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Masquerade by OchreJelly Masquerade by OchreJelly
EDIT 8-07-13: I decided to touch this up a tiny bit for submission to Ballistic's Expose 11 book. It ended up getting accepted so I'm fairly happy about that. I did some colour tweaks and some proportional updates to the face. The old version is here if you want a look.

I'm a little conflicted about editing this image. It's got its flaws and issues, but it was a milestone for me. However, I figured that I should have the appropriate print version here. If anyone disagrees I'll organize a jousting tournament to settle the matter.

I recently got permission to upload this (mostly because I neglected to ask in a timely manner,) which is a general promotional piece done for the Labyrinth of Jareth Fantasy Masquerade. I've done a little work for them in the past, always a pleasure. Go check 'em out.

Let me first mention that there's extra room on the top of this piece for the client's logos amd various other things. Overall this is similar to the edit of a previous piece, Longnail, I did for them earlier in the year. Which was mostly intentional, however I can't say I planned it that way. This took quite some time, I kept bogging down with the details and it might show up as a little unevenness with certain aspects. I'm pleased with the lighting and the dress design, overall, not so happy with the face and background.

I'm going to be putting more obvious watermarks on pieces, let me know if you feel this is acceptable or too overbearing.

Detail shots are here. Done in Painter 9, I cannot recall how long it actually took, maybe 60 hours, who knows.

Thanks for looking!

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Copyright 2008 Jacob Probelski, please don't reuse without consent
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:iconelliesphaera:
EllieSphaera Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful lighting
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clockworkangel1 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the story behind this piece. Gorgeous colour scheme. :lovely: 
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Dahgnear Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Words can't properly express how beautiful this is.:clap:
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nataz76 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
luv the lighting and shdows in this one :)
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:iconraephium:
Raephium Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I actually went to one of these in 2003. Their website has images of me actually IN them! ;3
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:iconochrejelly:
OchreJelly Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013   Digital Artist
That's pretty neat. \o/
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:iconraephium:
Raephium Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I felt I had to comment, since I know Liiga. ;3 It was a blast, we had 6 hours of wild fun and drinks and lots of other interesting things. Next time there is one, you should drag Liiga to one in LA and make her dress up as a fairy. :3 [I know she's going to kick me for commenting that]
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:iconochrejelly:
OchreJelly Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Digital Artist
I don't think I'd survive such an attempt. :fear: I've got my future to consider here!
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:iconraephium:
Raephium Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I was severely 'mookied' for saying that. XD Huhuhu
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mangasockattack Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the background and the dress~
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LaylaAmaris7 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
wow nice
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:iconultimatede:
ultimatede Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
gorgeous, love the dress and horns and everything
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Athreana Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I like the soft cououring and her face and untouched beauty. =) And those little horns ^^
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:iconmozquitoe:
Mozquitoe Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BEAUTIFUL!
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:icondudes4eva:
Dudes4eva Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that picture looks really awesome! *O*
I love it. The colours and the drawing style are amazing!!!
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Beautiful work I love it :)
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:iconrozichka:
rozichka Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi,
I just featured your wonderful wokr here: [link]
Cheers!
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:iconochrejelly:
OchreJelly Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconrozichka:
rozichka Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :)
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mjoygoddess Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
The lighting is well done and the pose of the character makes her look like she is at a party.
The background brings out the fantasy element.
Good job!
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DaugtherofGod Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I LOVE everything about this picture!
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:iconsyoshiko:
SYoshiko Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great composition and its beautiful
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice
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Crow-the-Red Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work! I especially like the area around the right shoulder, the lighting is spectacular right there, as it is everywhere else~
Wonderful~ <3
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012   Digital Artist
I have to admit I've never had anyone specifically tell me they appreciate a shoulder.

Generally I fail at shoulder-anatomy in some small yet horribly unsatisying way. So despite this one being pretty old by now, I'm pretty happy with these developments. :D

Thanks. :paranoid:
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Crow-the-Red Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob, broseph.
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SneznyBars Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
cool!!
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GoddessofAlchemy26 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Y ISN'T THIS A DD?
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:iconochrejelly:
OchreJelly Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Conspiracy, I tell you. :la: *X-Files theme plays*
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GoddessofAlchemy26 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
it sucks. DIS SHOULD BE A DD!!!
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Banette-at-Heart Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
she's gorgeous! and the background is speechless! wonderful job!
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:iconroger-the-elfin-soul:
Hello! Your beautiful artwork has been featured in my journal. :aww: [link]
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:iconochrejelly:
OchreJelly Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :D
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
:iconpositivityplz:
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Grandtheftautumn5 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, love the lighting and color
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lucydarkwood Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the lighting in this piece, it really accentuates the color scheme you used.
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:iconochrejelly:
OchreJelly Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   Digital Artist
What can I say, I like orange and blue schemes. :)
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:iconlucydarkwood:
lucydarkwood Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh artistic weakness. So much love.
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tilwen Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
lovely sense of light and space! :)
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   Photographer
Dear OchreJelly
Your Fabulous artwork is featured in
:iconart-portraits: ...
you are Most welcome!!! ...:heart:
regards
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LevanaTempest Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Hi:wave:

It would be our honor to feature your beautyful work in:iconhigh-vision: :heart:

Regards,

Claudia
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Hidden-Rainbows Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure why you are not happy with the face or background. I personally think this is one of your best pictures. Some of your pictures look pasticy, but this one looks real. Such a good job, I LOVE it.
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011   Digital Artist
I can't remember why I didn't like the background when I posted this one. The face is just a little off proportion-wise, though. At least to my eyes. But it works for the image so it's no big deal.

Anyways, thank you. :)
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Hidden-Rainbows Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Your welcome. I just love your artwork. Your artwork inspires me to try a more realistic approach to some of my art. I hope I can paint as good as you some day :) How long does it usually take you to make one of these paintings?
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011   Digital Artist
Depends on how lucky I am that day, really. Sometimes things go quickly and I get stuff right the first time, other times I have to rework everything multiple times and I very am undecisive.

So translated into real numbers, it can be anywhere from 8-72 hours, or more, of actual work-time. :la:
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Hidden-Rainbows Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Okay thank you. That is good to know! It is very similar for me too actually. I am a HUGE perfectionist so if something is not right I will work on it forever. It's really hard to finally say 'this piece is finished'. That can be a bad and a good thing though right? I just want you to know that your art is very inspiring :).
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Honored to hear it, thank you.

Yeah, well there's a saying that an artist only chooses when to stop working on a piece, but never truly finishes it. \o/ It's fairly true, though sometimes you hit the sweet spot where something seems just right without any extra work.

It's all about balance I guess.
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Hidden-Rainbows Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Totally about balance. Thanks for responding to me. It's good to know that other artists go through the same thing I do lol.
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Hollow-nyan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Pretty !!!
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Draebox Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
As with all your pieces (you have become my favourite artist in the world!!) I think this is beautiful! I think your watermark is fine - I can see enjoy viewing it so don't worry too much about it. Having suffered from people taking credit for my own traditional stuff before I know how annoyig it is when people don't appreciate the time and effort artists put into their pieces (and money spent by their clients).

I myself find no flaws with it at all, and as you mentioned that you were not so pleased with the face and mask I took a closer look there. I think it's ok; the only thing that caught my eye were the scales on the skin - it makes her look like she has spots.

Overall, another amazing piece from my favourite artist! I have a feeling I'll be hiring you in the future
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