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With the man himself!
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With the man himself!
9
78
Painting Costanza
14
137
16
220
Model II
11
256
Sigmund Freud
39
404
93
469
Back at the Workshop
13
293
Self Portrait
32
369
16
184
Story of Seneca
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184
David in Saul's Armor
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Nov 30
South Korea
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Aristotle once said...
Aristotle once said, 'A corpse is repulsive, but the painting of a corpse can be beautiful.' And I say, 'A pimple is repulsive, but the painting of a pimple can be beautiful.' It's the magic that keeps me practicing on hyper-realistic portraits!
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The 'Method'
I'm often asked if I use a projector, a printed canvas or grid for my paintings. To be blunt, the answer is simple 'no'. I do use several vertical & horizontal lines as the guide to put the object in the right position only when the canvas is big(over 1m high). The reason I don't use those technical methods is simple; I'm an old-fashioned man! I consider myself more of an old craftsman than an artist in modern-day concept. For me, practicing and perfecting my craft is as important as creating a good piece of art. Some people say the process doesn't matter as long as you have a good outcome, but I don't believe that. I don't feel com
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Fear of Blank Canvas.
I've been painting since I was quite young. But still, I am overwhelmed and intimidated once I am facing the vast 'whiteness' of a blank canvas. Like Goliath to little David, the empty space challenges me and I recoil. I think being a good painter is nothing other than to overcome this fear of blank canvas. Just like Van Gogh said, a good painter never fears the canvas; The canvas fears him.
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svetlotihHobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning portraits!! +fav 
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marcgosselinProfessional Traditional Artist
Happy birthday.
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Taqresu650Student Traditional Artist
Happy birthday.
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ConnoRamoneHobbyist General Artist
Happy BirthdayHave your cake and eat it too 
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Yesterdawn General Artist
                     :party: 생일 축하해요! Fox emoji - birthday 
오늘같은 특별한 날 행복한 일들이 많이 생기길 바랍니다. Pixel Clover 
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Happy Birthday Joongwon!