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Cees. by simone4390 Cees. by simone4390
From life in acrylic paint.
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UraHameshi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Interface Designer
You have a lot of talent, this one looks awesome!
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AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
I love the monotone colors you used in this portrait. Brilliant. I love your brush strokes and use of lines. You really get a sense of the age of this man, I love his expression.
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djemilahgordon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always wonder how artists such as you can create such detailed work with those tick, bold brushtrokes :D
and even with the dark b/g and overall tones, you still managed to separate him and have a wide enough range of tones to define his features :) :)
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JacksonDaniell Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
wow very nice I'm impressed by the plajes you used on the face and how they seem to share a characteristic with the lines on the shirt
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j-miel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Loving the thick brush strokes. :D
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talkin2wallz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
this is beautifulll!!!
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KRMayer Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Just let me say, I very much like your portraits. You sense of value and keen seeing skills are impressive.

I decided on this piece because the mark making appealed to me, its worked thickly and with energy. The blocks of color work strongly to it's advantage and the texture of the drier strokes is very nice. The only drawback is I feel you're limiting yourself to much to what you see. Here are a couple of my favorite modern figure painters (that you may already know): [link] [link] [link] Particularly, Savillie. Modifying the size of your stroke to distinguish point of focus, and when you use color, to push what you see, exaggerate more and become unbound.

All of the really positive things I'm seeing in this piece are what I think I'd want to see pushed a little more in your other works. I feel that Anna Roosevelt, this one, and the tunnel are some of your stronger and more distinguished works because they carry more of yourself, a little more play.
You could do anything you wanted with the chops you've demonstrated in those pieces, and I think pushing for experimentation (such as the collage element in your untitled piece) is all I would recommend.
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simone4390 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I recognize what you say. The aim is not to be stuck to what we see precisely, but meanwhile keep credible. That is why the painters you mentioned are my favourites too.
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EcclecticRed Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the technique used in this work =D I can see the emotion in the man's face, I love it =D
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CJJohn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I feel the need to share how everyone else feels: your brush strokes are perfect. Love it!
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MisunderstoodWombat Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Really good brushstrokes! I love your style! :)
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Artistic-dribbles Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
I like the big thick strokes, minimal amount but it adds up to look so detailed!
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simone4390 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. There are very much details indeed.
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Geiru Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist
whoa, i love this, the strokes are amazing. :)
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Last-Man-On-Earth Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A good piece, his expression gives me a sense that he is content or something... perhaps its just me. Good work :)
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simone4390 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. He is a nice, friendly and happy man indeed. I have portraied him a couple of times.
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Last-Man-On-Earth Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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digiit Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
really good job, :heart:
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MikePomery Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Sometimes it is harder NOT to blend than it is to blend. Most times actually. You have shown excellent restraint and therefore excellent skill in producing this piece.
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simone4390 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That is right. But when you paint with acrylic paint, blending is not possible.
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MikePomery Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
It 'sort of' is, but it's more of a chisel brush and luck approach. Acrylic dries too quick to be workable like oils are.
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simone4390 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That is right.
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dip-sheet-tai-poh Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
very expressive, even if the image has a "scattered" feel, due to the wide and very noticeable brush strokes. I like it. :nod:
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Identifyed-Khaos Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student Photographer
I love your style, it's amazing and unique
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simone4390 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thank you
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MoonlightMysteria Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here :rose:
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amyjiao Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
i love the shapes you've created. i kinda wish the background was darkest on the left so there's more of a separation and his face would pop out more. keep up the good work!
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simone4390 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thank you
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KModdities Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my! You have so much skill for acrylic. This piece is so expressive, and you can clearly tell where the source of light is coming from. It's wonderful. Was this originally in black and white?
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simone4390 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. I made a sketch in charcoal and painted him in black and white only.
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KModdities Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It really is beautiful. I imagine black and white being a little more difficult. And the fact that you were able to do it so perfectly just adds more to say about your skill.
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simone4390 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Black and white is much easier. I only have to determine which spaces are light and which are dark. And not which have a warm and which have a cold colour. I am glad you like it.
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diamondkitty1979 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
This is amazing. I really dig the amount of expression this piece has! The light source is great, with shadow falling in just the right place~~
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simone4390 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you
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diamondkitty1979 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Your welcome!
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forgetwhatwedid Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
I think this is my favorite of yours. I'm no art expert but I feel there is so much emotion in the face... Awesome job :)
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kidspatula Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you have a really nice impressionist style. The character in this portrait really comes through with every stroke :)
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Jess-Ko Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible!! :clap:
very impressive that you did it from life!
I Love how amazingly you did the shadings and highlights!

Great work!! :hug: Keep it up!!
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TranceNova Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Wow... you have really well conveyed this piece. It is full of emotion, well painted.
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simone4390 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thank you
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sundayykota Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is perfect. Your use of practically all colors from black to white really makes this painting special. The texture and lighting just top it all off.

This is very well done!
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist
Looks impressionistic with the rough brush strokes, yet the features are well defined.
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fridouw Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured here :heart:
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simone4390 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Interesting, all those interpretations of dramatic.
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AraBellaDonna Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
Wow, I love the texture in this. I'm surprised it is done with acrylic- it looks like oil! Very well done
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simone4390 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. I have painted many layers in acrylic, so it gets easier and easier to paint with thick paint.
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aakti Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
very good indeed!
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nadda1984 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Very nicely done!
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DreamOfWaking Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
The monochrome palette is wonderful for this piece. Wonderful texture, it really gives depth the the man's face. I love the look in his eyes. Very expressive. Beautiful, beautiful work.
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simone4390 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :heart:
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