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Self Portrait with Jellyfish by AHussein Self Portrait with Jellyfish by AHussein
Acrylic on Wood
30x40 inches
2013


Tumblr post of this image: ahusseins.tumblr.com/post/6719…

Ohhh godd Thank you so so so so much SavageFrog and ginkgografix  for the DD Im so incredibly humbled and happy!!

Note: this piece was not projected or filtered previously in photoshop it was a manual process of "vectorizing" the shapes of the light and shadow on the figure that were observed.

"To see a jellyfish in your dream represents painful memories that are emerging from your subconscious. There may be hidden hostility or aggression in some aspect of your waking relationship or situation. Alternatively, a jellyfish indicates feelings of inadequacy, uncertainty and a lack of self-esteem. Perhaps there is some situation in which you are unable to assert yourself." -DreamMoods

Please: Don't copy, edit, alter, trace, repost, redistribute, or print the artwork, publicly or privately, commercially or non-commercially, without my explicit permission. Reblogging or reposting while giving credit is ok and appreciated though. 

Artworkę2013 Amy Hussein All rights reserved.


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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-01-21
Self Portrait with Jellyfish by AHussein

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( Suggested by SavageFrog and Featured by ginkgografix )
:iconlustrator:
my guess is that it is taken from a projected photograph possibly taken into photoshop and posterized about 8 levels and then projected onto board.
I think it is wonderful no matter the technique
I really see nothing that would improve it and I'll wager it is very impressive in actual size
the muted pastel tones and colour i reflect the limited spectrum one would find in a submerged enclosure
The jelly fish are a nice touch as the window provides a barrier between the water and the poisonous venum from the jellyfish tendrills
I also think that because it is a self portrait that you gave this to someone you cherish.
If I have gone too far in my supositions eithr abut technique or intention I am truly sorryThis is my first critique and I am not sure of myself


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:iconkatharinana:
KatharinaNa Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
I love this work by you!!! It reminds me of Cornelia Schleime. I am sure you would like her pictures.
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:icondwsel:
dwsel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014   Digital Artist
Wow :wow: this looks amazing...
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:iconperpetualdistraction:
perpetualdistraction Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love how inky her hair becomes.
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you dear :)
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)
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:iconlustrator:
Lustrator Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
OK What is ID?
Newbie me

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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
hahaha Deviant ID is the picture you choose to put on the widget in the front of your page here =) in order for it to show you have to select the Deviant ID category for the piece regardless if it's a painting (like in this case) a photograph, digital work  etc.
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:iconlustrator:
Lustrator Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks. I hope my critique was helpful

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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
haha yes dear! although i must clarify that it was not projected on the board or posterized ;u; the layering was done by me while looking at the original un filtered photo =) but i feel flattered that it looks done well enough to be thought of that way :) <3
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:iconlustrator:
Lustrator Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
just a guess 
of course you have your own process \
It is the finished piece that i was commenting on and I give it full marks for originality and execution.****
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you so much for the critique it is completely ok to guess and i can totally see why you would get that idea! :) im just happy that you would take your time to give such a thoughtful critique of my work! :hug:
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:iconchibi-demon-angel694:
chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work! :clap:
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!!! :) :hug:
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:iconchibi-demon-angel694:
chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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:icondaniqua:
Daniqua Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What a gorgeous and unique art style. I love this piece, well done ~
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconobolandrew:
obolandrew Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful painting i love it
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconartbrojohn:
ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice work!
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!! <3
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:iconlustrator:
Lustrator Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
beautifully done  I love this type of art
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!! <3 :hug:
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:iconanayaoneiro:
AnayaOneiro Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful!
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!!! :)
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:iconsrcpcsoha:
srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! Have a good day!
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!!! :)
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:iconsrcpcsoha:
srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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:iconnicosygnature:
NicoSygnature Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
It's very pretty . I love it
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!! :)
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:iconveronart:
VeroNArt Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank youuu <3
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:iconsaraisacolor:
Saraisacolor Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful!!!! =)
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
<3 thank you!!
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:iconwatckbn:
watckbn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a brilliant piece of work. Great work.
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! 
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:iconrobson666:
robson666 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist
congratulations to the well deserved Daily Deviation Clap Clap
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!!! :)
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :party:
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so so much!!! :)
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :heart:
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:icongavenia:
Gavenia Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I must admit I am a real fan when it comes to billowing hair and in this piece you rendered this beautifully especially the entangled jellyfish. I also do love how the background is shaded in different hues of blue and grey slightly aligning to the shape of her tufts and evoking a watery dreamy atmosphere. Well done!
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!!! =)
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:icondameodessa:
DameOdessa Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So dreamy, awesome portrait:love:
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much love =)
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp:
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:iconchibipanda95:
chibipanda95 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dang this is gorgeous.
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much dear! :)
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:icongraphix-goddess:
Graphix-Goddess Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Writer
Very nice work, Koa.. I mean... A.. lol gah. old habits! Anyway, it's very beautiful and traditional. Nice work for a DA ID!
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:iconahussein:
AHussein Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks gg!! it's actually not for the ID its a formal painting for school =) that im using as ID.
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Canon
Model
Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Shutter Speed
1/32 second
Aperture
F/5.0
Focal Length
48 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Nov 11, 2013, 12:02:55 PM
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