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it runs deep inside
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Published: March 9, 2018
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Last semester I picked up an oil painting class. I've always been daunted by acrylic and oil painting, so I avoided doing so at all costs. But when the opportunity came up, I thought why the heck not! I'm here to learn something new, why not give it a shot? And honestly, I'm truly so damn happy that I gave them a shot. Oil painting is actually ridiculously fun and I never thought I'd say that. There's something about the ability to blend, to smooth, to move and to work parts over and over again. Compared to watercolor, where it's almost an unforgiving medium, oils gave me some sort of freedom that I love! This is a piece I did in one of my classes, and I was reaally proud of it! I'm hoping to continue experiemnting and learning oil paintings to see what I can do! I do have a bad habit of trying to paint like watercolour though AHHH MAN!!

Some more of my work: 

words spoken, softly by kelogsloops    We're Simply Meant To Be by kelogsloops    a page full of faces by kelogsloops
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AnnaZLove's avatar
AnnaZLoveHobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work!
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InstitutionGreen Filmographer
The shine on the face is very well done.
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cogwurxProfessional Interface Designer
Beautiful work!
BornFreak's avatar
It looks amazing!
spacewolflord's avatar
Learning and painting in general can be a bunch of fun when you leave your fears behind.
Thank you for sharing.
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volante-succubeStudent Writer
she looks like pocahontas :D <3 it's beautiful 
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Nice but so sad!
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Really nice! :D (Big Grin) Glossy, glowing colors in some areas. The background is beautifully done. 
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Is that you in the painting?
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DDGrafixProfessional General Artist
A very moving piece.
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SaneKyleProfessional Digital Artist
This is some great traditional. The way you render your noses and lips makes them look so tangible.
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KanchanMahon Traditional Artist
Brava! Good on you for expanding your boundaries! It’s lovely!
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kookybatHobbyist General Artist
oh mannnn I took a painting class years ago and was like...why have I never tried oil paint this is the best thing!! I havent touched it since the class  but I really wanna revisit it. oils and acrylics are soo much more forgiving than watercolor, which is why your watercolors blow all of our minds. so FRICKIN COOL to see your style as an oil painting and I hope we see more!
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hana-wolfHobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love your work so much Kelogsloops and you have inspired me a lot recently! I've just started to learn how to draw and paint simultaneously and your watercolour tutorials helped me to get started, along with your positive uplifting energy!!  its so great to see you trying new mediums and what you do with oils! I hope to see more from you! much love XX :D
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Mister-23 Digital Artist
Beauty and grace.
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pjenzHobbyist Digital Artist
reading your description, it reminds me of charcoal drawing, as far as the ease of blending as compared to plain ole pencils, i didnt think i would like it but like you, i took a class and fell in love with charcoal drawing, so i can certainly appreciate where your coming from.  that being said, this is of course amazing, the colors and i love the down strokes of her skin, beautiful work always :heart:
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littlePaintCreativeProfessional Filmographer
Really pretty! I love the use of the very bright background and her dark hair. 
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TrishkapooStudent General Artist
I like oil painting and I'm weary about trying watercolor.

Beautiful artwork. The pinks on the blue makes my eye dance around the page :) 
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RussellMichelichProfessional Digital Artist
This is a beautiful painting, good job! 
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FantelleStudent Digital Artist
This is stunning !! I hope you continue experimenting with oils !!
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obsessionelStudent Digital Artist
This is really impressive!
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