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I've actually been around deviantART for seven years now - lurking at first, before starting this page in 2011. DeviantART is a great place to go off wandering... to find an interesting page, someone that watched you, a person with similar tastes, look at their collections, go to those artists... and so on.  And when I noticed the other day that I had turned 2000 favorites in my collection, I wondered what I should do to mark this auspicious day.

So... it's probably safe to say anyone reading this will appreciate my taste in women.  And after Chiaki and Nasrin won the recent KO poll, beating all the 3D girls into second, the idea came to write a tribute to my favorite real-life ladies of deviantART; to thank them for their work, send some hits to their pages and, in a couple of cases, maybe encourage a return to posting on DA.

Here goes, and please note the below is NOT necessarily in order of preference... they are all amazing in their own way!

:iconmiobi: #1 Miobi Flag of Slovakia 

If you're not familiar with Miobi, then you've maybe missed the most beautiful woman on deviantART, if not the entire internet. 'Miobi' is a Slovakian combo of a beautiful model and a very talented photographer. The stunning photography, those big brown eyes and that perfect bone structure will blow you away. I honestly don't know what she is doing on DA - I mean, she should be a supermodel.  In fact she's better than the supermodels.  If I could buy shares in her I would!
D377 by miobi


:iconpurelightcos: #2 Elle-Cosplay Canada 

Look no further for the most stunning Canadian on deviantART.  Elle appears in a huge variety of awesome self-made costumes but, however she is dressed, wigged and made-up, there is simply no hiding the fact that she is really really pretty as well.  I mean she's just... elegant.  Or should that be elle-egant.  Elle says she is naturally a brunette, but you could have had me fooled, as she totally nail Samus Aran, who is my favorite incarnation of hers.  Go check it out if you haven't already clicked!



:iconchirinstock: #3 Chiaki (Chirinstock) Flag of Australia 

It feels wrong to single out either of the Aussie 'dynamic duo' as they are both gorgeous in their own way.  But I have to give tribute to Chiaki, just for how phenomenal she looked in that red shirt.  The girls' second Star Trek shoot was my first ever DA commission, and I love seeing it crop up frequently in collections.  Chiaki tops it all by being a great sport and genuinely warm person in real life - it really was a dream come true to meet her and Nasrin for the 'Espionage' shoot.  Part Two of that will be posted soon, and I really mean it this time!
Trek09 by chirinstock

:iconforlorntreasures: #4 Cath (ForlornTreasures) Flag of Germany 

OK so here's one you might not have seen before...  but hopefully we will be seeing more of her!  If, like me, you're an armchair urban explorer(!) then you'll LOVE the photography of ForlornTreasures.  He visits sexy decaying buildings (yes I said sexy) and adds a selection of pretty models for a juxtaposition.  It's a wonderful combination, not least in the person of Cath, who is my fave of his models.  She is a blonde blue-eyed German with a lovely fragility about her.  One natural progression of FT's work (if you think like me) is an adventure/peril photo shoot.  So, I got in touch to discuss a future commission.  Cross your fingers and hope we work something out!
Cath by ForlornTreasures

:iconskomoroch: #5 Irina (Skomoroch) Flag of Russia 

Poor Irina, she always ends up dead!  Thankfully, it's all pretend!... Russian Irina is easily my favourite of the models from the portfolio of Crime-Scene Simulator Skomoroch.  When I saw Irina the first time, with her lovely brown eyes, dark hair and long legs I just KNEW that she was perfect to play my OC Ciara Nightingale.  A sequence of superb commissions followed... starting with Skom's version of 'Egyptian Nightmare'.  All of these you can preview and order at Skomoroch's deviantART page.
Last Instagram Photo-2 by Skomoroch

:iconwildplaces: #6 Cheetah (Wildplaces) Flag of Australia 

Rather like ForlornTreasures and Skomoroch, Wildplaces is another one of these enviable guys that seems to have a harem of lovely women at his disposal!  Australia is a beautiful country and it provides the wild places which are the backdrop to the ladies.  The most bewitching of the bunch is the lovely Cheetah, who is rather appropriately named after a character from the Jungle Book.  She is a charming and delicate redhead with wonderful blue/green eyes.  She also has a couple of other notable assets as you can see.  Go search Wildplaces' gallery for Cheetah and you'll see immediately why I like her so much!
Cheetah - floral print smile 2 by wildplaces

:iconjetzig: #7 Camilla S (jetZig) Flag of Norway 

Come back Camilla, I miss you!!!  Another one you may not have seen before, she is buried deep in the wonderfully eccentric (and often extreme) page of Norwegian master villain jetZig. Camilla has that wonderful sweet innocence that makes you want to dive in to jetZig's page and rescue her! She also makes a fantastic rag doll.  JetZig poses real girls better than I pose 3D ones... go see for yourself.  We did have early talks about a commission with Camilla S but sadly he lost touch with her soon after. Karma by jetZig

:iconainop: #8 AinoP Flag of Finland 

OK you maybe never saw Aino before, but I bet you will go straight over to her gallery after this! I think Basil Fawlty once said "Go have some fun with a Finn!!" and that would be very appropriate in this case. Finland's hottest girl on deviantART, Aino is a feisty redhead with piercing blue eyes. I really love how she manages to look glamorous at the same time as projecting attitude. She really is a cool customer! I hope she gets out and shoots us some new photos. I don't care if it's -20c outside!
My kinda duckface by AinoP

:icontimeisruningout: #9 Dina (TimeIsRuningOut) Flag of Israel 

Sadly gone from deviantART it seems, Dina was the first girl I saw on deviantART that made me want to make an account and click 'Watch'. But it's now been over 2 years since we saw anything of the beautiful brunette from Israel.  Hell, I think I must have a thing for brunettes with big brown-eyes (unsurprisingly I call them 'Ciaras') and what I like about Dina is that she really has the look and personality of a Ciara too (not to mention the legs).  She's a girl that loves to party - and fans of the 'girls smoking' fetish are in for a treat if they head over and check the gallery. At the same time she has a real class about her. I miss you Dina. :-(
Are you in? by TimeIsRuningOut

:icon904photophactory: #10 Karoline Kate (DGPhotographyJax) Flag of United States 

Last but by NO means least, Karoline Kate is flying the flag for the good ol' USA.  I think I must also have a 'thing' for redheads with cool blue eyes, and KK certainly fits the bill!  She has a look that I really like with a delicate jaw, small mouth, and, it has to be said, fantastic legs!  What's also great about Karoline is that she lives in ever-warm Florida and we get to see her in shorts, tied shirts and everything a good American girl should be expected to wear.  Yummy!
Flowered Karoline by 904PhotoPhactory



and so...

... that ends my review of my personal 10 faves from deviantART.  Feel free to comment below... Who was your favorite? Someone here you've discovered for the first time and fallen in love with? Anyone not on my list you'd like to recommend yourself?

Anyhow I hope you enjoyed the ride and go check out all the galleries.  Hopefully some extra attention and encouragement will help us see more of these fantastic ladies!
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Furbs3D Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Check this one...

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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, very pretty... she looks awfully young.  Her page views are through the roof!  Thanks for the reco.
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Skomoroch Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014

Thank you for your words!

Lovely girls

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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like them!
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gfbarbour Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
You should add Enji Night to your list.  Beautiful Cosplayer.  Not saying she should replace anyone on your list.  Perhaps it could be a Top 11 List.
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great recommendation, now watching, thanks!
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miobi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Thank you Heart 
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank YOU! Heart Heart Heart 
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miobi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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AinoP Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Awww man, I never saw this one coming! Thank you so much for making my day. Maybe this inspired me to do some photoshoots, you never know ;)
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, let's hope so, have been waiting for you!! :-) :-) :-)
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PoserGirlsInTrouble Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It can only be a personal choice, but here are a few of mine (in no particular order):

Laetitia, as photographed by Markotxe: fav.me/d2j6c5d
If you're into urban exploration, you might check out Lady-Schnaps: lady-schnaps.deviantart.com/ga… - she appears in some of her photos, to keep on the topic of beauty...
Katy, as photographed by Zeke11: fav.me/d2bnnqu
Cobranose's regular model Scastra: fav.me/d3yczuu

There must be more, but those are the ones who sprung to mind. I prefer brunettes, but most of those are blonde - ah well... Of course, there will be bondage in those galleries, with the exception of Lady-Schaps', although I've linked to unbound shots as a starting point.

Don't tell Roxy that I didn't include her. ;)
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks again for the recommendation of Lady-Schnaps.  Very much to my tastes.
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PoserGirlsInTrouble Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! I hadn't realised your interests extended to abandoned buildings, but I think we share a liking for the technique of contrasting beauty against dilapidation.
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We certainly do!
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, all very interesting links!  I already follow Markotxe and Cobranose/Scastra; thanks for introducing me to the others.
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904PhotoPhactory Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Wow...thank you so much for this.
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for all your great photos!
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justjakk Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Got you another one brother. Check out the gorgeous May Sakaali maysakaali.deviantart.com

You may also want to see the awesomely cute Amphy amphyrainbows.deviantart.com
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great choices.  I can see that May is exactly your style!  I already have quite a few pics from Amphy in my faves as she uploads regularly to one or two of the groups I watch.  Thanks for sharing!
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justjakk Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Yeah. She is awesome. Her photographer FanoRed is very awesome at what he does. She links him in her descriptions. 

Amphy is such a sweetie. I love her to pieces!
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jetZig Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Appreciated, very much. I am happy to see Camilla as one of your preferred 10. I believe she would be happy about it too.
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You both deserve the recognition.  I really miss Camilla.  Do you have any hope of contact with her or is she gone with the wind?
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jetZig Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
I was in contact with her some months ago, but for this kind of work, not so. I agree, it is a pity. "Gone with the wind", strange, I just wrote that to a friend, mentioning the fact that most of the people I once communicated with on DA seems to be gone after I started spacebound (magazine) and thus did not give away everything for free. Even so, I will try to shoot with girls I simply cannot resist, but it will not happen that often since I have to get money from somewhere else than images as well. Talking of RagDolls, it's a closed dept. for me/spacebound now, also a result of the "gone with the wind" - "trend". I was thinking of making a lot more, but I can't defend the idea when looking at the numbers. That's a killing read (for me)! Anyway, keep up your beautiful work. I will probably post something now and then, when able. And Happy New Year!
For those who DO WANT more...ragdolls (make it impossible not to shoot again :) or other villain (!) material: www.jetzig.com/5772/basterd_in…

And again, thank you for your great words. It made my day.
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it's good to know that you're at least in touch.  I hope you don't mind being described as eccentric and extreme.  :-)  Sorry that people seemed to forget you but as you know, most people are on dA to silently lurk and consume what is offered for free.  From this basis it's then almost impossible to go commercial.  You could however focus on commissions.  It might mean less creative freedom but in my experience, getting one guy to pay $150 for a specialized commission is easier than getting 30 people to pay $5 for a general production.  There is just SO much for free that the only thing people will pay for is their EXACT desires.  You may want to look at Skomoroch's example.  He produces photo sets, many of which are his own but some of which are commissions too.  He puts the commissions on general sale.  For commissions, it would still be you behind the camera, and you can always reject the ideas you don't like.

I hope I am not talking about an idea you already tried and failed, just that your work is so INTENSE that I know there is a niche for it.  I look through the collections of people that watch me and I know that my work is very tame, with not much nudity, sweat, implied violence, bondage etc, compared to all the other things in those collections.  You my friend excel in these departments.  Your audience is definitely there, but it's about how to connect with them.  I hope you find a way and can feel positive about it.
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jetZig Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
I don't find myself neither eccentric or extreme, but I don't mind. If I was in a position to do whatever I wished to do, THEN I would probably agree, so maybe it's a good thing that I'm NOT! So far I've just touched the outskirts of what I think should be touched, deconstructed, teared apart, but we are still on the first pages - I hope.
About commissions. Others have suggested the same - and I have (lately, in DAjournal) also flagged my interest upon the idea.
But there is, as far as I can see, a problem with commissions (?) - who is the legal owner of a commission when it's commissioned? How can (the artist) put a commission on general sale? I have no idea (whatsoever!) how this is sorted out, but yeah I really would like to know. Of course, if it's possible for the artist to "resell" the commission, then it can be of interest (when it comes to photo we talk of location, model(s), time etc), even for a small investment it can be profitable - but if the commissioner buy all rights to the product, then it's a very good deal for the buyer and a horrible idea for the artist. I've seen a lot of commissioned work on DA pages, not posted by the artist, but by the commissioner, and that's how I thought it worked. But then I would think the price for the commission would implicate this as well? IOW, the price must be higher than the costs (for the artist).
So, if anyone have knowledge about this, I would be happy to know.

Also, lovely girls, all 10. Your taste is excellent.
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!

I look at it this way.  When I commission from another artist, the images are my property, but I tell them beforehand that I am happy for them to post them or even resell them.  This way I can maybe get a commission cheaper because of the contribution these future sales can make.  Let's take an example.

Imagine you have someone who is interested in a two-model shoot that will take you half a day.  The costs of the models plus your own time might be $300.  But since you will enjoy making the commission, you might apply a discount and say $250.  Then, you can agree with the commissioner that they will get all the images/video in HD but that they will not sell or display them publicly.  Instead, you will sell on the photoset or video for $20.  If you estimate that 5 people will buy the set over time, this means you can discount the commission by $100. So you offer it to the commissioner on this basis.  So a $300 commission becomes a $150 commission because you (1) Gift your own time, in part (2) Retain the rights to future sales.  

These numbers are not real - they are just indicative.

Good examples of this model are Skomoroch (crime scenes) and Sleeperkid (wrestling) both of which have something in common with your genres.  I have commissioned from Skomoroch and the sets I commissioned are on general sale.  He posts 2 or 3 of the best pictures on here, as teasers, and I place them in my favorites.  Then I hope he sells as many as possible!  Then he will be more eager to collaborate in future.  If you see Sleeperkidsworld, his clipsite is half-filled with videos he shot as commissions and is eager to squeeze some extra bucks out of.  I don't think most commissioners would have a problem with this.  If they want total ownership and privacy, they pay extra for it.

Overall, you retain control of two key aspects: (1) Which commissions you shoot, ie. if they are not to your tastes or you won't enjoy making them, don't. And (2) which customers you decide to serve... if he/she is an ass and doesn't agree to resales but also won't pay a fair price for your time and the models'... well, just tell 'em to take a hike!
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jetZig Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
Wow, thanks! A lot of interesting inputs. I will go through all of the aspects of it! If I could fins a way to start a discussion about this in my journal or somehow it would be great. If that's ok w you, I mean. If I can use this text in one way or another? I'll give YOU a discount, THAT'S for sure :) Spasiba
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, and it would be a good idea to look very closely at Skomoroch and Sleeperkid's web presence and how they promote their work.  They are both very good at it.  I think that you could think about putting some of your many deviations in storage, if you want to use dA as a shop window for your work, perhaps 1421 deviations is too many, too overwhelming, and too much for free.

Perhaps a good strategy is for you to cut down, then start shooting some new work, with a view to selling photo sets.  You could then upload 3-4 LOW RES images and make it clear that the full set is (say) 50-100 HIGH RES images.  People will see enough to make them want to pay.

One of the sad facts of Marketing is that something which is given for so long as free, people start to value as worthless, or reject to pay for it. 
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, I am happy to do anything I can to help.  You just have to get me a Camilla-young-detective commission one day :-)
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WonderCuria-DD Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Great post, I know they are all as flattered to know you as I am!!
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I hope you can appreciate your fellow females, and are not envious of the attention... we all know you are the kinkiest, most fun and best writer!!
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WonderCuria-DD Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Of course I can! I might be envious too, but that's my nature :-)
Thank you!!
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Y-Phil Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have made a gorgeous selection :heart: I have to say that I can't help but being convinced that the beauty remains subjective as it relates not only on our own knowledge and education, but to something else more personal... I have the same thing for brunettes with big brown-eyes as you have, my most of the time preferred ones, even though I love to see a blondie or red-haired cutie throw her exception to my faces :yum:
I have seen yet all the galleries you are pointing to in this journal entry, but I'm going to keep in my faves as a reference, for sure.
Here are two picture that I've loved:
  D361 by miobi      Naiad amid sheoaks 4 by wildplaces

Thanks for sharing all this :D

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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked it.  Make sure to check all of the galleries including the less well-known girls.
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Y-Phil Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll do it
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DOAFan247 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Miobi... She truly is a vision.... And Karoline Kate.... Oh my! I have a serious thing for redheads, them and blondes (Such as Cath and Camilla) are my weaknesses
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL sounds like they are all your weaknesses!
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DOAFan247 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Seems that way, yeah! XD
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westcpw Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice list. :) I watch Wild Places. preferred the original models they / he / she used.... but still good.
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, yes, Wildplaces has been going for a while.  He really gets around and is good fun to follow.
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AzureVirgo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
All beautiful women indeed. Really liked the Ciara types, except for the girl smoker. When is part 2 :-)?
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe in a few months... will see how my second list is developing.
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AzureVirgo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
:-)
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gundam20012005 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Mobi is a very nice top pic but Chiaki was one of the first big finds of mine on DA and she really did rock that female Red Shirt outfit, one of the best Star Trek cosplayers I have ever seen.
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed, but knowing how you like Cosplayers, do go and look at Elle-Cosplay.  She disguises herself quite heavily but you'll see how lovely she is soon enough.
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Demir3D Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, what beautiful women! If I could meet them... 
I Agree with Torqual3D - Chiaki, one of the best! Can't wait for her new adventure. But there are still two girls on deviantART which I really like and worthy of your attention.
IMG 0606mm by qczman and Endspiel by Skomoroch

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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both very good choices... I know the second lady already from Skomoroch's work, however I had a few cases where I could have chosen MORE than one lady from a single page, so I decided to restrict myself to one.  Getting down to ten was really hard!!  Maybe I can do a Part II one day. :-)
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Mad-Man-with-a-Pen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Man hard to pick a favorite on that list T3D. I took have a soft spot for redheads so I do like those ladies on your list. They are all so pretty and beautiful man its hard to pick....

Glad you got work with a few of these ladies T3D! I'd seen the Trek set before but not the few done by Irina.
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Torqual3D Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You need to completely check out Skomoroch's page!  Even though he focuses on murder scenes, it's very tasteful and his girls are beautiful.
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