View Full Version : Natalie, out of Darkness (Black Swan, and Demo)

L Skylar Brown
01-16-2011, 05:26 AM
I have worked and reworked this piece. It is My interpretation of Natalie Portman as the Black Swan. I actually posted it last week on another site. But, after looking at the image, I added some more subtle references to the character. One Layer, All ArtRage. PhotoRealism, Surrealism, AB & Oils on cross-hatched Bkg.
I did a Demo after painting this, so it looks a bit diff, having been painted again...It is accompanied by the orig. soundtrack which starts the film.
It can be seen at my website, http://www.Skylar.com (http://www.Skylar.com) or YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/lskylarbrown?feateure=mhsn

01-16-2011, 05:35 AM
Very beautiful. Great job Skylar! :)

01-16-2011, 08:12 AM
Outstanding, Skyler! This reminds me of some of Stefano's incredible work. :D

01-16-2011, 08:40 AM
So pretty Skylar.

01-17-2011, 02:22 AM

01-17-2011, 09:59 AM
Stunning piece Skylar. Really like these feathers blending into the hair. Great expression and lighting also. Love it !!! :eek::eek::eek:

L Skylar Brown
01-17-2011, 02:40 PM
BB - Thank you So Much!
Doc - Thanks! (I'm sorry, but I don't know which Stefano of whom you allude)
Sandy, Silvy - Thank you both very much.
Belv - Thanks so much for mentioning that effect. I was pleased when I thought of doing it.

01-19-2011, 09:18 PM
Lovely work dear Sky:):)

01-19-2011, 09:23 PM
Attractive portrait and I like the hair blending in a feathered wing ...

01-19-2011, 10:17 PM
Wow she is so beautiful and you have painted her to perfection:)

L Skylar Brown
01-20-2011, 06:56 AM
Amanda - Thank you, dear lady.
Caesar - Thaks! I'm so happy you commented on the Feather effect - most miss it.
Coops - Thank you so much. I love your commenting.

01-21-2011, 07:08 AM
great portrait. looks like a masterpiece to me. and the video was awesome as well. you actually painted it twice then? impressive work. beautiful.

01-21-2011, 07:38 AM
Dear Skylar, Thank You! such a beautiful painting!!! she looks alive!!! and the video is a masterpiece in itself!!! the music must be the mood of the movie, you've made a wonderful presentation!!! :)

L Skylar Brown
01-21-2011, 01:09 PM
GZ - Thank you so much! Indeed, I finished the image, then thought there should be a demo.(I was very proud of the outcome). I tried to stay close to the orig, but as with all things, you can never exactly repeat something, without having the current mind-set & attitude adding their influences.
I'm glad you viewed the vid.
Lee - Thanks, my friend! I love doing those little vids. I try to remember to do stills along the way as I paint just in case I want to create one. In this case, I was too wrapped up in her visage, to think of much else. I was so excited when I timed the opening of the movie, & discovered that opening sequence music was enough to build the video.

01-22-2011, 10:58 PM
Stunning painting! and thank you for the YouTube tutorials!

L Skylar Brown
01-24-2011, 06:01 AM
MacPix - Thank you for the comment. I'm so glad you watched the YouTube vid. Thanks for that,too!

L Skylar Brown
01-25-2011, 05:59 AM
Thanks, Everyone, for the wonderful comments.