First Commission Oil Painting

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First Commission Oil Painting

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First ever commission work

Oils on canvas
24in x 36in

Critiques are more than welcome, i'd rather have negative comments with helpful criticism over positive comments without uses, thanks.



awesome paint skills and i looked at ur other ones u should upload more to newgrounds and some questions
{{how long it usually takes to make a creation}}
{{how u become so awesome amongst just practicing every day..}}
{{if related what u do for living }}i like to know godlike people heehee =] i think people with talent is super human because there not wasting there life away there being the best that they can be.

ur art should be in a museum =]

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DonStracci responds:

Thank you for your interrest! For the questions you might be dissapointed at some points:
{{every paintings take its own amount of time, one can be completed in one single painting session, the other can be a few months, this one, as example, was started in autaumn of the last year, however I was procrastinating a lot, sometimes I wouldn't touch it for more than 2 weeks, sometimes also, to achieve a different effect with oil, it requires about a week so the paint is dry enough to add more layers, it depends on the effect wanted.}}
{{ I don't think my work is that awesome, also, it's been a year I don't practice much, once a week at best for painting and drawing, I however try to observe the subtilities in other artists work, try to find out how they made this kind of effect, same with anything in life, I take my time to observe how this or that is made, how light reflect on it, etc. }}
{{I don't do anything art related for living, I work in a small restaurent, student job. I try my best in my paintings, even thought they aren't perfect, but perfection ain't from this world anyway.
I hope I answered your questions well, and sorry for my english
Best regards


Fine art indeed. I love seeing well-done realism on Newgrounds.

The kid in the back's hair comes off his head kind of a lot. Mentally draw the line where his skull is and check the hair. I may be wrong on this, though; I've seen kids with high hair before.

That same kid's left eye, to our right, is just a tiny bit higher than the other one. It took me a long time staring to pick that out, though.

Lastly, and I add a disclaimer to this one that I'm terrible with light and shadow, how is such intense red being reflected on the back kid's shirt? Does the front kid's shirt glow? Or is this some aspect of lighting that I'm not aware of.

It took me awhile to pick out those three tiny things. There may be more, but I'm not skilled enough to pick them out if there are. Awesome work, overall. You must have put a ton of time into this, and whoever's buying it won't be disappointed.

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DonStracci responds:

First of all thank you! You made me see some things that I didn't notice! As you said because of the hair it looks like he has a bit too high skull I can manage to reduce that a bit when the current coat of paint is dry. For the eyes on the other one, you can notice that his ears are also a bit horizontal, it was meant to be done like this with the eyes, however as you said it could have been less high, I hardly can change that mistake thought, lastly, I will eventualy add some more glazes to darken the shirt refletion. Again, thank you alot to taking time to critique, really appreciated!

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Credits & Info

4.40 / 5.00

Jun 26, 2012 | 7:31 PM EDT
Fine Art
File Info
2200 x 1488 px
2.5 mb

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