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A self portrait with my cat
tempera on carton, 95x65cm

Oh! DD!!! I'm so glad!!! And it's given exactly for this work))) - I'm a greatest lover of cats in the world! :3
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Given 2013-04-07
Black cat by ~ekukanova ( Featured by STelari )
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Pallur Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student General Artist
those hads look like they are from photo. how...
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
well, I couldn't  to hold a cat and to draw own hands from life))
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Queenofchaoss Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
This is an amazing art!
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benoibe Featured By Owner Edited Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Breathtaking! The composition is stunning! Such a contrast of bold and delicate beauty. 

The background and the dress are a dramatic complement to your natural beauty and flawless skin. The sleeves are a gorgeous adornment, bringing the eye to rest on your delicate, yet strong hands. And to the black cat! Oh this piece is truly amazing! 

This is one of the most interesting self portraits that I've seen on DA, or in any contemporary art collection. 

Your talent humbles me. 
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Thank you so very much, thats a really huge compliment for me!! :aww:   Sorry for so late feedback
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:iconcopper9lives:
copper9lives Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What a magnificent self-portrait!
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Thank you!^^
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cicc 
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booksaremydrug Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply magnificent I love the dress and the colors in the background and of course the cat
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Thank you very much!
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:iconlordljcornellphotos:
LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on your DD for this wonderful painting :heart: :hug:
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:iconartigas:
Artigas Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Another masterpiece! So expressive and delicate! I love it. you have a very rare and classical beauty, perfect for this kind of portrait. I love the way you painted the hands and collarbones here. And those eyes! They are alive!
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OLIVER-YOUNG Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You are a great artist , you are able to create the great epic movies 
you can be an new Eisenstein 
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OLIVER-YOUNG Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
now I red the other comments ,
yes  can arrive also from Durer ,
but I prefer the Italian , romantic , solar ,
where the elegance but not only this , 
the spirit and noble minds , or something from the Pre-Raphaelites 
Waterhouse , not much Rossetti , perhaps better Lighton or Alma Tadema 
This image is a Symhony ...
OLIVER
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OLIVER-YOUNG Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Like a queen ... a beautiful occidental queen ,      ...Renaissance ...
or Juliett...  two gentlemen from Renaissance  , fencing in rapier duel for her ...
and the black cat... would be Tybalt ... punished because of his arrogance ...
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ekukanova Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Oh... Thank you so much...   so poetic comment)..  I saw your Shakespeare series)<3 
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:iconterrmith:
TERRMITh Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Every time I see this in my favourites I just hold my breath :) So powerful portrait..
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:iconpneumococcal:
Pneumococcal Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Love to see the process behind this
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Excalibur-T005 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
How long did this take? It kind of looks like the cat in the painting is having trouble sitting still.
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:iconabirelsayed:
abirelsayed Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
I will only say one word : WOW :)
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:iconexonp:
exonP Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
i love that hands
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exonP Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
those* :)
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jessehbechtold Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That dress reminds of so much of something you might see in a Bronzino portrait and those hands are fantastic!  And kudos on using tempera, the patience of using a medium like that is really impressive.
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ekukanova Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Thank you very much! This work and the dress for it was inspired by my favorite artists: Holbein, Durer and Cranach the Elder.
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jessehbechtold Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The influence is unmistakable, though I'm surprised not to see Botticelli or Bronzino on that list, I can really see their portraits at play here too.
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TheDitzyBluebell Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013   Traditional Artist
I love love love this piece!! Especially the patterned background!
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Thank you!^^
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:iconthewallart:
theWallART Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
bellissimo !!! ++++++++++++++++++++++
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:iconthesaxster:
TheSaxster Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
An artist's hands, no doubt.  You are a very beautiful woman.  The cat looks like one of my own, too. :)
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tommyb709 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
nice.
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:iconotherdruid:
otherdruid Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful image! :heart:
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:iconchashirskiy:
Chashirskiy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your wonderful art is featured in my journal: [link]
Thank you! :-)
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Ithildin-dA Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Positively marvelous image. This is as photorealistic as it gets, and very inspiring work. :rose:
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Eye-Of-Acid Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
beautiful :)
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:iconsolantus:
Solantus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
A true Lady
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DissectedFlesh Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
oil? :)
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
tempera and gouache :)
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DissectedFlesh Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
thks, this work is very good!
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KittyDarklore Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty!
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AzaleaJones Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW
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yuggleganesh Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I have a cat nearly a twin to yours ,her name is Sage, as well as 3 others, I love cats and guineapigs,and yes they do get on together LOL, , your work is inspiring
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:iconirepa94:
irepa94 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like it :)
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:iconmoonlightthief:
MoonlightThief Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fairy beautiful :heart:
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Orchid-Black Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Such beautiful composition and colours! Extremely well done. Congratulations on a much deserved DD.

:blackrose: :skullbones: :blackrose:
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:iconekukanova:
ekukanova Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Thank you!^^
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jonnyoid Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I THOUGHT THAT WAS A PHOTO! * passes out unconscious*
REALLY beautiful work! XD
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Grubmor Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
At first glance I thought it was Ann Boleyn, with the way you are dressed as well as the hair. (Looks like it from one of the movies I've watched. The other Boleyn girl I think it is?) Verrry pretty. I like it. :)
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ekukanova Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Thanks for comparison, I love this character:)
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haroeris01 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I'm not sure who is looking more grim. You or your cat. :) Like it.
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JyrkiJJ Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done! Cats! <3
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November 9, 2012
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D70
Shutter Speed
10/400 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
34 mm
Date Taken
Nov 8, 2012, 1:59:13 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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