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"Viola" is a commission I did a while back that I am currently selling prints of. I had this on display/sold prints at a recent last-minute show put on by The Koi and Pond Society at Harb's Oasis (seriously, I am not making that name up.)

Old stuff from the strickart show, I know, but I am currently working on Southside Nefertiti again and I can't show that work just yet.
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EvangelineM Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic portrait.
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strickart Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Thank you so much. : )
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casia85 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so good! I like your style!
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strickart Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Thank you, Kasia! That means a lot. I really like your portraits.
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casia85 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem... :glomp:
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
WOW! I love the shading around the eyes and mouth, and the way you stylized the hair is just fantastic!
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strickart Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I really appreciate it, Gavin! Thanks, man. : )
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RebeccaMorton Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student General Artist
For some reason, your style here reminds me of Georgia O'Keeffe. Looks lovely!
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strickart Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Thank you so much! That's quite a compliment. Maybe it's because I used gouache on it so it's more watercolor-y.
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RebeccaMorton Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, it looks great. I need to get myself some watercolour. I loved using it in high school.
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strickart Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
If you're interested, here's what I would recommend: the Raphael Kolinsky Red Sable Watercolor Brush in either a no. 2 or 3. You can use it for watercolor, inking, or acrylics (but keep it clean.) This brush changed my life. Seriously.
I use cold press illustration board (Arches or Crescent are good.)
Lastly, Winsor & Newton for the watercolor or gouache paints. Using the best stuff really is worth it in the long run when it comes to these paints. : )
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RebeccaMorton Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for the tips, I will write it down! I'm hoping to do some traditional stuff this summer, though for now I'm a little distracted with some small digital personal projects...
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strickart Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
You're welcome, Artistickled! That sounds like a plan. Keep me updated on how it goes. : )
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RebeccaMorton Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Sure thing. So far I'm still pretty distracted by digital stuff, but I'm working on a traditional painting for my cousin and I'm going to try to sell some stuff at a farmer's market in a couple weeks. Yay!

Hope you're doing well.
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