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Down by the sea by Simzzzz Down by the sea by Simzzzz
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Down by the seaby Simzzzz

Traditional Art / Paintings / Portraits©2013-2014 Simzzzz
Down by the sea
Acrylic on illustration board
37X51cm unframed
Feb 2013

The smallest portrait I have ever done and the quickest at exactly 14 days of painting.
Continues with the theme of portraying a dual perspective through the use of the reflective surface of the sunglasses, showing the traditional view of the model combined with the view of what the model is seeing through the reflection. It puts the model into some kind of narrative and visual space.

I think this smaller piece is probably on a technical level my tightest painting to date. After considering why I have came to conclusion that is was through my working methods and use of the computer screen. I usually use multiple source images at a 1:1 scale so that the computer screen and any source images are the exact same size as the painting surface. I found that with my larger works the over sized scale stretches the image to an extent that is pixelates the image and produces digital noise. I was getting bogged down with incorporating this into my works so that the larger ones wasn't as tightly painted. By reducing the paintings sized it has got rid of the pixel distortion so that I can concentrate on the actual face and skin textures as they are and more in keeping with reality and how we see.

thanks for looking
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:iconmrjam12:
Mrjam12 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its AWESOME!!!!!!! is just like a real photo!I am a dummy! 
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Simzzzz Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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Doitsuki Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
THATS A PAINTING???
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suprcases Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Wow! Just Wow! I am truly amazed! Beautiful detail.
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Simzzzz Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much
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necroa Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you get such realistic skin textures? This is just great.
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Simzzzz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks. I use an airbrush to lay down quick colour sprayed through hand made stencils and masks and also traditional paint brushes for the tiny details :) It's then a process of building up many layers of translucent paint.
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marmicminipark Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful (it's now in my favs)
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Simzzzz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
many thanks :)
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m0thman72 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
unbelieveable that this is a painting
my god... you re gifted...
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