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Elizabeth Bathory [Jul. 11th, 2006|09:03 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
She is finished!

Took forever, but I'm so very happy with how she turned out. It is a gorgeous painting, and is the largest size I've ever offered up on eBay.

There are so many details in here you can't really appreciate it without seeing in person - I brought out my tiny brushes and went at it for days. Click below to see her:

"Elizabeth Bathory" ORIGINAL PAINTING



Enjoy!

Tomorrow I will have some new prints & ACEOs, and maybe some minis for you. I am going to go take it easy for the rest of the evening tonight.
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[User Picture]From: rendergirl
2006-07-12 01:18 am (UTC)
Wow, incredible detail Jasmine!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!!
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[User Picture]From: atlantisdevil
2006-07-12 01:28 am (UTC)
Oh she is absolutely lovely! ^_^
I need some fine tip brushes too so i can start painting again.
All my brushes are ruined... i used them so much last summer lol

Ur painting is very beautiful and what beautifil detail.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you Heather!

I go through so many brushes, at least 20-30 a month - I use them so much!
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From: michellesart
2006-07-12 01:32 am (UTC)
Woo hoo, I love her, she's really gorgeous Jasmine! The family crest is a really nice touch, I can't believe all the details. I can imagine it's really something to see in person. You always come up with the most fascinating subjects!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much Michelle! I am so in love with this painting!
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[User Picture]From: mythosidhe
2006-07-12 01:32 am (UTC)
Ooooh, lovely! Blood Countess is my very favorite BPAL scent, so I'll probably need one of these too ;)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!

Oooh! I have an imp of that one -I should have worn it when I painted this, lol.
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[User Picture]From: hippiechic567
2006-07-12 01:40 am (UTC)
Oooh! Fabulous details! I am really looking forward to seeing an original of yours up close so I hope you're bringing some to DC! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:23 pm (UTC)
Yep yep! I definitely will be!
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[User Picture]From: pixiewildflower
2006-07-12 01:46 am (UTC)
Of course, that is stunning!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you Pixie!!
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[User Picture]From: arslongu
2006-07-12 02:10 am (UTC)
Wow, she is just terrific, she has such an innocent yet, hungry look to her....and those all those details make my hand ache just to look at them. The time that must have took.
Super piece!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!

It's true, I kind of wore my hands out with this one!
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[User Picture]From: kialo
2006-07-12 03:49 am (UTC)
Wow. So detailed. I would have gone bonkers on that one. Beautiful though!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:24 pm (UTC)
Hehe, thank you! I did go kinda nuts working on her!
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[User Picture]From: starrkill
2006-07-12 04:01 am (UTC)
Very detailed and excellent work. :D
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you very very much!
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[User Picture]From: sweetkisses13
2006-07-12 04:32 am (UTC)
Absolutely gorgeous details Jasmine. She turned out lovely!! =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you Jess!!!
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[User Picture]From: crepes_of_wrath
2006-07-12 06:09 am (UTC)
Her eyes are so striking! I'm always amazed at your talent.
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[User Picture]From: yidneth
2006-07-12 10:47 am (UTC)

ah crepes

Love your avatar I really loved the last unicorn...
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[User Picture]From: nixjim13
2006-07-12 07:09 am (UTC)
Wow! All of those details would have sent me insane!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:25 pm (UTC)
Hehe, I did go a little bit crazy! (But then again, I was more than a little crazy to begin with....) =P
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[User Picture]From: yidneth
2006-07-12 10:48 am (UTC)
thanks for sharing the story along with the picture. It's looking gorgeous. She has a wicked strage face indeed
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you Priscilla!!
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[User Picture]From: _boxinghelena
2006-07-12 11:37 am (UTC)
She is beautiful! I can't get over all of the fine detail. Love her eyes.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you Shelley! The eyes are my favourite part too.
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[User Picture]From: jenelycam
2006-07-12 11:49 am (UTC)
I can see why you went insane with all the details!! O.o So intricate and beautiful!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you Dawn!!
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[User Picture]From: david_k_
2006-07-12 03:23 pm (UTC)
jasmine! i love this, its gorgeous!
im definately adding this to my list of jasmine prints i want...
if she will be available as one?
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:27 pm (UTC)
Hi David!!!

Oh yes, she will definitely be available as a print very soon!
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[User Picture]From: girliwhirl
2006-07-12 03:39 pm (UTC)
wow, Jasmine! You have truly outdone yourself! Wonderful!!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:27 pm (UTC)
>^___^< Thank you very very much!!
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[User Picture]From: princess_lilam
2006-07-12 03:46 pm (UTC)
Ohh the details are gorgeous.
Your latest paintings remind me very much of Malcom Brown (not sure about the spelling) a new-ish artist on Epilogue who I just LOVE!!!!!!
Do you know who I mean.

She looks great though, but her eyes look way too innocent for such a cruel woman haha.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-12 04:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you Lindy!

I just took a look at Malcom's gallery - some good stuff there - he looks very talented, but whoaaaa - a LOT of his art (at the bottom of his gallery at least) looks directly like James Christensen's paintings - like almost identical - here is James Christensen's work to compare, he is one of my favourite artists:

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=james%20christensen&sa=N&tab=wi
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From: mercurial_realm
2006-07-12 06:16 pm (UTC)
Extraordinary fine detail Jasmine, but then I didn't expect anything less from you.

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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you David!

(pssst - keep that TB away from me! ;P
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[User Picture]From: nymphie
2006-07-12 08:14 pm (UTC)
Whoah! Looks liek someone's been taking mass quanities of belladonna :). Heh heh. It's great!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-12 08:47 pm (UTC)
Ha! Totally! When I was scouring the net for physical descriptions of her, there were several mentions of her eyes being quite large, and references to them as being "deep black pools" with glitters of gold....
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[User Picture]From: blonde_blythe
2006-07-13 12:36 am (UTC)
She's incredible!!! All the detail is mindboggling!!!! ;-)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much Toni!!!
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[User Picture]From: ariesroses
2006-07-13 01:34 am (UTC)
Ooh her eyes are something awesome. Great job. :) Whee.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much!
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[User Picture]From: harmy
2006-07-13 11:54 am (UTC)
Ah I remember that tale, she'd lure farmgirls in with the promise of maids jobs would she, and they'd come from so far away that it was a long time before anyone missed them? I can't remember what happened to her in the end though, whether she was executed or locked up in her house forever...

Beautiful painting, you've definately captured her creepiness :)!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!!

Yep! Eventually she "graduated" from farmgirls to some girls from noble families, and that's when people started catching on. She was walled up in a room in the castle with a slot to put food through, I think she lived there for a few years before she died.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-13 07:51 pm (UTC)

"Arrival of the Damned"

I just wanted to let you know I bought your Arrival of the Damned print off of ebay just now. It's amazing. All of your artwork is beautiful. I'm still trying to get the money together to turn the Fairy Queen Titania into a tattoo backpiece!!

Tara
whtevrfltsyrboat@aol.com
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:31 pm (UTC)

Re: "Arrival of the Damned"

Hi Tara! Fabulous! That is one of my favourite pieces!

Hey - if you do get a tattoo of Titania, please send me a photo & I'll put it up on my tattoo page HERE!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-15 06:29 am (UTC)

Just a sudgestion

Well all of ur artwork is awesome but just as a sudgestion u could make a sad fairy one whos been crying kind of deal, i like to look at certain fairys depending on my mood and everyone feels sad sometimes.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2006-07-18 03:32 pm (UTC)

Re: Just a sudgestion

Thank you very much!

Thank you also for the suggestion - I don't think I've painted a fairy who was actually crying yet, so maybe I will!
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