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hold them close by phoebe-johnson hold them close by phoebe-johnson
Finished this one... finally.

I have decided that I hate painting hands. Yes. I will fix them one day. I also don't like the colours in this photo, I have to tweak them a bit to make them closer to the original, but this will do for now.

Oil paint on canvas. Think it is time to stop using oil... maybe move on to spray paint. :P
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Given 2013-10-09
hold them close by ~phoebe-johnson presents bright and soft coloring and stirs emotions. ( Suggested by Regaux and Featured by jane-beata )
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torivan6 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student General Artist
beautiful work !!
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see nothing wrong and I see everything right about this painting. We're so critical of ourselves, aren't we?  I'm reading a great book on creativity.  You might want to take a look at it.  Title: Kick-Ass Creativity.  Author: Mary Beth Maziarz.  I really really really really really like this!  Please don't try to dissuade me!
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:iconphoebe-johnson:
phoebe-johnson Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hey, sorry this is such a late reply. Thanks for you comment x I'll check out that book, need some inspiration :) 
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We all need inspiration.  I need a steady diet of it!  You might also like 2 books by Austin Kleon: Steal Like An Artist ... and ... Show Your Work.  One of my very favorites is a book by Jen Sincero: You Are A Badass.  Happy reading!
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diphylla Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on your DD! :pumpkin:
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:iconevahopkins:
evahopkins Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great. :)
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sylvainArtist Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
this is gorgeous work. You sasy it is oil but it looks as delicate as watercolor! You have mad skills!!! :clap:
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Hatty-hime Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really lovely!
Its featured on deviantart's facebook! Great job getting the feature!
This was amazing to see :aww:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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SonicMasterHero Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Hold them close...and become one of them.
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GenzouHunterssonn Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful and really cute... but beware I think that little girl wants to away with you I guest, it could be a little horrible. anyway, it's so Beautiful. :love:

Congratulations for the new Daily Deviation!
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snowypuppy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :heart:











































































her face kinda reminds me of justin bieber. 
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Congratulations!
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robson666 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist
congratulations on the well deserved Daily Deviation
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:iconthe-lost-hope:
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love how her face is the most colourful thing; it really aids the composition. 
This has a desolate, almost sad feeling...with a bit of creepy. 
I hear oil paints are a bitch to work with; I've never really put much time into using them, what is your favourite and least favourite thing about oils? 
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconkalliroe:
Kalliroe Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work :heart:
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:iconidontknowwhoyouknow:
Idontknowwhoyouknow Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The dolls are cute, and this painting converts my feels accurately!
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JellyBN Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dolls are so disturbing hehe nice work!

The colors are perfect and you are actually good with painting hands
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batterypoweredpotato Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student
I love everything about this, especially those spooky dolls. This is a beautiful painting!
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ilonaxxx Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
well, man. I think this looks exactly as it is supposed to look. May be hair should be toned down a bit, but overall it is great! love it! goes to my favourites. I understand how much artists judge themselves, but dont be so harsh. :P
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Shailin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Artisan Crafter
This is a beautiful painting! Yeah, the hands are bit clumsy looking (hands are haaaard draw, and maybe even harder to paint). But I really like the colors in this and her face and expression, such a darling girl.
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phoebe-johnson Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
lovely work :):):) I love the shadding :)
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:iconphoebe-johnson:
phoebe-johnson Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
youre welcome !
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, really fascinating! :)
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:iconphoebe-johnson:
phoebe-johnson Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:) Thank you!
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puppeteer-for-kings Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is so wonderful Phee Phee :heart: You so talented!

I love the way you paint :)
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phoebe-johnson Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ahh thank you Annie. I love the way you paint too, and draw, and sculpt... :love:
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puppeteer-for-kings Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No worries Phee Phee :heart:

A naw shucks!! :blush: Thanks :)
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gulgulass Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Photographer
The shades of grey are exquisite.
I love her frightened face expression.
She is holding something dear to her.
Nice contrast between the lifeless dolls and her emotion.
You are right about the hands.
Well done!
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phoebe-johnson Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so so much, your comment is perfect.

And yes, the hands. Haha. I was trying to finish this for a submission deadline this afternoon, and because it's oils I gave up trying to perfect them in one wet layer. Too fiddly for me right now. When it's dry I'll go over them again.

But yes, again, thank you so much. For the watch too.
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iiKitsuneii Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
The worst and most horrible thing about hands is that I think they look awkward even when drawn right! X3 
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iiKitsuneii Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
And by right I mean "right" lol
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