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Lady of December by AngelaSasser Lady of December by AngelaSasser
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EDIT: Re-uploading after some MAJOR improvements! You can see a comparison of the old and new versions here.

If cold December gave you birth,
The month of snow and ice and mirth,
Place on your hand a turquoise blue;
Success will bless whate'er you do.

- Harriett Bishop

This piece was drawn in Photoshop CS6 with a Cintiq 12WX.

Back in 2006, I started a tradition of doing a Christmas card painting for my friends and family. I'm happy to bring you this year's card, after many sleepless nights! This piece represents a culmination of the imagery of the past 6 years, as well as the massive amount of inspiration Mucha's gemstone series has given me, of late.

I think she's my favorite of all of the Christmas Series, thus far! She's also the reboot of what I hope will be a new Art Nouveau inspired birthstone series!

December, here, includes Narcissus as her flower and Turquoise as her stone. To see the others in the Christmas series, look here.

For those who want to color the line art, you can download it here!  It is my gift to you.  Have a good holiday season, everyone!
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:iconmizzd-stock:
mizzd-stock Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Just gorgeus :)

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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Much improved. There is also an excellent depth of field that was missing in the earlier version.
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It's amazing what the little tweaks can do.
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:iconthorskegga:
Thorskegga Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautful work :)
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful work angela congrats on the DD :clap:
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! I was blown away by all the comments when I returned. It's a fun feeling. :)
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
you deserve it :clap:
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:iconchips13:
Chips13 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I'm born in December. =D
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome! My mom is too. This is as much a dedication to Mucha and December as it is to my mum.:)
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Chips13 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Oh, I see! =)
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MotherOfPearl Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Oh my God, this is amazeing!!! I love that stayled and You emulated it so perfectly. Perhaps I would use different flowers for December but otherwise it is flawless. And I love the pattern.
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Poinsettias might have been a cool choice for this Lady, but traditionally, December uses pure white Narcissus. :nod:
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:iconmotherofpearl:
MotherOfPearl Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Really? I didn't know :) I guess it's all because I assosiate them strongly with Easter. But color-wise they are perfect in this pic :)
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yup! There are particular flowers for each month. Here's a list!
[link]
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:iconrebellion:
rebellion Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
J'adore l'art nouveau.
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:icondarkendrama:
Darkendrama Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Gorgeous!
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:iconwaiting-for-wings:
waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful! congrats on the DD
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:iconseishyn:
seishyn Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Congrats!
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
AWWW congratulation for a DD - so well deserved !!! :hug:
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks hon!
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconradistkasvet:
radistkasvet Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks like the work of Alphonse Mucha.
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
He's definitely an inspiration of mine. I adore his work!
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:iconradistkasvet:
radistkasvet Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
He is a great example to follow. You have created a wonderful picture.
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:iconsamhainnightmanga:
SamhainNightManga Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Congratulations on the DD!
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconzireael07:
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant!
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Aesthetically executed. Neat and beautiful.
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconskiesofchaos:
skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very well deserved, it is one of your most brilliant works. :)
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Marion!
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
:) congrats on your DD! :rose:
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! It was quite a shocking, but welcome, surprise when I came home to my overwhelmed message box.:) I'm so glad so many have enjoyed my Christmas piece. Makes the sleepless nights toiling away on it worth every minute!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
:aww: you're absolutely welcome! :holly:
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:iconbuffmyster:
Buffmyster Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is not true we suffer. But balance our inferring this day. "FOR ME TRUE'
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
nice. very curious what you'd do for june!
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Mmm June is a lovely combination of rose, for the flower, and pearl, for the birthstone. I can only imagine how lovely the Lady of June might be! I expect I will find out as I continue this series.;)
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
ah. nice. look forward to seeing it.
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:iconalassealin:
alassealin Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Beautiful.
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkion1979:
Kion1979 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great idea to do an art Christmas tradition for your family and friends. Amazing work all around.
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I didn't plan it to be an ongoing series each year, but once I did that first one, my fate was sealed!
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TheLadyJ Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...so...expressive...:squee:
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supergeek17 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The crown of candles reminds me of St Lucia. Very pretty! Congrats on the DD, and merry Christmas! c:
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
She's definitely a huge inspiration for this! I adore the ceremony of light and song for Saint Lucia. It's a truly beautiful thing to behold! Alas, I have only seen pictures and tried to capture some of that beauty with Lady December.
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Elizardc Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Great, really lovely. I love Mucha and an awesome tribute.
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xXArtimisXx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student General Artist
She's so pretty!!!!
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XxKraitxX Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
This is so beautiful.
I'm a huge fan of this style.
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Me too! I'm sure it shows.:)
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