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CALYPSO by MichelleHoefener CALYPSO by MichelleHoefener
Calypso, enchantress of the sea

I wanted to explore the use of photo reference with this piece to achieve a more realistic look. I haven't worked with photo reference for a very long time, and I wanted to try it out again. I was happy with the results of the experiment ^___^. I named her Calypso after the ocean goddess in mythology.

This piece is featured in Ballistic's Exotique 3. You can find out more about Exotique 3 here: [link]

I did a sister painting to this piece entitled Moonrise In Spring:



- Some photo reference was used
- Photoshop CS
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CALYPSO by *Michelle84 is jaw dropping gorgeous. The colors are amazing and the composition really helps to bring out the beautiful character. Stunning details! ( Suggested by Tsukihana and Featured by cosmosue )
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Amethylia Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Amazing :O :D
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Enchantress003 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Absolutely stunning!  Your work is amazing...
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noramorrison Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a simple WOW! I stand in awe.
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sandrapandasandra Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the saturation of the red.
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Scylla225 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
My favorite part of this is how one of the fish is coming straight out of her hand :heart:
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Chantel-sky Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I really like this :)
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BooKoFBoBB Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Beautiful composition & lovely finished piece LadyReaderofBooks - Howdy 
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All2Kafka Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
....I love this painting
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ahy1789 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
superb, this must be your style
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seyyah61 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had finally hit rock bottom this came at perfect timing for me this showed that money is power I had to share this with someone
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mick8789 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Kiss those diets good bye. Lose weight quick the easy way. Watch video!
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Tiphs Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
Hello ! Just found your work here : [link]
Seems to be modified without your permission...
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Neelai Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm blown away by those colors!
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Lanzman Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Wow. I mean, *wow*. Absolutely striking and wonderful use of color.
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ShuggaRush Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is incredible!! I love the idea, the colouring and the little fishies around her :D it is a wonderful piece of work !!!
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KrisCooper Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   Digital Artist
409k views for this is rubbish! It deserves 1 million minimum. The composition is fantastic, and I love the colors you chose. Bravo!
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art-hoarder Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Beautiful
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Featured this gorgeous work here: [link]
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limre Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
WOW super like one word PERFECT!
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ReisesPieces1 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I love the colours and lighting on this one and the black border is a wonderful touch. It really brings out the details in the picture :heart:
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OrbusNonSufficit Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I absolutely adore this avatar of Calypso: the stunning colors and details and positioning make this one of the standout pieces of the entire Calypso gallery. Extremely well done--I look forward to seeing your entire portfolio!!!
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JawsWolf Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Favorite mermaid, ever. It's just too wonderful, it blows my mind!
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bassjunkietwo23 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love how it looks so realistic-ish, if you know what i mean!
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JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!!!!
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LBPBOY Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
FAVS TOO!!!
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HighHeelsArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
That is a beautiful picture
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SwackAttack Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
What is the size of the canvas you made this with? Pixels?
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DraconicParagon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully done! Excellent lighting and water effects. :spyed:
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Artist
Beautiful... Congratulations!
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newboldworld Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Stunning! :-)
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist
I can't get over how amazing this is
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Redrosesforever Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SHE IS FRIGGEN BEAUTIFUL!!!
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Bqsss Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
OMG I LOVE IT !!! IT IS AWSOME :D AMAZING
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brandiefthe8up Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MERMAID IV'E EVER SEEN BABE~=^.^=~
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xotz Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Excellent mermaid !
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CyberBunnyCuptart Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
FUCKING INCREDIBLE!!
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project-epic Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
WoW
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tinca2 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful creation :rose:
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kamau123 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Love it. Especially love the way you handle the details.
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Dear MichelleHoefener
Your creative Artwork is featured ...in

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you are Most welcome!!! ...:heart:

regards


Trancendence of Art...:heart:..
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Molebogengr Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Really love the way you did the hair. Awesome piece
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Rei-Sengoku Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful!
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solefab Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
simplemente hermoso
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lilith-rikku Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sublime
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lovemypunkin7 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
wow thats beautiful
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MirtKlaar Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
MAGIC!!!!!:heart::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
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AlexandriaDior Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This has been featured here: [link] :)
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