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Another practice trying to get myself used to oil paints. I've found doing quick 8x10 paintings to experiment is extremely helpful and very fun :D

I wanted to try doing high contrast and bright colors, I wasn't sure if I could achieve the same bold colors traditionally as I can digitally but... I can! I did some bright color washes underneath, I think they helped.

I'm off to the art store today to get more colors as my current oil palette is kind of limited. Oil painting is so fun! I think I may look for some wood panels or masonite at the art store so I can do something a little more finished than a sketch on canvas paper :D


Windsor & Newton Artists' Oil Color
2-3 hours
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:iconjbrown500:
jbrown500 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! :-))
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:iconartabstraction:
ARTabstraction Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!!!
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:iconradiantwingz:
RadiantWingz Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Artist
Beautiful!! I got some oil paint for Christmas and I don't really know how to use them so can you make some tutorials if its no problem?
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Taipanart Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
motivational, cool work
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KOKOsArt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional
It looks great:-D
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:icondisentangled-dreams:
Disentangled-Dreams Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. Love her eyes.
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:iconmeme54321anime:
meme54321anime Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing so cool
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theJuj Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it. The tint of blue from the background in her skin is beautiful and she is so outgoing that she might hop out of the painting
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:icontheadornedvalkyrie:
theadornedvalkyrie Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
CUTE! She's like a fire sprite. :)
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:iconramblinrose1111:
Ramblinrose1111 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Well Done!
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:iconpupilpainter:
pupilpainter Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
how beautiful
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soccerchic7 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
I agree with veganchick11!
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:iconcorgi85:
Corgi85 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow thats awsome!
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:iconarichan027:
ARIchan027 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student General Artist
whoa!! this amazing even though you say its practice. i would love to be this good at oil. i am just starting. the skin tones are amazing. i have too many compliments to say about this. amazing. :D
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AlineMendes Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
it's so beautiful, the colors are realli bright here and is difficult to get it with tradicional media. =D
also I could like to ask you how is the stuff you use to photograph your tradicional paintings.
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veganchik11 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
wow! I can't even begin to describe how beautiful this is! Beautiful shading! :)
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torshten Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Omg, its excentric and calm at the same time, i love it, it really catch ur eyes! Im totally drowning in hers :D
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:iconpaz-mania:
Paz-Mania Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Thats amazing! i actually just started using oil paints lol this is good inspiration :P
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:iconsoulfulsight:
soulfulSIGHT Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
that's so beautiful! I love how you did the lips and eyes :D
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:iconcorinne-22:
corinne-22 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
very good
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:iconkazuhiro-sama:
Kazuhiro-Sama Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student General Artist
I like how three-dimensional this looks. I looks like she's surfacing from the background. :)
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R-e-n-n-a-t Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
this is simply stunning! a quick practice, you say? pleeeese tell me how you blended the skin tones so well?
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:iconlilia-xillia-chan:
Lilia-Xillia-chan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
pretty
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:icontanyalerner:
TanyaLerner Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
nice!
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:iconcharmed016:
charmed016 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>w< love it soo much! I got into oil painting last year and im in love with it =)
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:iconharimaskull:
HarimaSkull Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
magnific
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:iconone2oblivion:
one2oblivion Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
cool
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:icongato-en-el-tejado:
gato-en-el-tejado Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Practice?!!! that's awesome. show me how to practice!
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:iconestephanita:
estephanita Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Student General Artist
could you possible teach me everything you know?
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:iconlevismithart:
LeviSmithArt Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
that is bad ass!
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:iconziggyman:
Ziggyman Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Congratulations, is a very pretty painting.
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Lainiexox Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, I like your : D face in the corner of the painting. For some reason, anyone with bright red hair and big eyes reminds me of Ariel the mermaid. Great job painting with oil!
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AsatorArise Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
wow this is awesome, colour is great light and dark contrast is great also :D
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:iconkikitue:
kikitue Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Oooh, this one looks like it's comming out of the paper!

kikitue xx
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:iconrockinxgirl:
rockinxgirl Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
amazing!!!!
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Canfex Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
Looks awesome! :D
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:iconnixle:
Nixle Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
woow.. i wish i cud use oil paint good as u..
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:iconinfrunitas:
Infrunitas Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
striking eyes and powerful coloring! I truly hope life and everything in it has been going well since our last encounter, my friend.
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:iconthaddeous:
thaddeous Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Amazing colors. I was instantly drawn to this piece (pun intended after-the-fact).
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demonicandefiant Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Well shit, I wish MY practice looked something like that
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:iconbrokenviolet:
BrokenViolet Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
awesome, you're talented, I wish I could do something like this!! :clap:
so amazing!
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:iconcoppy-cat:
coppy-cat Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
wow thats so dame good
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:iconsnowkiwi:
snowkiwi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Oh my bad. I thought you said you were starting an art store, rather than going to the art store. Hee-hee-hee.
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:iconsnowkiwi:
snowkiwi Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Go girl. I think starting oil paintings is smart, it's something you can do right away, and make an income off what you love to do. Follow through with the plan. It's common to see a person who talks about what he/she wants to do, but not a lot who follow through. I think you'll do it. Goodluck.
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:iconmelllic:
melllic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Wow, beautiful!
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:iconpixiecute:
pixiecute Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Really 3-D and her eyes are luminously gorgeous...
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:iconalishka:
alishka Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Your use of paint is amazingly well handled in this piece. Have you ever tried using a colored gesso, or a strong acrylic color as an underpainting? It adds a real kick to the overall composition.
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SophieBuckley Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oil practice? More like oil MASTERPIECE. :meow:
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SchwarzerEngel18 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Very good! I Like her eyes and her lips,great details.
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Lukos-PNP Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh my...that's awesome!
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