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Acrylic on Canvas,

70 50 cm,

2011.

I thought with this painting Id start with a straightforward headshot and see how far I could go with it, The head I think is from a statue whos image I found on a shisha tin box at home, I thought it was a good starting point as it was heavily contrasted, thus giving me an easy start with the tonal work. This was originally gold/green when I started. The more I worked at it, the more I suppose I just lost myself in it it actually looks nothing like what it started off as. The eyes were originally left white from the background, I decided to make them look somewhat artificial as opposed to just convenient holes in the subject.
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Given 2012-11-01
'Watcher' by *MLS-art ( Featured by SRudy )
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Skipperin Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Pretty eerie <3
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randombrooke Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
woooohoooooo daily deviation!! WOOOO!!!!<3<3<3<3 gratz love!
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MLS-art Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:):):)
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jane-beata Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your wonderful work has been FEATURED in our article "9 reasons to appreciate acrylics", thank you for sharing with us :heart:

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MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much thats awesome :)
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:iconspumped:
Spumped Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
duuuuude
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MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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DestroyErase Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think Beksinski would be disappointed in this.
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MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
haha many thanks
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:iconphotonlights:
PhotonLights Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow all these details are amazing! Looks really cool :)
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:iconmls-art:
MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks muchly
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:icongrimdreamart:
GrimDreamArt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very much in Beksinski's style. Nice work!
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mikevonrotz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
Those empty eyes really suck you in. Great piece!
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:iconmls-art:
MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:icontophxomi:
tophxomi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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:iconmls-art:
MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much
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:icontophxomi:
tophxomi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconafinewar:
AFineWar Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really interesting piece, well done :heart:
Congratulations on your Daily Deviation :clap:
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MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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weresmyothersok Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
sorta looks like amumu from LoL
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looks great
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MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats awesome how you immediately thought of that, I looked at the link and was like 'wow'! it actually really does
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weresmyothersok Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
almost goes with the flying dutchman skin for GP . . .
riot has some 'splaining to dooo
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
cool
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MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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flatearther Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Powerful technique with broad range imagination. I'd pat myself on the head for this one. Reminds me of HP Lovecraft's 'Chthulhu' image. Cheers!
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MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :)
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:iconflatearther:
flatearther Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Absolutely deserved. Cheers!
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:iconmls-art:
MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :):)
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flatearther Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Pleasure. Keep in touch. Cheers!
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is actually rather freaky, and yet really cool. I love it!
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MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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IllEatYourself Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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PhotographsByBri Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Congrats on the DD, well deserved. :iconjoyplz:
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MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks so much
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PhotographsByBri Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Welcome :hug:
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weasselK Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Cool! Inspired by Zdzistaw Baksinski?
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MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
very much so thanks
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legoland5254 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
What the heck is it made of?
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MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
acrylics :)
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WilderGothica Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like it's made from whatever is found underwater!
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MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice idea, I wanted an eroded weathered look and feel for this, which could only be created by water I guess, man thanks
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WilderGothica Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the detail and the concept - also love the colors
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:iconmls-art:
MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :)
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:iconshannc:
ShannC Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
love your stuff as always, what did you find was a good starting point with using acrylics?
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:iconeldru:
eldru Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Extremely impressive work! Love the details and color scheme. Nicely done!
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:iconmls-art:
MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much
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:iconkalliroe:
Kalliroe Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really amazing detailing! Remainds me of the works of Zdzisław Beksiński! :love:
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MLS-art Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah he is a great inspiration of mine :)
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maynams Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It does not speak great guy
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