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« on: February 05, 2014 09:50:37 PM »

"You got a gypsy soul to blame and you were born for leavin."

This painting is a recreation of a photo I took of a good friend of mine that I absolutely LOVE! It's my third attempt at using watercolours and is just on paper.

I wanted to challenge my artistic abilities with this piece so I gave myself a limited timeline. I hoped that by doing this I wouldn't pay so much attention to minor details and concentrate more on capturing the emotion of the photograph. It ended up taking me about 3 and a half hours to finish. All in all, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014 01:29:11 AM »

Wow. As soon as I pick my jaw up off the floor, I will be back with you.
That is totally amazing. Very beautiful. I hope that you plan to make prints of it...lithographs.
As in limited editions? Signed and numbered.
If I could do this type of work...I think I would move into a deep freezer. {Your colder weather thing  Cheesy}
I love your shading on the drapes, I love your texture in the hair, I love the cute and playful pose of your subject. I don't quite understand the tattoo...but I am sure it has some meaning there. Your colors are wonderful. Your perspective is spot on. {But I notice you hid the hands  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy} Those are hard to draw. More poses to them then facial emotions, for sure. I have tried portraits, but gave up in frustration. I am wowed and amazed by your skills. I would definately want this on one of my walls. She looks very flirty. I think you captured the effect well.

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014 01:26:41 PM »

 I think it's fantastic! I love the strong color and expression. Amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014 09:02:34 AM »

Thank you both for your comments Cheesy

stillatthetop, I did consider making prints of this piece! I've never made prints from my artwork before so I don't even know where to get started Huh

I used a photograph that I took of a good friend of mine as the subject for this painting. She actually has that tattoo on her shoulder and I liked how it contrasted with the drapery and emotion in the photograph... I thought that it added an edgy touch to the image. Her tattoo is inspired by the song "Bad Fish" by Sublime.

I was also lucky in that her hands weren't showing in the original photo! Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014 09:21:18 AM »

This turned out fabulous, way to rock the watercolour! 
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014 10:09:46 PM »

GORGEOUS! both the imagery and the execution are really lovely.
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IndigoCharm
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2015 07:21:36 PM »

Beautiful. I wish my third attempt with watercolour went this well. Tongue
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