Sunday, 22 April 2012



I found Markus a difficult artist to emulate as he has such a distinct and original style.  After a whole afternoon of trying I almost gave up but this Botticelli beauty just wanted to be reborn.  I chose a similar colour scheme to what Csaba Markus favours and concentrated on the hair as he often does.

However, this one took on a life of its own and my Muse wanted to give Mary an updated hairstyle and who am I to argue.  I 'cut' a square from a texture and used the warp tool to morph it into a modern day bob of hair for one side of her face.  Then duplicated, reversed, warped and morphed to create the other side.  Much adding of elements, duplicating, layering and blending later she began to look like a modern day beauty and I was fairly happy with the result.  I finished with a soft textured filter from Photoshop.

Credit to Finecrafted Designs, Playing with Brushes and Botticelli, of course.

Thank you for looking.


Anonymous said...

"Fairly happy" ! I would be over-the-moon if I could create something so original and lovely as this!

Junibears said...

Dear Ann, this is utterly fantastic. You certainly put a great deal of work into it and it shows. It's gorgeous! Hugs xx

Kelly said...

She's gorgeous!! Love it!! Happy creating!!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is fantastic Ann!

Sim said...

I adore this one!
What a beautiful artwork Ann!

Lynne said...

The first thing I noticed about this was the wonderful hair.This is absolutely fantastic! Definitely one of the best Csaba inspired pieces I've seen