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Ancient Commission - FINISHED
Several Cuba Libres and a whole lotta cursing later, I'm finally finished with a painting I've been working on all week.

3 years ago _graywolf_ commissioned me for a portrait of her character in a specific corset of her's featuring her favorite drink. Life threw me a few punches and my real media output was slim to none, especially for my larger stuff, needless to say, I didn't get around to it x___x. I kept her up to date of course (as it is good customer service to do!!! *hint hint*), and she said not to worry, but I still felt bad. So I decided that when I /did/ do it, it would be something special, especially because this is my own personal record for longest commission ever and something I never want to repeat again as that is just...well bad business and bad friendship. So I decided to not just give her something in color but a painting. My very first painting actually as I've never really worked with acrylics or gouache before. So, without further ado, here's my very first acrylic/gouache painting, a portrait of Graywolf. :3

Graywolf Portrait

Thank you so much for your patience, Ingrid. And hey guys this is proof that the longer you wait, the more I'll make it worth it! ;D

Oh and PS: I painted this while blitzed on rum and coke. FOR THE RECORD! *holds glass up* Alcohol = productivity!

Current Mood: drunk drunk

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xxbalaaxx From: xxbalaaxx Date: October 2nd, 2007 05:24 am (UTC) (Link)
OOOH that turned out tres gorgeous :D! The colors just yank your eyes into the pictyre..I really like the balance the yellow walls give the composition. Just yumm, I do hope she likes it..very nice piece. How big did you end up working?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: October 2nd, 2007 05:32 am (UTC) (Link)
not big at all. 8X10. same as the lion I"m working on :3 ill be doing it in the same medium :3 Thank you!
tania From: tania Date: October 2nd, 2007 05:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh Nico, that is truly lovely. 8) Well done, girl. I bow to your mad drunken skillz.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: October 2nd, 2007 06:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks XD Granted if someone else was here with me while i was drinking it wouldn't be the best motivator, but alone it keeps me focused! D:
nesting From: nesting Date: October 2nd, 2007 05:34 am (UTC) (Link)
girl, it is soooo refreshing to see some full color traditional stuff from you. DO MORE OF IT!!!! this is really great! love the face and the background is fantastic. a+++ colors. gouache is soooo fun. bravo!
nesting From: nesting Date: October 2nd, 2007 05:36 am (UTC) (Link)
oh and i like the absynthe :D
crashcoyote From: crashcoyote Date: October 2nd, 2007 05:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, very nice. Although I prefer a nice smooth scotch with a good cigar :P
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: October 2nd, 2007 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)
You and me both, brutha!
From: kilojara Date: October 2nd, 2007 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Dayum...I wish I could paint while sober. XD
saitenyo From: saitenyo Date: October 2nd, 2007 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Awesome! Gouache is tough so this is pretty astounding for it being your first time using it! I had a terrible time with it when I first tried painting with it.

Also, I am very impressed by your drunken painting skills. I can't draw for beans even while just tipsy.
yaochi From: yaochi Date: October 2nd, 2007 06:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Goodness that has turned out to be wonderful !
foxfeather From: foxfeather Date: October 2nd, 2007 06:57 am (UTC) (Link)
That turned out really amazing, Thorn! You really took the the medium well, the blending and tone in this are fantastic.
I absolutely can't wait to see the lion!!
_graywolf_ From: _graywolf_ Date: October 2nd, 2007 08:26 am (UTC) (Link)

Good gods girl :O That is SO much more than I asked for! You didn´t have to do that! But now that you did, thank you SO much! I would talk all in caps to show my excitement, but I know it´ll just seem irritating!

Still, you did a marvelous job! I can´t wait to have this framed!! Wonderful!

Thank you so much!!!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: October 2nd, 2007 08:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Im glad you like it :) I hope you dont mind I omitted the veil, i didn't want to detract from the face I had already done XP

Can you email me your address so I can send it off? I also gotta find a good way to ship it. fortunately its on wood/masonite so it wont get bent or anything...i just dont want the paint to chip.
swandog From: swandog Date: October 2nd, 2007 11:23 am (UTC) (Link)
It's absolutely gorgeous!! O_o
llyander From: llyander Date: October 2nd, 2007 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Damn, that's AWESOME! Great job.
altonwings From: altonwings Date: October 2nd, 2007 12:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a beautiful piece, and no one can really think of graywolf without thinking of corsets and absinthe, anyways! Beautiful bright colors,I like the old-style parlor feel to it.
zzyllo From: zzyllo Date: October 2nd, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
:;flails:: why won't my professors teach me how to paint like that?

That's just fantastic hon... really awesome stuff.

ruggels From: ruggels Date: October 2nd, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
that came out fairly well. A few nits, but for a first paionting it wasn't bad, and I think the alcohol silenced the part of you that said "This isn't going to work".

dustmeat From: dustmeat Date: October 2nd, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Super nice!
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