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By kitsch  
well i did it for fun, seemed like a good idea at the time, but it took me a couple of hours to do a make-shift costume & then set up etc lol not to mention the BG layers afterwards! moan moan moan
anyway, not 100% happy with the result but fed up messing about with it Smile

looks better large... if you dare lol
thanks for looking

Tags: Digitally manipulated Portraits and people Humour and fun

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20 Oct 2008 10:24PM
Kitch Lisa, love it..

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kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 10:27PM
Smile ta...maybe i should've called it Lisa, hmm
was going for the Nat King Cole twist lol
Geraint 11 715 34 Wales
20 Oct 2008 10:31PM
Jo, this is fantastic. The manipulation is obviously excellent, but the real strenth of this is the portrait itself: I love the gentleness of expression, and the warmth of the tones really complement it. Lovely work.
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 10:32PM
Bloody brilliant Jo lol I think if you used this technique for more work in an oil painting style it would work a treat as the light costume and colours balance are perfect

blackbird 11 159 15 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 10:33PM
brilliantly done, love it Smile
kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
20 Oct 2008 10:35PM
Looks okay to me (but the wires could maybe do with a bit of aging)
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 10:38PM
thanks folks.... it gives me the creeps to be honest! lol

but the wires are not meant to be aged Roy
SPARROWHALL 10 26 England
20 Oct 2008 10:38PM
Brilliant work. If I did this I would be very proud of myself. A big well done

david deveson 14 62 2 Italy
20 Oct 2008 10:39PM
All mankind has fallen in love with Mona.... may I say I have a secret thing for you... love it
Paree 13 616 3
20 Oct 2008 10:43PM
wow a truly inspired image,
so well done
do we now know what the secret smile was perhaps
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 10:46PM
thanks Tracey & paree
and David.. awww shucks Smile lol
digipix76 11 577 England
20 Oct 2008 10:50PM
Jo......marvelous, brilliant, fantastic,.....i could go on and on Smile

20 Oct 2008 10:53PM
Good work,good result.
Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
20 Oct 2008 11:11PM
I was just thinking at the weekend about the different artists and styles you'd drawn inspiration from. Love makes me smile Smile
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 11:21PM
... it makes me cringe lol

thanks Nic, Michael & Ian Smile
Hugeknot 13 1.2k 2 Iceland
20 Oct 2008 11:23PM
Love it! it works really well, but I think you should clone out her eyebrows just for that final touch.
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2008 11:27PM
oh i never thought of that! grrr...thanks
User_Removed 12 7 8 Netherlands
20 Oct 2008 11:29PM
Jo, I llove. Speechless really at the witty genius in this. Bert
Hoffy 13 262 16 England
20 Oct 2008 11:33PM
Its a classic, will be hanging in the Tate next year. Just love it.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
20 Oct 2008 11:35PM
What a fabulously quirky take on Mona! You have such an amazing mind!
oppo 12 6 2 Scotland
20 Oct 2008 11:50PM
Pushing the boundaries out again Jo. Excellent stuff !

TyChee 13 275 1 United States
21 Oct 2008 12:14AM
Excellent work. Well worth the time and effort.
BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 12:39AM
I never did like old Mona much but this is great. Well done Leonora Da Kitschy.

NevP 12 853 13 Canada
21 Oct 2008 1:17AM
Too fantastic.
Karrol 9 29 England
21 Oct 2008 2:11AM
Very funny.
You've done a great job!
21 Oct 2008 3:15AM
Love this Jo ! Very beautiful execution. Love that tranquil pose, and even the smile has that same strange effect on me. The ipod is a great touch.
You should do a series like this, using different works of art as a starting point, always including something contemporary. Not as a gimmick, but as a leitmotiv, a comment on society, human behaviour, evolution. you have the technical ability to pull it off, and the imagination. go on girl ! Go for it !
TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
21 Oct 2008 4:28AM
Flippin' pancakes - you even managed to pull off the smile Grin
Brilliant & Impressive work Jo, and I think you should go for Koen's suggestion...we'll be in for some treats
Possum 11 148 England
21 Oct 2008 6:13AM
Worth the hard work, Jo. You have a genius mind Smile
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 7:24AM
thanks everybody! glad the idea has gone down quite well, still feel a bit ill looking at it though lol, and the smile was hard to catch! Wink

i originally thought of just doing a renaissanse nude type of thing with the I pod then decided not to be nude ( for a change lol ) anyway, yes, i might do something else on similar lines Smile

backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 7:27AM
bleedin' brilliant!!!

this is sooo well done jo...a great idea carried out to perfection, with the ipod the icing on the

really well done jo...have my award for this week (hopefully that might make your smile a bit less 'enigmatic'

kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 7:29AM
Smile cheers Phil! Smile
cjl47 10 4 3 England
21 Oct 2008 7:30AM
Excellent, well put together.
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
21 Oct 2008 7:54AM
Words fail me Jo .... this is quite simply superb. Idea and execution first rate and well into awards territory. And it could mark the start of a very impressive series.
C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
21 Oct 2008 8:54AM
LOL - you Mona !

POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 9:08AM

Quote:Flippin pancakes
LoL Tommy.
MattGrayson 11 622 3 England
21 Oct 2008 9:14AM
Excellent idea and execution.

I like how the image has made you a moaner...? Smile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
21 Oct 2008 9:27AM
Love the ipod. Inspired. Great stuff.
Consulo 13 840 10 Scotland
21 Oct 2008 11:23AM
Hahaha, that's bloody brilliant! Grin

Truly a Mona Lisa for our times.
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
21 Oct 2008 11:55AM
You are one very clever and talented lady....and an inspiration.
Superb work and image Jo.

I so hope you do a series.


BillS 12 27 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 12:23PM
I can only echo previous comments .... brilliant !
LesF 11 182 9
21 Oct 2008 1:14PM
Just terrific you should be so proud this

Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
21 Oct 2008 2:02PM
I was amazed at how small the original painting was and surounded by Japanese tourists snapping like careful Jo when you go out in role, you might get papped LOL

brilliant piece of work, and the smile is just about perfect

RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 3:02PM
I can only echo what somany others have said. An inspired image.

Cormy 10 3 England
21 Oct 2008 3:12PM
Absolutely amazing.
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
21 Oct 2008 5:10PM
made me smile Jo, well done

kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 5:31PM
blimey! thanks all...
still can't believe this has gone down so well lol

thanks very much for your award too Michael Smile

PS am full of 'man flu' at present but will catch up with commenting soon. thanks
21 Oct 2008 6:01PM
VERY well done Jo, love it.

John Smile
Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 6:10PM
great Jo ! still laughin at the modern mo .

paulsimmons 10 10 2 England
21 Oct 2008 8:53PM
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 3:47PM
i knew it!..congrats on the EC jo, much deserved

now its got to be POTW so you can hang the big canvas above the fireplace..that should be a conversation

22 Oct 2008 6:55PM
well done , knew it would do well...
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 8:43PM
thanks Pete Smile
LisaRose 11 172 4 United States
22 Oct 2008 9:31PM
Fantastic Jo..., Wow, great work.

kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 9:52PM
did i get Koens EC by mistake????!!!!
javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 11:20PM
Not surprised to see this has an EC at all, an outstanding creation. The tones in the skin and the background are all perfectly produced, not to mention the costume.

Very, very impressive.

Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
22 Oct 2008 11:25PM
It's that smile that did it Smile
Well done Jo!
Cheers, Goggz
shortski 12 3 1 England
22 Oct 2008 11:28PM
LOL that is brilliant Jo and congrats....jojo
oppo 12 6 2 Scotland
23 Oct 2008 12:07AM
Congratulations on a well deserved EC Jo.

DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
23 Oct 2008 6:55AM
I can always spot a winner .... well done Mona.
LesF 11 182 9
23 Oct 2008 12:20PM
Congrats on the EC Jo

RoddBC 12 40 United States
23 Oct 2008 5:35PM
Outstanding Jo!

stevie Plus
14 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 6:57PM
Blimey, Jo, this is incredible photography.
Possum 11 148 England
23 Oct 2008 9:22PM
Well done, Jo - so well deserved Smile
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2008 9:31PM
thanks very much everyone for your comments, votes & support Smile
Milla 10 7 2 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2008 5:53PM
Impressive execution Jo, clever and outstanding piece, lovin' everything about this one. Congratulations Smile
pennyspike 15 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2008 1:10AM
Well done, original and well executed. Congrats on the EC.
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
26 Oct 2008 6:22PM
really well done - a great piece of ART - like the ipod in this too -

discreetphoton 13 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2008 7:07PM
This is pure genius. Art imitating art Smile
(Should've called it Mona Listna' though Wink )
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2008 7:12PM

thanks all
and cheers for your award Angela! much appreciated Smile
Leightonhs 11 155 1
26 Oct 2008 8:13PM
Wow. That's all I can say!

alfpics Plus
16 362 2 England
27 Oct 2008 10:29AM
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 5:29PM
Superb! The iPod's an ingenious touch. Many congrats.
dusted 13 508 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2008 11:24PM
dear lord .. and then some.... Smile

kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2008 9:23PM
lol Si

thanks all Smile
ading 14 2 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2008 2:07PM
Great idea and excellent execution! Congrats! Cheers, Abdul
robincoombes 11 1 5 Wales
30 Oct 2008 7:46PM
TheLizard 12 15 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2008 4:43PM
you should be so proud of this shot its amazing.
7 Nov 2008 1:43PM
Well, it has all been said above, but my! - this one stands alone. Fantastic.
HowardA 11 231
10 Nov 2008 2:48PM
What a series! Bloody great work Jo; ace demonstrations of creativity, patience and improv!! Congrats on the EC.

kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2008 6:04PM
Smile cheers folks
11 Nov 2008 11:09AM
Apple should be knocking at your door with a massive offer for this!
Very well done,
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
28 Nov 2008 2:55PM
missed this-AWESOME
2 Dec 2008 5:26PM
super !
irone 12 4
19 Dec 2008 6:19AM
Ha3x ...... brilliant idea, new era of monalisa with mp3 player ... i can't believe it.

donnagreen 9 5 1 Scotland
24 Feb 2009 8:56PM
Oh this is so funny! What a brilliant idea, and executed so well!
Stenno 11 11 England
14 Mar 2009 12:41AM
hehe, great idea, I really like this Smile
Johann 13 Canada
22 Mar 2009 4:55PM
One of the best versions I have seen.


NickBradley 9 70 3 Australia
22 Apr 2009 2:29PM
This is absolutely superb. I wish I would have thought of it. I think it is well produced you needn't worry about any flaws in the editing etc. Nobody should ever be 100% happy with their work or else you would never grow as an artist.
samsalt 9 24 1 England
28 Jun 2009 10:44AM
I don't know how I missed this masterpiece but I'm pleased I have found it now.

Just one word...Genius !
STEVELIN 10 161 3 Ireland
1 Jul 2009 5:00PM
fantastic comp.
pafusion 10 1
9 Dec 2009 2:43AM
You did it. Trying to catch the most recognizable smile of the ages is a daunting challenge. Cheers to the model also.
16 Mar 2010 7:39AM
like the old dutch masters from elft where I am livin To be honest the I pod is too imo ...
14 Apr 2010 12:55AM
I only just spotted this, incredibly well produced in every way.


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