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The Guitarist by ackers The Guitarist by ackers
oil on Canvas
h:20 inches x l: 28 inches

I referenced the pose from ~elemnire-stocks
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Given 2005-07-18
One of DeviantART's great painters. The Guitarist by ~ackers. ( Featured by alchemism )
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CalebAHamm Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009   Traditional Artist
Wow, I love your work. It has a lot of depth in it! Great portraits!!
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:iconsanderus:
sanderus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Your skills are perfect!
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:iconsuzanastojanovic:
suzanastojanovic Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful painting!
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:iconsinnet1:
sinnet1 Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
beautiful, "HOT SHIT"! x)
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:icondiagonal:
diagonal Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
well done
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xwaterxwingsx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2007
stunning :D

The light works really well.
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sumajarong Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
Just browsing through your wonderful gallery, and while all of your work is excellent, this is the one that really jumped out and grabbed me. Just a brilliant painting.
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:iconsoozn:
soozn Featured By Owner May 8, 2006
exquisit!
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
Hi There! :wave:
You have just earned yourself an O.D.D. ! :winner: congrats! :clap:
ODDS (oibyrd's daily deviations) are to honor the sometimes overlooked artists of dA that I personally think deserve some exposure (and ALSO, to show off people who I think are undeniably talented in their own genre of art, regardless of their #'s of fav's or pageviews. I like what I like ). Please click the link below to see your work featured and to view other featured artists. If you prefer not to be a featured artist, just send me a note and I will remove you from the list. Cheers! xoxo Sandi :heart:
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BlueMoon218 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005
Wow, people are really hard to do! GREAT JOB! Good shading!!! The only thing is, the guitar fretts are off and so are the wrinkley lights and darks on the pants
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Overachiever22 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005
I love the way you've done the skirt... it works incredibly well off of the smooth skin tones and overall realistic look. Amazing! :-)
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:iconaezon:
Aezon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing, I wish I could paint people with that kind of realism.
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:iconsimplest-uno:
simplest-uno Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005
(yes) (good) (very)
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:iconendelva:
Endelva Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005  Professional Photographer
It makes me feel something deep...
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athengraolt Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2005
whoa
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waldemar-pfordte Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005   Photographer
i love the lighting and am amazed by the ripples in her skirt, great painting... :worship:


Congrats on the DD... a day late. :highfive:
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juanidibuja Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005   Writer
very good
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:iconricey:
ricey Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
i hate to be so critical about such a great painting, but her left arm strikes me as being quite masculine
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selluinlaer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
That's so gorgeous. Congrats on the DD! :)
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drevan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous, but the perspective on some of the fretwire is out of whack ( they should be parallel, but they kinda wobble) :p i love the way you've painted her skirt, and your anatomy ain't too shabby either. the use of shadow really picks out the muscle groups of the subject, especially on the left arm (her left arm), which only serves to make the figure seem more alive. keep up the good work
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Xxfrying Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
looks very very real. its so real, that its very real. o.o
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bellejolie9887 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
this is so nice.....i really like the colors....i dont know why. but the colors give it something. i'm babbling. its just awesome
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devilbunny Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
if you're trying to do photorealism, this really needs some work. the guitar lacks volume, especially in the arm, and the folds in the skirt look really awkward. also, the index finger seems to be quite out of place O_o the shadows in face, and the arms, however, came out kinda good :)
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bloodyroses75 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
ooh wow this is cool! looks just like a photo
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angeleyes25 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
WOW.. Just so beautiful!
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:iconriyo13:
Riyo13 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005   Photographer
such absolute class.... its stunning to say the least.
this was truley diserving of a Daily Devation
its a masterpeace
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DerMetzgermeister Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
Everything they said about the guitar is true. The frets and the lack of strings and everything. Also, her playing arm is very manly & detatched, like it belongs to someone else & was just placed in the picture. Other than that the coloring is very nice and I love the fabric on the dress.
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leliathomas Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
This is beautiful. The colors and style remind me a bit of southwestern folk art (which I love). :) One thing I might suggest, though, is adding some strings to the guitar. One thing you might try for an added effect is using real thread. Sometimes when I paint, and after the canvas is dry, I'll go back with threads or yarn and put clear-glue it to the canvas. It creates an unique texture.

I love this. :)
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burstintoflame Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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ScraffitoFerret Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
This is a really great piece. The way you work the lighting with the tools you used is awesome. I thought, like most people here, that this was a photo when I first glanced at it. Astounding.

I adore oil paintings, though I can't paint very well myself. This is simply marvelous.

:heart:
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untilimetyou Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
Oh my goodness. I thought it was a photo.

I can only dream of someday painting this well.
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AsellusKamijo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005   Digital Artist
awessome job man!
really good!
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Raspberry-Tea Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
I like the light, it makes mood of this picture. :)
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:iconmschanie:
mschanie Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
absolutely stunning. i love the values on the right arm. great job.
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the-little-deer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005   Photographer
Thank you for submitting it in such a nice size...it is nice to see the brush-strokes.
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LamiaRegina Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
this is a really striking piece. i love the shadowing in the dress and the folds look realistic. the physique is beautifully done. my only question is the sense of space. where is she? is she sitting infront of a building or is the backdrop merely there to fill space. if she is outside it may be worth it to hint at that element. maybe by adding a portion of a window frame. but hey thats just me.. overall nicely done
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Kriztoff Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
awesome man...but a slight observation?
her left arm...there seems to be something rather 'odd' about it.maybe to big at the elbow...
either way .wow.
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BrainDigger Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
Other than the guitar being a left handed guitar and having no strings... and that her right eye is at a strange angle... This thing is absolutely gorgeous. The shading is quite impressive.
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BrainDigger Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
Other than the guitar being a left handed guitar and having no strings... and that her right eye is at a strange angle... This thing is absolutely gorgeous. The shading is quite impressive.
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Mr-Tram-Driver Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
Left handed. Interesting!
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nyctopterus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
I don't know, this just looks too Sargentesque - straight out of the nineteenth century. There are so many paintings like this it's hard to look at them seriously. I would have given it something to make it more modern, or made it more personal somehow.

There are few technical problems too - the frets on the guitar look like they are diagonal across the fret board, and not even consistently so. Your reference photo doesn't show anything of the sort, so unless you've replaced the reference photo's guitar with a sort I don't know about, that's some pretty sloppy drawing.

The whole surface looks unfinished in a bad way - you know, I'm not against sketchy sorts of painting, but the level of finish is distractingly inconsistent. For example, the brushstrokes in the background rather obviously changes direction near her face, but not so near that you get any nice effect from it. The dress on the other hand is somewhat overworked and looks more like it's made of wood, rather than light fabric.

I don't know, it's sort of a shame this got DD, you've got much better stuff in your gallery.
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FlowersLikeGlitter Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
She looks so peaceful...as if what she's playing is the only concern in her life.

I love the detail on the dress, all those creases are so realistic, yet this painting has an ambience that you could never capture on film.

I find myself wishing that I could hear what she's playing, because it must be at least as beautiful as he painting itself.
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maybejusthappy00 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
the most amazing feature of this lovely piece is the hands...particularily her left hand. the fluidity of potential motion is very well expressed :heart: :+fav:
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silkshuttergirl Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005   Photographer
simply remarkable!
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:iconallot:
Allot Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
Amazing!! The way you paint the light is one of the best i've seen in my life.
Excellent work!
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-ultima- Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful, but I think in the shadow area of her dress, there are just a bit too many folds/wrinkles.
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:iconcitified:
Citified Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
That's absolutely beautiful. The shadows, the girl herself, the guitar... Everything down to those last fantastic details in teh wall behind her. :+lovefav:
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daylight-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
Amazingly gorgeous! Incredibly detailed and intricate.. The face of the woman reminds me of the way Raphael paints women's faces. Very great!
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MaRTo- Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
Beautifull
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:iconfanson:
fanson Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
oh my GOD!
this is positively stunning..

fantastic job!! <3
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