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Voodoo Queen II by michellemonique Voodoo Queen II by michellemonique
Model: Ariel
Photo: Michelle Monique
Fashion top: snipurl.com/jnz2i

Behind the scenes: michellemonique.deviantart.com…

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:iconeppiepeppercorn:
eppiepeppercorn Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012   Digital Artist
The model's expression is wonderful and the colors are so rich.
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:iconwatermonster:
watermonster Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
I really like the colour palette here, not to mention that smirk.
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:iconjummanah:
Jummanah Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Magical, evocative portrait.
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:iconfawnwolf17:
fawnwolf17 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
this is really awsome. i like your work
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:iconhidayaakade89:
HidayaAkade89 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Very beautiful model!
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:iconphoenixeverafter:
PhoenixEverAfter Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing shot!
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:iconcattle6:
cattle6 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Great photo. Do you do the styling and makeup for your models?
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:iconjulie362:
Julie362 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool picture! Love the colors! Thanks for the fav, by the way =]
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:iconepiblitikos:
epiblitikos Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
This really captures what one might imagine to be Calypso's character. The mischievous grin, but with underlying tones of both hate and love. Pretty damn awesome.
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Molly-Sue Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Hey,
I've featured this amazing deviation in my Crazy Make-Up feature !!

Check it out [link] !!

And don't forget to fave it ;) !!
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:iconkaede5678:
kaede5678 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
what a powerful smirk! O.O
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:iconstargate4ever23:
stargate4ever23 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She has the most beautiful eyes....
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:iconlights-out:
lights-out Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Wonderful job! Congratulations!
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:iconmilchkanne:
Milchkanne Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Great job! I like the facial expression! :clap:
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:iconsleeplessleo:
SleeplessLeo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
fantastic! very and very good! :)
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:iconherecomesvanessa:
herecomesvanessa Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
That mischievous smile just draws you in.
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:iconnextrockangel:
Nextrockangel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job with her hair! The lighting is right on and so is the eye-make up.
I enjoyed reading the Behind the Scenes journal. Very interesting! :nod:
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:iconnattiexo:
nattiexo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
*able
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:iconnattiexo:
nattiexo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
i like how you were ablt to get so much detail of her face into the shot. Great job!
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:iconlu-zero:
lu-zero Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Quite stunning ^^
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:iconayshermy:
ayshermy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
amazing. i love all the pictures from this photoshoot about voodoo.
you're work is so beautiful :)
ps. i love pirates of the caribbean, so i espeacially like how you got some inspiration from tia dalma :P
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:iconbritt9293:
Britt9293 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
I love your work :D
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:iconappleblackfire:
AppleBlackfire Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009   Photographer
Wow! I really like it.
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:icontankana:
Tankana Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
She's lovely. :heart:
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:iconssw11295:
ssw11295 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
her smile makes it look like shes gonna do some evil voodoo magiks on you :iconscaredplz:
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:icondruideye:
druideye Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured in my current journal here: [link]
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:iconstirk-bostaurus:
Stirk-Bostaurus Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Your Voodoo Queen / Priestess shots are starting to show a new level of work from you, Michelle. I am non-stop impressed with your recent work. If you lived near enough to me, I'd be inclined to offer you a job. Get that portfolio together. If you're this good at your age now, I think we'll see some remarkable things from you in the future.

As always, Keep it up! :D
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:iconmichellemonique:
michellemonique Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
wow thanks ^_^

I can't find any studios in my area that are hiring :[
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:iconstirk-bostaurus:
Stirk-Bostaurus Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
Had you ever considered going in on your own? Start doing some kid's birthday parties, some family celebrations, and keep up your model shooting. From there, build yourself a website, and start advertising. The people who's birthdays and famlies you've photographed will provide a nice base of word-of-mouth advertising.. and Word of mout is invaluable.

I'm more than happy to offer further insight if you decide to take this route. I know you're still fairly young, but now's the time to get into it and start cutting your teeth as it were. You've got the talent, that's for sure. Now, let's start getting some cash from it :D

I think you'd do amazingly.
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:iconmichellemonique:
michellemonique Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
I'm not sure how I would go about doing that. Just go up to my neighbors and ask if they need me to photograph their kid's party? lol

I was thinking more along the lines of working for a magazine not doing freelance.
Do you know how I could get started in that industry? There aren't any local magazines where I live that need a photographer.
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:iconstirk-bostaurus:
Stirk-Bostaurus Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
I actually was launching an online men's magazine back in 2005.. sadly, nothing came out of it. But let me offer some advice: Build the HECK out of your portfolio. What you have so far on dA is a great sampling of your work. Get it all printed if you can, and invest in an actual carry around portfolio. From there, shop yourself around to every publication you can think of that is local to where you live. If they aren't hiring fulltime right that second, see if you can do an unpaid part time internship with them to get something on your resume with actual job-related experience. Work a few of those types of arrangements for a couple of months, and if no one offers you a fulltime while you are there, find another publication. Eventually, you'll find that right match, and you'll have the resume experience to back up your already amazing portfolio.

Or, at least that's what I'd do in your place.
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personal-look Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009   Photographer
eyes, so big :) very nice !
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:iconfrozenverdugo:
frozenverdugo Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Oh so gorgeous!
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:iconaqua-puracastle:
aqua-puracastle Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
What a wonderful picture. :)
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:iconno3rdangel:
No3rdAngel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
The make-up is spectacular!! Great job!! :D
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:iconmichellemonique:
michellemonique Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks <3
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:icondrlightness:
DRLIGHTNESS Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Dramatic! I love it.
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:iconalexicus:
Alexicus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
LOVE the face paint :D
and your model has that devious smile on
Great job!!!
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:iconmichellemonique:
michellemonique Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks :]
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:iconalexicus:
Alexicus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
you're welcome ^_^
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:icontwothousandmiles:
twothousandmiles Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
you are an amazing artist indeed :heart:
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:icondefyxxnormality:
DEFYxxNORMALITY Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
ha, look at that smirk xD
I love it
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:iconart-luver41395:
art-luver41395 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
very nice i love it. it is very unique
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:iconakayuki2106:
AkaYuki2106 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Love the pic, love the model :3
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:iconmasonmaddness:
MasonMaddness Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Professional Writer
this is amazing :]]
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:iconjoshinu-panther:
Joshinu-Panther Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
I love it. :)
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:iconfrankkfury:
Frankkfury Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
get her some fake rotted teeth and get get to give a twisted grin =p
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:iconmichellemonique:
michellemonique Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
That would have been awesome.
I actually tried putting black face paint on my teeth but that didn't work out very well lol
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:iconfrankkfury:
Frankkfury Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha, I bet that tasted AMAZING.
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:iconmichellemonique:
michellemonique Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
very delicious xD
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