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© Bailey Cooper
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It's interesting when I work on something like this. I might have an idea, drag the photos into PS and really work at making it happen. I am very stubborn and relentless when I set my mind. But even I know when it's time to call an idea stupid and end the torment.

There are other times, with a single stroke of the brush, I know where it is going... I see it in my mind's eye and all that remains is changing it from a thought to something tangible. This one started with a few strokes at the neck and all of a sudden it was Mary Magdalene or Joan of Arc in sainted death.

A lightbox must.

10 responses

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (13 Jan 2013):

    Dramatic, Bailey. Love this series of images you are doing lately.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (13 Jan 2013):

    Thanks for the narrative on the genesis of this portrait

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (13 Jan 2013):

    Once again, your words bring so much more to an already extraordinary image.

  • Richard Hawkins

    Richard Hawkins gave props (13 Jan 2013):

    wonderfully done

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (13 Jan 2013):

    Very dramatic, your series of images is wonderful (wish I knew PS!!! : ). My first thought when I saw this was Sleeping Beauty.

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (14 Jan 2013):

    lovely creation!! all the images are just terrific!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (14 Jan 2013):

    you have found your niche--I knew it was you immediately

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (18 Jan 2013):

    James is right. I know your style right away...

  • Nikolai Malykh

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  • David de London

    David de London gave props (19 Dec 2013):

    Again...elegant simplicity.

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