling through deviations, I watch TV to sort of pass the time.
You know, give a little to the community and see some great art.
I stopped to comment because this one really caught my eye. The colors work great together and the vision you had made my kinda stop
for a second to appreciate it.
Really great work. <3 Love the quote.
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I appreciate it :)
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:iconmalloweater:
malloweater Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love the way you shaded her body, but left the hair a solid color. It gives the impression that it's light and flowy.
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconanomalies13:
Anomalies13 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional
Wow, I really love this. Green's not particularly one of my favorite colors, but I really like how you used it here. :)
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmudlobster:
MudLobster Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is just exquisite. Excellent vectorization!
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsaya-miyato:
saya-miyato Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
(I'm not good at English,
so,,, If I make mistakes in my English,please pardon me. )
Wow,,,Beautiful!!!
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconsaya-miyato:
saya-miyato Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
You are welcome!
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:iconxirene:
Xirene Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconaragorn402:
aragorn402 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful, I just think the outline around the woman wasn't necessary, but other than that I really like it.
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icongaalav:
gaalav Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
nice colors ,very well rendered

:iconcheerplz:also if you have time please click on "I Wud Wear This"
if u like--> [link] :)
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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:icongaalav:
gaalav Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
ur welcome :)



:iconcheerplz:also if u have time click on "I wud wear this" if you like-->[link] :)
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:iconhortensie-stone:
Hortensie-Stone Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful shading, I really like how the hair is all in one. :) Great detail in the wings.
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:icontwistedsynapses:
TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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