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Oil Practise 1 by sacrificingsanity Oil Practise 1 by sacrificingsanity
So, I think I've finally completed my first ever oil painting!! (although I may make a few small changes if i feel like it but nothing major). Considering that this is my first ever time using oils and also the fact that I hardly ever pick up a paintbrush, let alone attempt to paint a realistic portrait, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out in the end.

Time taken: Roughly 10 hours, at a guess
Oils, hardboard 12X12 inches

* The photo doesn't really do it justice, it honestly does look better in person, I may see if i can take a better photo of it.
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous, you are the MASTER
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sacrificingsanity Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks! :)
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JK-i-D Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Did you prime your hardboard before painting on it?
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sacrificingsanity Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't actually, I was ignorant of the fact you should prime wood before painting on it when I did this
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JK-i-D Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
oh right thank you for replying it still looks good though
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sacrificingsanity Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :) and thanks
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WhimsicalSJane Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW! Your so talented! I love the texture of the hair and how the skin is well blended!
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sacrificingsanity Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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isaeway Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:O This does not even look like a photograph, it looks like a real person in front of you.. It's amazing.
Please do more paintings! :D
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sacrificingsanity Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I really hope to do some more painting soon! :)
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isaeway Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great to hear! :la:
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seloart Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
she looks like to me :)
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bigearsontoast Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
wow, this is really good! I wish I was as good as you! Keep up with the good work, this is amazing to say it's your first time doing an oil painting. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! :)
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sacrificingsanity Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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bigearsontoast Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
no problem :)
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LOVE THIS! Thumbs up!
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sacrificingsanity Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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fabrixboutafray Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
greeeat job! : D

-bailey marin.
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sacrificingsanity Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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sir-plokji Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
well oil is the king of paints and it always looks better in person than a picture
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frankieroismyidol23 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO PRETTY :D
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sacrificingsanity Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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frankieroismyidol23 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Welcome
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Its-An-Inferno Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh wow it does look even better O_O This is outstanding, I adore it! The details, the realism, the colors...
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sacrificingsanity Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ Thank you very much!
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dizzy-edge Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
This is lovely! In your opinion, are oils harder or easier to work with than acrylics?
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sacrificingsanity Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Although I think they take a bit of getting used to (as im still finding!) I think they're easier to work with in my point of view because I just find them so much easier to blend, I think acrylics are actually what put me off painting in the past X]
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dizzy-edge Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
I've never worked with oils before either but I always thought they would be super easy to blend with. I've gained a distaste for acrylics as well so I might try out my oils soon!
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sacrificingsanity Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should, I love them already! :) I've been wanting to try them out for the last couple of years and now I wish I had done sooner!
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dizzy-edge Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
I tried them yesterday. I like them, but I've worked with acrylics all along and, working with oils feels like cheating. lol
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sacrificingsanity Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aha okay, each to their own :)
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pompadorable Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
The hair is really quite impressive. It has that flowy textured look to it. Great work!
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sacrificingsanity Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! The hair was probably the trickiest part.
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pompadorable Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
I can imagine with a brush it'd be a real task to get it to look how it does. Very impressive.
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pompadorable Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Sorry, I should specify that the HAIR has that flowy textured look.
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gibboart Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Very nice... great hair
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sacrificingsanity Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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