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FoxHoundQueen
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« on: 03-01-2012 03:04 »

I just finished this painting today and had to share! It's oil on canvas, 24"x30".



I sketched her out freehand, then traced that sketch onto clear acetate and used an overhead projector to then transfer the image onto the canvas. Here are a few in-progress shots too, just for the heck of it.


First colors--the off-white of her shirt, and the purples in her hair and gun.


Black and a couple of the shades of blue added here.

Comments and critiques welcome!
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #1 on: 03-01-2012 03:09 »

Very nice. I think it turned out great!

Well done. smile
El-Man

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« Reply #2 on: 03-01-2012 04:29 »

Lovely. Where are you gonna hang it?
FoxHoundQueen
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« Reply #3 on: 03-01-2012 07:10 »

Lovely. Where are you gonna hang it?

This might sound weird, but I actually painted her for my bathroom, since it's done in a similar turquoise/purple/white scheme.
Tachyon

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« Reply #4 on: 03-01-2012 07:26 »


Great job!

Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #5 on: 03-01-2012 08:31 »

Brilliant work. I really dislike working with paints, but that's because I worked with them when I had no concept of how to create dimension in things, and our paint was cheap. I should give it another go and paint some stuff up for my room. What brand of paints did you use for this? The paints look like they go on fairly smoothly to your canvas from your photos.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #6 on: 03-01-2012 17:34 »

Holy crap that is nice! big grin
Zmithy

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« Reply #7 on: 03-01-2012 18:30 »

Really nicely done!

I like the stage-by-stage you gave too. smile
Lucy

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« Reply #8 on: 03-01-2012 18:48 »

This is lovely! The blue skin looks great. smile
FoxHoundQueen
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« Reply #9 on: 03-01-2012 19:21 »

Brilliant work. I really dislike working with paints, but that's because I worked with them when I had no concept of how to create dimension in things, and our paint was cheap. I should give it another go and paint some stuff up for my room. What brand of paints did you use for this? The paints look like they go on fairly smoothly to your canvas from your photos.

I used student grade Winsor & Newton oil paints. The secret to getting them to go on smoothly to the canvas is to do your first layers with the paint very thoroughly diluted with mineral spirits (or your paint thinner of choice; I used mineral spirits). I kept the paint fairly "watery" all throughout, which led to the very smooth application. This was actually only like my second time working with oils. I was scared of them for the longest time because they seemed so thick and permanent! But they are much easier to work with than I expected.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #10 on: 03-01-2012 20:43 »

Absolutely fantastic. You have re-created the already brilliant image faultlessly, and I'm sure it'll look great in your bathroom!...
Tastes Like Fry

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« Reply #11 on: 03-01-2012 22:42 »
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That is damn awesome! You going to do more or just Leela?

EDIT: Are you doing this thing for to sell? Cause if you are...

FoxHoundQueen
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« Reply #12 on: 03-02-2012 09:33 »

That is damn awesome! You going to do more or just Leela?

EDIT: Are you doing this thing for to sell? Cause if you are...

For the right price, I might be tempted to do another one, or take a special request. However, it's important to keep in mind that oils can take up to a week to dry, so any painting would take a couple weeks to complete.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #13 on: 03-03-2012 01:21 »

Don't sell copies. Part of the coolness of that painting is that you made it for you and there's no other like it.

Or at least, if you're going to sell copies, sell prints. Thataway yours is still sorta unique (I'd be tempted to buy a print).
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #14 on: 03-03-2012 01:24 »

I've never used oils. I've only worked with acrylics but it's nice to know the process/brand you used. Thank you for sharing! big grin
Bendersfan1221

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« Reply #15 on: 03-03-2012 01:25 »

Wow that is amazingly done. I'm jealous of your skills.
FoxHoundQueen
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« Reply #16 on: 03-03-2012 21:16 »

I've never used oils. I've only worked with acrylics but it's nice to know the process/brand you used. Thank you for sharing! big grin

I used oils only because I suck at remixing colors after the paint has already dried (a problem with acrylics since they dry so quick) and knew that the oil paints I mixed would stay wet long enough for me to work on this in layers, but if you're good at working quickly or mixing the same color again at a later time, acrylics are fine too!
tyraniak

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« Reply #17 on: 03-04-2012 16:40 »

great job, keep it up
Sabrina Leela

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« Reply #18 on: 04-29-2012 02:55 »

this was beautiful!!
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #19 on: 04-29-2012 03:52 »

Indeed it was!I still can't tell the difference! Anyway, welcome to PEEL Sabrina! Tell us about yourself.
mctc

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« Reply #20 on: 07-26-2012 07:41 »

This thing is amazing!

REally reminds me of the old WPA posters. I feel like it could have some quote about ray gun safety or something like that.

LIke this
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