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Inspired by Shakespeare’s Taming the Shrew.

Kate is another of my favourite heroines. I love her spirit and passion.

Here’s a quote to get you in the mood:

You are called plain Kate,
And bonny Kate and sometimes Kate the curst;
But Kate, the prettiest Kate in Christendom
Kate of Kate Hall, my super-dainty Kate,
For dainties are all Kates, and therefore, Kate,
Take this of me, Kate of my consolation.

(The Taming of the Shrew, 2. 1)


Part of my Shakespeare’s Heroines series:



Happy Halloween – Mummy XI by fetishfaerie-stock


Place 163 – stairs to light by Momotte2stocks

Thorny Locust by Stock-by-Kai

Raining Petals 0050 by Akuard-Stock


Silk Stock 1 by gild-a-stock

Texture 06 by Wu-KillahD

texture 26 by aleeka-stock

Fire Stock by Zuziza

Rusty Scratches Texture 3 by "_Bound-By-Leather:

Backblech 01 by sundel

218 by DadiLights

Texture IV by IllusionalReality

Free blood splatter textures by khaosdog


Hair brush set by para-vine

Lace mix by NadinePau-stock

All other images and textures are my own.

MCN: CR5S9-Q6M9W-PF944

I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • Fiery-Fire
    Fiery-Fireover 4 years ago

    hahahahahaa…this is exactly how ..she was I bet – great texturing as well, love it :)

  • Thank you so much. :-) This was the most difficult in the series to get right. This is the second attempt and second model. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 4 years ago

    Wow, this is just so awesome…….really loving this!!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • linaji
    linajiover 4 years ago

    you are an incredible artist.. love the close ups!!

  • Thank you so much Linaji. :-) RB often over saturates my preview images so the detail images show what the image really looks like… and all my hard work. LOL xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Simon Groves
    Simon Grovesover 4 years ago

    I so want to say that I can’t …I don’t want to encourage cathartic art much….but this illustrates what “exquisite” means as a word…. here is an image that inpsires such compassion…the colours you have used are emotionally perfect for this,,,,outstanding and beautiful! Salute!

  • Thank you so much Simon. It was difficult to get right. Kate was always one of my favourite heroines. I am so glad you accepted the image and FEATURED it!!! :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 4 years ago

    wow – she is just completely untameable!!! is that a word?? you really capture that wild spirit so amazingly well! brilliant work – one of my very many favs!!! xoxoxoxxoxoxo

  • Thank you so much Shar. Yep, untameable is definitely a word (or if it isn’t it should be! LOL). I am so pleased with how it turned out especially as I almost gave up on it. Took me forever to find the right model. xoxoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    well done ghreat portrayal !LIZ

  • Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Tony Wilder
    Tony Wilderover 4 years ago

    Wow, so perfect and beautiful, and so full of fire! Wonderful job!

  • Thank you so much Tony. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • ChrisJeffrey
    ChrisJeffreyover 4 years ago

    Amazing work….Congrats…

  • Thank you so much Chris. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Barssel
    Barsselover 4 years ago

    Powerful image……………well done.

  • Many many thanks. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Simon Groves
    Simon Grovesover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your solo feature in Exquisition. LINK

  • Many thanks for featuring this image. It means so much! :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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