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Inner workings by SamanthaJordaan Inner workings by SamanthaJordaan
This is for the #getdailydeviations contest 'To tell a story'

Oil on board
Year: 2014
Size: 58/62cm


It is true that all paintings tell a story and for me , especially so when composing a portrait. In choosing each element, like an orchestra, I want each note to reflect something specific about the person's character. This portrait is a story about a special person I know. Not only is he super cool but also a creative genius in his own right. I know the elements in the painting don't only represent the work of his hands (metal sculptor, gas technician, plumber, cobbler.ect) but also how I think his brain might look could I ever travel to the inside.
www.samanthajordaan.co.za
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third-one Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Professional Photographer
wow, so cool!
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much:D
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Landscapist Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Is that Hunter S Thompson?
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:iconsamanthajordaan:
SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015   Traditional Artist
I have been asked that before :D He must be very similar in character to my husband, the steam punk Sherlock Holmes
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BBMcKenzie Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner May 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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KanchanMahon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014   Traditional Artist
Love, love, love this, especially the background! (The figure itself is flawless!)
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconchumak-marina:
chumak-marina Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great!
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:iconsamanthajordaan:
SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconchumak-marina:
chumak-marina Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hug 
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LiamBarnwell Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my you had time for that backround Giggle Awesome job tho, well done Clap 
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:iconsamanthajordaan:
SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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:iconcsisitki:
CSisitki Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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SoCalPainter Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Great painting from a fellow realist oil painter! So much to catch the eyes here!Love the expression, pipes and gears, and the perspective. Great job!
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:icon3laughingladies:
3laughingladies Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well thought out, super well executed!
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:iconsamanthajordaan:
SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:icon3laughingladies:
3laughingladies Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome. I love to see things that you can really just feel great about the art and the artist!
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LauraHolArt Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
I love everything about this. :D
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:iconsamanthajordaan:
SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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dannyjay69 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So industrial. I love it!
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:iconsamanthajordaan:
SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hi :wave: Thank you Danny :hug:
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:iconmarcysiabush:
Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is really great !! I love the perspective used on legs and the whole idea ! :clap:
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:iconsamanthajordaan:
SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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:iconmarcysiabush:
Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome my dear :hug:
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:icononyana:
Onyana Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a stunning portrait. Your friend must be so pleased!
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:iconsamanthajordaan:
SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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LaviniaChu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice portray and i really love the idea!! Heart Heart Heart 

good luck for the contest! Hug 
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:iconsamanthajordaan:
SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconlaviniachu:
LaviniaChu Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's my pleasure!!! Love in the Air 
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Excellent and I think it is a great idea to use the tools of the trade in the image.
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:iconsamanthajordaan:
SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Pleasure.
:)
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nihilistic-hun Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Great work.   Good luck on the contest, my vote goes with you.  :)
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:iconsamanthajordaan:
SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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touchofthesoul Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful work!!Tiny Red Hearts - Free to use 
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:iconsamanthajordaan:
SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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:iconsoulcolorsart:
SoulcolorsArt Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel like that inside sometimes too :lol: Beautiful work!
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hehe, me too :D Thank you :hug:
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bluepainthorse Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is fantastic!!! I love this, love the use of the objects to bring about a sense of what is important to this subject! Nicely handled!! :D
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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bluepainthorse Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It's my pleasure! :)
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glunac Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   General Artist
My goodness Samantha, this is so incredibly perfect in every way, the colors, the prospective, the subject matter. He does personify cool in this pose, smoking his pipe, identity masked by hat & dark glasses.

Love the line of prospective of the floor made of pipes, to the coil in chair, down his bluejeaned legs,  to the tread of his work boots... & how you found the perfect place to put your signature.  The gears in the background are a stroke of genius!
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much :hug: I am so glad you enjoy it, each and every detail was thought out carefully
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WellofMike Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of the coolest paintings I've seen in a long time.
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!, I appreciate your comment :hug:
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TLTaylor Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Gadzooks Sam! He looks like a steam punk Sherlock Holmes, or 'The man with the steam punk brain'. This is cool stuff. All your painting seem to put a smile on my face, well done as always.
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D I am so happy to make you smile, I must have a humerous edge and he definitely does. Hehe, that discribes him well - steam punk sherlock Holmes - :happybounce: his favourite movies are those old classics like Cassablanca and detective Columbo. His sculptures are very much inspired by steam punk. Spot on :headbang:
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Natalya-NSY Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Fantastic artwork!!! Also like the signature ;)
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D hehe the signature reminds me of the movie 'toy story' , I have made my mark on him :D
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