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Linus 3

Third Linus: Linus Torvalds, creater of the Linux operating system ([link]).

8x8" acrylic on board.

Crappy picture, but it's a crappy painting :) The monochrome in pthalo blue that I started with was really good, as were the first few glaze layers. But then it all got too dark and every time I tried to lighten it, it just got a chalky white, then I'd put more color on and it would go to dark and grey. And I frigged with the anatomy and actually made it worse.

Anyway, some lessons learned, on to the next ... probably some architecture - the fourth Linus (Roach? or Schultz's?) will have to wait :)
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1404x1444px 929.97 KB
ViviCam 8625
Shutter Speed
177700/1000000 second
Focal Length
8 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 22, 2009, 6:11:30 PM
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flysome's avatar
wow this is awesome.
lessthanzerodavid's avatar
This says Linus 3. Wheres Linus 2 and 1? Are there others in the series or is it just 3 for the finished print?
shalpin's avatar
This was 1 [link] and this was 2 [link]

Three people with the same name.
lessthanzerodavid's avatar
oh, I was under the impression that there was 3 Linus Torvalds paintings. That guy deserves some art in his name after his contribution to the technology world.
primulatook's avatar
it looks like the photo... :)
KirbyAirRider's avatar

I saw this on the front page of DA yesterday and i was like, OOOH!! i know who that is!!

heheee ^-^ Free software wins! Thanks for drawing this
kennyc's avatar
Love it! I've been thinking of doing a few less than mainstream scientist portraits. This kinda inspires me. :)
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