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Minolta Co., Ltd.
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DiMAGE S304
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Jun 8, 2001, 9:25:26 PM
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self portrait 2004 by jamesadams self portrait 2004 by jamesadams
Hand painting by James Adams. 150cm by 100 cm
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Given 2005-11-17
self portrait 2004 by ~jamesadams, a brilliant new deviant. ( Featured by De-Profundis )
:iconartbyfieldsofsage:
artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful!
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:iconuniversalspaceman:
universalspaceman Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
This is cool.
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:iconterrypdx:
TerryPDX Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
VERY NICE
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Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very beautiful, I'm in love with your work! I love the beauty and the seriousness or concentration of the man's face. It's very interesting, the complexity and the beauty are captivating.

But I do wonder, those are too think a stroke for a finger's width, so it looks as if retouched with a brush or something. Anyway, if that's you, you're handsome and I like your eye :)
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:iconponyboysnot:
ponyboysnot Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
the marks are beautiful. i love the composition. the little bit of blue yellow and red realy make it interesting. <3
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:iconpaullunetta:
Paullunetta Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Beautiful work.
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:icondressupdolly:
dressupdolly Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
wow! awesome portrait, how did you do this?
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:iconjamesadams:
jamesadams Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
with a lot of acrylic paint and my hands!!
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:icondressupdolly:
dressupdolly Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
awesome :D :D
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:iconforheidi:
forheidi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
wow this is really awesome - did you use a picture as a reference? about how long did this take you?
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:iconjamesadams:
jamesadams Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
hey sorry for replying so late, this painting took me the best part of a day to 2 days, I tend to work quite fast because I apply the paint with my hands and do not use brushes at all-at least for this painting)
I used a photograph as reference but only loose reference as I wasn't trying to copy or imitate the photo if you get what I mean. I'm pleased with it. I actually sold it which in a way I regret doing because I think this one was definately one if not my favourite
Tahnks for your interest
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forheidi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
so this is acrylic paint? it looks so much like oil pastel. i love the colours you used.
and yeah, i know what you mean about the photo.
it's such a nice painting
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:iconjamesadams:
jamesadams Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
thanks and yeah I use acrylics because I feel like the colours stay bright and dry faster (also a lot less toxic on the hands!) I saw some of your work and I like it you are a good drawer
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:iconforheidi:
forheidi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007
thanks, but i have a long long way to go before i become half as good a painter as you are.
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:iconhat0017:
hat0017 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
using your hands straight with the paint and canvas is very fun. :)
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:iconveiledardour:
VeiledArdour Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
Beautiful work!
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:iconfingirl:
fingirl Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2007
Great work!!! I like your style!!!
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:iconthe-student:
The-Student Featured By Owner May 13, 2007  Student Interface Designer
Great piece! I like it when people try to paint and not just to do fotos on canvas ;)
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:iconfarima:
farima Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
so nice..
i like ur color
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:iconspeyedr:
speyedr Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007  Student
damn! amazing color and detail :eyepopping: Beautiful peice! :dance:
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:iconmoxita:
moxita Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
It's so beautiful ..
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:icontwizted-pixie:
twiZted-piXie Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
This is impressive! The lines are so expressive! I'd say the coloring's near perfect... I like !
--~~*Erin*~~--
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:iconmovingcaffeine:
movingcaffeine Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
Sooo nice.
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:iconninasci:
ninasci Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
...not to say that I don't like the rest of your work, but this one is just perfect.
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xAnotherPrettyFacex Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
thats amazing, i love your work, its beautiful. i think i might base my work in my art lessons on your portrait paintings, they are so beautifully done
if that's okay?
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:icondelamer:
DelaMer Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
scaringly captivating!
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:iconjowo:
Jowo Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
amazing! I love the texture!
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:iconleishman:
Leishman Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2006
great use of colour and texture, resulting in a very moving piece
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:iconkelsen13:
kelsen13 Featured By Owner May 20, 2006
wow. this is so cool. love the hatching-ish way the paint is laid down. it's amazing that you can do this with just your fingers.
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:icongillybeenz:
gillybeenz Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006   Photographer
Man, I love this! I didn't realise at first that 'hand painting' actually meant HAND PAINTING!! Stunning.
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:iconjaganmayi:
jaganmayi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006
great work!!
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Rickbw1 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2006
:bow::clap::bow::clap::bow::clap::bow::clap::bow::clap::bow::clap::bow::clap::bow::clap:


NICE WORK
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:iconvaleka:
valeka Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So good!
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:iconr0lan6:
R0lan6 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
I am speachless to its evident brilliance... a marvel to look at!
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:icongonzocultured:
gonzocultured Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005
Shit hot!
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:iconheddychaa:
heddychaa Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
oh man! gorgeous colour choice, and those brushstrokes are brilliant!

I only wish that I'll ever come close to this with my oil painting.
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:iconshadowspirit89:
shadowspirit89 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
pretty:D painting is so hard
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:iconbrokengrin:
bRoKeNgRiN Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic details. I really love the effect. I've seen this kind of look in a painting somewhere else, but I'm drawing a blank at the moment. Wonderful job though. I really enjoy your use of color. Keep it up. ^_~
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drowningheart Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the texture & colours :)

well done - congrats on the DD
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:iconnoamuth:
noamuth Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
thats beautiful... and you only used your hands? wow...

and you have very nice lips =)
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noamuth Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
oops, sorry about posting that twice... didnt see the next 25 button, so I was wondering why my comment wasnt showing up... :blush:
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:iconnoamuth:
noamuth Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
thats beautiful... and you only used your hands? wow...

and you have very nice lips =)
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:iconoibyrd:
oibyrd Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an amazing painting :love: a well deserved DD! :clap: congrats to you! :w00t:
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:icontrinatulipa:
trinatulipa Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
beautiful.
:licking:
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:iconchiarallit:
chiarallit Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
this is so beatufil, i love the expression on adam's face its so intense, so full....and the colours chosen add to the atmosphere...i also love the techinique used in this painting, so beautiful!
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Angie090485 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005  Student
What do you mean by handpainting? Is it painted without brushes but with your hands? I was far too lazy to read all of those comments and see if this has been brought up already. I cant imagine you will reply though, nobody ever does when they have daily deviations...
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MissUsedSteel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
This is amazing! i havent seen in good art all day, and so far, this is the best!!
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:iconineedsoap:
ineedsoap Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
You look like John Linnell of They Might Be Giants(just look him up in the wikipedia if you don't know)...! Perhaps a bit of Abe Lincoln, too.

To me, the colors look like feathers. If you touch the picture, it seems like the skin would be plush, but sun-kissed, so it would fluff back up if you press your hand down onto the mat of feathers that actually are your [hand]paintstrokes.

I could stare into the eye of this man forever. His soul seems so calm and carefree because he's always thinking.
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FelipeAhura Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005   General Artist
really cool, it's really hard to define the proportions correctly using that technique, and u did it perfect..
congrats

Deep Peace
Felipe Ahura
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Okidan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
Wow, great work, master! +fav
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