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Popsicle Series - Anna by toxicness Popsicle Series - Anna by toxicness
One painting of a series of three I did this past semester

The series is three portraits of people I know with popsicles, I wanted it to be kind of popy but photo realistic...

Well, this painting came out photorealistic, the other two I decided to be more painterly but I think I will continue to work on them so they have greater detail...

This painting is my pride and joy out of the series, I spent a VERY long time on it and I felt like I got a lot out of it...this is my first completed oil painting and my first real attempt at photo realism :lol: so I think I learned a lot

oil paint on canvas, 22x18

close ups...[link]

p.s. sorry for the poor documentation

:heart: :iconevilsmix: :heart: Anna Stacey :heart: June 28, 1990 - Nov. 25, 2010 :heart: RIP girl, you were and will remain to be such a great inspiration :heart: :iconevilsmix: :heart:
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danwfus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
the time you spent paid off,great work!
Aj-De-Lunatic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
pixarviolet Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That popsicle looks so good. I like the painting too, painting must take longer than painting in photoshop and all.
FrankStrangler Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice painting. I really like it. It's somehow a bit sexy
jesseryanishere Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
phenomenal...simply magnificent..
mim-chan13 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Oh, wonderful!
Murrrdzz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010   Traditional Artist
Wonderful work!! :D

..I was just wondering how you got that amazing blonde hair!! Technique? Colours??
toxicness Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
color is all relative and blonde hair is tricky because its a warm color with cool undertones, so depending on what color is next to the hair will affect which pigments you want to use to paint it.
it also depends on what shade of blonde
but for a platnium blonde like this stay with earth tones and not bright colors - yellow ochre, van dyke brown, and raw nutrals and some cool pigments are good. also notice that the hot pink background makes the hair look more cool-but if that background was blue the hair would look really warm. Depending on what color you place next to a "grey" color will shift it one way or another, so just experiment with your color shifts and you'll figure out what you need eventually
Murrrdzz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
Oh wow thank you for the detailed answer!!:))
Achen089 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009   Traditional Artist
Wow,this is fantastic!Love the colours and..oh my,you got some crazy skills! :O
niamhhannahnoir Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
niamhhannahnoir Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
absolutely love this series, thought this has to be my fave of the 3!
toxicness Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
thats because this one is the only finished one, the other two will be complete by this summer :]
j-friLLyROtt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
makes me want to go get some popcicles right now! ; 3 ;
toxicness Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
thanks dearie :]
yourchemicaltaco Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
wow. I thought that was a photo.
tomorrowistrue Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
so so so cute and cool and beautiful and fun, and this coming from someone who has a heart made of ICICLES. *melts*

luthien-9 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Student General Artist
hey this is beautifull and strong painting.the other painting are good too but my best one is this :D This is the most realistic one . I like realistic paintings that have their own things in it.I don't know how but it reminds me popart with realistic figures :D
I always wanted to do a serie of my friends oil paintings :D
toxicness Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
thank you, the other paintings are not yet finished and they are just the under paintings, this is the only complete one.
luthien-9 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Student General Artist
ohh so this I told too.:D I know they'll be very good too but I think this one'll keep being my best :D
Robbin-Veldman Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008   General Artist
wow, looks cool
toxicness Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
HorrorDreams Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
I thought first it was a photo 0.o
such realistic!
Deviantglengirl Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
I didn't realize this was a painting until I clicked. It's amazing
catmo-lee Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
I love this.its so poppy and I don't know..I just really like it.
MollyJoy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
This is so amazing :) I love the way you shaded-- with different colors rather than just a darker shade of the base color (especially on the shirt where there is a little bit of pink highlights and green shading).
o0Amphigory0o Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
I love this painting. :D It's amazing.
katherine06 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
incredible, incredile style.just lovely!
grimcinder Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
HOW DID I MISS THIS ONE?! Was I alseep the day you posted it? Jeebus this is spectacular!!!!!! Seriously I'm gonna need help putting my eyeballs back into their sockets due to them popping out at the sight of this wonderwork!!
toxicness Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
hehe, thanks buddy :P :]
EmersonStem Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
featured in my journal!! :D
SCHRAUBENZIEHER Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
btw...the oil paintin is amazing dude...
SCHRAUBENZIEHER Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
the girl is stunning...such beauty...
Amie1001 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Student
I actually thought these WERE photos! Until i viewed them larger anyway ;)
lcmolina Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008   Traditional Artist
playful and stylized, i love it! great job
sava11 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
woah, amazing.
EvilSmix Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Turned out great! I'm glad you didn't take Megan Rye's advice and leave me with demon-possessed ghost eyes.
toxicness Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
I know, it would have been a very awkward painting if I did
jenny-fur-tography Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing painting!
wow, great work :D
MellaMe Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
Oh, WOW!
That's amazing! It looks so real:O
Awesome work!
chiosxe Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
This one is my favourite of the three. :]
The hand is gorgeouss.
The reflection in the glasses is a really nice touch.
I'm not sure why, but the forehead looks a bit off. Maybe a bit flattened. But I don't know if that's true or if my anatomy is totally off, haha.
The lips seem a little weird to me as well. It looks like they should be closer to the colour of the popsicle seeing as they are on it.

This painting is beautiful and your talent is definitely something to be jealous of. :]
binary-rose Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
I love this painting! I love working best from references too and this picture is fantastic
David--Harrison Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
If I'd created this picture as a photograph I'd be pleased with the pose, colours and expression (seems as though she's captured just as she was distracted by something out of shot). And you've achieved all that with a painting!!!
chrissydee Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
Absolutely breathtaking! Beautiful! I love it!
crispylilapeth Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
this is fantastic - i love the colours, and the way the light has been captured
although I'm not sure this is quite photorealism yet - but by the looks of it, I'm sure you'll get there! :D
Darkdesyre Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Lovely work, its always a pleasure to discover another traditional artist!
The-Seldom-Seen-Kid Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
Cute but also very thorough - I think you've wholly achieved you're original goal;)
Genericdreams Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Very nice, real good job :D
lythron Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
Excellent, I really hope you keep going forward with this style of painting.

Looking forward to seeing more and more work from you.
BelacDoow Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
good work on the series, where did you end up going to for college?
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