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L Skylar Brown
03-07-2010, 11:26 AM
Oil & Airbrushes: Just Doodling away - Doing more what-if portraits. This is Elizabeth Taylor as done by Francois Martin-Kavel.

paul_uk7
03-07-2010, 11:37 AM
Thats a rather lovely painting of a most beautiful lady.

D Akey
03-07-2010, 11:46 AM
Wow! Good learning opportunity. You got the head and hands and color nice. Great pose, but that's the other guy's. Good way to learn and sort of experience it.

I would think that finishing the garment would be valuable, if you don't find it too boring. It appears like you lost interest half way through.

Would be interesting to see where you could go were you to really get into finishing your work. I think you could probably be commercially viable. If you're doing it just for fun, then okay. But I think it's important to have the experience of finishing work so as to know where those directions get to and how to do it. There are some end game chops that are different than the opening gambit.

I think you have an amazing potential. And what you've done shows a that you're looking well and applying yourself to certain key parts of the picture.

This is an amazing accomplishment. :):):)

mannafig
03-07-2010, 11:49 AM
Simply gorgeous Sky like the lady herself:):)

L Skylar Brown
03-07-2010, 11:55 AM
DA - I have to answer you first. 1- I said I was doodling. 2- I am commercially viable - I sell a lot of my works. 3- If I were doing this commercially, or as a commission, I would certainly have detailed it all. 4- I did get bored with painting the materials! I think I've just been busted for laziness LOL

D Akey
03-07-2010, 11:58 AM
DA - I have to answer you first. 1- I said I was doodling. 2- I am commercially viable - I sell a lot of my works. 3- If I were doing this commercially, or as a commission, I would certainly have detailed it all. 4- I did get bored with painting the materials! I think I've just been busted for laziness LOL

So you're having a quick fling with Elizabeth Taylor. One could do worse. haha.

L Skylar Brown
03-07-2010, 12:07 PM
Every once in a while, one has to stray (Even if it's just maentally)!

L Skylar Brown
03-07-2010, 12:08 PM
Paul, Amanda - Thanks. Just having some fun.

barnburner
03-07-2010, 12:47 PM
Outstanding!
(Both the painting, and the lady) :)

Alexandra
03-07-2010, 01:38 PM
This is stunning Skylar!:):):):):):):):):):)

Evart
03-07-2010, 03:22 PM
This is stunning indeed!

RobertSWade
03-07-2010, 06:15 PM
Since I tend to read from top to bottom I like the way it trails off into gauziness. Be that as it may, has she ever looked more lovely? Not that I've seen. :)

byroncallas
03-07-2010, 07:50 PM
Splendid Skyler - totally satisfying. :):):):):):):):):):)

coops
03-07-2010, 10:24 PM
Beautiful painting of a beautiful lady. Its excellent Skylar:)

Lima
03-07-2010, 11:58 PM
Wonderful Skylar.

L Skylar Brown
03-08-2010, 04:23 AM
Thanks for the great comments.

ScottF
03-08-2010, 04:56 AM
Great painting! Love the airbrushed (I assume) background.

jonwood
03-08-2010, 06:57 AM
very very nice painting.......:)

Nika
03-08-2010, 10:03 AM
Really beautiful portrait :)

Juz
03-08-2010, 01:43 PM
Great likeness of when she was young and gorgeous. Beautiful painting LSB :):)

Mike Severoff
03-08-2010, 11:04 PM
Excuse me.
You're an artist.
(remember about the backdrop ;-)))) )

L Skylar Brown
03-09-2010, 05:50 AM
Robert - Gauziness can be a good thing!
Scott - Yes, the bkg is airbrushed. And it is visually very close to the orig.
Jon, Nika, Juz - Thank you so much for commenting!

jibes
03-09-2010, 06:33 AM
Hey! I like this a lot. Good job. Something about the color scheme does not appeal to me though. Maybe the dress color. I don''t know.

L Skylar Brown
03-09-2010, 02:05 PM
Jibes - Thanks! Maybe the color palette is too muted. When this artist was painting, It was the Vogue look for women to be as pale as possible.

foxytocin
03-09-2010, 02:25 PM
If you ever decide to finish her, please do share! It is a glamorous vision of a very glamorous subject.