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    39 portraits

    this is a piece i did about 6 months ago. its an oil on board, about a 24x40. it took about 2 weeks to paint, as each portrait took about 1 hour.these are ld roommates, co-workers, friends, anyone i came intoo contact with during that 2 week period who would let me take a mugshot of them...
    39 portraits
    i used the same 3 brushes for each portrait,and really tried to render the likeness of each person in as direct a manner as possible.


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    :eek: holy sh*t dude! :eek:

    that is so awesome, well worth the couplah minutes it took to load. i wish i had the patience to to take something like that on. you continue to surprise me with the variety in your work el coro

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    Your recent additions to the site are amazing. I love everything you have posted. I have never thought of taking my sketchbook to the level that you have, But now I am inspired. Thank you.

    off to draw.....

    -Nate

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    that is DAMN great man!

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    that's ridiculous(in a good way of coarse)...

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    Thumbs up Are you trying to induce a stroke!!!!

    :shocked:
    DAMN!!!!!!!!!!

    You.
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    "What we do in Life echos in Eternity."

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    Exclamation !!!

    uh .....funny the first thing i said was hole "E" shit!

    Last edited by JoshuaTheJames; October 8th, 2003 at 08:15 PM.

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    your work completely humbles me every time i see it.
    this is a beautifull piece Justin

    some painting have soul in them,
    you have captured a colective consiousness.

    It would be even more amazing if you had the oppourtunity to paint each of the faces from life.

    keep up the great work.

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    thanks all for the kind words. i wish i could have painted all these people from life, but i aint got the clout yet to get that many sitters....someday....

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    This just leaves me in awe. You're so awesome. I can't even begin to wrap my head around the talent in this piece. Each portrait is a masterpiece in itself. 39 of them? Godly.

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    If i had a meter that showed how impressed i am by your work, it wold be broken. You really inspire me - this how place does. I noticed the face at the bottom are a lot darker and a bit smaller, but mostley just darker. Any reason?
    Awsome work. You are the MAN!

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    holy sh*t!

    i'm impressed... too impressed to find the right words.

    this is so full of life, full of character... when seeing a face in this piece, you instantly know so much more about the people... likenesses, facial impression characteristics, you even get an imagination of how their voice may sound like...

    you rock

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    Oh gosh I love this place.

    Justin, your artwork is amazing, it'd be a dream come true to have the talent and dedication to complete something like that someday.

    I really am at a loss for words, you guys are the greatest motivating force in my life right now.

    Thank you so much!

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    ...x:

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    this work is inspiring!

    thank you!


    =FINN=

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    Smile Beautiful....

    ......my conceptual drawings have suffered because I stopped drawing from life a while back. Thanks for inspiring me.

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    just bringin back an oldie

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    Thanks for bringing it back. I would have never seen it. Great piece coro.
    -http://iwasink.com/-
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    "Get reference.
    There is nothing wrong with using a photo to help you see things.
    No one complains about life drawing,
    so take a photo.
    its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."

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    We need more art like this posted here.

    Where did you learn to paint? Im trying to "Teach myself" but its extremely difficult... ANy suggestions?

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    uhg, coro...your insane...that is sooo god damn awesome , thanks for being a constant flow of inspiration. oh and a question, how do you go about staring a portrait, id love to see a process of your pantings!
    DON'T JUST STAND THERE, KILL SOMETHING

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    wow! total blast from the past! thanks for bumping me. joshuathejames, you been diggin. to answer some questions...

    NewAgeSamurai: thanks. i painted this with three brushes, a round for details, a sable for blending, and a coarse bristle brush for highlights. i didnt underdraw on this one, just pure paint. i really need to put together a step by step in oils, i always get all caught up in it and forget to document the process...soon. i promise.

    DragonGX: thanks dude. i am largely self taught. i took a couple classes in school, but i didnt get that much out of it. its all observation and experimentation. look at as many painters as you can, practice handling the paint, and you'll soon be able to pick apart a painters process and technique. look look look!!!
    -c36

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