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« on: February 19, 2009 04:00:55 PM »

Last year during my last year at high school I was enrolled in art and for the entire year I boycotted paint... I hated it so much, it would never work for me and well, I gave up on it. In November-ish my parents went to France and they brought me back oil paint, which I had never used before and was superbly intimidated to, but I couldn't not use it, so over the Christmas break I experimented with it, and this is my second favourite piece that I did (the first being my Volturi)... It is an oil painting og a Girl in a Hijab (creative name in the title, I know)...

Anyways, I had a lot of fun painting this and know I am nto so much afraid of oil painting...



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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2009 04:51:11 PM »

that is really really pretty!! i hate paint too, but i only ever use acrylics. maybe i should take a chance? haha
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009 05:16:31 AM »

I def. recommend oil paints... after the break when I went back to school and had art and we were going acyrlic paints I was horrible because I was so used to oil paints...
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2009 09:48:30 AM »

you can get your acrylics to act more like oil by adding retarding medium to them. I like the way you handled her eyes. For where cloth covers forms (like her nose)think of the form (nose) still being there, but the mask is just covering it. As is her nose stops where the fabric starts.
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2009 04:07:01 PM »

you can get your acrylics to act more like oil by adding retarding medium to them. I like the way you handled her eyes. For where cloth covers forms (like her nose)think of the form (nose) still being there, but the mask is just covering it. As is her nose stops where the fabric starts.

I tried retarder for my last art project (not this painting)... It really didn't do anything for me, in some instances I actually had more retarder than paint, and nope, no luck whatsoever. It is hard to see in the picture taken, but I did attempt to create the shape of her nose covered by the cloth, but I understand that it is not noticeable. This oil painting is one of my favourites regardless... and I was pretty happy with it, being as it was one of my first in oils.
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