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ART Post - new Portrait art [May. 27th, 2011|10:51 pm]
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I took a break from doing fanart for a bit to paint art for my dear kupukello for her birthday. I've wanted to paint this portrait of her beautiful daughters, Katrina and Bramble, for ages. The references for this portrait were three photos taken at different times by kupukello.

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Katrina and Bramble







I just came back from a really fun vacation trip to Florida. We visited some fabulous art museums and Universal Islands of Adventure/Harry Potter World and the Kennedy Space Center. Pictures to come!
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[User Picture]From: demicus
2011-05-28 04:23 am (UTC)
That's a truly beautiful portrait of two very pretty young ladies. [info]kupukello must be absolutely thrilled with the result! The details are astounding—from the designs on their shirts, to their hair (especially Katrina's braids), & their fingernails & toenails. I love the pose, Katrina's & Bramble's expressions, & the way the dark blue background highlights their hair color & skin tone. Brilliant work!
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-05-28 04:34 am (UTC)
Thank you, hon!! ^.^ I loved this pose from Kupukello's photo so I was delighted to be able to paint it. I took their facial expressions from two other individual photos. Thank you so much for noticing all the details! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: snottygrrl
2011-05-28 05:39 am (UTC)
it's gorgeous, hon!
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-05-28 02:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie!! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: nenne
2011-05-28 05:42 am (UTC)
It is gorgeous! How lucky she is to have daughters like this and a friend like you to paint them. :)

Looking forward to holiday pictures.
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-05-28 02:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, hon!! ^.^
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[User Picture]From: alaana_fair
2011-05-28 06:15 am (UTC)
Awww.... they're beautiful!!!!
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-05-28 02:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you, dear!! ^.^ *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: vasiliki
2011-05-28 11:36 am (UTC)
What a beautiful children's portait!!!
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-05-28 02:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, hon!! ^.^
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[User Picture]From: goldylost
2011-05-28 02:33 pm (UTC)
beautiful kids - amazing art!
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-05-28 02:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!! ^.^
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[User Picture]From: leochi
2011-05-28 04:39 pm (UTC)
Such an adorable double portrait! :D
Their mother is very lucky to get a such a wonderful pic of her children, she must be really thrilled. (And I bet the girls are very proud, too! :D)
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-05-28 06:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, dear!! *hugs tightly*

I've been away from my flist for ages - we've been so busy, involved in a lot of home repair and redecorating, and then were out of town. I hope you are doing well! *hugs again*
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[User Picture]From: earth_magic
2011-05-28 07:24 pm (UTC)
Beautiful - you've caught the girls perfectly
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-05-28 09:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, dear Fran!! It's so wonderful to hear from you! *hugs tightly*
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[User Picture]From: aome
2011-05-29 01:07 am (UTC)
OMG, those look just like the photos I've seen of Katrina and Bramble, especially maybe a year or two ago. It's so good to see your wonderful, gorgeous art. Thanks for sharing your gift (and your gift!) with us. :D
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-05-29 06:45 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, dear! ^.^ *hugs* I loved painting them.
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[User Picture]From: kimby77
2011-05-29 03:35 am (UTC)
Beautiful portrait! And I'm jealous you got to go to Harry Potter World! I really need to find a reason to go to Orlando soon....
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-05-29 06:52 am (UTC)
Thank you, Kim! ^.^ *hugs*

Hee - HP World was really fun - it was crowded - but we had a great time. The detail in everything is just astounding. And we visited some really awesome art museums also while we were in Florida. There's a museum in Winter Park (which is now really a suburb of Orlando) - the Morse Museum of American Art - that has the most fabulous collection of Tiffany art. We also went to the Ringling Museum in Sarasota and the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Both awesome!! :D
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[User Picture]From: anemonerose
2011-05-29 05:31 am (UTC)
I love her braids! To me, that seems like something that would be difficult to draw/paint/etc., but you made them look so realistic!

Also, what did you think about the Harry Potter park? I was sort of mesmerized when I saw it last year at just how much detail they packed into it. I was really quite thrilled. :)
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-05-29 06:55 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, sweetie! ^.^ *hugs* The braids gave me a few moments of grief, but luckily I had the photo to go by. ;-)

I really had fun at Harry Potter World. It is incredible how detailed and well done everything is. Very awesome!! :DD
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[User Picture]From: purpleink
2011-05-30 12:58 am (UTC)
Beautifully done! ♥
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-05-30 05:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, dear!! ^.^ You're back! :D Hope your retreat went well!! *hugs tightly*
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[User Picture]From: magicallioness
2011-05-31 09:24 am (UTC)
Wonderful portraits! I especially love the slightly naughty expression on both of 'em :)
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2011-05-31 11:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you, dear! :DD *hugs* Are you still away on your great traveling adventure? ^.^
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