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Pope Benedict pt.2 WIP by michaelandrewlaw Pope Benedict pt.2 WIP by michaelandrewlaw
The Second pope painting , a big painting of a great great man , took me long time to get the shape right even i do use tracing method in this one, but from a VERY SMALL photo with a watermark from the internet, lol..........not one of the best memory of all time.

by the way , any comment that contain bad things toward the Pope are not welcome .
oil and acrylic on canvas , 51 x 43 inches
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commander-rolex Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
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:iconpanzerjon:
panzerjon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
This is a painting?? OMGosh well done! Loved it!
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Tandenfee Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy cow! Its almost as if you just planted your pencil on the pope's forehead when you met him
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EvanHall Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's incredible!
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:iconbertolomeus:
bertolomeus Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional
great
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:iconbertolomeus:
bertolomeus Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional
great art
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Spacefriend-T Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The level of photorealism is impressive.
As per comments or opinions on the Pope, and the entire Vatican at large, they're irrelevant. After the current scandal, the truth is emerging and some consciences will be touched. That's all that matters.
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oxoc Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you know he is a great great man?....did you spend your weekends together?
or do you mean his actual height?its just 170cm...not that great
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michaelandrewlaw Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks for the visit .
=)
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:iconoxoc:
oxoc Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great reply...thx for that !
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cherrypiffle20 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
this... is a painting?? i thought it wuz real
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LiquoriceSnaps Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Wow! It looks amazing! Are you going to send it to him?
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Timedancer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
It looks like he is actually stood in front of you... :-)
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:iconpirumus:
pirumus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
There is no god but God. Mohammad is His servant and messenger.
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thepetiteolaya Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
f@ck..g amazing
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vergilreza Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
very nice
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:iconwhimsicalchiko:
WhimsicalChiko Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is a great painting!
it almost looks like a photograph!
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gabbagump Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student General Artist
YOU PAINTED THAT![link]
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roseliza2 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
thats amazing!!! :) did you know that pope john paul II was beatified today?? :) Its amazing cuz its only took him 6 years! he'll be our new saint!
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alcuin18 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
lol Wow, I thought that was the Pope physically present at first. Great artwork. :P
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:iconvernice61:
vernice61 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
it's right!! Very good! kiss
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Albert-G-Lopez Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Absolutely stunning!
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:iconserel:
serel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Wow, this looks so real. I'm waiting for him to look up and tell you it's enough white, as if you were a make-up artist or something. Increadible.
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Al-LZQ Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Hey my friend =)
When is this going to be done? I just stumbled across it today, and it looks really good! Extremely realistic, the lighting and the details are just mind blowing!

I really, really cant wait to see it when it's complete! It already looks sooo good!

THE most realistic coloured artwork i have ever seen in my life, and i love how you made the thurible blurry when His Holiness waves it to spread the incense.

Anyway, Im really looking forward to seeing it complete =)

Love your gallery by the way, you are God gifted!

God Bless!
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michaelandrewlaw Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
it was basicly done , i just don't have the time to take the photo since the original painting wasn't in my hand and i am busying running my new workshop these year. but i promise i will post it asap.
thanks for the visit and comments anyway :) god bless .
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Al-LZQ Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Oh i see, that's cool then. Good luck in your workshop! I'm sure you have a lot of customers who will love to buy your artworks!

God Bless!
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aixado Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
fantastic !!!:clap:
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Raphealle Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
You are absolutely fantastic. I want to be you.
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michaelandrewlaw Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
u are too kind ,Raphealle . believe me ,u don't wanna be me , but u can be With me instead ,i might consider it = P
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Raphealle Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
:D Hey babe, lol.
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coldcallidus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
That's a PAINTING?
o_O
Perfection.
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:iconmichaelandrewlaw:
michaelandrewlaw Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
it IS a painting by hand.
glad u like it.
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pennyDoth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is spectacular....*shakes head in disbelief* I just finished looking around your gallery and YOU ARE AMAZING!!! It looks like you blew up a photo digitally rather than by acrylic -by HAND. omGUDness I'm still in shock -lol.
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michaelandrewlaw Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
they are in oil paint , but anyway , thanks for the visit , and see u next time :D
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pennyDoth Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oil paints?!! I'm too scared to try oil painting, and the fact that you used those paints to create THIS?! If I thought my mind was blown before, it's shot now. kuDOS for doing something this amazing, really inspirational...and with OIL PAINTS no less. God bless^^
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michaelandrewlaw Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hey , thanks for ur kind words : )
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pennyDoth Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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ivyascending Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
hello again...you know, i just had to tell you that I sometimes stare at this and some other of your peices for very long periods of time because I am in such awe...I know you get this kind of comment a lot but I couldn't help myself...I am just blown away how much detail you put into everything. I wish I could watch you work in real life, just observe for hours. hey, maybe you could make a video or dvd of some sort!!! just kidding (but that would be neat)...anway, I am very inspired by you to get better and spend so much more time on my art. And also, just the fact that you do photorealism of people in today's artworld where crap conceptual art is so revered is admirable in itself. May I ask where you went to school, or were you self taught? At the college I attended for art, it was a bit frustrating being a portrait artist among so many people who did abstract art. Of course, this was in the states, so I was wondering if it's like this where you live? This is a longer comment than I anticipated, sorry! anways, thank you for sharing your work!!
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michaelandrewlaw Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
thanks for the visit , Marissa.
As the great bob ross said.' painting is an very individual thing' , for everyone , some conceptual art are not that bad ,i 've learn many things in most of them , as for abstract....i not sure they should be consider as "art" , but....what do i know ,lol.
realism ever was and still the most popular style in general , even once in a while there is some abstact art sale billion dollars , but honestly ,those are just rubbish-canvus without someone promoting the piece.
Just paint what you like and believes ,and if ur believes is strong enough , your art will eventurally touch peoples , its not much different here in hong kong , people rather buy share-stocks than spent time on something that not promising there will be gain$$$.
But anyway , I really appreciate your compliments ,and keep up the good works , maryse. = )
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ivyascending Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
Thank you for your words, they are inspiring! and thanks for stopping by my page and looking at some of my stuff as well, i appreciate it. I will continue visiting your page often!! see ya
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anoosha101 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
this.is.amazing! how long did it take you?
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michaelandrewlaw Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
a little more than a month...
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ARVash Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
wow. simply wow.. This is so beautiful.

so so so so so beautiful....

what I would pay to have your work in my home (: .

How beautifully catholic it is too (:

Such a refreshing sight, I wish there were more men who were brave enough to do the things you do. I hope I will be able to do great things some day too.
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
this is a wonderfull piece of work. infact, its outstanding by the looks of it. should be good to see it finnished.
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NeoPhoneix Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
Wow that is very well down. I thought he was going to grab the bowl as well.
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Bakkus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...
Thats so life-like!
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donpedicinijr Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
Wow, you truly know how to use your Gift from Him!
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Frouwke Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Haha, it looks like he's going to grab your cup. XD
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Asenceana Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Holy poo damn good:)
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