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Wild Thing

wildthing

Finally finished my beautiful wild thing (:


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Schuld

Schuld

Really love this one! For me, it has a kind of retro-classical look, my own term for a painting I feel has a modern, yet classical, almost iconic, as in ‘icon’ look to it. Just my un-educated take on stuff. Anyway, well worth the hours (and hours) of work (:


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Schuld WIP’s 2 & 3

SWIP3

SWIP5

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Schuld WIP’s 1 & 2

SWIPSWIP3

Loving the retro-classical look of this painting… almost icon material (:

Still listening to Lykke Li, but also Ingrid Michaelson, whom I discovered this morning… her version of ‘Creep’ made me cry (:


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Schuld WIP

SWIP

This is my newest SuicideGirl portrait; Schuld, from Russia.

Loving listening to Lykke Li’s Youth Novels at the moment (:

 


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Skinbyrd

Skinbyrd

Here she is!

The soundtrack for Skinbyrd was Gin Wigmore, Elle King, Lykke Li, Tami Neilson, and Linda Ronstadt (:


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Skinbyrd WIP’s 4&5

SBWIP6

SBWIP7

Almost finished beautiful Skinbyrd.

On final 3rd of my creative process, the most fun part, doing all the fine detail/small detail. I’m always totally in love with these girls (SuicideGirls) by the time I’ve spent tens of hours familiarising myself with every detail of their gorgeous faces. Mind you, it’s not just these girls, it’s any female I paint, I think it’s how I can spend so much time on my creations… Creaturina and Alice, for instance… I adore those girls!

I really enjoy getting their feedback (the SuicideGirls, not Creatuie and Alice… they’ve not yet gotten back to me ), makes it all worthwhile. This one is the first SuicideGirl portrait I’ve done as a request from the model, normally I don’t do requests, just portraits of the girls (woman) that take my fancy (I always have several lined up). In fact, as a member of the Fanart group on SG, the rules are that the girls/woman don’t ask for portraits… of course, they do. I normally just ‘like’ their requests and ignore them, but… Skinbyrd is exactly my kind of portrait model; not photoshopped beautiful, just really/real-ly beautiful…so, here we are… Skinbyrd from Argentina (: