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Viva La Mouche by ChewedKandi Viva La Mouche by ChewedKandi
So get this... back in the French Revolution there was many things that held a lot of symbolism.

1) Faces would be painted white to symbolise the decay in society
2) Red ribbons would be worn around the neck to pay the respects to those killed by the guillotine
3) Beauty spots were worn on the face, the placement of which would be to give out a subtle message.

Beauty spots were called Mouches - which the literal translation is "fly" - as they looked like flies from a distance. And the placement of them and even the size and colour would mean something.

Now being a person who loves beauty spots, I was shocked to find this out and of course future vectors will have some significance in where the "mouche" is placed.

A mouche places near the eye symbolises you are a flirt or in a flirtatious mood and you are in a passionate mood.

It took me over an hour to find out what the placements meant tonight, still have not found out the significance of colour and shape though.


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Hair, reference free (woot so proud I have done it all myself :dance: )

Butterflies, sadly reference free, I'm unsure how to improve them, although I am happy they blend into the background.

And of course 100% vector baby! :eager:

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You really have mastered this watercolour vector technique. It's really refreshing and almost hard to believe it is fully vector. But that's half it's charm and splendor. I really like the colours you chose for this piece and how you stuck to the three main colours and created such depth and curve. I would say it looks a tad over exposed but I suppose since it's more of a "period" piece it can't scrutinized as back then they intentionally made themselves paler.

The butterflies though, a nice touch, but I think it is over done. You have so many and they are the same colour as the hair they seem to crowd the piece and get lost at the same time... if that's possible.

The eyes are wonderful, I would have liked to see a bit more yellow in them only as lines in the iris to give it some more depth, but over all they are beautiful. I hope to see more like this ^^
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Jessica-Lorraine-Z Jul 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oo pretty.
SpookShowBabyBaby Oct 13, 2010
this makes me want to do my hair like this now for the hell of it XD
ChewedKandi Oct 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: I know what you mean :D
SpookShowBabyBaby Oct 17, 2010
ill end up doing it anyway
MidnightSun16 May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
for a vector piece, that's fkn incredible!
ChewedKandi May 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
MidnightSun16 May 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
no prob, love :)
Wow; this is amazing :]
ChewedKandi May 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible makeover.

I saw this (and the other TwiggX one) in the interview with you over at [link]
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