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L Skylar Brown
12-15-2010, 03:41 PM
David out in the city of Jerusalem. Don't look for Historic accuracy. This is just for fun. One layer, Oils and AB. The face is based on that guy in StarWars. The city is a mash-up.

12-15-2010, 04:17 PM
Very good painting.

12-15-2010, 06:06 PM
I like it and you've done it great! Cool!:)

12-16-2010, 01:54 AM
Excellent, as usual.. Fine job Skylar..:)

12-16-2010, 04:46 AM
As always, you´ve done a fine job, Skylar! The depth of field is super!

12-16-2010, 04:50 AM
Skylar, another wonderful painting :):):):)

L Skylar Brown
12-16-2010, 04:55 AM
AT-TA, Wen, BB - Thank you so much for you comments. This is my first piece trying out a new tablet & pen. It is a "Kanvus" It has hotspots, and programmable active areas, a lg format active area of 7.25X12" The pen can be set to auto detect pressure, or a specific feel. I hadn't heard of the brand before, but, there are several out there now vying for some of Wacom's market share.

L Skylar Brown
12-16-2010, 04:58 AM
Scott, Jean - Thanks so much!
Scott - I was happy with this result. I used the blur knife to set the far fields.

12-16-2010, 05:36 AM
This is an absolutely impressive painting and rendering! :eek::cool::):):):):):)

12-16-2010, 05:41 AM
Beautiful work Skylar! I love to read about David. This is just as I imagine him to be.

L Skylar Brown
12-16-2010, 07:52 AM
Caesar, Sandy - Thank you both for commenting.
Caesar -It was interesting using a new pad for the first time.
Sandy - Well, you have a most wonderful imagination - but then, we all know that.

12-16-2010, 08:35 AM
Very well done. It's the finished product that counts! Good job!!

L Skylar Brown
12-16-2010, 04:16 PM
Jibes - Thanks so much! You are right - the end product is what counts. BUT, as a fellow artist, you have to admit the artistic journey is also why we do it.

12-16-2010, 10:55 PM
Incredibly beautiful! David's eyes are mesmerizing!

12-17-2010, 03:10 AM
I really enjoy how this turned out and absolutely love your style...

12-17-2010, 04:10 AM
Wow Skylar, this is amazing. You have created a most wonderful scene. You have captured such a brilliant look in his eyes which are perfectly painted. Very well done:)

L Skylar Brown
12-17-2010, 09:47 AM
Deb, Kenmo, Coops - Thank you so much for the wonderful words.
Those eyes really did turn out to be rather penetrating -
When I paint people, I almost always paint them looking directly out - always a powerful effect.

12-17-2010, 10:06 AM
Stunning eyes, as others have said. Quite beautiful work as always to expected from such a masterful artist. Your works are always inspiring.

So this is based off of that Hayden fellow?

L Skylar Brown
12-17-2010, 10:33 AM
Magen - Thank you! I love painting eyes. Yes, I think the actor's name is Hayden something.

12-17-2010, 10:54 AM
Hello Skylar,I dont comment very often on other artists work,but now and then someone really shows something special,and this picture is one which deserves a reply,it has some fine artistic talent showing through...very well done Skylar...Jack.

L Skylar Brown
12-17-2010, 11:43 AM
thank you with gracing my work with your time.

12-17-2010, 01:54 PM

12-17-2010, 04:06 PM
beautiful portrait Skylar. like mentioned, the eyes are just amazing.

L Skylar Brown
12-18-2010, 05:56 AM
Damasocl, GZ - Thanks! This turned out pretty well considering the use of unfamiliar equipment.