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A fantasy portrait of Redbubble member iskamontero that I created for the Bubbler Portraits group and also the iskamontero challenge .
This is the ref image:

Painted with a graphics tablet and stylus using Photoshop.

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Helen Chierego is a traditional/digital artist who has adapted traditional art skills to new technology. Her preferred tools are Corel Painter, Photoshop; a stylus and graphics tablet. Helen takes on a limited number of portrait commissions each year. For enquiries regarding licensing images or commissions, she can be contacted via Bubblemail. All images in Helen Chierego’s portfolio are copyright protected and only available for authorized use.

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  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralabout 4 years ago

    Oh now that is cool! She was just asking to be a faerie in that pic :)

  • Yes, her pose really suits the faerie subject…a full length image in a fantasy setting would also be fun to create…Thank you Tammy! :)

    – © Helen Chierego

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 4 years ago


  • Scott, thank you! :)

    – © Helen Chierego

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Helen- it is just so special! Adore the magical

  • Rosie, thank you! The Bubbler portrait group is so much fun…I love it! :)

    – © Helen Chierego

  • Mel
    Mel Brackstone...about 4 years ago

    Wow, love the way you do the highlights!

  • Mel, thank you…I just pump up the highlights…:)

    – © Helen Chierego

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityabout 4 years ago

    So lovely and creative- WONDERFUL :)) Dont forget to add your Iska to the challenge too xx

  • Anita, thank you! :)

    – © Helen Chierego

  • iskamontero
    iskamonteroabout 4 years ago

    Wow! I am lost for words… that is beautiful and creative and I look awesome! I love it very much, thank you Helen :-)

  • Iska, thank you…it was hard to see your lovely face on the low res ref photo…I am so glad you like it! Cheers Helen xox

    – © Helen Chierego

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    wonderfu8l nin red dreamy !Liz

  • Liz, thank you so much! :)

    – © Helen Chierego

  • ab-type
    ab-typeabout 4 years ago

    you’ve gone and done it again. so impressive.
    impeccable style developing here, so lovely and unique, helen.
    i love the sweet feminine colours. i reckon parts of this look like a traditional painting.
    just beautiful
    and how fantastically awesome do all the portraits you’ve made look in a column like that. just brilliant. bravo ;-) xox

  • Aglaia, thank you my sweet friend…I have a growing collection/gallery of Bubbler portraits. :))) Congratulations on getting the votes for the Bubbler avatar…I love the portrait you did with the sprinkling of freckles…xox

    – © Helen Chierego

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 4 years ago


  • Tammera, thank you so much! :)

    – © Helen Chierego

  • Lynsye Medalia
    Lynsye Medaliaabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic! I love her wings, it’s like they are made of fire and passion!

  • Lynsye, ‘fire and passion’…good description! Thank you…xox

    – © Helen Chierego

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