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Memories of a Time Long Gone

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A traditional portrait, for a change! This was painted in acrylics on an old piece of cardboard. One day, I'll have the courage to paint on canvas, like any self-respecting artist, or at least use decent brushes... but not today ^^

Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy this painting!
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TiphLaMerveille's avatar
TiphLaMerveilleHobbyist General Artist
*flatteuse* Quel magnifique autoportrait ! (Je suis myope^^)
Blague à part, c'est un très beau portrait classique !
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Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
L'avantage de ce genre d'autoportrait, c'est qu'il n'y a aucun risque que des gens fassent le lien entre Harkalé Linaï et moi IRL... pratique ^^
blackdidthis's avatar
It is simply beautiful!
And the acrylic wash on the background has greatly complimented the whole thing.
Wonderful use of colours and positioning.

I have seen many canvases wasted for much lesser "works of art"... It is not the material; but the eye behind it that sees and creates wonderful images as this one.
Great work!
Harkale-Linai's avatar
Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you for your nice comment! I agree, the quality of the material does not necessarily correlate with that of the work, but still... I find the idea of painting on a canvas indimidating :)
AniaTheArtist's avatar
AniaTheArtistHobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful!!!
Harkale-Linai's avatar
Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
thank you!
Mrs-Elizabeth's avatar
Mrs-ElizabethHobbyist Writer
Hey, there.  I think Vincent van Gogh just threw a cup at your head! This is fantastically done. Art can come from anywhere and be literally made of any thing. I know someone personally that only paints on the backs of old pizza card boards. It's odd, but her work is spectacular. Unfortunately she's nuts, so no one has really seen her stuff, but that's another story. Anyway. Great work, don't discount yourself! Keep doing awesome!!
Harkale-Linai's avatar
Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
At least it's only a cup this time: last time I offended Van Gogh, he threw a grand piano at me.
Thank you very much for your kind words :) But now I'm very curious about that person's work...
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Mrs-ElizabethHobbyist Writer
*head down* ... She's my mother! :( We no longer speak due to her crazy life choices. In another world I see her art on street corners inspiring design across the world. But it takes a measure of discipline to be a true artist, and she unfortunately can't even care for herself, let alone her art. It's a very sad case. But thank you!
Harkale-Linai's avatar
Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
My apologies, then, I shouldn't have asked that question... And I'm sorry for you...
Mrs-Elizabeth's avatar
Mrs-ElizabethHobbyist Writer
No, not at all. I totally opened myself up for that, so I shouldn't have said It I guess. but anyway. Never mind all that. Just remember, anything can be art, and you can use anything. Be creative, think positive, and try different things till you find your niche. And have fun! :)
sakura-no-kage's avatar
Nice!
Do you find harder to paint on cardboard or computer?
Harkale-Linai's avatar
Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
Cardboard! Because it's much harder to fix my mistakes when painting traditionaly :) 
sakura-no-kage's avatar
Isn't that like cheating? ;)
Harkale-Linai's avatar
Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
Cheating? I never cheat! 

...sometimes, I smartly circumvent the rules, but that's not at all like cheating. ;)
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CMarianneHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so lovelyHeart 
Harkale-Linai's avatar
Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy my portraiture work :)
Ururuty's avatar
very nice
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Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
thanks!
Virus-Tormentor's avatar
Virus-TormentorHobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! :heart:
Harkale-Linai's avatar
Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
thank you!
Virus-Tormentor's avatar
Virus-TormentorHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
Aka-san's avatar
Aka-sanHobbyist General Artist
Wow love it! *_*
Harkale-Linai's avatar
Harkale-LinaiProfessional Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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