Surreal because part of me couldn't tell if this is an actual photo or it's a really good 3D rendering. Or if it's a mannequin or a real person. Looks real, but there's something just really different about it. Maybe it's the facial expression. Hence, a little surreal. But now after looking at it for a while, I know what you did there. It's just the face that's altered.
I have been lurking in your gallery and just found this. Besides the subject being very hot and eye catching, the photo itself is interesting in how the colors are slightly muted to give it a particular softness. It is hard to describe but it is very noticeable. Nice work here
good morning..or .........thanks.....you lurker ! LOL
the whole outfit, except for the leggings has been weathered... by washing repeatedly and "wirebrushed" .....and I did blur the photo ....and try to soften the background also.... I like the muted effect. .....I have to fix the cloak/cape somewhat (in real time) it has a few tears in it..... I super glued a bead to my forehead here...never again ! +
see this also [link] Dangerfan wrote a whole new story for this photo ... a year ago + same outfit !
Hi girl ++= no need for sorries ! .....yes, Italian American here......although I do not know much Italian (to speak or write) + ...you did have a link to U-tube, thought I would "check it out" .......+++++ .... Now,back to drawing you ! +
Sexy I understand; you look pretty haughty for a slave girl. My guess is a favorite concubine, but you had better watch that look and that stance. The wife may be looking and planning to deal with the problem.
At one time in my life I read a lot of Chinese history. The Empress was intensely protective of her first born son and regarded any favorite concubine with passionate hatred. Some of the ways they got rid of said concubines, (and sometimes they couldn't - the emperor protected them), were darker than anything you could imagine and darker than anything I would want to see depicted. It was frequently a no-holds barred fight behind the scenes and death to the loser for if a concubine's son became emperor, and it did happen, his mother would use the power of the throne to get bloody revenge on the now powerless ex-emperess.