Thats is most amazing painting i ever seen on DA. most of traditional artists make modern arts, but this one, it's truly amazing, the lightings, the feelings and.. it shows an amazing story! full of emotions! the sirens looks very dangerous, and evil, odysseus's anatomy is really great, you did a very good job painting his legs and chest! it reminds me of the baroque paintings, Drama, feelings , story and high colours contrast.. the sky is really amazing im stunned.. congrats, i appreciate your art :bows: and what a shame?! 9 comments, 22 favourites..
It isn't as good as working on birch. Sometimes the grain can be a bit rough so you have to put a lot of layers of gesso with a trowel. As far as a sturdy surface you can't beat oak for not warping though. All about finesse I suppose.