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2008: Defiance by QueenOfCostumes 2008: Defiance by QueenOfCostumes
water-soluble oil paints on canvas
August 2008
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A piece depicting the defiance over loosing childhood, and the diffusion of imagination and reality, however open to interpretation.
I am hoping to extend this work into a series, so keep a look out!
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COPYRIGHT DEANNA JANSSAN
Do not use, reproduce, manipulate or publish without the artist's written consent.
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:iconprussia-awsome:
prussia-awsome Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you mind if I use your amazing photo as a ferferance?
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:iconqueenofcostumes:
QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner May 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
reference? Sorry about my late reply. What context would it be used in? Thank you for your interest!
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:iconprussia-awsome:
prussia-awsome Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, it's okay. Don't worry about replying late (and yes, I had meant reference).
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VikMone Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the light in the painting :)
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:iconqueenofcostumes:
QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I love drama, and felt the best way to convey this was through high contrast.
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:iconbripin:
BRipin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Sweet!
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:iconqueenofcostumes:
QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank a lot! Your work is wonderful, such a variety of style, but still recognisable as your own.
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pho0b Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I realise this is an old(ish) one of yours, but this is so brilliant, and you must have done this when you were 15?! Insane! The shadow and contrast on the face conveys the mood really powerfully. Great concept too. You have so much talent!
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QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very very much! Yes, I was around that age, funnily enough dressing up and taking photos, which is kind of what the piece is all about! Since then I've been trying to expand it into a series, but it just hasn't happened over the years... maybe thats part of the meaning of the piece as well? haha. Thank you very much for such a precice comment, it means a lot to hear what other artists have to say.
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grotesquelucienne Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Woah, great expression!
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:iconqueenofcostumes:
QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner May 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
thank you very much! I appreciate your comments :D
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LadyChristina Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, what IS going on here, Deanna? Fantastic work! And you used the same strategy as my To The River, first acrylics and then water-soluble oils. Amazing to see someone as good as you do that, even though this could make me envious if I tended to get jealous, I really think this is just so great - of course, the "lost childhood" is something we can probably all relate to, but the whole mood is gorgeous - so dark and sad, and the way she clings to her clown doll, that she thinks is herself. This will be a fav of mine in just a little while. Hope to see more from this series. The tecnique - superb! :D
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QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner May 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
haha thank you so much! I am flattered! I tend to do the acrylic-water solubles quite often, if not most of the time. Cheaper, and a balance of vibrancy of acrylics with the blending capabilities of oils! I really appreciate that you've commented - you seem to 'get' the painting as I intended it! I've been wanting to work on the series for years now, I'm low on money and paints at the moment though! Maybe your comment will inspire me to get back into it... :D Cheers for the watch, I really admire your work!
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LadyChristina Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I think we get each other somehow - something tells me that. Your work remind me of my own. There is a certain something there, maybe I could call it "depth". I know the feeling of being low on both money and paint, but if you are feeling inspired, a pencil composition is a beginning! So many possibilties in this one, I am thinking maybe same idea, but on an abandoned playground in the rain. Or going even further; maybe even a teenager, infantile clothing, with running makeup in the rain, still clinging to the clowndoll. :) (sometimes I get lost in things. but this is inspiring!)
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QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner May 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
I consider that a great compliment :)

Yes, I agree - I just haven't been motivated.. .I keep telling myself to use pencils, coloured pencils, charcoal -the cheap things i usually avoid!
Haha you love the rain idea! I've already completed another piece in the series a while ago ("Bearded Army"). Basically I want to represent the bidirectional nature of humans and inanimate objects - so I'm working with nutcracker toys, porcelain dolls - things that have a offbeat and quirky feel. I had a similar discussion with an artist called Leah Jay - her comments are furthur down this deviation.
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LadyChristina Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the offbeat and quirky feel! And I love that I as the viewer can feel this piece, and get inspired. That is what is so great by being in here, sometimes you find some really great things :D Even if they are rare. I will explore your gallery and the series more soon! ;D
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Lydia888 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Wow! Powerful. And beautifully painted!
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:iconqueenofcostumes:
QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner May 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I am actually just about to change the file of the photo because I had a few problems with the lighting, so take another peak if you will!
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Lydia888 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Oh wow! Very nice! :D
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bryanhible Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Ah the painted smile. I know it well. Very good work!
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QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner May 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I am actually having a huge amount of trouble getting a good photo of this. It was declined from a group because the photo wasnt good quality, and so replaced with this (which turned out worse) - and now my camera is permanently broken! So I'm glad you still see worth in it!
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:iconbryanhible:
bryanhible Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Quality still shines through a dodgy photo. I hope so anyway because my camera is rubbish :)
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:iconqueenofcostumes:
QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
haha! Well I'll be borrowing your camera then!
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bryanhible Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
:)
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aragraphic Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Double Awesome
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:iconqueenofcostumes:
QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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ForlornExistence Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
powerful piece! good job!
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:iconqueenofcostumes:
QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
wow, thank you! I really admire you as an artist, and feedback such as this means a lot!
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bohomaz13 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
I like it
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:iconqueenofcostumes:
QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for all your comments!
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
I like the contrast between the painted smile and the melancholy in the face. Great expression.
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QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for such an in-depth comment! You're the first person to notice that/comment on the "smile" - Its such a core idea to the work that I'm so glad someone finally said something about it! Thank you very much :)
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
you're welcome, I thought that was a very interesting idea :)
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:iconanhyra:
Anhyra Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice painting!!
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:iconqueenofcostumes:
QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
THank you very much! I wish I could paint realistically with digital art like yoU!
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hagop2404 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work!!
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:iconqueenofcostumes:
QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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hagop2404 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem!!
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ExSoldat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
I really love your artworks, and the fact they are traditional is just amazing, greetings from Germany =]
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:iconqueenofcostumes:
QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I really appreciate that you took the time to leave a comment! Most of my work is traditional - I love doing hands-on practical work, but I've started getting into digital work lately for the main reason that is is cheaper than traditional. But yes, traditional will always be my favourite! Thank you or stopping by and the watch!
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ExSoldat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Your really welcome =]

I sometimes keep a lookout for artist that surpass my skill, to study and learn from them like yourself.
Unlike you my traditional skills are very poor, I only have one or 2 good ones.
I also went to digital, because of the details and effects that traditional can only with great difficulty give.

Plus its really cool that your from Australia, it seems like it would be my favorite place, a very different world towards Europe.
And since you live there I'm sure you can tell me its awesome =D
Some insider information!

And needless to say your very pretty as well, so the pleasure is really all mine =]
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QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
haha well I live in one of the most boring towns in Austalia, Adelaide! Europe is pretty much THE holiday for Australians! SO much variety! But yes, Australia does have its wonderful qualities too. I'm hoping to do a few more digital pieces in the future, so all the best with yours as well! And thank you again :)
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gangamor Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
A magnificent work! Very skilled!
Thank you also Deanna for replying me and for the link!
I appreciate it very much! :)
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QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011   Traditional Artist
You are most welcome, glad you found it helpful! All the best with using the medium! (i also find it easier to do an acrylic undercoat, then do some areas in water solubles - also saves money)
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tatopainting Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful work!
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QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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JesterOfLullaby Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Awesome idea and artwork.
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:iconqueenofcostumes:
QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
thank you very much!
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:iconjeremyosborne:
JeremyOsborne Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That is pretty damn cool, well done, looks awesome!
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:iconqueenofcostumes:
QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for taking the time to comment!
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