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Art-Fashion-History Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Joseph Christian Leyendecker style! Very beautiful!!!
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PilesOfStuff Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   Digital Artist
You have a great technique! I really like the skin tones and rough brush strokes, awesome :)
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Aohmin Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Her face and expression are simply stunning !! And her global style's really cool too *_*
Awesome work !
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plumbline Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Are you secretly J.C. Leyendecker? (P.s. that's the greatest compliment I could give)
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eclecticnovice Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
So pretty. I'm actually going to be learning oils soon. Have any tips for me?
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Start with big brushes, end with small ones. Similarly, start with big shapes and end with small ones. Try not to get too caught up in detail and always keep the big picture in mind. 
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eclecticnovice Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Thank you so much.
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rkamal-art Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awesome!
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ThanasisTzortzis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This one reminds me of J.C.LeyNdecker! The subtle change of color within natural borders is really worth seeing!What an essence!
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dkdelicious Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Reminds me of JC Leyendecker!  Good Work!!
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9spark Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013   Digital Artist
This is just amazing.Great brushwork.
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Quorton Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, really cool! Reminds me of JC Leyendecker's style!:happybounce: 
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Beautiful!
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Always a pleasure.
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helloheath Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
love that hair! wish i could get mine to do that
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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sydneytyler Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Outstanding... Your paintings always seem to snag my attention. :clap:

I'm curious. How long does it generally take to complete your oil portraits (like this one for example)? And do you have any tips for a novice oil painter? :aww:
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I revised this a couple of times, which is not normal for me. Generally, I don't spend more than a day on a portrait, usually a few hours. I think you'll have an easier time with oils working dark to light. It's hard to get darks in over something lighter.
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sydneytyler Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're quite welcome. Ah, I see. I believe working on a painting for no more than a few hours to a day is called "alla prima?" Correct me if Im wrong... I've been wanting to practice doing a portrait within a time limit, but I haven't decided how to go about it. Painting with oils, especially in one sitting, is a bit of a foreign concept to me.
By the way, thank you for the advice. I'll be sure to remember that. :thanks:
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Something like that. Alla prima, also called direct painting, just means painting wet into wet, basically attempting to make a finished painting in one go. No underpaintings, layers, or glazing needed. Given the time it take for oil to dry, it's the easiest way I've found to work. That's not to say you can't go back and correct things that need fixing later. That's the great thing about oils, there are so many ways to use them. 

More advice: One way you can tackle a painting quickly is to first use the biggest brush you're comfortable with, then switch to something smaller in the areas you want more detail in. Also, try not to think of painting as filling in a drawing(if you start with a drawing), but as drawing itself. You're actually drawing color shapes with paint. I highly recommend Richard Schmid's book "Alla Prima" if this style grabs you.
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sydneytyler Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, my. You gave me so much more insight than I was expecting, haha. I'll be sure to give your suggestions about the brush sizes a try. And as for viewing oil painting as a "drawing"- that was precisely my main issue with my technique. I was using oil as just another media to fill and shade in a sketch instead of using the oil as a sketch in itself. Thanks for helping me realize it. (I just search Schmid's book- he's brilliant.)

I truly appreciate you taking the time to write such a helpful response.
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem. I'm glad I could be of help. 
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ChocolateSun Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Nice colour choices, and lovely rendering of the hair. :)
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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el-douglas Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow this is amazing!
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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el-douglas Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
don't mention it :thumbsup:
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hau Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooooooh delightful. :iconcannotevenplz:
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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zombryn Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Seriously beautiful work :)
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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yarjyajr Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Larger and more detailed than before. I liked.
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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PlutoniumPresumtuide Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, I love the androgyny of her. 
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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PlutoniumPresumtuide Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome~! <3 
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Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
one of my favorites from you.
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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52HertzWhale Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Whoa! Really digging the new style you've got here! It's a lot smoother than your other style, which doesn't mean your other style was bad (far from it), but it's different. A very good different. I like it; keep it up!
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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RanmaCMH Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
First of all, this is beautiful.  Secondly, did you ever play the old Laura Bow Sierra game "The Dagger of Amon Ra?"  Because this looks like it could have been inspired by those character head shots. (which, in turn, were inspired by J.C. Leyendecker of course….)
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. Never played Laura Bow, but I see the resemblance.
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Kcici Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist
I love the contrast of the ribbon and her hair from the background, as it gets you to look at the whole picture while her eyes pulls you in even further.
Great work as always.:D
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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GoombaPie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Reminds me of the KT Tunstall song "Black Silk Ribbon"
The lyrics even includes lines saying that the woman in the song tied it around her throat.
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VampireHungerStrike Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Interesting connection.
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GoombaPie Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
:)
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