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Published: April 8, 2013
© 2013 - 2019 Gorrem
Saw the Zorn exhibit Isabella Gardner Museum here in Boston, immediately went home excited to try a self portrait, since I hadn't painted anything from life in years. Went home, set up a mirror against the radiator and painted for 2 hours. Most of what I accomplished was realizing that I am in fact, NOT Zorn, but at least I broke my not-painting-from-life streak.

I don't usually look this intense, it's just the face I make when I'm painting. Or going to the bathroom.

You can see an animated .gif of the process on my blog here:

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quadrowestoverProfessional Traditional Artist
This is very good.
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KaedegirlHobbyist Traditional Artist
aww you're so cute :) and I love your art (your concept artworks are so amazing :D :D) I always come back to your gallery and it's always a pleasure to find new things :D thanks for sharing with us!
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raging-akujikiProfessional Filmographer
Your lighting on this is quite stunning my friend.  Very nicely done.  Really digging the rim blue light you have on the neck.
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Whetsit-TuyaStudent General Artist
Wow I thought you were female :shocked:
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GorremProfessional Digital Artist
Lol uh may I ask why?
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Whetsit-TuyaStudent General Artist
Close to 100% of dA is
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yellowsmoke321Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice !
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EdarneorProfessional Digital Artist
Well, it would just be too easy if you WERE Zorn!! XD :D
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ToonLink93Student Traditional Artist
Oh, cool paint!! :'D
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AdamHunterPeckProfessional Digital Artist
<3
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GorremProfessional Digital Artist
:D
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XelandraProfessional Digital Artist
I will comment on this piece yet again.

Amazing.

Kay. I'm done now.
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GorremProfessional Digital Artist
lol thank you
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Renee-MariposaHobbyist Traditional Artist
So awesome
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raqmoProfessional Digital Artist
who'd think this serious looking dandy can dance like crazy...
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GorremProfessional Digital Artist
lolol
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Intense gaze there, man. I really like it though!
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KarasunokazuProfessional Traditional Artist
For some reason I was convinced you were a girl for the whole time I was following you. Epic fail. XD This is a lovely painting, It's great to see fantasy-artists' life based work to get a feel of their technical art abilities without being distracted by cool weapons and glowy stuff. Very nice.
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GorremProfessional Digital Artist
Lol thank you but uh, if I may ask why did you think I was a girl? I won't take offense :P
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KarasunokazuProfessional Traditional Artist
I think a combination of your name (I know it's gender neutral, but I have known more girls called Devin and Devon than boys in my experience), and the girl face as your avatar. XD Plus purely the demographics of dA makes me assume anyone I don't know is a man is probably a woman.

Basically a lot of asshat assumptions mashed together! :D

Thanks for not taking offence. Keep up the awesome work!
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shtlProfessional Digital Artist
Haha incredible, I have the same face in bathroom O_o ! rofl
I guess it's the 'bathroom guy face" ? ^^

Nice portrait, and good to see some live painting from you :thumbsup:
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looks like christian bale. when he was skinny
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