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Underpainting 2 by MattBenn8 Underpainting 2 by MattBenn8
10" x 10"
Oil on paper

I know I said I was going to have all this stuff posted soon but it's been really busy.
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I'm still not sure if I'm going to do any overpaintings on these. I like them this way. Anyone have an opinion?
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bluescarab2 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
Are you using live models for these or are they springing from your imagination
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popartmonkey Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
Leave it the way it is. beautiful!
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DavidTs Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
Very nice composition
David
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LeticiaCeballos Featured By Owner May 5, 2006
mmmmmmmmmmm!!! u said that u want more! then give more to this, the pubic area doesn't look at the same level of others parts (because need levels like others area, need contrast, you just put black on it), but hows pevical bone see, ahh wonderfull amaze me!!!
and please!!
PAINT IN A BIGGER CANVAS, AS THE PAINTERS THAT U MENTIONED, THE GREATNESS OF THEIR WORK IS THE BIG CAN BE!
mua, a big kiss 4 u!
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oibyrd Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you don't mind, I put this one in my journal for featuring prints ;)
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De-Profundis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
leave them as they are!! they have a beautiful printlike quality to them, due to the monochromaticy-nessness of them i guess. also, your composition is spot on- you've certainly got an eye for that.
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draunaturel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
if i was you, i would leave these as they are...love what youv'e done with the skin. it says it all.
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Lanthir44 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
Wow! It looks really 3 dimensional. Good contrast.
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oibyrd Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous. An absolute honor to have artists of your calibur here on dA! :clap:
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blackmagicat Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
These underpaintings are wonderful... don't overpaint them...
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chrisallan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006   Writer
this is great, reminds me of jenny savile's self portrait/figurative work, i agree with MIROART about the pubes but that's a minor grumble, the pelvic area is fine and over all great turn out

i've been sitting scared of my oils for a long time now, i keep going back to acrylics because i've never used oils, i'm in a strange way quite intimidated by them, if that makes sense
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MattBenn8 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006
Thanks. I've definately had Jenny Savilles stuff in mind when I came up with these. Freud too. I wanted to concentrate on the skin and give it a very real, textural feel but without making it look sickly and decayed like they do. You know what I mean? I love their work but I didn't want mine to look like the skin was a great big open wound.

Also you really shouldn't be scared of oils. I'll tell you a secret. Once you learn to use them right they're much easier to use than acrylics. You really don't need to worry about mistakes. You just paint over it or wipe it away with turpentine. And since they dry so slowly you can just keep pushing them around on the canvas until you get what you want. They really are great. You might try gessoing some bristol board. It's really cheap and it might make you feel more comfortable trying new techniques than if you were working on canvas.

Matt
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chrisallan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006   Writer
i know where your coming from, i'm still enthralled by savilles work, and freud's portrait's blow me away, although i'm not overly keen on these plants he included in his early work, they just seem like some lazy after thought, but i know he likes to put some kind of weight on their inclusion, but i just don't like it

check out [link]

there is an element of decay to both these painters work, and you've very successfully managed to filter that out of their 'inspiration' (if this is the correct term) on these under paintings of yours, does that make sense? quite simply theyre ace!

as for the oils, i'm not so much in fear of mistakes etc, its more because i don't understand the dynamics of them (if this makes sense) but your comments have been immeasurably helpfull so thanks

i hope that was mostly sensefull, (if that makes sense)
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naturensdotter Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006   Photographer
Wow this is beautiful. The shadows are nice. Well done!
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MIROART Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
the pubes seem to throw me off a bit.. that area the pelvis seems a bit unatural compared to the rest..a bit tight when eveything else is loose.
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