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Saint No.44 by Doc-Hammer Saint No.44 by Doc-Hammer
I made this with paint.

All of my shit is done "as life" (I put that in quotes to make it seem like a fancy art term). So, if it is a picture of a head and shoulders, it is the size of a head and shoulders. No... Not the shampoo, actual head and shoulders.

Got a clearer picture this time. You can almost see the brushwork. That's what it's all about. That is why I paint... To get that surface. That effortless surface. It's almost got a name... "Sprezzatura".

If I got anywhere close to my goal, this should look like I just tossed this out. As if I put little effort into producing it. Ya know "Just a little trifle I coughed up in an afternoon." But between you and me, it was the result of grueling labor, loss of sleep, ego-crushing self criticism, and more hours than I can remember.
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cordsbrennan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
john-clark-33 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
dude making it look like you effortlessly splashed it onto the surface is a labour of love that many viewers do not understand i struggle to achieve that half finished careless look (for want of better vocab) every time ;)
Normandtoulouse Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the beautiful work
BonyStark Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautifull, I feel sadness when I look this work, incredible.
pirobot Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
You crawled up inside the canvas and painted with light from under the surface.
JosephThomas Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
I believe that this is the painting that Stephanie showed me on her phone. I could not recognize it as being her until she showed me a photo of herself from the time that you painted her. In case you didn't know she is quite proud of this painting!   I found it to be powerful and beautiful.  
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist
LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Quite expressive and impressive. Oi.
bkibris Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Caravaggio like to me. Congrats
wimke Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very expressive portraits , congrats !
ClaeFaece Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Damn Doc, why do you have to be so good at everything? This is gorgeous. Everything about it. Gorgeous.
You mister Hammer fill me with such feelings of inferiority.
4number4 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
It worked as you intended! Great work! Hard to get that particular expression...
HanaGalal Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
no need to mention how outstanding this piece is...what's your palette?
CorinaWan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I love this. Just magnificent.
MOHSENSEPEHRI Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Wow !!wonderful painting so many texture shading and real
aeonsiege Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice piece! :D
SRudy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured [link] :heart:
Sabinzart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really gorgeous !
pillox Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Remus09 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow really impressive, great work!
legends3 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Artistic expression...a form of self torture? Nah, far too much satisfaction upon completion!
kakobrutus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Featured here [link]
duytter Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very good work Doc, the warm color and contrast are well done, it's a master painting :)
skeetermagoo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
I dare not presume to know what she is thinking, but this painting makes me want to try
femaleartlover Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
a beautiful painting!
Joy :clap:
SteveLB Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
So true... and people think us artists don't do any work!
A-Falcon-Velazquez Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
You cracked my up with the shampoo thing, as for the rest of your comment, I really admire such a devoted passion for transcending yourself. Magnificent artwork, I love it.
cherryorion Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
I just fell into this, little Lolita girl; working things out... Very beautiful piece, I can't imagine wrenching something like that out of my soul but I would certainly like to.x
sarah-menard Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Amazing. I love the expression. :)
SuddenlyPeaches Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Yeah, that's what I like about art - the ego-crushing, self criticism, loss of sleep, and grueling labor. I guess that's why I don't have a single painting of mine anymore. The last time I really tried to paint something nice I got into a bit of trouble when I let a girl who I will not describe as a friend put me up to painting two girls, eh, holding hands. That would have been high school many moons ago. I especially am put off by those uneven thin spots where you can tell what one has reeeeeally been working on versus the stuff that needs to be filled in gracefully. It frightens me to the point of only doing really chickenshit stuff like pencil etc, which I love.

Your flesh tones are outstanding to my eye, as is the hair and the expression captured. It is good enough to make you worthy even without your blessed good fortune.

Do more.

- and while you are better at guitar than many people, keep your day job. Art loves you, believe it or not. It may not feed you, but... you get the picture.
Hope I don't regret this in the morning.
Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Dude, the "day job" you want me to keep is writing the Venture Bros. This painting shit is "my old job", and the music is "my other job". And really, this "keep your day job" shit isn't polite. If you don't like my music, don't listen to it, but don't tell me what my job is till you're paying me. Till then... my job.
SuddenlyPeaches Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
I'm sorry. I meant I really liked your art, and that was a tragic choice of words. I'm sorry.
Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
weirdalace Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
this is amazing. very nice job
aichan25 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this!
AyanAyzodei Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011   General Artist
tremendous calibre, I..L.O.V.E.
JacquelineRae Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
There's so much tension in the face yet the model still looks absolutely beautiful. I love the way oil painters know how to use weird combinations of colors to create a realistic and convincing skin tone. Very cool!
thescottishdime Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
when the uninitiated find out you paint ,they say things like,'thats nice...'
its not. its more like fight club. or shit wrestling demons.
I hope you never achieve your goal of "Just a little trifle I coughed up in an afternoon."
thescottishdime Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
people who dont know say, 'oh you paint. thats nice..' Its not nice. its like fight club.or wrestling demons
Mike3008 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
You have been featured here: [link] :)
onlygoodart Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
dash18 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
this is amazing, i love ur style. has a nice texture too
tdesigns-tdd Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
HOLY CRAP! I just shat in my pants, this is amazing!
littleamp Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student
Hopefully you are still doing new work? yes? This painting makes my heart flutter...
MorganRoseRua Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
your my hero.
thick-mcrunfast Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love this - i can relate.

"If I got anywhere close to my goal, this should look like I just tossed this out. As if I put little effort into producing it. Ya know "Just a little trifle I coughed up in an afternoon." But between you and me, it was the result of grueling labor, loss of sleep, ego-crushing self criticism, and more hours than I can remember."
Hanibani Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
evusha Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Student Interface Designer
fantastic:wow: absolutely love the colours and the atmosphere!!
thatkiddkarie Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
amazing. i love the facial expression
qbeno Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
I love the mood in all your work... it reminds me of Pietro Annigoni
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