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Young Girl Sewing

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By MingYou-Xu   |   Watch
Published: August 20, 2015
© 2015 - 2019 MingYou-Xu
Oil on Canvas
40" x 30"

Description: 
This young Mongolian girl is preparing a costume for an annual celebration which is a great deal amongst the Mongolian people. Everything is handmade with detailed intricate embroideries sewed on the costume pieces. The subject is currently working on her belt in which Xu managed to capture her dedication and focus in action. 

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faryba's avatar
farybaHobbyist Artist
Beautiful!
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MoonFlowerSaxHobbyist General Artist
I really like the details and colours on her clothes and the piece she's working on.
The subject is currently working on her belt in which Xu managed to capture her dedication and focus in action.
Does that mean you actually had that "model" while painting it?
If so, then the art has been doubled. Her nice handicraft and your skills to capture that moment. :clap:
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(Found this picture through SolidMars' journal.)
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Brandoch-DahaHobbyist General Artist
I love seeing the design on the outfit. There are nice details on this. very beautiful.
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MingYou-XuProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) 
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VesaiasTheValiantStudent General Artist
Hey there from :iconprojectcomment:Hi! 

I've had this deviation on my notifications for a long time, and I've been thinking long and hard what I should say... :| (Blank Stare) 
And what can I say? This is an amazing piece: such vibrant and lively colours, such realistic reflections and shading, such focus on this humble Mongolian girl working on sewing a traditional belt used by her people. And here I thought paintings like this were the stuff of history way back in the 1800's and 1900's... but I was wrong. And for that, I am glad and very pleased that traditional oil paintings are still doing well in the modern times. :D (Big Grin) 

You have done an out-standing job with this deviation, fellow deviant, and I applaud you for it. Clap 
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MingYou-XuProfessional Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks so much for the compliments! Sorry for the late reply. :)
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VesaiasTheValiantStudent General Artist
No worries, I don't mind waiting. ;-)
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LateStarter63Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting, Xu.
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xxaihxx Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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Harp-DarkthropeStudent Digital Artist
This is beautiful!!
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rhunel General Artist
Beautiful!!  Your work is very skilled and you have excellent composition and color sense.
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MingYou-XuProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) 
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Jean-Wolfe888Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is truly beautiful. The detail is amazing. Man, it makes me wish I could paint like this.
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MingYou-XuProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. It's mostly a lot of practice. It's the only way to hone your skills. :)
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GardonProfessional General Artist
Amzing realism! Is she wearing a working robe or is it already the celebration's gown?
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MingYou-XuProfessional Traditional Artist
I believe she was already wearing the celebration gown. :)
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Bored-ChickStudent Filmographer
Wow you did this on canvas! Love it :love: This is something you would see in a art gallery or museum :D
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MingYou-XuProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I did hold an exhibition in a local museum when they invited me but unfortunately this painting is in an Art Gallery in Toronto so I couldn't include it during the exhibition. :) 
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IBAIPshowProfessional Artist
#Amazing without words. Exquisite skill and talent demonstrated by the artist. Definitely have a future in #art and more. Well done :)
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OtomeSanHobbyist General Artist
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This is absolutely beautiful.  

My favorite aspect of this painting is the intricate detail of the young girl's outfit and her belt.  The embroidery is clear and detailed—a beautiful shiny contrast to the celebratory red.  All the hues, especially the red, are brilliant and provide a lovely contrast to the simple neutral hues of the wall.  The other aspect I especially enjoy is how realistic the girl looks, from her busy hands to her shiny black hair to her quiet intensity.  She's engrossed in her work and trying hard to do the belt just right.

A lovely, realistic image with great eye appeal.
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ChiharusMoonHobbyist Writer
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Beautiful oil painting you have here :)
The detail of her (I want to say kimono- I'm not sure if it is tho XD) outfit is magnificent!!! :D
The lighting and shadows are darn perfect~
I don't know how much to describe this, because this is really gorgeous :heart::heart::heart:

You're super talented~~~!!! :hug:
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