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February by kuschelirmel February by kuschelirmel
Yes, I'm going rather fast...
but who am I to say "no" when inspiration knocks on my door? ;)

Anyway, February is in Germany usually the month when the carnival is. My parents and I both dislike the way these festivities are conducted, but the Venetian carnival with its elegant masks is kinda okay - especially since my parents were in Venice last year ;)
And what am I supposed to do for February anyway? :giggle:

Thanks to =Nico1 who gave me one of his wonderful Venetian Masks as well as a big :blowkiss: to `dholms over at =resurgere for my faveourite textures ever (who would've guessed? :giggle:)

EDIT: I added some hints of pink to the left part (probably hardly noticable, but it feels better that way) and tried to add some more textures to incorporate the mask more - however, it wouldn't let me add too many without looking improvised (or whichever word I was looking for).
Thanks =mynti and `bonbon for the suggestions
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:iconnakamuratenshi:
NakamuraTenshi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
That is really gorgeous bravo!
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sunshine-tear-drops Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
This would make a great cover piece for Edgar Allen Poe's "Masque of the Red Death"
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MissSad Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Most wonderful carnival in the world ^^
I'm italian but I've never been there. But carnival is wonderful everywhere.

Fantastic pitcures, red is very strong :clap:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: thank you!
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:iconmisssad:
MissSad Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:glomp: wonderful shot ^^
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:iconamanohikari:
AmanoHikari Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
I'm writing you from Venice and right now it's carnival time :3
Great work!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
carnival in venice would be the only carnival I'm interested in seeing live :love:
here it has degraded to "dress funny and get drunk" :puke:
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:iconamanohikari:
AmanoHikari Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
I hope to welcome you in Venice one day to let you discover the city during carnival :3 I will post soon some shots to share with other deviants the magic of this city in these days :3
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll go watch you so I don't miss these :love: :hug:
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:iconamanohikari:
AmanoHikari Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Thanks :3
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sunkistgreen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
+fav
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:icongugul:
Gugul Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Professional Photographer
very nice use of colors and textures!!!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :aww:
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:icongugul:
Gugul Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional Photographer
:headbang:
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:iconvernicer:
verniceR Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
i fell in love right away with the colors , beauty , composition , details and everything in this work :heart: .
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: thank you muchly
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:iconvernicer:
verniceR Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
berry welcome :hug: !
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ResurrectionLily Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
My birthday is in february. I ABSOLUTELY love this picture. Usually when I buy a calendar I try to find one with a pretty -enough- picture for my birth month, just because it's my special month. I really adore this photo, and if I could. I would LOVE to buy one from you, however, my financials are rather tight and I doubt I'd be able to. Maybe you should do another one. Great job.
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: thank you - it's a special compliment if someone likes your art enough to hang it on their wall :love:
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:iconellih:
ElliH Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007
your art is absolutely beautiful.
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :aww:
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aliciaveela Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
White mask on dark pink theme... The mysterious, powerful sense seems to overwhelm the whole picture. Look closely at the black eyes. Are they talking? Obsessed...

This is one of my most favourite pictures. It impressed me a lot.
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: thank you for the sweet, poetic words
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:iconeclipse-of-faith:
Eclipse-Of-Faith Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
This is amazing!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :aww:
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:iconysabelg:
YsabelG Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007  Student Writer
mask sublime...
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww:
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saddiestock Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
Beautyfull colours :rose:
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PossumOfTheGrotto Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
Alright then, here we go...
In February I see Valentine's Day, which is lovely if you're already paired up and miserable if you're not. The reds and pinks represent love, but the mask, to me, is a lonely person in February. Surrounded by warm and lovely colours - and people - but this person isn't like them. They're cold and white and empty, just a mask of who they really are or could be, all because they haven't found love yet. Or perhaps they're scared of love and are using the mask to hide behind.
I guess a lot of people are that way, but sadly it's more apparent in February, the "month of love," isn't it?

Absolutely lovely work, anyway, whichever way you look at it.
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: thank you
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UrbanCinderella Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
:heart: Love this... especially as February is my birth-month and I have an intense love for masks. :giggle:

Going to the Carnival is definitely on my to-do list...

ANYWAY! Beautiful coloring, and I love the textures you used. Resurgere is definitely useful, eh? :giggle::hug:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
resurgere rocks big time :D
:w00t:
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dholms Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
woohoo!! girl!! this is beeeeeeeaUTIMUS!!!
seamless blending!!
nice going!!!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp:
thank you sweetheart! :heart:
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MySweetDarkness Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
Hey this is my birthday month =)
Nice work. I love these texture and the colors.
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss: thank you!
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MySweetDarkness Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
Thanks to you for your support ! I'm so happy you like my work :hug:
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FangtheTyphoon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so cool!!!
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kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :aww:
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O-Uaglione Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
wooot! :w00t!:
i'm so glad you're giving such a good use to that stock. i always loved this photograph and was hoping for somebody to make something this intense.
excellent blend and use of colors...she looks like she comes in dreams :clap:
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:glomp: thanks sweetheart!
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:iconjudith:
judith Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006
wow, i like all the different textures you used, and the venecian mask is very elegant :)
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
vielen dank :hug:
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:iconaphariel:
Aphariel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006
looks familliar? ;] nice play with the textures [; and i must agree that Venetian Carnival is strongly influental :) regards [;
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehehe a little perhaps ;)
:hug:
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:icontsheva:
tsheva Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very festive and muy caliente :D You are moving fast!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss:
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Celestial-SeraphiMan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006   Writer
Very good!
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:iconkuschelirmel:
kuschelirmel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you
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TomahawkR Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
Great job. :)
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