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The Ingénue (pronounced /ˈænʒənuː/) is a stock character in literature, film, and a role type in the theatre; generally a girl or a young woman who is endearingly innocent and wholesome .

Typically, the ingenue is beautiful, gentle, sweet, virginal, and often naïve, in mental or emotional danger, or even physical danger (…) . Wikipedia

Model: Jade (my 15 year-old niece)
Textures: all mine
Nikon D60, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G VR
Edited in Photoshop 6

My starting image, made as part of my niece's photo shoot At first I thought that I would leave it in B&W, except for Jade's face, but I finally changed my mind, so I applied a copper tone gradient map.  This image is available for download in my Flickr account One of my textures available for download in my Flickr account One of my textures, available for download in my Flickr account As a symbol of purity, energy and vitality

Featured in Textures Unlimited on September 3, 2009

Featured in the group Inspired Art on September 11, 2009

Featured in the group Dimensions on September 23, 2009

Featured in OLDER KIDS aged 8-16 on May 28, 2010

Featured in Before and After on May 30, 2010

Featured in Layered Up on June 3, 2010

Featured in Strictly Human Faces on June 3, 2010

Permanent feature in the group Layered with Texture on November 24, 2010

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  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...over 5 years ago

    Beautiful! Excellent composition and tones. Although something tells me she is not as naive as you portray her… LOL

  • You would be surprised! Less than a year ago, she was still into Walt Disney princesses, The Little Mermaid and cute dolphins… Yes, she has matured quite a lot in those months, but she has not lost all her innocence yet, at least, I hope so… LOL!

    Thank you so much for your kind comment, my friend! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • S .
    S .over 5 years ago

    very original and special .. love this piece .. great work

  • Many thanks for your kind comment and for the favouriting! I really appreciate it! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot Johanne… Love the PP you used for this piece!

  • Thank you Nathalie! I only intended to blur the background a bit when I first started on this one! LOL!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • geirkristiansen
    geirkristiansenover 5 years ago

    This is excellent! Wonderful look and I love the colors.

  • Thank you so much! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 5 years ago

    The original shot is great – but I LOVE the typical Johanne magic you’ve woven around it!!

  • Typical Johanne Magic ? You’re so funny and sweet! Thank you for this great compliment, my friend!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • TickerGirl
    TickerGirlover 5 years ago

    Lovely composition Joahanne!

  • Thank you Monika!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • opsdog
    opsdogover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work.

  • Thank you Doug!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work my friend!! That’s what I love about photo manipulation…you start out with one idea and end up letting your imagination carry you to new and wonderful places! I love Vikram’s comment too btw….this most definitely has ‘typical Johanne magic’ :)

  • Thank you Ursula! I really love the creative freedom that we have when doing photo manipulation. Do I have to point out that a Typical Ursula Magic also exists under the guise of a little rabbit with a great heart! ;-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetover 5 years ago

    This is a Wonderful photomontage from the Queen of that kind of images. I just love the feeling and the softness you gave to it. The colors you blended together increase the color of her eyes. WOW!!!

  • Thank you Carole! I had tried another colour scheme at first, more in the colours of her eyes, but they did not pop out as much. I really wanted the emphasis on them so I went for the overall earth tones instead. It’s kind of a complimentary colour to her eyes and brings them out very nicely.

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 5 years ago

    Awwwww you! You’re so sweet. hugs!

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