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Elf - oil painting WIP by Qinni Elf - oil painting WIP by Qinni
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Oil painting again :D~ It's really fun! But really hard to control =A=;;~
Getting to this stage took about 2.5 hours, on 10 x 12inch canvas.

why did i choose a frontal view to reference from? gah! I'm really not very good with symmetry >A<;; I usually like to flip it in the computer to make sure it's looking okay hahaha....no flipping with canvas =A=;;

ps. I'm painting in this room with no mirror while waiting for my brother's art class to finish xD;.

pps. The blotches of colour on the side was because while I was painting the painting accidentally fell on top of my colour pallet =A=;;;.
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:iconnazreenm:
Nazreenm Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. 
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:iconxian-li:
xian-li Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Ahh she's beautiful, I love the medium you used and I was wondering if you posted a finished version (or not)?
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Larry-and-Lazel Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty even the blotch is pretty it looks like something is exploding from her ear or something very attractive
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:iconnihiloneko:
NihiloNeko Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool. I want to try oild painting sometime, it's such a pretty medium :)
In response to your pps: I dunno if that was luck or fate. Those little blotches just add to the painting XD
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:iconcaralangevin:
CaraLangevin Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The blotches totally work with the piece. Happy mistakes are the best ones!
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:iconderelictsnowwhite:
derelictSnowWhite Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you still have this? Can I give you money for it?
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:iconartabstraction:
ARTabstraction Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WOW, That's gorgeous!!!
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:iconxiii-c:
XIII-C Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome portrait
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:iconhotcocoamix:
HotCocoaMix Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
The blotches of paper are a pretty mistake though :)
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:iconflynn1978:
flynn1978 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
DANG... 0_o GR8NESS!!!!!
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:iconvitellan:
vitellan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
This portrait has a lot of pleasant, warm colors. I would critique the fact that her lower lip is enormous, but perhaps that is a stylistic choice. It's interesting to see your work in a traditional medium.
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:iconqinni:
Qinni Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks. yah, i wanted to keep her lips very full :D
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:iconchenali:
chenali Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O how did you manage to scan the image so cleanly :O!
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:iconqinni:
Qinni Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha, i took a photo xD;; i don't really have a good scanner D:
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:iconchenali:
chenali Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
>:O thats a super crisp camera! and scanners I found Epson to be a great brand. I have the scanner and its photo clearness >:D
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:iconqinni:
Qinni Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i have a dslr camera (you know, the super expensive chunky ones) that's why xD;
it's really hard to scan oil, especially since canvases can get pretty big....and big scanners are REALLY expensive doing something i can just shoot with my camera xD;;.
but yah, epson's a good brand for scanning stuff :D
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:iconchenali:
chenali Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea, my dad has one of those. he just never plays with it often. I should borrow it. Lol And it is. and if you do scan it, it might spush the oil :( eww can you see the mess lol. I hope I see more Qinni <3
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amuupon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is INSANE! You're so extremely talanted, I thought this was a digital painting at first @v@ Lovelovelove it, you should definatley get your paintings up for sale, would love to have this hanging on my wall!
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:iconblcf:
blcf Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
哇,手绘好强啊!!什么颜料实现的? You are great!:nuu:
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:iconmental-metamorph:
mental-metamorph Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
WOW! I like it! :)
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:iconarualcat:
arualcat Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Perfect colors and expression. Great work! :clap: :iconbigloveplz:
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:iconchips13:
Chips13 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
great job!
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:iconmica-simpleton:
Mica-Simpleton Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really fantastic. i love the blotches of colour.
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:iconvagabond24-7:
Vagabond24-7 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
The blotches of colour, as you put it, really look like a nice hairpeice that they're wearing behind their ear :)
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:iconlaeliammt:
LaeliaMMT Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
surprisingly the unexpected 'blotches of colour' look good ;)
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:iconicia-random:
Icia-random Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
WOW!!!!!!!
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:iconcuriouscrow:
CuriousCrow Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So pretty! :wow: Love the colors!
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:iconnever-sleeping9419:
never-sleeping9419 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
it looks awesome so far!
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:icondrewblade:
drewblade Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student General Artist
remarkable
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:iconlapaa:
lapaa Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
beautiful strokes and colors :0))
she reminds me of hmm what's her name.. Natalie Portman!
Great work!
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:iconallawesome:
allawesome Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing!!!
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:iconfrost-vixen:
Frost-Vixen Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That stare is just so mesmerizing. I love it. :D
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bravofox16 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
amazing work
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:iconninjapixiex3:
NinjAPixiEX3 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! She's gorgeous! This is gorgeous!! Great job!!!
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:iconashtoledo:
ashtoledo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
oh my goodness i love this!!!
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:iconmister-23:
Mister-23 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautiful Rendition.
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:iconhibisko:
Hibisko Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Oil painting, cool! Pretty face :heart:
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:iconmoonlightinstudio13:
MoonlightinStudio13 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think it looks wonderful. :)
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:icon6murdok6:
6Murdok6 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student General Artist
This is lovely!! I am really enjoying the intensity in the eyes and would love to see something in the background!
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:iconvanillekeks:
Vanillekeks Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
It looks great, the shading and all, a wonderful picture! :D
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:iconrinrenee:
RinRenee Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Simply amazing. I've gotten so used to digital painting that oils kind of scare me now. You're so brave!
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:iconroku2012:
Roku2012 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it
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:iconcoogi100:
coogi100 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
coolz i never knew you can paint with oils
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BarbaritaS Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconloveloveplz:
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yasual Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Even though the blotches of color on the side was an accident, I think it adds a ton more character to the actually painting itself and gives the elf a more luminous glow, no matter how small the blotch is. Without it, it would lose the charming look. I wouldn't try and explain the blotches - let them speak for themselves.

Really, a beautiful piece.
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ParisGreene Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Beautiful!! :clap:
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:iconraistlin82:
Raistlin82 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Pretty good, indeed.
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:iconh0angvu:
H0angVu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is truly amazing! you are amazing! cant u be my fulltime teacher?:D
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:iconeagle328:
Eagle328 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
reminds me of Queen Amadala
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!!
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