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Untitled Portrait by RohanElf Untitled Portrait by RohanElf
I’m currently working on a series of large (I can barely fit this across the back seat of my car) portraits for uni painted on a see-though canvas (read: I bought transparent fabric and stretched it on a frame like you would canvas). This is the first I’ve done, I attached chains to the back (you can see them in the detail on the left) so when the light shines on the back they drop shadows across the image. Its pretty difficult to photograph as its see-though AND shiny all at the same time.

Uni didnt like it much, but I do so tough titties to them!

~Wide-Eyes again, unfortunately for him, being forced to model for artwork is part of the job description of being my boyfriend :P :P

Others in this series:
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Final installation with all the works: [link]


EDIT: EEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKK Oh my God! Well I was pretty damn surprised when I realised this had received a DD! Thankyou so so much! REALLY! This is something I am pretty happy with (that doesn’t happen often) so I’m really glad others enjoy the work too! :dance: Really, I don’t deserve this! :blush:


Thankyou so much in advance for your comments, I read every single one of them and appreciate them all even if I dont get a chance to reply to them!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-11-03
The delicate, abstract implementation throughout Untitled Portrait by ~RohanElf evokes an aura of such intensity, which renders the figure to an almost sculptured quality. Utterly intoxicating. ( Suggested by Devil-Wolf-1999 and Featured by snowmask )
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foreverOTB Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
yeah this one! Thanks for send me the link :) it's just beautiful eye candy, and thought provoking.. plus youve got a good looking model to go mmm about ;p

Wonderful job, I think you deserved the DD for sure lol
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahaha that would be my boyfriend :P Hes a good catch :D
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foreverOTB Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
lol must be nice having a great guy to model for you whenever you want :D if only we could all have a willing subject as a boyfriend :p
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Ms-Ruby Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
well-deserved DD, this is art! ^^
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Silvercresent11 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely deserving of the DD. ;) <3
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
nawwwwwwwwww thankya m'dear! :D :D :hug:
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Silvercresent11 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries! :D :hug:
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Athalour Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009   General Artist
Fantastic piece! Congrats on the DD - you really deserve it! :D
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww thankyou so much :D
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cyfral Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work!!!
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Tjalfehvalpen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
This is so TITS! I mean, this is so cool!
I absolutely love it! ^^
You've been extremely creative with the chains on the back and making such an awesome painting on see-through fabric. I would have loved to see the shadows cast upon it, when the light hits it from the back!
And they do so not know, what they're talking about, if they don't like this piece! It's gorgeous :boogie:

Congrats on the DD! ^^
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
lol!!

Thanks! When the sun is behind it it shows up all the different thicknesses of paint so it kinda looks like hes a burn victim lol
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Tjalfehvalpen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
What? Really?!

Kick-fucking-ass, dude!
Sorry - dudette! ^^

It is so badass that painting! Don't take that the right way, it's not that I'm all for him looking like a burn victim :XD:

I love it, you've been so creative with the painting..it's kinda like it changes in the light, but in more than one way. If that isn't art..I mean, that's one of the essential parts of art, that there's more to see in it than just what we see at first glance.
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kristina323 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
man... this IS creepy
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
haha yeah, I kinda like creepy :)
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kristina323 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
me too :)
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Ff-7 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
You did very well :o
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Phedre1985 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
good to see some hands on painting! I get tired of computer generated paintings...hard to find people who are this dedicated to traditional painting! Nice job!
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Well thankyou! I dabble in digital sometimes but only if I dont care much about the work, if Im really into it I always use traditional media :)
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Phedre1985 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
i have a digital camera that i use to shoot reference photos for paintings...thats about as far as i go into digital arts...i think i just dont get along with technology very well. anyways...keep doin what your doin!
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009   Traditional Artist
Stunning work! And the idea sounds so intriguing! The colours create such a complex array of detail and shape. Beautiful work! :heart:
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou!!
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MissPadfoot713 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Wow I'm so happy you got a Daily Deviation! I saw it at the bottom of the screen and was like this looks familiar...
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL so did I! I was like 'that kinda looks like my....heeeeyyyyy....'
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Kazekoh Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Student General Artist
XD Thats the problem with Uni.. Crazy ass teachers..But if you were were I'm at I think you'd get an A XD


But I really like this ;3 nice colors
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah after 3yrs (I finish tomorrow) Ive just come to the conclusion that The Victorian College of the Arts and I will never see eye to eye :P
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Kazekoh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Student General Artist
xD yeah, I understand trust me. Same thing goes on here~ Our Teachers are like "REALISTIC or "NO ABSTRACT D<" all. The. Time. XD Can't win
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
lol I think we need to swap, my teachers HATE realistic which I what I enjoy doing
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Kazekoh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Student General Artist
Yeah I like it..I just suck at it XD I'm a cartoonest XD;; Not..well liked here.
XD switching is good 8D
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ah, yeah you'd have a tough time here too (they're so rude!!! I get in trouble all the time cos everything I do, no matter what it is, is 'illustrative' like thats a bad thing?) this guy is in my class, hes a cartoonist ~lickingstitches he had a tough time at the start but they like him now... hes going to put some of his new stuff up soon too, its amazing!
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Kazekoh Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Student General Artist
Yeah. And the fact I am an illustrative major I guess gives them the right to do that XD; "YER NOT FINE ARTS???!!"

Oh wow he's got a good style~ And isn't that who it always goes. "I don't like your style ]< -few months maybe years later- OH MAI YOU ARE BRILLIANT!" XD;; Its happened to two of my friends so far
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Onska12 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Love the texture!
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Onska12 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
You're welcome! :aww:
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SephiX22 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
that's awesome. reminds me of the song "I Can Ride My Bike With No Handlebars."
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
lol! why's that?
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SephiX22 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
the way the painting looks. I guess I should have said it reminds me more of the music video than the actual song.
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
aaah I see, yeah I getchya :D :D
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SephiX22 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Still good, though!
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xxacid Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Congratulations on the DD. I love this concept and the color scheme used. :D
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thankyou and thankyou :D :D
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xxacid Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
You're most welcome. [:
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Katrisa Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009   Photographer
Haha, link this page to your Uni prof. Extra credit?
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL I wish! Im just about to post my final installation for uni now, this work is apart of it :)
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Katrisa Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009   Photographer
:) cool
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Thugnastay227 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009   Photographer
Very well done. I thought this was a Photo at first. Again very well done.
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RohanElf Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
wow thankyou!
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Thugnastay227 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009   Photographer
no problem. its really a fantastic job.
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