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Here is "Woman on a road trip" which to me forever to paint!!

Discussion in 'Works In Progress & Finished Artworks!' started by Melbee, Jan 3, 2016.


  1. Melbee

    Melbee Detail Decepticon!

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    Hi Airfriends,
    It took me 18 months to finally finish this portrait but I'm very happy with the result.
    Airbrush: CM-SB with 0.23mm setup
    Paint: Etac Marissa FX, Carbon Black and Burnt Umber 2:1 mix
    Erasers: Electric NE-60 and Faber and Castell pencil (hard/soft)
    Varnish: Comart Gloss Varnish
    Substait: A4 Schoellershammer 4G
    Title: "Woman on a road trip"

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    Love it melbee! a Pom entry for sure,
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    ad fez kind of a big deal = Admington

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    Superb Mel easily your best work, way to go! Love the reflections. Can't find fault with the pic
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    Simply stunning MelBee
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    Wow!! Thanks guys :D:laugh:
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    Fantastic Mel! You have come a long way:)
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    Hey ad fez, to be honest I can see so mnay things I'd like to mess with which is why I varnished it. Some times you just have to let it go and I had to say this one is finished!! It's a relief to let it go and be as it is. Thanks for the compliment.

    I love the composition of this painting and it took me over a month to decide what I wanted to paint. The hat contours brings the eye into the glasses relection which takes you into the road where you are going and yet there is also a reflection in the rear-glass mirror which shows you where you've come from. To me this is a beautiful sumation of life :)
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    Spectacular :). Thanks for sharing this.
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    Excellent job Mel. The reflection is killer! Great overall!
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    Wow, it's awesome! Very beautiful work :thumbsup::)
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    Fantastic. I was watching some of your youtube videos last night, you have come a long way.
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    All I can say is "WOW!!!!!"
    That's fantastic! Love it to bits!
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    Looks spectacular! Great piece Mel!
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    That's awesome work, first thing I noticed was the rear vision mirror details. Outstanding!.
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    Great stuff Mel ,reflections are kool
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    Excellent work !!!! I can see you took your time
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    Totally amazing Mel, I don't know if anyone else actually noticed but from the reflections I can see that the lady is either driving or sitting as a passenger in a car, although since I can actually see a steering wheel, just to be able to get the glasses to tell that mush a story is a huge achievement but the detail everywhere else is also astounding:thumbsup:

    What ever you think might be wrong with it is just in your head, you know that happens to us all;) I'm glad you got it finished and I'm also glad you posted it, I hope it gives you a little boost and more importantly I hope it pushes you to keep going, with your talent any thoughts of ever giving up would be a crying shame, I hope if you ever feel down you'll just come on here and give us all hell, I'll be happy to take it all as long you keep producing stuff like this:)

    And besides, I want to able to say one day that I own a brush that used to belong to someone famous, I even have a letter to authenticate that:thumbsup:
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    Ha Ha Ha!! Thanks Malky :laugh: Yes the woman is driving the car and yes that is a steering wheel :D I'll see what I can do to get famous to improve your airbrush bragging rights but I really can't promise anything LOL :D:laugh:lol:laugh:lol
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    LOL I'll be happy enough of you just keep on doing what your avatar is doing:thumbsup:
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    Beautiful work Melbee! Like everyone has said, love the reflections in the glasses. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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