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Self Portrait in Crimson and Black by AthanArt Self Portrait in Crimson and Black by AthanArt
Sketch in Oils, Paperboard (A4)

I wanted to paint from life again so I messed around with this, turned out too bleak >__<
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SnowyPrincess Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist
Wow Thumbs Up  I love the dark atmosphere of this artwork...and the embroidering on your clothing...You look like a misterious vampire! 
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind comment :)
Vampire? Nooo...I'm not a fan :)
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SnowyPrincess Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist
Oh...well ok Noes!  really? I don´t know exactly why , but for some reason I associate the combination of the colors red and black always with vampires :D (Big Grin)
Maybe because red is the color of blood Confused Aww 
By the way , you´re welcome :) (Smile) 
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Edited Jul 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks again!
Well pop culture and various artists did their part on this depicting Dracula's coat of arms in these colors, so you have many reasons to support that, it's a fashion : ;)
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SnowyPrincess Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist
OHHHRoll Eyes of course dracula´s coat...now that you mention it
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Haha :D
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Llalanya Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a stunning piece of work in many ways.
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AthanArt Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. Looking at it now after years, it seems awful though :P
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Llalanya Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha! I know how you feel. The stuff I did a week ago looks pretty bad to me now. I want to learn fast! This is still a good piece of yours for sure!
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AthanArt Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Yes we all have a tendercy to expect from ourselves to learn in a quicker pace, but the secret is to lay down a regular schedule and just dont even worry about it :D
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder how long it took you to paint this self portrait.  Do you go back to it, over & over again, for days on-end ... and then wait long months for the oil to dry?  I love everything about this painting.  The pensive gaze is what draws me to the painting ... it makes me wonder what you are thinking, contemplating, remembering.  The dark crimson makes it feel as though it is a cross between The Scarlet Letter and something akin to subjective royalty, as if the man in the painting intended to scale a throne but fate intervened and denied him his birthright.  Or maybe the worn pages of the book that you've read so many times has finally given up it's secret to you.  And is that a pillow on your right?  I don't know if the man in the painting is accustomed to creature comforts or perhaps he's content with just a few material possessions, just enough to assure that he can function creatively and intellectually in his world.  I think what I'm trying to say is ... this painting speaks volumes ... and I'm certain it tells a different story to every pair of eyes that fall upon it.  
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sometimes life gets so hectic & burdened that I can't for-the-life-of-me find the words to properly express myself.  I'm so glad I was able to give you a healthy critique/observation.  When I saw your self portrait and my whole being went WOW, well, the words just fell out of my head and onto my keyboard.  By-the-by, I do like to write (mostly poetry and short stories) ... and I hope to find time to upload some of my writings to DA soon.  And I also want to upload my photography.  So keep a watch-out for me ... cause I'm just around the corner, so to speak!  Meantime, keep painting!
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That is wonderful. I look forward to read from you. You do photography too? I wish I was more ''meticulous'' with all artists here on DA. Well I keep trying! :)
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I tried all of last evening to upload some of my poetry and I could NOT figure out what format to use.  I wish DA had a HELP menu!  As for my photography, it is mostly just travel photos; however, I do have an eye for things out of the ordinary.  I especially like graffiti, things lost, personal notes left behind, anything that transcends above & beyond the obvious.  As they say, life is in the details.
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xxAgonisticMiseryxx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. I can't paint that well....
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes you can and better than that if you put plenty of time to it.Thanks for the compliment btw.
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xxAgonisticMiseryxx Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I will attempt to have your determination and perseverance then.
And your welcome.
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kayjensen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
[link] 2012 feature here :thanks:
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kayjensen Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
wow :faint:
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks for fading!
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kayjensen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
:D hahah you are welcome
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PheyL Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous palette, dark yet vibrant!
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you Pheyl, it means a lot!:)
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Near-lawliet301 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh i've missed your oil paintings the most, i love the texture of this one particularly

great job as always :)
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much my friend, and you are as always be here to support me, haha, thanks again!:)
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Near-lawliet301 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
A pleasure of mine! hope you're still inspired to paint beautiful works! :)
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Always my friend!
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mmartkaa Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
I love the colours! well done!:)
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it!:)
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AlexndraMirica Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
why the sad look...amazing portrait as usual :)
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What can I do?... Thank you!:)
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Michael-Ellis Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Outstanding. Very strong illustrative quality.
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Really? Thanks!!!
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Mimi1994 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
I like it C:
You again awakened in me inspiration of Cx
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!I'm glad that this inspired you!
(Cx is an emoticon or something else?)
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Mimi1994 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
emotion
inverted smiley "x)"
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Now I see!
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jacksmith1994 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good!
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AthanArt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Many thanks:)
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