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The Portrait by nuu The Portrait by nuu
A painting my aunt asked me to do. She said I can paint whatever the hell I want, so I did this, but my mom is convinced that my aunt will hate it, so.

If my aunt doesn't want it, I will attempt to sell it.

So keep tabs on this if you're interested, please.


16 x 24
Oil and paper on canvas
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:iconthefantasim:
TheFantaSim Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011   General Artist
This woman portrait is being featured in my current journal entry:
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:iconvannphen:
VannPhen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
just wondering, did you hand paint the green print or did you custom make a frame with green fabric... it looks like a pain to handpaint perfectly >_<
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:iconnuu:
nuu Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
The green pattern is a piece of paper I bought in a craft store, then glued onto the board with gesso. I then painted over it. :)
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VannPhen Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
oook i'll have to try it :)
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YouAndMe-x Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008   Digital Artist
This is really cool!
if the wall paper effect artist is inspired by any artist - do you know their name cause i wanna do it for my a level art c/w!
Lol. :)
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nuu Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Uhm... nope. But I bought the wallpaper at a paper store.
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Live2Fight Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
this is badass! i've been lookin for somebody to do a unique portrait of my fiance and i and this style is awesome! are you interested? let me know! thanks!
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:iconnuu:
nuu Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Are you looking for something in traditional medium, exactly the way this one was done?
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:iconlive2fight:
Live2Fight Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
something like that...i have some particulars if you were to do it, but mainly i want something really unique with a punkrockish feel...thats the best way i can quickly describe it and thru what i saw of your art i thought that you could probably do an amazing job at getting that style and feel into a portrait
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nuu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Oh, I see!
Well, for a portrait of two people in traditional medium, you're looking at around $400-500. Does that sound fine?
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:iconlive2fight:
Live2Fight Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
i'm kinda...how do you say it...poor. so i'm gonna have to decline, thanks though...
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:iconnuu:
nuu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Alright, no prob. Thanks for the interest.
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:iconlive2fight:
Live2Fight Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
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dot-Lumeria Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
Did she like it? *suspense*

I really like how the warm colors counter-act the black and white background.
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Cowpatchi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
wow, you have a very unique style indeed...
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SneakyLemur Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Student General Artist
I love the effect of having it on top of the paper stuff.
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:iconmelazy:
Melazy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
This is really lovely. I have no idea why your aunt wouldn't like it. <3
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Hatsu-chan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Ack!! XD This was posted so long ago and I never commented. But it's beautiful!! Even though there's contrast between the woman and the background, the fact that they both have the same pattern and have somewhat muted colors leaves nothing to be desired. Your smooth artstyle always fascinates me~ *o* From her long flawless hair to her smooth skin to her flowing kimono (if I'm gussing right!), everything blends in a pleasing manner.

If it's still for sale, I'm game to buy it. :) If not, then I'm glad your Aunt loved it!! :love:
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nuu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
My aunt did like it, and took it back to her to Toronto. :D
Thanks for... liking it! xDD
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pbozproduction Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
wow the details are just sweet! :D
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Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
dA likes to delete my comments. dsgfaghjsa retype
I think this is lovely, it would make a wonderful gift!
Your mom is nuts. :B
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Peppermint-Biscuit Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
How would anyone hate this? I think your mom is teasing.
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pikimomo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
why would she hate it!? it's FANTASTIC O_O :heart::heart::heart:
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sorceressmyr Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
I'm sure your aunty will love it.
it's beautiful :heart:
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Captain-Masticate Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
Wow, that's pretty. :)
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Naomi69 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007   Filmographer
This portrait just draws u in, it captures you. i love it!
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cloverX Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
If your aunt doesn't like it, have your sister throw something at her.
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Benjiih Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
Definitely something I would put up on my wall, so I don't see why she wouldn't like it.

It looks a bit unfinished to me though, as if somethings missing... Can't put my finger on it.

Original idea, great job.
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WildJenmonster Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Hobbyist
I think it is lovely, everything about it is so perfectly balanced. :+fav:
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Pirate-Cashoo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, how inspirational. "But my mom is convinced that my aunt will hate it." > ___>

I'd totally buy it. Depending on when you're selling it, I might have the money to buy it.

But hopefully your aunt will like it. :/ That's just mean!
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nuu Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Well... if I really do sell it, it'd be available as soon as Monday. I don't know how much I'd price it at though. :/
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Pirate-Cashoo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, okay. Darn, that may be too early. Thank you! :heart:
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mynameisnotyoime Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your aunt would be crazy if she hate it. XD;

reminds me of Pocahontas, but in a Chinese gown? X'D no idea. LOL.
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Light-Archangel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Wow! how amazing! a really wonderful job my friend! so great!! =D allow me to congratulate you
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toerning Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
OMG ME ME I WANT IT your aunt is on crack if she doesn't like it, and your mom is on crack for saying she won't if she does.
<3
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french-fry-faerie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
I'm sure she'll love this
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:iconengelen:
Engelen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Student Filmographer
I think it's fucking gorgeous
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cynicalfaery Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
I love her serene expression and the contrast of her undetailed cloth juxtaposed to the patterned backgroung. So elegantly profound, like an unsung song.
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RedLex Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Student Digital Artist
wow this is awesome!!!! OoO;
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SinKatt Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Your mom's convinced she'll hate it?
It's beautiful, don't listen to her. :0
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5enbonzakur4 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
this is quite wonderful... as already stated, the wallpaper effect is quite nice... it adds quite a bit to the picture... the warm tones of her skin and kimono compliment the green well... and to top it all off, the face looks great... A class work
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ChaoticOasis Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
I adore this! I wish I was your aunt, lol.
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Subaru-Mikage Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
i dont know why she would hate it, its a very nice painting :D

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AlHambra Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
it is so so beautiful. i´m serious. the lady is so wonderful and that jewelery in her hair is genius work :heart:
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Mariko-chwan Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
That's fuckin wonderful! Your aunt have to love it!
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dark-maggot Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful.

No one could turn a painting like that down. ^_^
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RianLizada Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
I love the expression in her face. If I weren't poor, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Damn art school, taking my moneys
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Rankuu Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
It's beautiful~ D: How could someone dislike it!
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JessicaMDouglas Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
Why on earth is your mother convinced that your aunt will hate this? Odd thing to say.

It's a beautiful piece, it really is. I'm constantly facinated by her face, and the different textures in the painting. Lovely work.
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peekaboogie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
I love the way you used that wallpaper thing for the background. Her expression is quite intriguing too. I don't see why your aunt would hate it, though!
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