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April 3, 2013
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Canon
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1/160 second
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46 mm
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Date Taken
May 2, 2009, 4:29:00 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
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Mio by Morague Mio by Morague
a fan, a glance, eyes,
from under demure lashes-
caged birds through the bars

- Haiku To The Geisha by Ashlee Betteridge

Painted in PS CS6 with wacom intous 4. Took about 30 hours, but time is not important :)

I wanted to draw a traditional geisha. I don't like the sexed up, lolita versions people are so fond of depicting. Geisha are beautiful to me precisely because their allure and grace doesn't come from a pop culture idea of what sexy is. Giving them that sort of modern make-over is completely missing the point. /end rant
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Cupcake-dreamer Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As a long-time fan of geisha and maiko, I completely understand where your rant comes from. As much as I love the whole lolita scene, I get the impression that some people really don't get the geisha sensibilities and culture. Nice work!
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yojram Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice...
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amia-rose-v Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
oh wow I love this piece. I saw it featured on ~newcmv-x page and I wanted to critique it but all I have to say about it is positive. I just love her kimono and all the patterns and colors within. it is so appealing to the eye. I love the serenity in her face. and the cherry blossoms falling around her make this painting just that more interesting. I love it :)
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Morague Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the kind words, I'm very glad you like it. :heart:
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newcmv-x Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I would love to feature the gorgeous piece I am in love with it. being featured gives you free critiques :)
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Morague Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Of course you are welcome to feature it, and thank you!! :)
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