Monday, April 20, 2009

Richard Painted




And here's the finished Richard! I think it's one of my new favorite pieces, I had such a great time playing with skin tones, figuring out the fur and just messing with edges. After such a complicated piece like Legolas, it was very relaxing to just do a simple-ish portrait. Richard's wonderful, weird creations can be found at http://historically-inaccurate.blogspot.com/. This piece will be part of Richard's massive show at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont from May 17-October 29 of this year. So if you are in Vermont- stop by and tell me how it is! Last I checked, about 25 other artists are going to be displaying their own hybrid portraits in addition to Richard's own lovely creations, so it is definately worth the trip. Also- It has a 220-foot steamboat in its yard.


8 comments:

  1. Congrats on the show, kristina! That's so cool, I wish it was closer, I would totally go. :(

    Either way, the piece looks incredible. nicely done, miss.

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  2. That's my favorite of yours. Your flesh tones are really coming to life Kristina. The concept is fun. I dig his fur and the cat nose. I'm not crazy about the thick fur on the bridge of the nose but that's getting nit-picky. Beautiful work! Can't wait to see more:)

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  3. Wonderful work Kristina! For such a quiet subject matter, your painting techniques bring a lot of life.

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  4. Ray- I have to agree with you on the nose thing- something had been bothering about it and after your comment I toned down some of the hair on the bridge and I like it much better. I reposted the new edited image with a detail.

    Now it's too bad I didn't have time to do that too the original! Ah, well. Art is never finished, only abandoned right?

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  5. I love the little cat creature, Kristina. I want one! you are doing wonderful work.

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  6. His hands are especially beautiful. As well as the folds in his shirt.

    How fun!

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  7. I wish my cat had crazy whiskers like that! Great painting, and I like the updated version with the nose a little more visible. I'm especially impressed with the greens in the skin tones, they really work and add that old-skin thinness kind of effect. :)

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  8. Looking good dude! I really love the hands :)

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