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Willie Nelson by annableker Willie Nelson by annableker
24 x 30 acrylic on canvas. For a series I think I'm calling Faces of Austin. If anything looks kinda weird feel free to point it out because I'm so used to looking at it, I need some critique.

Enjoy!
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IsabellvonPiotrowski Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Super
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devi6913 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy! I'm having a hard time believing thats painted! Its fantastic!
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ericpopp Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! just... wow!
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johntaco Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Love it. Is there any way you'd share a high resolution copy of this file? I'm remodeling and would LOVE to have a print of this in my house in large format.
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TomBrode Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
A truly awesome piece of work. I have added it to my "Best Photorealism" collection. As far as critique, It is almost perfect! Only suggestion I would make would be a smaller round for doing the whiskers. Just a hair on the thick side. Other than that, GREAT JOB!
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VikingWidunder Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing, your skills are awesome! :O
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It-Helps-To-Dream Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
wow.
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gunman Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Hi
this is an herendous piece of art work,
Willie is a very old favorite of mine and a legend in his own right and in the hall of country music fame.
I was google-ing to find a decent foto of willie to paint from and saw this, and honest to god thought it was a foto.
You have captured willie exactly as he is , and I know you probably wanted a better /other critical view to this ,but all I can say is that it,s PERFECT and I just gotta fav it .
take care stay lucky
Gunny
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PappyMcDamnit Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
Awesome painting!! The only thing is, the ear looks a little flat, but I only noticed that bacause of what you said about pointers. I would definately hang that up in my house and be proud of it!!
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potchart Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
This is awesome!
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NeverLeavingYourSide Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Featured here:
[link]
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ramonpp Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, to tell you the truth I don't beleive you have improved in this piece, I feel you've lost a bit of the freshness of your strokes.
The hole face has almost the same treatment. Hair feels the same as skin, eyebrows and beard done with same intention as flesh.
I think its procedure that isn't working out here.
Working by areas with an underdrawing sometimes results on this. Cause everything is drawn one tends to solve things the same, its easier to loose spontaniety with this method (Its what happens to most "hiperpainters")
Take a look on this other aproach [link] and see the difference.
I beleive its better suited for your technique.
In [link] there is a clear difference in hair texture and flesh you've achieved wonderfully
In [link] the richness of various treatments gives this piece an icredible optical depth
And your self-portrait just kicks ass!!
These three are way better than this Willie if you ask me
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peekaboo39 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Brilliant
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Adahy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
Great work, I love this mans face and you painted him wonderfully:love:
:+fav:

C.
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:iconjjackm:
jjackm Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008   Traditional Artist
so talented, so young...
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GypsyH Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is awesome!!
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Ego-Trap-graphics Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
Impressive!
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miss-bethany Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
amazing, the only improvement i would say is maybe some slight more detail on the ear...but other than that its stunning
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suzanastojanovic Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
It looks more real than a photo!!! Nice work! :+fav:
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:iconjedeye:
JedEye Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
Superb!
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:iconkindness:
Kindness Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
I love your style great feeling in your work :D

:wow:
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Irishchicky Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
this is incredible. The range of tones in the skin is amazing and its blended reall well !
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michaelandrewlaw Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
very interesting stuff , nice color , i really like the composition on this one :D :D
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El-Meky Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
great acrylic portrait work ! very well done !
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naexii Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
That's just absolutely amazing. It makes me thinking of Hemingway's "old man and the sea", Santiago. Or he just looks like Hemingway himself.

Congratulations !
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TPol Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow really great!
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cybergranny Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, it's really well done, when I saw the thumb I thought it was a phot :thumbsup:
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astarvinartist Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
I'm simply gob smacked. Stunning piece, wonderfully deep and full of feeling.
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
You are excelling yourself!

You have an incredible talent and it's great to see the leap you have made with this piece.

I think it's a really beautiful portrait.
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little-tansan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
kill me quick
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DellanaG Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008   Photographer
This is a wonderful painting. I love it! :}
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UrsusAureusHistorias Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Student General Artist
damn that's badass...
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1footonthedawn Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
I've got a glorious new journal full of features and this gets some of the credit! [link]
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nightkidlaura Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
simply amazing
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GBuzby Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
All you did was copy someone elses photograph. Nice work.
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WorldOfIllusion Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought this was a photo then I full viewed and wow... I had to check gallery to make sure =D
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beant0wn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Wow. That is fully badass. It's refreshing to see someone who uses a freaking paintbrush once in a while.
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Kiloa Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Great painting! the details are amazing!
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