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King Nuno VIII by trinafool
King Nuno VIII
A birthday present for my friend. Sort of a joke. Tried to paint his portrait as Henry VIII. Oils on painting paper, 11 1/2 x 14
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Mermaid
This is my first real digital painting. It's rough, but I learned a lot about photoshop :)
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Hopkin's Rose by trinafool
Hopkin's Rose
Tide pooling!!! Tons of nudibranchs out today, including this one which in person is a neon pink and looks like chewed bubblegum.
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Carin
Artist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Arcata, CA
I'm not a professional artist, I work as a sign language interpreter so sometimes it takes a while to get things done.
I am working on a new painting, and as with all my paintings, I am dissatisfied. I work full time and am the only one who cooks, so generally I don't have a ton of free time to paint, as well as having a couple other projects I want to work on that aren't art related. Then, too, my job is very mentally and physically taxing, so I don't always feel up to working on painting. All this adds up to not enough practice which is totally my fault and something I just need to make the time for. However, I'm becoming more and more frustrated as I try to paint because I lack a lot of knowledge and skill. I watch tutorials, things SEEM easy, then I try and realize I have no idea what I'm doing. So now I have about 50 paintings in my head that I'm basically scared to start on because I'll just fuck them up.

So my question is this: Does anyone have technical knowledge of using oil paints in a somewhat realistic fashion and want to share any insights? Are there certain color combinations that you use that make really beautiful skin tones, foliage colors, or stone? Are there specific ways you paint? Do you start with washes? Do you underpaint in brown, or opposite colors? Are there any really quality tutorials (free!) that have helped you improve your skills? Please let me know!

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skin242 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Thankyou! :wave:
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BethanyFisher Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks for the fav! 
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sandsandra Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
thanks for the favorite!  =D
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W-out Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   General Artist
thank you so much for adding my work.. big grtzz and peace
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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving ! :D
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coian Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Artist
thx for the fave :)
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CrazedShitakes Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Random howdy!
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how are you? :D
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trinafool Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm well, thanks! Howdy back!
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CrazedShitakes Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
No problem! thanks! :D
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McFlyky Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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