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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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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.  
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow
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LittleWolfDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Quite expressive and impressive. Oi.
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bkibris Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Caravaggio like to me. Congrats
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wimke Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very expressive portraits , congrats !
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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.
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4number4 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
It worked as you intended! Great work! Hard to get that particular expression...
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HanaGalal Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
no need to mention how outstanding this piece is...what's your palette?
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CorinaWan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I love this. Just magnificent.
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MOHSENSEPEHRI Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Wow !!wonderful painting so many texture shading and ...so real
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