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The Other Bedroom

An oil self portrait for my figure painting class. And as "The Most Interenting Man"would say... I don't always paint self portraits, but when I do they look downright depressing. Haha. It was nice however to do a cool painting working from dark to light for a change. I've really improved greatly since my last self portrait in oils...ickk [link]
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1259x888px 642.83 KB
Canon PowerShot G12
Shutter Speed
1/25 second
Focal Length
6 mm
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Date Taken
Apr 15, 2012, 4:18:00 AM
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Judasziege's avatar
Despite the cool image (motif, scene, lighting and all) I'm thinking about the title...

"Other" could target the fictional nature of the depictured bedroom being not the real one. Or just another "foreign" bedroom you happen to be in, voluntarily or due to some kind of enforcement.

Or maybe, just maybe... I'm only exaggerating. :D
Harmony7's avatar
What an impressive interception of your actual mood :) pretty done!
ldixon's avatar
Good.  It reminds me of Edward Hopper's portraits.
emcorpus's avatar
Good evening, Audrey. First of all, here's a happy birthday shout to you. You have so many fine pieces in your gallery that it's difficult to pick a single one to fave. You create some excellent characters, but I'll pick this self-portrait for the moment as I'm partial to portraits, and this one is well composed, well-thought and dramatic in it's own quiet way. My wish for you is another year up ahead with many moments of grace, unending inspiration, creative endeavor and that you achieve everything that you set out for yourself.
Best regards,
lildaviant's avatar
What a wonderfully captured mood.+favlove 
Blossom-Lullabies's avatar
I really love the way you play with the dark side in your works. And in this portrait, there is really something so full of emotions and strange feelings. I totally enjoy this. It's so deep in the atmosphere and general sensation. You are really talented :clap:
chrisbiddy86's avatar
is this available?
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CoolNowDie's avatar
since your such a good artist can i ask you something? please go to my profile and do the challenge if you have time! i wanna see such a good artist doing a challenge i made~~~btw this is a good drawing!the challenge is in my journals!
15t's avatar
wow you have some amazing work!
cac-illustrations's avatar
Really good work, always wanted to dabble in oils but have yet to do so. Keep it up.
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Yokugan's avatar
You are master!
unicusys's avatar
not depressing. somber, perhaps. wonderful still
theheek's avatar
its really good
xmelissas's avatar
love the expression and the dark colors
dusadusa's avatar
this is so beautiful!
BiBiARTs's avatar
wonderful work... send you a request of my group :iconsoulcollectors:
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