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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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Wow
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LittleWolfDreamer Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Quite expressive and impressive. Oi.
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bkibris Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Caravaggio like to me. Congrats
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wimke Jul 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very expressive portraits , congrats !
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:iconclaefaece:
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.
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:icon4number4:
It worked as you intended! Great work! Hard to get that particular expression...
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HanaGalal Dec 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
no need to mention how outstanding this piece is...what's your palette?
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:iconcorinawan:
I love this. Just magnificent.
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:iconmohsensepehri:
Wow !!wonderful painting so many texture shading and ...so real
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aeonsiege Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice piece! :D
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