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Uploaded: 09/17/17 11:08 PM GMT
Autumn
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Here, in the Northern Hemisphere, Autumn begins in 5 days. I had the Art Nouveau women of Alphonse Mucha in mind when I drew this. The woman is Autumn. And her long, flowing, blowing hair represents the wild, playful, mischievous winds of Autumn. Thank you for looking!

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::Nikoneer
09/18/17 4:04 AM GMT
Excellent shadows on her face and hair, Lisa. It translates well as a large thumbnail but a little soft at full size. Of course, that may easily be from the Caedes adjustment (it has happened to me a few times). Don't misunderstand--it's well-done (from a long-time artists point-of-view).

-Nik
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::questjester
09/18/17 7:10 AM GMT
The softness in her face was intentional, Nik. That's the way I drew her. It reflects the Art Nouveau style of the period.

I did, however, differ from the style in that I used softer, less bold, more shadowy outlines than were traditionally used in Art Nouveau.

Artist's prerogative!
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.Dunstickin
09/18/17 7:56 AM GMT
This is delightful...I tried doing Art Nouveau Shortly after finishing work at a local college!...Just could not get my head interested!..but, I love the movement in this genre!..you worked a terrific post here..
I looks as if Autumn (The woman) is blowing away those leaves!...
Superb work and certainly a keeper.
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::Ramad
09/18/17 9:17 AM GMT
What a pretty image. The young lady and the autumn leaves so well done. Her soft skin with just a touch of blush looks so nice and the whole idea of the flying autumn leaves and her billowing hair give this image that special credit that it deserves. 10/10 for this Lisa.
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::corngrowth
09/18/17 9:48 AM GMT
Lisa, Art Nouveau is called in Germany, Norway, Denmark, and my country (Holland) 'Jugendstil' as well.
Art Nouveau/Jugendstil is used in glass art, books, platelets, jewelry, furniture, architecture, and painting.
To me your wonderful artwork belongs to the latter category. It visualizes in a perfect and symbolic way the Autumn. The by you chosen colors are very appropriate for this season as well.
High level art! S+F. Thanks!
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::tigger3
09/18/17 11:08 AM GMT
Beautifully done Lisa, I sure like your creativity, I'm in awe of your artistic talent. tigs=^..^=
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.Starglow
09/18/17 4:20 PM GMT
True artist, this is a great example. Awesome artwork.
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.bfrank
09/19/17 10:03 PM GMT
I like it Lisa. Another fine image and very creative.
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::LynEve
10/18/17 11:26 AM GMT
I love Autumn - its colours, its beauty.
Your creation expresses it so well
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::questjester
10/20/17 3:43 PM GMT
Thank you, Lyn!

Speaking of colors and beauty ... I hope that you are enjoying your Spring and the warm embrace of Summer yet to come. I'll babysit Winter for you for a few months, but then ... I'm giving it back! :)

I appreciate you taking the time to comment on my artwork. Thank you!
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.icedancer
10/24/17 9:49 PM GMT
This is beautiful - right into my favs

Oh Happy Birthday to you - enjoy you day (2017, 10-24) Skates
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VIEWED IN FULL
::questjester
10/25/17 8:36 PM GMT
Thank you, Skates! :)
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.Jhihmoac
10/26/17 9:39 PM GMT
Missed this one...Faved!
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::questjester
10/27/17 3:35 AM GMT
Thank you, Ron! Our paths haven't crossed recently. I've missed you.
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::ryzst
11/26/17 6:43 AM GMT
Highly reminiscent of the famous M.C. Escher drawing Woman's Face Turns Into a Carp. Or something like that. Anyway, Autumn is quite spectacular and her wild blowing hair is going to need a really deep cleaning to get all that plant matter out. Maybe a vacuuming.
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::questjester
11/28/17 11:07 PM GMT
Laughs at "Woman's Face Turns Into a Carp". Too good!

Hands Autumn a bottle of Dyson conditioner. Vacuum, lather, repeat ...
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