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Friend of mine. by FarTooManyIdeas Friend of mine. by FarTooManyIdeas
About time I painted that canvas! Finally! Anyways, this is my birthday present... from me. Haha. :D Had fun in the early morning hours of my birthday, finishing painting it and making a video to accompany it.

My room needed a little color. A little more Sherlock, I could argue as well.

Finding the painting of the skull they have in their flat very bold and smart-looking, I loved the idea I got to use that color scheme for a portrait of Sherlock. Hence, "Friend of mine." How Sherlock refers to his friend, the actual skull. "Alas, poor Billy!" Haha. :D

The color - it's actually a turquoise and bluish green - not the plain-old-blue you see here, but for some strange reason, this is what is showing up here.

acrylics on canvas

2013

Friend of mine. - close-up by FarTooManyIdeas
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philoSaraus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such gorgeous brushstrokes! I've always avoided painting portraits but I may have to give it a try now that I know how beautiful the result can be Clap 
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FarTooManyIdeas Featured By Owner Edited Apr 2, 2015   General Artist
Thanks again! .:blush:. I've also been one to avoid painting portraits in the past. You are not alone! --- You should! --- I learned you could actually really have fun with it, if you go for that "somewhat-abstract", "messy-yet-clear" sort of look. When you start, just put some random strokes on that canvas (just get some color/splatter on there!) and as you progress, building layers, don't think too hard about where you put your brush strokes/if something smears. And it's cool to leave some of what you began with showing and only go into detail where it's important to. The beauty of art! Just put on some music that makes you happy and have fun making something colorful that looks like a face/your reference.

Let the brush dance out of line! Finish it off with more crazy splatter! --- The result may surprise you. Pikachu Loves It Plz
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philoSaraus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sounds like loooooaaads of fun :icongrin--plz: I will definitely try this soon! I may even presume to link it to you Giggle 
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FarTooManyIdeas Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015   General Artist
Well, I hope you have fun with it! i love it --- And I'd sure hope you'd share the results with me after! APPLAUSE CLAP
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philoSaraus Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I finally did try painting a portrait but somewhere along the way I got fussy and detail-oriented. Next time I'll try your method :D
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Zeranran Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Ahhhhhh, Victoire, I like the color scheme that you did! The cold colors * _ *
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FarTooManyIdeas Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013   General Artist
haha thanks Too Much Hugging 
… what expression exactly is * _ *?
well the colors were meant to match those of their skull painting, so yah… cold colors.. :P 
did you also see my having-a-bit-too-much-fun video?Loopy Dance Toilet Paper  warning: there will probably be more in the future...
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Zeranran Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I don't know how to describe the expression XD. 

I'm not sure if I did see it or not.
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FarTooManyIdeas Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013   General Artist
it's in the description. OMG MOAR POEMS! 
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palmita2000 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
absolutely splendid :)
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FarTooManyIdeas Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013   General Artist
thank you :hug:
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Peanuts-kill Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
omg stop this is amazing
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FarTooManyIdeas Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013   General Artist
omg thank you
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Peanuts-kill Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
omg
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mowgli97 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This looks really cool =D
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FarTooManyIdeas Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013   General Artist
Thanks. :D
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katierocks252 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing! :D Sort of reminds me of an artist called James Hance, he sometimes paints in black and white on a colourful background. Very beautiful this is.
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FarTooManyIdeas Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013   General Artist
Just looked him up - and you're right. Haha. :D Well I'm honored to be compared to great talent - Very thankful I am.
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katierocks252 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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