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Saint No.33 by Doc-Hammer Saint No.33 by Doc-Hammer
Oil on canvas.
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jeremywallaceFineArt Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I like the emotion and circle behind the figure
RedFireD0g Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely stunning!
stoopsolo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
wimpy3 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work! Love the Rembrandt look to it! Awesome dark tones :)
aberry89 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Do you use models, or pictures? Or do you start with a picture and then kind of start doing your own thing?

I love the skin textures, you get a sense of the transparency, and I love the gentle folds in her neck, so beautifully done.
cheekycherub Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Galti-Kadlin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Well done, Mr.Hammer. This one is probably me favorite. Kudos.
DecoPinkDingo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
i love the solemn look in her face..its touching
i have such a terrible problem with oils, so i respect anyone that can wield them well, and you sir, do
i'm no art professor but this is a lovely painting. the skin if stands out so well against the green.
the head seems a tad to small but i'm sure you've caught that if its true.
very impressive work<3
vityso Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
you dont like the female who smile?is, fascination, but sad.
Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
I love females who smile. But I don't want a painting of one. I like Twizzlers, but I don't want a painting of red licorice... Ya know what I mean?
vityso Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
Sadness is a human feeling,a condition of the person.
People don´t accept the sometime they have jealousy, envy, but the sadness be marc in the face, easy the to see,sometimes not,sometimes like a smal light in the eye,but who have all ways don´t now to ride.
The smile is liberator ,but to much is fake,the sadness is purification.
For me only a true artists now how paint that.
And you now.

i´m never did ask samething foolishness like that apology.

thanks for "reply"
NMartinez Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Nice use of the green.
ZepherFish Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Respectfully Jonathan
glossolaliablack Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
This is the first time I've seen this one. It has hints of Botticelli.
theamericancliche Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
ah, I just discovered how famously famous you are. feedback- hah!
Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Well, that shouldn't make you change your original (and extra flattering) opinion of me. I mean, I'm famous (that's a laugh) for making cartoons, not portraits. In the world of portraiture I'm still a little nobody with a head full of dreams and a greasy brain.
theamericancliche Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Ha, imagine this.

Well, for clarification purposes, my opinion hasn't changed. The notion that you are a bumptious super-star, however, has undergone a few modifications. I have been swiftly put in my place! Never again will I put it above the (famously famous) Doc-Hammer to respond to blips from fellow, not quite as famously famous dA blippers. Thanks for the response. It turns out that there is a human back there, or at least a well-oiled cerebellum.
theamericancliche Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
wow, absolutely gorgeous model and brushwork.
the expression is perfectly captured.
I am envious of your talent.
Laika83 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
manifestartist Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
Hey Doc! Big Fan of the venture bros... just came across your page through the venture bros. wikipedia entry. Read your tips on painting and you really inspired me to pick up the brush again... i also do oils and must say your work is quite moving. it has a real old master feel to it. Not many so-called artists even attempt oils anymore and in contrast to the venture brothers stuff it shows an incredible range... it makes me feel less alone in the world, at a time that seems rather senseless and cruel... thanks for the inspiration.
incubo13 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing have a great use of lights and shadows.. a true painter ;) congrats...i totaly liked your work, its a shame i havent had the chance to meet you in the last year San Diego Comic Con
etchesketcher Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Beautiful work! Love it!
Miss-Freak-of-Nature Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
rarely seen beauty of sadness...
ZaliaPieva Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
it has such a tender touch.
Yamenja Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
Really beautiful work.

Madinina-ruff Featured By Owner May 30, 2005   Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! I love the way you've used chiaroscuro and let just enough light . Your painting skills are just amazing.
mystikbubbles Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005
i was wondering how much time in average you spend on a painting...
kiyoshite Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2005
def prefer the darker palette, more limited tone but feels more exquisite, more masterful in fact more like the old masters' works
undisclosed Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2005
the greens work really well here... they're almost a jeweltone emerald... the shading on her face is very effective in conveying the pensive, almost melancholy mood... i also like how subtle the "halo" is..
p0izun Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2004
In all honesty, I've never seen oil on canvas without noticing any mask markings- great technique.
Professional composition, use of hue and contrast, proportion...the morose expression upon the woman's face is both impressive and moving. In need of words, this is an instant favourite.
Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2005
What are mask markings? This is just paintbrush and paint... Am I missing out on something?
p0izun Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005
Oil paint often leaves a rather rough mark of individual brush strokes- ie "mask markings".
Mostly-Ink Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004
I also have a comment if you would ~ it's not the head angle or proportion that bothers me in this portrait, but the left [side] of her neck that doesn't correspond with the shoulder... I'd change the angle of the shadow of this side of the neck and soften up the contrast... as it really "jumps" out of its place..

... very good piece overall, no doubt that the owner values it a lot ...
and you are right, this is a very "picturesque" type of a face she has!
AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Its incredible.
caitiecometrue Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004
i thank you for being someone who can represent holiness in reality, in something palpable and vulnerable.
Maybe I just needed a break from studying from my Art History Final, but after staring for hours at eighty religiously minded italian renaissance pieces, this was a welcome diversion that reminds me all the talent in the world was not used up by the old masters, and that the familiar can be just as sacred as that which is deified.
You channel something very deep and quiet here. and it's all the more precious for that.
yasanagi Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004
This is excellent, the lights, the shadows, and her expression its very great, but I think the head its a little big, or maybe it's my perspective... but well it's just a comment ;)

You got great things in here... keep the good art
psychopathetic Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004
how long did that take to dry...?
Draiochtge Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004   Photographer
thank you so much for the inspiration.
poisonpetals Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004  Professional Filmographer
omg. you should get more comments than this. I've never seen anyone do such wonderful paintings that look SO realistic. It made me think this was a photograph as well as many others said. I could NEVER do that. Keep up the fantastic work
alexiuss Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004
Impeccable shades and realism! good show!
PinkTractorbeam Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004
wow, this is very beautiful the shadow and light is amazing and the realism is...astounding. great pose too, i love the pout of her lips

....oh my....shes wearing a shirt ;)
DeLaV Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004
I love this calm but somehow weak loking mediterranean face.
Yes she is a saint, there's no doubt!

SonoRussa Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004
westwardcloud Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004
i like this one better..
such gorgeous work..
Callith Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004
Her eyes and mouth give a solid expression, and the light source is almost tangible. Very nice work.

However her head does look a tad out of proportion to the rest of her body. It seems maybe a little big?

I'm no expert painter, and I'm definetly not the authority on human anatomy, so please don't take this personally. I jsut try to leave helpful comments when I do.

Nonetheless, this is a masterful painting.
Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004
That painting is done and sold. Can't do much about it now, ya know. But anatomy is something that we all struggle with. I can't imagine a day that I will not step back from one of my paintings and go "What the?"

The head is large because she is lurching forward (slumped), and this is an issue of very delicate foreshortening. I thought it was successful... But I can see where you would be kinda weirded out by it.
Callith Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004
Oh no worries. =)

I was almost sure the reason was perspective, but that's not something I'm great at in the first place. =P You pulled it off 1000% better than I could've, taking into consideration I can't/don't paint.

I've been trying to do a picture with a first person view of someone reasching up to the sky. Naturall their lower arm is going to be the widest part even though 'normally' the hand would be. It's just because it's closer that it's bigger.

Grats on daily deviation by the way. If it weren't for that I may have never seen your gallery. Either way the painting is superb. =)
Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004
Oh... I see what you are talking about now. Yeah, ya see, her body is at a 45 degree from the easel. She tuned her head towards me. So perspective makes her shoulders look small and that is where the head issue comes into play... Ya see what I mean? It's a dark painting and a shitty photograph. If you saw the real painting, I doubt you would have had that problem. Ya see why I paint women in bras? If you saw the architecture in her chest, you would know in an instant the angle of her body... That's why I paint them (Well... There are many reasons, that one is a new one) But thanks for the "hey, watch out"... I was kinda confused there for a bit.
stupidgirl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004   Photographer
This is beautiful. I love the emotion in this, and the darkness to it really is outstanding. You are very talented! :clap:
HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I truely love the emotion captured in this piece. I also love the haloish thing in the back. It's beautiful. *slaps forhead* Gah. Sorry, I don't articulate well.
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