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October 27, 2012
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Beauty and the Enigma by ArtFurry Beauty and the Enigma by ArtFurry
Minako Matsui – a silent, enigmatic and, as some might say, forlorn geisha. In many people’s eyes, Minako is the divinely exquisite dancer with long silky smooth hair and a picture perfect make-over. Many do not know Minako’s abysmal feelings and thoughts, and frankly, nobody cares enough to look beyond those stunning searching eyes but a few. They see something rare, something new and something eccentric in Minako’s air and manner. And so, they think it better to keep their distance and watch from a far.
Minako has a dark and deeply scarred past burned deep in her memory. Something that stole her innocence, youth and life itself. She often sits by herself and wonders what life could have had been if it weren’t for her damned past. If only she could have a clean slate to start a new… But Minako knew better. She knew that such was wishful thinking of a little child and so she grew up believing that the universe owed her something. That every measly creature that walked the surface of the Earth owed her the life that she could have had had. So she sits and waits, behind her vey own shadows. She waits, waits and waits some more for the right moment to strike and claim back what she thinks is rightfully hers…

Software: Photoshop CS4
Time: 21 hours

Artist who inspired me to do this :icondianae:
Be sure to check out her amazing gallery :D

Copyright © Jawaria Hashmi 2012. All rights reserved. This artwork cannot be used in any form without my permission.
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GlassesBlu Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the way you did her hair, drawingwise (cause, Maaan, I can't do that)
I also find her expression interesting.
ArtFurry Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank u so much :hug:
HeartANGELfied Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow so much detail!! This is just gorgeous :D
ArtFurry Mar 19, 2013  Student General Artist
thank u :hug:
the-evil-legacy Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work !!
ArtFurry Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank u :)
the-evil-legacy Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no prob! !
LadyOfSilver Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous! I love her make-up and her hair! Just wow!
ArtFurry Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
o thank u so much :happybounce:
I am glad u took time to look into my gallery :la:
u r awesome :manhug:
Gorgeous work. :) Be sure to credit :icondianae:'s tutorial. ;)
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