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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

 

 

As a very commercially unsuccessful artist by trade, I hereby bring you my latest creation: From the creator of the portrait of Sigmund Freud comes!

 

 

Portrait of the woman who, in an earlier reincarnation, used to be fully nude but is no longer due to the artists inability to properly paint nipples.

 

 

It started out as a nude so thats where the enormous cleavage comes from, I got remarks about it from other sources. Its not fully finished, in the artistic sense. I could and have made loads of variants of this and I keep making changes and alterations to them all the time. She's very rough around the eyes but I dont dare to change them becasue its where 90% of the expression is and if I change that I could ruin everything. And if you think it looks "unrealistic" or whatever its because I like it that way. If I wanted to do portaits, Id use a camera.

 

 

 

Of small importance is also that she now looks nothing like the original model who was a hindi actress.

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"I suppose outright stupidity and complete lack of taste could also be considered points of view. "

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quick reprise: Sigmund Freud

 

 

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edit: this picture may appear too dark if your screen gamma settings are too low and especially if you are using a TFT monitor. or if you have a radicly different color setting in your workspace.

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"I suppose outright stupidity and complete lack of taste could also be considered points of view. "

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Good work, Kaftan! I like the woman in the portrait, and she does look Hindu (not sure about the actress part, though ... are you sure she's not one of those "performance artists" that need partners or implements).

 

She looks uncomfortable to be in the room with you (understandable because she was naked and you were probably dragging your tongue on the floor ...)

 

I do like the eyes (much better than Sigmund's -- that's in your painting of him, not in real life, of course).

 

:thumbsup:

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No, she's bona fide, garden variety, bollywood. And I did this from a photo I found in a magazine and ad libed the nudity, I cant afford to pay real models :lol: especially if the finished work ends up looking nothing like the model :D

 

 

..and I dont drag my tounge on the floor, Ive done a lot of nude painting in school and you develop a stricltly non-sexual way of looking at nude people when you do that long enough, you just see the skin, the way the muscles are placed beneath it and the way the light falls on it. Although it was a bit strange when I was at a party with this girl we used to paint, the conversation was a bit like

-You have a very distinct foot musculature

-Thanks, whats your favorite position, btw?

I had a teacher who has gone to school in New York and his nude painting lessons were a bit dodgy. The teacher often hired prostitutes and strippers as models and the poses they did werent exactly the dignified, artistic ones you normally see. :thumbsup:

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..and I dont drag my tounge on the floor, Ive done a lot of nude painting in school and you develop a stricltly non-sexual way of looking at nude people when you do that long enough, you just see the skin, the way the muscles are placed beneath it and the way the light falls on it. Although it was a bit strange when I was at a party with this girl we used to paint, the conversation was a bit like

-You have a very distinct foot musculature

-Thanks, whats your favorite position, btw?

A bit like Woody Allen's character pretending to play baseball during intercourse to reduce the prematurity of his ... er ... finishing.

I had a teacher who has gone to school in New York and his nude painting lessons were a bit dodgy. The teacher often hired prostitutes and strippers as models and the poses they did werent exactly the dignified, artistic ones you normally see. :thumbsup:

I sure I could mount a convincing defence of hiring ladies of the night by calling on the precedents of the Masters, years before ... the poses, however, would require a more >ahem< modern interpretation. ;)

 

btw, Are you a fan of Calvin & Hobbes? Watterson had a bit to say about art (not to mention philosophy):

The hard part for us avant-garde post-modern artists is deciding whether or not to embrace commercialism. Do we allow our work to be hyped and exploited by a market that's simply hungry for the next new thing? Do we participate in a system that turns high art into low art so it's better suited for mass consumption?

Of course, when an artist goes commercial, he makes a mockery of his status as an outsider and free thinker. He buys into the crass and shallow values art should transcend. He trades the integrity of his art for riches and fame.

Oh, what the heck. I'll do it.

Or how about entering academia:

"The dynamics of interbeing and monological imperatives in D1ck and Jane: a study in psychic transrelational gender modes".

:lol: :cool:

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No, she's bona fide, garden variety, bollywood. And I did this from a photo I found in a magazine and ad libed the nudity, I cant afford to pay real models :thumbsup: especially if the finished work ends up looking nothing like the model :D

And was she apprehensive in the photo, or did I totally misread your portrayal ?

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Why, thankyou, Miss Launch.

 

 

Metadigital> If I understand your question correctly; she was fully and very extensively clad, so much in fact that the only usable parts of her were the face and a bit of the neck, everything else including the hair was covered in heavy garments. That was one of the major reasons that the nude painting failed, there wasnt simply enough to go on and my knowledge of anatomy proved insufficient.

 

 

Regarding Watterson, the days of Dal

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"I suppose outright stupidity and complete lack of taste could also be considered points of view. "

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Metadigital> If I understand your question correctly; she was fully and very extensively clad, so much in fact that the only usable parts of her were the face and a bit of the neck, everything else including the hair was covered in heavy garments. That was one of the major reasons that the nude painting failed, there wasnt simply enough to go on and my knowledge of anatomy proved insufficient.

 

Regarding Watterson, the days of Dal

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Dear Metadigital,

 

 

On account of the lateness of the evening, I seem to have lost my ability to fully understand the english language, although its starting to come back. I will return tomorrow, when I will hopefully be able to understand more.

 

 

K.

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"I suppose outright stupidity and complete lack of taste could also be considered points of view. "

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Dear Metadigital,

 

On account of the lateness of the evening, I seem to have lost my ability to fully understand the english language, although its starting to come back. I will return tomorrow, when I will hopefully be able to understand more.

Or I could take a crash course in Swedish ... :thumbsup:

 

Anyway, gott arbete!

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Right, I am back and fully awake and now I understand what you meant. And about her eyes, Ive never given any conscious thought to them, I just know that its something special about it. Not having to explain anything, even to yourself, is a benefit of being an artist. But its lots of fun to listen to the interpretations of others, sometimes they even manage to put the finger on that something thats completely right but you never fully realised it yourself. :D

 

 

 

..and you cant say "Gott arbete!", which although grammaticly correct, translates to aproximately "Well performed labour". The correct phrase is "Bra jobbat!".

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"I suppose outright stupidity and complete lack of taste could also be considered points of view. "

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karlek.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Here is an older one I did two months ago. Looks alot like a woodcut.

 

speaking of people seeing things you never noticed yourself. I got that Darth Vader "Nooooooo!" sensation when I realised the woman looks exactly like

Cher

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Quiet, you. Now the surprise of my well-placed spoilertag is all gone.

 

 

 

..and I dont know enough about her career to be able to say for shure. Late 70's perhaps? Any the people depicted are; a swedish soprano whose name I cant recall and Joseph K

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"I suppose outright stupidity and complete lack of taste could also be considered points of view. "

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Right, I am back and fully awake and now I understand what you meant. And about her eyes, Ive never given any conscious thought to them, I just know that its something special about it. Not having to explain anything, even to yourself, is a benefit of being an artist. But its lots of fun to listen to the interpretations of others, sometimes they even manage to put the finger on that something thats completely right but you never fully realised it yourself.  :D

 

 

 

..and you cant say "Gott arbete!", which although grammaticly correct, translates to aproximately "Well performed labour". The correct phrase is "Bra jobbat!".

(w00t) Welcome back, oh rested one!

 

I know what you mean about other people's interpretation of one's work: I have noticed a corollory to this, in that I manage to (far more often that can be explained by pure chance) add many subtle embellishments to my work, without any overt conscious effort. I explain it as a sort of "subconscious momentum", perhaps analogous to how a athlete can perform a complex sporting man

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