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Taurus by JessKristen Taurus by JessKristen
Wanted to have an original series of my own to work on. A friend requested I do her sign for her (Taurus) and had such fun throughout the process I've now decided to do one of these for each of the zodiac signs.

I put a lot of thought into this piece. I wanted to incorporate the constellation into the painting and pictured the horns as arms joining at the hands and the face as a leg and so that's how I positioned her. I highlighted the constellation with little stars at the highlights on her arms and down her crossed leg. Obviously green was a big color Emerald, the relation stone for Taurus. a diamond on her golden horn gem to represent Taurus' love of materialism and self indulgence, I liked having the reflection of the diamond highlight her 3rd eye region to represent a Taurean's ability to see things how they are. Taurus is an earth sign so I kept the colors brown and green. Taureans can be lazy and very conservative at times, hence the sitting cross legged position (which actually worked out nicely with the constellation!).

I had a lot of fun designing her outfit. I knew I wanted it to be earthy, so I made it leather/suede material with some stitching. The pink roses represent that Taureans sometime have an affiliation towards the color pink and the rose for me can loosley be alluded to a bull through Spanish bull fighting. My friend's name was also Rosa and she was Spanish so in my mind it fits. :P lol

Here is the animated process of this paintings evolution. As you will see, I changed my mind about 10 times throughout the process. Enjoy!! Hope you like it! [link]
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inSYNCinSANITY Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! Can't wait for Aquarius (my sign)!
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JessKristen Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! Hope to get up others sooner than later! :)
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bluebelle-88 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Can't wait to see the rest
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JessKristen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! I hope to have them up sooner than later! Stay tuned! :)
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spotted-cat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it! And I'm a Taurus!
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JessKristen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool! Me Too! :) May 20. lol although by some calendars its on the cusp of being a Gemini so I'm naturally insane.. lol what can i say, it was in the stars.
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spotted-cat Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
cool! glad to meet a fellow Taurus!
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JessKristen Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you as well!! :) hope you have a great day!!!
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spotted-cat Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks, you too.
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ArilaInsanityCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:DDD Taurus! :D

nice pic~!
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