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study of an angel

by Karien Deroo

Laptop Skins

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DESCRIPTION

Skins are thin, easy-to-remove, vinyl decals for customizing your laptop . Skins are made from a patented material that eliminates air bubbles and wrinkles for easy application.

oil on canvas
25 x 30 cm



Ben Geiger commented on September 5, 2012 1:55am
WOW! BEAUTIFUL!
Süyümbike Güvenç commented on September 5, 2012 1:58am
Amazing expression!!!
Paula McGloin commented on September 5, 2012 1:59am
Breathtakingly good!! :)
Judith Clay commented on September 5, 2012 1:59am
Beautiful! Love the facial expression!
karien deroo commented on September 5, 2012 2:12am
thanks everyone! I am realy happy with this one.
I just have my thoughts with the t-shirts, I have reworked mostly all of the t's to a smaller image, but I think I'm gonna leave this one as he is now...what do you guys think?
Süyümbike Güvenç commented on September 5, 2012 2:22am
I'd like to see how your brush strokes flow and disappear on tees rather than a frame around it. (you can save as png without bg) And it will make a different dimension effect as if the figure is coming out of the fabric.
karien deroo commented on September 5, 2012 2:30am
yes that's what I want exactly! but I don't know how to do this? I don't like frames or sharp cutting edges, I would like as it was fading out. now it's saved as a png, because of the black t's, but I don't know what you mean with bg?
Catspaws commented on September 5, 2012 2:39am
fantastic portrait
Catspaws commented on September 5, 2012 2:40am
ps bg is background , you can keep it transparent so your art stands out more
karien deroo commented on September 5, 2012 2:54am
thanks catspaws! and oh bg is background, yes well this is transparant because of the black t's (I did follow the instructions of what S6 said we have to do for black and coloured t's). but my knowledge of photoshop is limited... I have to look it up on forums orso how I can manage this to let fading out my image. or if someone can help me here, but maybe it's difficult to explain it in a simple way :-)
karien deroo commented on September 5, 2012 3:09am
thanks Dale!
Rachel Burbee commented on September 5, 2012 3:35am
amazing..your work is very striking
Süyümbike Güvenç commented on September 5, 2012 4:09am
You can find many tutorials for editing your images on photoshop. You can basically use both pen tool or eraser. Pen tool is mostly for clear forms. What you can easily use for this effect is "Eraser Tool". You can edit your brush size and hardness as your wish. So that you can delete sharp ends of your images and with some more detail, it will look gorgeous. Here's some tuts for basics of pen tool and eraser tool. Hope that will be useful. If you have any questions, I'd like to help ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUk7d8DqA2U (for pen tool)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TKzyvRSMwU (for eraser tool)
Óscar S. Cesteros commented on September 5, 2012 5:22am
when I see paintings with this intensity... I feel the need to take my oil colours and start to paint... (I haven´t painted in 18 years, but I start to feel something). I like your work with the shadows. This work is close to barroque masters... and I like this way. Congrats well done!!
karien deroo commented on September 5, 2012 5:55am
thanks Rachel, and many thanks to Süyümbike for the help! but I have to say that it was not my option to take the figure out of the background as shown in that link you gave me. No, because I like the colors of the bg and also I can't do this because of the dots and things in my painting in this bg, near to his head, I would lose to much, so I wanted it to fade away, you know and I decided to keep on doing my circles like I did with my other t's, but now I find the tric to fade with the "doezelaar" (it's in dutch here), so I am very happy with the result!! he's glowing now, and that's just the way an angel should act :-)
karien deroo commented on September 5, 2012 6:00am
Hi Óscar, thanks for the congrats!! it was very difficult for me to paint the shadows in his face, I never knew what colors I must use... because the barroque masters were keeping the shadows transparantly, and that's difficult to hold yourself in, and stay away from opaque paint...it's the first I succeed a bit in this... but hey you should take your oils and brushes and start again!! why not? what's holding you back? just do it!
Süyümbike Güvenç commented on September 5, 2012 6:05am
Actually I didn't mean separating the complete figure from background. It was just to see how the tools can be used. It looks much more natural when you show some texture and brush strokes. Otherwise it looks like a template with oil paintings. I think it looks better now. Keep glowing ;)
karien deroo commented on September 5, 2012 7:04am
thanks and I think it's better now, indeed, and I am glowing, yes ofcourse :-)
Óscar S. Cesteros commented on September 5, 2012 9:34am
sometimes the problem is the time... the time introduces darkness, and that special touch on shadows... but this is another problem. Your solution works fine in your paintings. I have my old material in the garage waiting for me, but I need more time and training...
Óscar S. Cesteros commented on September 5, 2012 9:37am
the suggestion of Süyümbike Güvenç is very interesting to T (erase) to integrate figure and background, it is worth!!
Geoffrey Agrons commented on September 5, 2012 9:53am
Androgynous and fine.
gwenola de muralt commented on September 5, 2012 10:08am
Beautiful work!
noblackcolor commented on September 5, 2012 12:09pm
incredible art !
Josh Franke commented on September 5, 2012 12:47pm
Stunning~great work!
Palhais commented on September 5, 2012 1:14pm
So Beautiful!
Blondeart commented on September 5, 2012 1:41pm
Really great portraits!
karien deroo commented on September 5, 2012 2:42pm
thank you Oscar, Geoffrey, gwenola,noblackcolor, j., Palhais and Sasha!
Catherine Holcombe commented on September 5, 2012 2:47pm
Brilliant! absolutely brilliant!
karien deroo commented on September 5, 2012 2:48pm
100 promotions yes!! at the first day!! 100 people who likes angels, so great, and I am going to bed now, with the angels watching over me...sweet dreams.
PAUL PiERROt commented on September 5, 2012 5:54pm
thumbs up!
Geoffrey Agrons commented on September 5, 2012 6:50pm
Congratulations, Karien! And I love seeing your work on the front page. It just seems so right.
Brandon Dover (Braniel) commented on September 6, 2012 12:29am
Beautiful:D
karien deroo commented on September 6, 2012 1:24am
thanks Catherine, Paul, Brandon and Geoffrey! yes he's on the frontpage, I hope he feels comfortable there, and will stay for a while.
Luca Massone (architect and ar… commented on October 4, 2012 9:55am
Stupendo
karien deroo commented on October 5, 2012 7:50am
thank you Luca!
David Dehner commented on October 23, 2012 7:10am
What a fantastic painting!! Love it - Dave
karien deroo commented on October 28, 2012 8:15am
thanks a lot David!!
Lizzy Lips commented on November 19, 2012 3:15pm
its so beautiful
karien deroo commented on November 21, 2012 9:59am
thanks Lizzy Lips ;-)
Anne commented on December 4, 2012 11:41am
you are very talented - what a beautiful painting.
karien deroo commented on December 5, 2012 12:17am
thank you Anne, you make me blush :-)
Michael Hammond commented on January 6, 2013 2:20pm
Wonderful. Its so raw yet refined. :)
karien deroo commented on January 21, 2013 1:22am
thank you Michael, glad you like it this way!
tarrby commented on March 17, 2013 1:31am
Your work is stunning.
karien deroo commented on March 23, 2013 2:22am
thank you tarrby!!
Tia Hank commented on April 2, 2013 2:15am
Incredibly tremendous work, Karien. This made my day :)
Lena Svalfors Hedin commented on April 22, 2013 12:36am
Beautiful and packed with emotions. Great!
karien deroo commented on May 15, 2013 2:55am
glad you like it, thanks Tia & Lena!
Marco Draisci commented on June 14, 2013 2:00pm
great technique..!
Cheryl Daniels commented on February 4, 2014 7:16pm
So arresting. Gorgeous work, Karien!
Tyler Spangler commented on February 15, 2014 10:26pm
Yes!!!
Tyler Spangler commented on March 4, 2014 9:47am
EPIC
karien deroo commented on April 2, 2014 10:38am
thanks Marco, Cheryl and Tyler for all the lovely comments!