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Acrylic Exp by darkicefx Acrylic Exp by darkicefx
My first try with acrylic paint.

12"x16" canvas.
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azaria567 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful and intriguing! I love all the faces!! Did you have any specific inspiration or thoughts when you created this?
darkicefx Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
Well I was certainly inspired the digital style of abstract photo manipulation circulating in trends during the time. What's intriguing to me is the continued buzz this piece tends to garner. It was honestly my first attempt a acrylic painting. I bought a starter kit and a pad and sort of doodled, keeping some rules in mind like A) I wanted a face (a trend) and B) to ornament it with a repeating item (the circles). Those sorts of things were carry-overs from digital work, everything else was trying out the medium itself. I like the piece at it's fundamental level, which was a practice piece, but it never seemed all that brilliant to me. I appreciate your support of the piece, it really demonstrates the sort of specific relevancy of a piece of art to the viewer. I actually only planned the main face, so I, at first, didn't understand what you meant by "faces" plural. Looking at it now, I can create others by looking at it in a way I never had before. It is quite intriguing now that you made me look back on it. =]
Fenfolio Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
darkicefx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
I'm surprised people even find this work and others from so many years ago. =P Still, thank you! =]
HeAtHeR2415 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
i dont know what it makes me think of but it makes me think of something. And i like it! fave!
luciente Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
really good first try! :) i like the right part a lot! but still, i think there`s still missing something on the left hand side, it doesn`t really fit to the rest of the picture, neither the colours nor the structure. just my own personal opinion, so please don`t be frustrated ;)
illustplosion Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005
tropicity Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
Wonderful work! :clap:
SINGxABSOLUTION Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2005
very interesting.... me likes
Ethernity Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005
thats really nice, strong composition. The black and red area is a great adding :)
beteigeuze Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2005
great!! wow!
it's so dynamic, energetic.
instance Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
+fav ;0
moka2k2 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005
good work!
darkicefx Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005
Much appreciated. :)
oboyjunkie Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005   Photographer
this one is lovely :)
nightinga1e Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
Sexcellent! I'm really loving this. I want more! :+fav:
he1z Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
neat work mate ! :)
affekt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
I really should scan some of my analog abstract and post them up. I love them. :P

Quality use of colour and the feeling of motion is there. Try loading up the brush with paint to give a thickness to the paint strokes. It gives some nice effects. :thumbsup:
darkicefx Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
yes, ill experiment with texutre more next time. Go ahead and post em', i'd love to see them.
affekt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
versaen Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
I think it's great. Great work Jeremy, would love to see more of this style.
techstudio Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005   Interface Designer
Wow, nice. :)
vo1ume Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
really nice... very good use of movment
5crew Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
wow, it's stunning =D
like others said already, damn fine for a first try ! You should definately continue trying it out =)
waugh Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005  Professional General Artist
wowowow ^^
totaly sex for a first try dude, like we say in french, " putain de sa mere sa tue^^"
awesome paint :clap:


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see ya later bro : )
brakside Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005  Student Digital Artist
i like the composition on the right & the flow on the left side.
combine that with your digital skills and it will be damn sexy.

best regards,
axcy Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
It's like analog 3D abstract. :P Nice job. :)

- A
serpha Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
Very very nice... you will become good at this. promise
Exhale-NL Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
very very nice work, i gotta say that. I don't know how hard acrilics are, but this looks great. The lines flow really well with eachother. Same counts for the grey-ish colors. They seem to work well together. I also like how you created depth in this piece, with the strange grey in the background and the soft colors in front. Experiment is a succes imo :D

Only thing i don't really like is the canvas patern. I know you prolly can't help that, but it's just a bit too rough imo.
darkicefx Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
Yes, the canvas pattern is a bit rough, Medium texture. Acrylics arent too hard, a little difficult only because a very miniscule (about the size of a period at the end of a sentence) dab of paint will go a very long way, so i overdosed a bit... but like anything else, you get the hang of it.
cancer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2005   Digital Artist
This came out really stunning. The textures are what really interests me. It's just a wonderful piece of art. :+fav:
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Submitted on
March 22, 2005
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HP ScanJet 4070
Date Taken
Mar 21, 2005, 9:58:33 PM