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Mr. Jenkins' Dad-oil painting by genaminna Mr. Jenkins' Dad-oil painting by genaminna
Another oil painting [commission] finished. ^-^
I gotta... learn to have more confidence in myself...-_-
At 22 years old, still not believing in herself?? Unheard of! :shakefist:

Anyways, enjoy, I guess ^^;

I don't want to use people. I want to go places based on my own merit. But my father says we all need some help to go diff. places in life... as long as it is an 'equal exchange' between people, 'using' people is okay...
I wonder...
*re-thinking life at the mo* :hmm:
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:iconzozoi:
zozoi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
This is wonderful :rose:
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jobethlovess Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely stunningggggg! Your knowledge of skin tones is amazingly inspiring. *jealous*
Gahhhhhhhh. Good job :)
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grobles63 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Nice job on this portrait
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:icongenaminna:
genaminna Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Aselleus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010   General Artist
Holy moly, you did this with oils ;____;

YOUR AMAZING.

*cries*
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:iconnamh:
Namh Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
osom!
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:icongenaminna:
genaminna Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank ya!
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Wolverat Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
This is a really nice portrait and I especially like the jacket.
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :D
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zakniteh Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
We all have our moments in which we lack self=confidence but keep perservering Gena! You'll get there!! =D
Once again, nice oil work. My gosh you've got patience to smooth things out so nicely ^^
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DMajorBoss Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Professional Writer
Incredible!
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:icongenaminna:
genaminna Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! :)~
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DMajorBoss Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Professional Writer
You're very welcome.

^_^
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ChristyM1 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2007
Wow! I don't know what to say except it's great! :)
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scuzme Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
*IS UTTRELY SHOCKED* mfg you painted this :O i am flabbergasted there is nothing i can say that will give justice to this painting! girl you got some mad skillz :XD:
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NansJns Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Great painting!

*~*Nans*~*
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genaminna Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot!! :love: :heart::heart::heart: ^^
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NansJns Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :)
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dragonzmoon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Wow, how photographic! :wow: You are so wonderfully talented Gena! :clap: He's beautiful! :blush:
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shebann Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
Whoooa! :wow:
Its like you havent missed a single detail!
Again i thought i was staring at a photograph! XD
E-mazingg work again hon!:heart:
:+fav:
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genaminna Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
woah. thanks, man...XD :happycry: :) :)
:hug: hehe, nope, not a photo~ :giggle: :blush: :blushes:
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kokoro-chiyu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Wow...

All I got to say really...

Wow...

Im speechless...

I don't know how you do it *-*

It's just.. so realistic...

The colours... and the lighting...

Simply breath-taking.

Youre very lucky to have such a talent =)
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genaminna Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
*dies*...:faint:

thank you....
:hug:
*loss of words too* :hug::faint:
:happycry:
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kokoro-chiyu Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
:hug: Anytime =)
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thetifftiff Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
Wonderully painted. Nice job with the lighting and the details.

Confidence isn't about age, it's about being sure of yourself. In fact I think children are more sure of themselves than most adults since they don't have the grown up world to tell them they're not good enough in one way or another.

What amazes me is that you don't have more confidence based on your level of skill. You should be proud that you can do something like this while there are people older than you that aren't even close to this level yet trying to be taken seriously as artists. I've realized though that not being happy with everything you do, as depressing as it is, makes you try harder to do better.

I don't think "using" is the right term for what for what your father said. I think a better term would be symbiosis. We all need to draw off others' strengths.
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genaminna Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
hmm... :) Interesting. Thanks for saying that. I'll re-think more about it now (more about my perception of it, I mean).
And you're right about the confidence/age thing... I guess it doesn't magically come no matter how old or young you are. lol, it seems kids lower confidence happens right when they are starting to hit puberty :XD:...sad though...
I mean... I'm glad and proud that I can do these for people, that will make people happy, but I don't know-- not everyone sees the process that it takes me to get there. Maybe I'm not giving myself enough credit. I don't know. But, it does make me want to try harder. I guess I just shouldn't try expect perfection from myself, but just improvement, I guess...
anyway, thanks :hug: (again) :hug:
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Beautifully executed portrait of a dad...the shirt alone is a work of art.
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genaminna Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:blush: thank you, man... especially coming from you! :faint:
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SummonersGrace Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Wow. This is stunning! The level of detail is amazing!
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genaminna Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks you :D thanks for liking it! :hug: :D :) :)
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ThePuccaGirl Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
:worship:
This is just fantastic!
You must start beliving yourself becauase you have no idea how good you actually are!
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lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap, that is intense. O_o :wow: Very very nice.... I love the tiny details you have here; I bet if like....a dust particle were on his left eyebrow, you'd have caught it. It's great. :D :hug::heart: Oil pastels, dang, lol....Tough stuff. XD Beautiful!
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genaminna Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks XD oh, but not pastels-- just paint XD like the kind in tubes, lol (and you use with a brush)
lolols, stupid little dust things kept getting on it while it tried to dry O_o;; (I cleaned it tho XDD)
thank youuuuu!! :hug: ^__^
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lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :D :blowkiss: (Ugh, why'd I say pastels...? That doesn't even make sense, lol >.<' )
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Valese Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:eyepopping: It's beautiful :O
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ChickenFingers Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
When you're saying you don't want to use people, do you mean these commissions or something else? ): m
Well, I hope that you can get on your own feet as soon as you can if the "using" is something like being someone's partner in a bank robbery in order for them to get you a job : 0 lol
Just as amazing as the other one! It really inspires me to try out oil *_*~ Although I know you don't really care for them, right? x M
I think his sweatshirt would be the most difficult, capturing its texture and all...'_'~
CONFIDEEENNNCE >: M *shoots confidence ray gun at you*
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genaminna Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
ahh!! >__> lol! ^^ :faint:
hehe, thank you... well, oils can be fun. It's more of ';portraits for money' which I'm not too fond abouts. You should try it tho >_> you might like it. (ahem, the materials can get expensive tho. depends...)
I meant the 'using' part, like... well, okay, my parents want me to paint a portrait of Opera and send it to her to help me get a job, but I feel that's just using her fame or whatever. and there's a bunch of other artists, I feel, that can do the same as I do and even better (like just here on DA), so I don't think I deserve to even be on there. and I think that people would only pay attention to my realistic stuff, and not my comics. That's just a bad first impression to me, and fast popularity. but those kinds of things always end up being fads, and I don't want to be one.
erm...long...>_> lol... :faint:
thanks again tho ^^; for the confidence, hehe :hug:
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ChickenFingers Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
Hm, I think I have to agree with you on that one : m I'm sure many people send Oprah things in hopes of getting something in return, and she probably knows that they're doing it because she has the power to make something happen~
Oprah isn't exactly a good hook-up for a career in art anyway, is she?
I personally wouldn't do portraits for money : 0 Gifts, though 8: >
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genaminna Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
*' portraits
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xomisskittyox Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
omg! i could almost feel that shirt it luks so bludy real!!!!!! :shock: i luks lyk youve maniged to transport your dad into the computer
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genaminna Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
haha, thanks (but he's not my dad tho hehe ^^; )
he's the dad of the commissioner guy :D hehe
:hug: glad you like the shirt ;) ^__^
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xomisskittyox Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
lol (iiz dumb)
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:icongenaminna:
genaminna Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, don't worry about it. I didn't exactly specify before
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PTGreat Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
:wow: So realistic! If I didn't know any better I would have thought it was a photograph!
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genaminna Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
hehe, nope...:giggle: thanks so much! :hug: :glomp::heart:
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PTGreat Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
:D You're welcome! :love: :hug:
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beyrob Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
WOW! that's all I can say! I mean every little detail is there, I amlost wanna say hello!
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:icongenaminna:
genaminna Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
heheh, you can try :giggle: hehehe, thanks so much!! :hug: ^^
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beyrob Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
"Hello there" "..." "I said hi" "..." "aaaaaww..."
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genaminna Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, no go. :,(
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