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Saint No.49 by Doc-Hammer Saint No.49 by Doc-Hammer
Oil on Canvas, 28.5" x 22"

Last one I feel like posting from the show I had up in October. And yes, it's blurry as all get-out. I didn't take this photo so I can't really get up the steam necessary to properly complain about it. I know that people like to ask for a "full view please". But you would do well to keep looking at the small one. The big one really shows off the fine out of focus quality I NEVER want.

I think it's No.49. I lost count a while back. Whatever, honestly... Like it matters. The sitter's name is Buick. Like the car. And she assures me that it is a name that her parents gave her. Great name, but it does not end there. She is also an amazing person. Clothing designer I believe. Sitters like her make my job slightly less horific.

I like the painting, but I am too puddle-panted (Made that one up just now. Not sure of its definition) from the gallery show and Venture Brothers stuff to get into any of the specifics.

Hey, guess what... I haven't painted in like a week. Ask me if that is something that I am happy about. Don't bother, I'll just tell ya. No. I wish I was painting. But second season is calling, and I must answer that call. Can't just take a message. No sir! Gotta tippy-type the hot (to moderately) funny.
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pirobot Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Making comparisons in Art is cruel and reflects a lack of understanding of the process of producing Art.

I am feeling cruel today, and I don't know nuthiin'

John Singer Sarget.

Yeah, I went there.
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GlamorousInsanity Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
One day, I want to be able to paint as well as you do.
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folksong Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
fat over lean? or do you have a different techiuqe?
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Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
No, that's pretty solid technique, and makes for a painting that dries with more stability.
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supah-com Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
her blonde hair actually comes off as a 'color' from the putty-colored background, icy cool bra & matching eyes. I like these oasis-es of color (of course the painting is superb). She seems chilly. I hope you had a space heater for your model - lol.
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voodoomuffin Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Her hands are beautiful.
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jnpa90 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Brother im painter too im mexican!! i want to ask you if your woork is of the nature persons or by photo?
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FetalFather Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Well, Mr. hammer, I've been trying to gather my thoughts on your Saints since I discovered your page a couple of months ago. Firstly, I have to say that anatomically, these women are beautful and lighting-wise, glorious. I even love the thickness of these works. Emotionally, though, I'm left a little cold by these ladies. I wish I had the reaction of some of these posters, but I have no compulsion to reach into my LCD screen and hug these women. I don't know if I just insulted you or not, but I just wanted to get that out there.
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Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
I'm not insulted at all. Only confused by your compulsion to tell me you don't respond to my work. I'm sure there are many paintings out there that are "for you". You can safely check me off your list.
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FetalFather Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
No I certainly respond to your work, I just said I love your lighting and texture. There's a certain love in there that I can see, but I just feel a barrier between myself and these lovely ladies. It's probably the atmosphere around them that prevents me from answering my own questions about the Saints and their desolate expressions.
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Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Well, I'm not sure what you are getting at. There is an intentional distance there. I mean, they don't even make eye contact. They are intentionally distant, and disinterested in the viewer. You are a voyeur into their world. You are crashing their moment of pain. Look, it's really fine. I don't want to defend my girls. They aren't for everybody. But I'm glad you like them/don't like them.
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Ihabiano Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
What a skin!!!!!
What an expression!!!!
What a mood!!!
Wow wow wow, amzing work, and an unbelievable result for such a size.
Wow!!!
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TheWindWraith Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
I'd offer to sit but I'm in Canada *wrinkles nose* I've sat for others - we tend to cycle through in our painting class, we each sit one class, paint the rest. It works out nicely in the end - you really understand what the sitter goes through by the end of that class *smiles*
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ArrogantLampShade Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Student General Artist
Even with the blur, the emotion in this piece is fantabulous and the beauty of it is priceless.
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mademoiselle-phoenix Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
you're damn good. i'd really like to know if the aureole is there for only aesthetic considerations or it really has a concept?
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KiKi-HighArt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008   Traditional Artist
buisness women have secrets too. i found my second favorite.
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Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Meant the angle? They take like 2 months to paint. Trust me, I meant everything. Did I mean for you to think she is fucking? Not really. But I did want you to wonder on, and come to a conclusion of your own. Fucking is as good of a conclusion as any other.
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SillySoviet Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
Wow, she looks really upset.
But thats good, its real.
I mean, not everything is sunshine and rainbows ya know.
Great painting, it is intense.
Very intense!
LoL.
I love the hands.
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simpleangel Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
woooooooooooow, i don't beleave!
it's perfect :heart:
i love it :love:
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sanderus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
May I call you master??
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raymassie Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
holy crap... those hands are amazing!
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raymassie Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
wow.
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JoelleOEtienne Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006   Writer
Wow. They always look so real. I can barely do stick figures most of the time! another great painting.
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NicoleCadet Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006  Professional General Artist
I love all of your paintings, they are so understated and so beautifully rendered, but I must say I love the lighting and the details on her top
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popartmonkey Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006
Beautiful work!
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Lady-Crow Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
Your paintings are still absolutely amazing!
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AthenaTT Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
I'm so glad she won her show!
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crickieheatherphotos Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006   Photographer
I'm sure you hear this all the time, but I'd love to model for you!
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Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
I don't hear that all the time. I wish I did. Honestly, I wish models of every size and color would line up daily in front of my studio door. But it doesn't go that way, and it is still hard to find models... So you can sit for me any time you would like.
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katarthis Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
She looks older to me than your usual but that is probably the out of focus thing going on. If you are allowed to say without offense, and if the question does not offend, what would be the age of your oldest sitter, and what would be the oldest age you would consider painting?

I suppose it doesn't matter really, but age has it's glory too. I suppose this kind of thinking has a lot of tie in with the thinking I've been doing on the subject of "nude photography". Some of those are works of art too, but in my opinion I think the best of them is a far cry in "art" from the "art" of the worst of your works. If that makes any sense.

Although I must wonder what Michelangelo might have produced had he access to camera and film.

*shrug* Endless and aimless pondering I presume. As always, I look forward to seeing your next endeavor.

k
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Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2006
Oldest girl was 41. Not this girl, and being that I am almost a gentleman, I won't point you to her.
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katarthis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
That's cool. Just a ramble wander you know. You do your stuff right, and I wouldn't proceed to begin to say otherwise.

k
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WindCrest Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005   Photographer
Gorgeous light on her skin--the textures are beautiful.
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silkandbone Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2005
This is obviously gorgeous but i do wish the picture wasn't so blurry so i could see more detail.
General question: do you pose your models or do they assume the pose they are most comfortable with?
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hernameisrio Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks distressed. What did you do to her, man!? lol :P When you reach that certain level of mastery, as you have, Doc dear, everything you do is terrific and therefore ceases to excite huge explosive compliments because people like myself come to expect that everything you do is going to be inutterably awesome and we run out of decent and apt things to say to describe our utmost admiration. What I think is "wow, that's amazing!" but I shall only say it if it doesnt get on your nerves to hear it over and over, because that's what will happen you know. I'll be forced to say "Wow, that's amazing!" until I can learn to say it in other languages to break up the monotony of my lack of variety in able praises. Suffice it to say, I certainly FEEL amazed every time and must say so now so that you don't believe me (and the rest of the stunned world) to be lukewarm about your skills. Most people would stare, mute and stupid, at a unicorn, and that's what I'm doing to you. Hopefully, you don't mind that too much.

Also, puddle-panted sounds deliciously Shakespearean. I say go with it. Any chance to hyphenate a new descriptor gets my hearty YES vote. :clap:
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zamfir Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005
Awesome work.
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lostmessage Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
so are they all sold?
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Doc-Hammer Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2005
Are you kidding me? No...
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lostmessage Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
well poo on that... at least half of them have found happy homes?
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nellmckellar Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005
I feel scared when I look at your work because I just don't know how you do it. You must be some sort of shaman or something!
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:iconperotsu:
Perotsu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Student
beautiful as always!
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mihamiha Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005  Student
Beautiful. I don't know how you can make them so good.
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AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Simply beautiful! :)
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kidkovdrop Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005
Wish I could get a better look at this one. I think I like it.
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ladymeg1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005
I LOVED that one :)

just tell me if you want me again ^.^
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ebonystarfire Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
awesome job! i'm sorry you haven't been able to paint as much as you would like to be, but I really REALLY appreciate all the hard work that's going into season 2...as it is my favorite show and I'm very excited to have more of it. You guys are awesome, seriously. Oh, I saw Mike Sinterniklaas at Anime Vegas this past weekend. He's an awesome guy to hang out with...and I think I suprised him with what a hardcore Dean fan I am heh. Sorry, I'm getting off topic. I really enjoy this painting...it does look like she's going to cry, as someone mentioned. It turned out really wonderful. Here's hoping that you'll be able to paint as much as you want after season 2 is complete <3 :D
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OLoboCanta Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
:)

another lovely portrait, my friend
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Great texture...
on the skin as well. ;)
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TrueKate Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
you know, I think I'll bypass the generic - "God, what incredible work!" and go straight to my question: Did Kirsten Dunst get a boob job & decided to sit for you?
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fabianfucci Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005  Professional Filmographer
It looks excellent! I will be looking forward for an unpcoming book on your saints series.
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