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Midori. by goldfishprincess Midori. by goldfishprincess
:iconmorningmiracle: Model/makeup/styling: Monique Dimanlig
:iconshinyredballoon: Photography/post-processing: me
*** Special thanks to the awesome Richie dela Merced for letting us shoot at their home, and for letting me use his gear (yet again)!


This was taken two nights ago, the very day that the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. I do love Japan, and am heavily influenced by their culture, as is obvious from all of my work, and even though I have never been there, I feel like it's already become a huge part of myself. Seeing images of the disaster all over the news just breaks my heart.

My thoughts go out to everyone who was affected by the incident. To those in Japan, ganbare! I do truly know and believe that Japan is a strong nation, and that they'll be able to pull through this. Be strong everyone, and have faith! Pray.

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China Mungcal 2011
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Given 2011-03-15
Midori. by ~shinyredballoon is a "simple yet beautifully captured portrait that speaks for itself". ( Suggested by PorcelainPoet and Featured by tiganusi )
:iconanatoly27934:
anatoly27934 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This picture is just awesome...
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:iconracheltheheadmaid:
RachelTheHeadMaid Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So pretty!
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:iconmaychyka:
Maychyka Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great pic!Stunning face,cute model.So kawai.Hope u dont mind if I will use it for my drawing collection.Gonna give u credit ofc. :D
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:iconlaurapsy:
laurapsy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Just love how the lights play on her face. Her eyes, expression, hands, everything goes so well together.
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:iconjawswolf:
JawsWolf Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Damn wish I'd seen this earlier! Such a crisp and stunning photo that really takes nothing away from the beautiful model, and compliments her in the most.
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:iconkara2412:
Kara2412 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Great job!!
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:iconmers01:
mers01 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
... same as this photo. Great work... :)
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:iconjennifermulkerrin:
JenniferMulkerrin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
beautiful
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:iconnoycosplay:
Noycosplay Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing work
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:iconcloozy:
Cloozy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Hello :)
I use your picture for one of my coloring, with the credit of course :)
Here : [link]
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:iconasianeyezz:
asianeyezz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is sooo adorable and creative!!
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:iconaileenluib:
AileenLuib Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011   Photographer
Absolutely love this.
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:iconyuzu-chan07:
yuzu-chan07 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
W..O...W :O!!
soo pretty!!
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:iconayako-92:
Ayako-92 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
:) fav! Love it!
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:icondollyxqueen:
DollyxQueen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is absolutely beautiful!
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:iconwakaoujisb:
wakaoujisb Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great photo and cosplay :)
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:iconsunhand:
Sunhand Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student Interface Designer
My goodness... So beautiful
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:iconh-e-photography:
h-e-photography Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Featured in my blog :heart:
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:iconcalebcannibal:
CalebCannibal Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
holy shit! congratulations to Monique and yourself!
i'm so confused and jealous. How can one person be talented in so many ways? D:
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:iconteapot-kun:
Teapot-kun Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
I love the colors <3
A wonderful photo!
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:iconbecursed:
becursed Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student Writer
So pretty!
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:iconasylum-inmate:
asylum-inmate Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
This is absolutely breathtaking. Japanese styles in fashion and their culture are huge inspirations to me. Their culture is beautiful and they have held onto it for so long despite so much innovation in their country, and that is incredibly admirable. This image is so beautiful and stunning I am almost at a loss for words. It embodies a look that not only shows a glimpse into such a timeless culture, but she herself looks as though she has stepped out of an era past, and you have captured that wonderfully.

And I agree with you very much, I have never been to Japan though it does feel a part of me as well, and I pray daily for their recovery. But as was said in the comments, Japan is probably the most well prepared for an incident such as this, and they are handling it amazingly well thus far, and I am certain that they will recover and be back to how they were before in no time.

And also in response to something on your DeviantART profile...the eyes look green to me as well. ^_~
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:iconkyahaku:
kyahaku Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really lovely. And pray for Japan :)
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:iconanimeluvr28:
animeluvr28 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Monique looks ridiculously pretty.
The eye makeup is captivating.
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:icongoldfishprincess:
goldfishprincess Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
I know right? And she did all this herself!
Thank you! (:
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:iconfairytale7591:
fairytale7591 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, I featured this photo [link]

Hope you like it! :hug:
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:icongoldfishprincess:
goldfishprincess Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Thank you for including my photo! :hug:
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:iconfairytale7591:
fairytale7591 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you are very welcome!
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:iconarisutan:
arisutan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Featured <3 [link] <3
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:icongoldfishprincess:
goldfishprincess Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Kind of late, but thank you so much! :3
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:iconarisutan:
arisutan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Student General Artist
yw ^_^
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:iconpilgrimprotest:
Pilgrimprotest Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
geisha miley?
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:iconkuroi-rabbit:
Kuroi-Rabbit Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous makeup and such a bold, beautiful and calm piece... :hug:
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:iconcxx-hyde:
cxx-hyde Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
dream like :-)
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:iconmissy218:
missy218 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Doesn't 'midori' mean green in Japanese? But there's no green in the picture. I would have names it 'akai' for red. Just saying, lol.

I really do like this picture though. She looks flawless!
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:icongoldfishprincess:
goldfishprincess Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Her eyes are green. Also, the title is Midori because that's her name.

Thank you so much ♥
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:iconmissy218:
missy218 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohh, I see it now. And that's such a cute name~!
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:iconemmathespottedbat:
EmmaTheSpottedBat Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
CP CP CP CP CP CP Coulter!!! Oh my god she is so PREEEEETTTTTY.
(also, the lighting is a looooovely touch.)
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:iconmiyazakiryo:
miyazakiryo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
wwww beautifullllll<3333
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:icontanagra06:
tanagra06 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
The geisha in this pic is a Filipina cosplayer, model and novelist a.k.a. CP Coulter. She wrote (is still writing) the immensely popular fanfic DALTON (spin-off from the hit series GLEE). :)
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tanagra06 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
The girl in the picture is a Filipina cosplayer, model and novelist a.k.a. CP Coulter. She wrote, is currently writing the awfully popular fanfic DALTON.
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:icongoldfishprincess:
goldfishprincess Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Yes, I'm quite aware of that. Monique is a friend of mine, I've known her even before she started writing Dalton c:
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:iconmirabel-chan:
Mirabel-chan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Monique is so beautiful, I dont understand why she doesnt believe that :/
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:icongoldfishprincess:
goldfishprincess Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
I think she does, she just doesn't want to go around telling people that (:
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:iconstarkidfangirl:
StarkidFangirl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
OMIGOD THAT'S CP COULTER! CP I love you! You're beautiful!
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:iconazurefalls:
AzureFalls Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my Goodness, this is awesome! Amazing photography and make-up, and Monique looks gorgeous!
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:iconjmb007:
jmb007 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
superbe portrait!!
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:iconladysayuri:
LadySayuri Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This is an absolutly amazing shot! The model is so beautiful.

I draw it, if you want check here is the [link] . :)
I hope you like it.
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:icongoldfishprincess:
goldfishprincess Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Thank you so much! It's lovely <3
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:icongrahambear:
grahambear Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
A beautiful imge:-)

Breathtaking!
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