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Lara Jade - The Blue Oracle by AngelesLaVeau Lara Jade - The Blue Oracle by AngelesLaVeau
Thank you to my friend, the beautiful `larafairie for allowing me to use her photo for this piece.

Since in just 2 hours it will be Mardi Gras, I wanted to post something in celebration of my heritage and my heart. Fortune tellers and oracles line the streets of New Orleans during the celebration of Mardi Gras, and Lara's eyes are such that she seems to look right into your soul. (and YES her face is supposed to look a bit dirty. Oracles in alleys are a bit scuffed up. :) )

That being said, let me know if this looks a little dark. My monitor is acting up and I don't want you to miss the details. FULL VIEW PLEASE!!

Windsor and Newton Chalk Pastels
Raw Charcoal Stick
Prisma Colour Pencils for details and highlights
Smudge sticks
Tissue
Border added in photoshop
THICK Vellum Paper 10x10 inches

Again, my thanks to Lara :iconlarafairie:
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:iconautumnlit:
autumnlit Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
You did such a beautiful and entrancing job with her eyes. I absolutely adore your paintings! :heart:
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:iconangeleslaveau:
AngelesLaVeau Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Lara is such a beautiful subject and has always been generous in letting me draw her. She has amazing eyes!!
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:iconautumnlit:
autumnlit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Agreed! :heart: ^^
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:iconautumnlit:
autumnlit Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Drawings** I wish I could shade like that!
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:iconlilielo-lawliet:
Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
lovely
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digitaldaq Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
like the way seems either disparaging or coming into darkness it even seems parts of her - nice grain
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:iconangeleslaveau:
AngelesLaVeau Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I really enjoyed drawing this one. Glad you like it.
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:iconkenwb74:
kenwb74 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
This is achingly beautiful. Wow.
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:iconsatinah:
Satinah Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Amazing...
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:icondrawn-imagination:
Drawn-Imagination Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
ok dont know where that came from, but keep up the good work.
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:iconangeleslaveau:
AngelesLaVeau Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:) No worries.
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Drawn-Imagination Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful, this is what your art does...inspires.

It was her eyes.....
it was her eyes that caught me as I fell
their strong but gentle gaze that came before the fall
It was as if I was seeing my life flash before her eyes....
and yet as I lay in the muddy side alley
I did not feel fear
just calm
as if a gentle breeze swept over my lifeless body
as she came to me
and told me
"have no fear.... I am here and I will guide you into the light..."

:heart:
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:iconangeleslaveau:
AngelesLaVeau Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Very lovely. I'm glad this image touched you in such a way. I hope you will keep watching as I have much more to post this week.
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:icondrawn-imagination:
Drawn-Imagination Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
will do, as I said truly inspired.
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:iconcaddman:
caddman Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
...marvelous comp and work Gells...:heart:
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:iconangeleslaveau:
AngelesLaVeau Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you love! :smooch:
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:iconphotoscot:
photoscot Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Lovely rendition!

This could be the cover art for a Gothic Novel!
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:iconangeleslaveau:
AngelesLaVeau Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
What a wonderful compliment dear! I'm glad you like it. :heart:
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photoscot Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
You're very welcome my Dear!

I love it!
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:iconamelie89:
amelie89 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Student Artist
featured here :heart: [link]
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:iconlittlestar:
littlestar Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beeeeaaaautiful work! The eyes are GORGEOUS!
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:iconcinquefoil:
Cinquefoil Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
:clap:
Beautiful!
Well done. :)
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:iconrdb1:
RdB1 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Gells great job!

XO
Ron
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:iconamelie89:
amelie89 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Student Artist
gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous
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:iconjanellemckain:
janellemckain Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful model, beautiful image! Enjoy Mardi Gras, and have fun for me! :heart:
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:icondarronlee:
darronlee Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009   Traditional Artist
this is awsome
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:iconmtlau:
MTLau Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely :heart:
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2753Productions Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhh a beautiful portrait of a beautiful lady :D Have loads of fun with Mardi Gras ;) Tomorrow evening the Dunedin Mardi Gras starts ;)
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Lady-Symphonia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional
have fun in mardi gras
:nod:
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:iconlady-symphonia:
Lady-Symphonia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional
it's a drawing? are u jocking?
it's really wonderful

:O
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:iconlourdes-laveau:
LOURDES-LAVEAU Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What are we doing the LaVeau Oracle series? [link] LOL Very nice sister! Lara is a beautiful model and you did a wonderful job! :clap: :D
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hybridgothica Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful :heart: and have fun at mardi gras :)
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