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Young Girl Sewing by MingYou-Xu Young Girl Sewing by MingYou-Xu
Oil on Canvas
40" x 30"

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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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MoonFlowerSax Featured By Owner Edited Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist 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-Daha Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love seeing the design on the outfit. There are nice details on this. very beautiful.
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MingYou-Xu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) 
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VesaiasTheValiant Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Student 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-Xu Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks so much for the compliments! Sorry for the late reply. :)
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VesaiasTheValiant Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Student General Artist
No worries, I don't mind waiting. ;-)
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LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting, Xu.
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xxaihxx Featured By Owner May 25, 2016   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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Harp-Darkthrope Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful!!
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rhunel Featured By Owner May 12, 2016   General Artist
Beautiful!!  Your work is very skilled and you have excellent composition and color sense.
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MingYou-Xu Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) 
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Jean-Wolfe888 Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Hobbyist 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-Xu Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Professional 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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Gardon Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Professional General Artist
Amzing realism! Is she wearing a working robe or is it already the celebration's gown?
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MingYou-Xu Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I believe she was already wearing the celebration gown. :)
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Bored-Chick Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Student 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-Xu Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Professional 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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IBAIPshow Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Professional 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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Randicus Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Very well done.
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OtomeSan Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist 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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ChiharusMoon Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist 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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kyrawriter Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Very nice
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Looking4Work Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Very lovely. 
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LaShink Featured By Owner May 5, 2016   Traditional Artist
The detail on the dress is exquisite.  And, I can almost see a little smile on her face as she looks down at her sewing.  You have captured the emotion well.
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NikySHouse Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Splendid! I love the hands' particulars and the clothing colors... The golden pattern shines on the red... Wonderful!Love 
Great job!Clap 
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MingYou-Xu Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you love it. :)
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puppetism Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
very beautiful :)
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groovygillian Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome :D
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smlshin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Great work.
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MingYou-Xu Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) 
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limona1 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
stunning work!
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eye-of-tengri Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
Beautiful girl, and beautiful detail
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MingYou-Xu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
How in the world did you get the thread so straight and realistic? Fantastic work!
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Ankelwar Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
Awesome! I love the details, colours and light of this pic very much! :love:
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:iconmingyou-xu:
MingYou-Xu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I wanted to really make the red pop in this painting. 
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Ankelwar Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
you're welcome :)
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rob006 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful work.
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:iconmingyou-xu:
MingYou-Xu Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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thesvetislav Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
Have no words!
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b-no Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
:faint:So restful & beautiful:faint:
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Stunning!
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hellbutterfly621 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Your art is beautiful! The detail is amazing and the realistic feeling its gives off is just unimaginable! :)
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MingYou-Xu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) 
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arcanefeline Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very very nice, it's marvellous! :D 
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MingYou-Xu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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arcanefeline Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
your welcome
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EdgeFalls Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Your attention to detail is incredible! 
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:iconmingyou-xu:
MingYou-Xu Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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