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Lillian Gish, Silent Film Actor by UkuleleMoon Lillian Gish, Silent Film Actor by UkuleleMoon
So Hello-Tuesday has a wonderful vintage stock gallery. Since stock photos taken during the turn of the century aren't subject to an existing copyright (and most of them can be found in Wikimedia commons) they are free to use. This is Lillian Gish, one of the silent film actors of the old era. If you want to read more about this beautiful woman, here:… thought that this was a great resource because it's fairly hard for me to find human beings to paint because of model releases and so forth. I also like the style in which these are done.

Basically I did as much as I could from the reference but the nose is retraced because the original nose looked like a carrot. I did most of this in Art Rage and applied textures and effects in Photoshop. I chose the color scheme based off of old, over-exposed film. The major goof was the hair... it looks like it exploded. It's a bit different than painting animal or horse manes. I hope you like it. Oh, the original photo can be found in the credits below. I'd like to know if you like this. I plan on doing more because this is excellent practice for humans.


Cute Mouse user Stamp by VocaloidStamps:free bamboo fun avatar: by Maggirl93Avatar: Simple Camera by FantasyStockAvatars

Adobe Photoshop by LumiResourcesCorel Painter by LumiResourcesArtrage by LumiResources

assorted brushes, filters, patterns and other free to use / paid for digital media 


artwork created by: UkuleleMoon
original stock photographer: ???
original vector / base artist:
additional resource credit: Hello-Tuesday 
link back: Vintage Stock - Lillian Gish
original fandom credit:


*all* of my artwork is drawn from references such as stock photography, screen shots, bases and line art. credit is always given to any artist who has requested it. stock photography references come from sites such as PixabaymorgueFile and Flickr under a Creative Commons Zero Attribution license unless otherwise stated. if any image has been used in error, please let me know immediately and i will fix it! i have seen other artist's work on these sites that have been re-uploaded by a thief and i do report them as i recognize them.

all rights reserved. my work may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my written permission. this copyright notice was taken from angellale87
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marshwood Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lillian - one of my all-time favorite actresses.
Valzed Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
I think you did a beautiful job! Her hair in the original is sort of "fly away" and I think how you've styled it looks great!
Guidifier Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a mighty fine piece from a mighty fine artist!
Uber-Dan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I never heard of her but that looks great.
AngusMcTavish Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
Oh, man, awesome job on this!!  :D

I've heard of her, as our folks may have a book on her film career.
WarnerRepublic Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nuke21 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Student Writer
I've always wanted a silent film.
gymnosophist Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Professional Writer
:D:D  :heart: :heart:  Wonderful!

Your work is as amazing as you are prolific...
TheGeneralWolfe78 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this, it is so good!  You captured her face very well, especially her eyes, those are some very sexy eyes! You might want to practice the hair a bit more, it kind of looks spaghetti like...But I think its a cool surreal effect on a realistic picture!
UkuleleMoon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, SPAGHETTI! I could see that. Thanks, means  a lot! How's Sai treating you?
TheGeneralWolfe78 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hee hee, I havent' had the time to download it quite yet, but I've saved the link so I can do it this weekend.. ^^;
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Submitted on
July 9, 2015
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