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Submitted on
December 17, 2013
Image Size
562 KB


540 (who?)

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Shutter Speed
1/32 second
Focal Length
48 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Nov 11, 2013, 12:02:55 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Macintosh
Sensor Size
Self Portrait with Jellyfish by AHussein Self Portrait with Jellyfish by AHussein
Acrylic on Wood
30x40 inches

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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 )
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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perpetualdistraction Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love how inky her hair becomes.
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
Thank you dear :)
It's my pleasure! :)
Lustrator Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
OK What is ID?
Newbie me

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.
Lustrator Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks. I hope my critique was helpful

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
Lustrator 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.****
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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