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Oil on canvas
Mathieu Robillard

Wow! first front page! I can't believe it, thanks a lot !!



Balls to the wall my friend. Great painting. I'm not sure what you intended to convey by photographing the art. (am I missing something from the "bigger picture?") The accenting of his features makes it really intense where as the color seems dull (again, either your intent via photographing/painting or just poor photo skills). Either way The dullness could be "colored" by utilizing starker contrast with a more colorful background against the dully colored character. The overall style reminds me of another painter but I can't say who for I can't recall.

The last thing that bugs me, which I've hinted at, but am almost certain was not of your intent; taking the photo of the painting at such an angle. Doing this turns the focus towards the photo itself.

If the image is for the canvas, take it straight on with diffused light. In other words, place your art work in such a way that light is not being fully shown on it ie away from the windows Or use an electric light source such as a snake-light and place a film such as tissues or paper of a semi-translucent content to "diffuse" the light.

Keep painting!

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DonStracci responds:

The colors are close to the real thing, as said to another reply, the painting was glossy at some places due to the use of mediums and reflected light, that was the only angle that had no reflections. Thank you for the tips, I certainly am not a connoisseur in this domain, I sure will take these in consideration for my next pictures.


to me that reminds me of ao oni from the game ao oni... (also ao oni means blue demon)!!!

DonStracci responds:

Never played/heard of that game, but with research it is true that there are some similarities, thanks!

Very Nice!

A great picture, my only criticism is that the tongue could blend in a bit better. Maybe a darker tone.

DonStracci responds:

His tongue isn't shown in the picture, on top of the teeths is his gum.

Nice titer.

Well, my thoughts on that painting can be seen on the painting itself.

But the face is sharp and quite symetrical, not to mention the colors deliver.

Of course, I don't know jack, but at least you clearly show skill.

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Fucking great

Very interesting character there, I really like it. What I like most is your use of color, especially when it comes to the lighting and the background. Great job.

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3.84 / 5.00

Nov 23, 2011
9:19 PM EST
Fine Art
File Info
2000 x 1931 px
2.6 MB

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