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This is one of a number of pieces I did based on Brittany.
I think this painting has ultimately became my favorite.
She had this great wild look about her. When we met in early 2000 I was going through a period of feeling a bit directionless. She brought a real inspiration in my work.
I drew Brit' for about a year, after which she moved to Paris. It was a very cool time.
The original is about 14"x17", painted in acrylic and color pencil on illustration board.
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:iconstrooitje:
Strooitje Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have an amazing gallery. I remember this work from an artcontest for DOMAI, i even did an acryl interpretation of it...
Love the looks of her 2 ;)
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JeffLafferty Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ... your right, I remember that Domai contest. Thanks for the comment!
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matador09 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional
Hi Jeff long time and I wanted to say hi and that I remember this piece from when we used to hang out at your studio. I remember a lot of the Brittany drawings and paintings from that time. Anyway go here to see my work [link] and let me know what you think.
Take care.
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philippeL Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How beautiful!!
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:iconstrooitje:
Strooitje Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I recognize this work from a site called DOMAI... I thought her eyes were open... Anyway, i love it
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:iconjefflafferty:
JeffLafferty Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I entered her in a contest at DOMAI a few years back, its been so long I can't really remember exactly what it was. Her eyes have always been shut, though.

Thanks for the comment :)
Jeff
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:iconstrooitje:
Strooitje Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well it was probably me that recollect it wrong
Open or shut it's still a great portrait
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Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   General Artist
I love it. Exceptional. I like the way of shading, the colours, the model and the expression.

Thank you for sharing this!

:typerhappy::worship::clap::+fav:
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:iconjefflafferty:
JeffLafferty Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome, thank you for the nice words :)
Jeff
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:iconpromet-he-us:
Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   General Artist
My pleasure, very much so!
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:iconroylapost:
roylapost Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Very sensuous.
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:iconunklet0m:
unklet0m Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Really beautiful!
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caesaraugustus Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cant seem to master acrylics. I'm more like Pollock that way.

I like transparent paintings, but whenever I paint, I'm not satisfied unless it looks SOLID.

I'm jealous of you dude. :)
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JeffLafferty Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
Jeff
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R34N1M4T3D Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive. :)
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:iconjefflafferty:
JeffLafferty Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
Jeff
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:iconbisat:
Bisat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work Jeff!
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:iconjefflafferty:
JeffLafferty Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I'm an admirer of your work as well
Jeff
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:iconxanditz:
Xanditz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Terrific!!!!! Wow! =O
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful work - what is that on her back?
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:iconblackstar-shabach:
BLACKSTAR-SHABACH Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2006
she sounds like she was inspiration as well as beautiful...sorry she moved...glad she helped you through a rough time,...the piece shows excellent mastery
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:iconsamthor:
Samthor Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice work
*impressed*
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:icongarounoir:
garounoir Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2004
man it's been a long time since i've seen for real talent on DA...
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melan-choly Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2004
yeah i picked this one as my fav...just your use of colour and shading makes her look so....real....its increadible!
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:icongreen-arrow:
Green-Arrow Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2004
One word...

Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Green-Arrow
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:iconwhereismommyspencil:
WhereisMommysPencil Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
man i love the perfect curves and adorable face and hair, this one is really really cute :D
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:iconalcaeariel:
Alcaeariel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004   Photographer
This decides it! I am watching you!
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:iconbeachy-art:
Beachy-art Featured By Owner May 24, 2004   Traditional Artist
wow love that technique. wish I could that quality work in color. another for the watch list!
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melzart Featured By Owner May 24, 2004
love it! She does look a bit wild.... and you've done so well with her colours! :heart:
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:iconrexcey:
rexcey Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
perfect!
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:iconlarsnip:
larsnip Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2004
This is beutiful!!
Great Job!!
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:iconvltz:
vltz Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2004   Traditional Artist
Beautiful colors, beautiful composition, beautiful shading, beautiful, just plain beautiful.........

I would never have thought to use acrylic with cp--did you paint first and then detail with cp last?

V
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grammabeth Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2004  Hobbyist
Very Beautiful! :clap:
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jaakobou Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2004
the back and arms are simply perfect

hmm... i donno if i'm imagening but it seems to me as though the face has moved a tad and you've captured it in a bit of a panoramic thing .. maybe i just need some more sleep :D

cheers
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:iconperegrine-falcon:
Peregrine-Falcon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2004   Photographer
This is beautiful!!!
:+fav:
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:iconbasakward:
basakward Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2004  Professional Filmographer
Holy crap! That's bloody astounding.. I honestly don't know what to say.. The tone you created in the skin is so soft and smooth.. And your use of lighting and shadows makes her really come off the page.. This piece is so incredible.. Wonderful work, my friend.. WONDERFUL work..
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:icon13shadesofblack:
13shadesofblack Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2004
Beautiful work. Great attention to detail, color, light and shadow, everything really.
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makeupanddrugs Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2004
You're right, the detail to her hair is amazing. Having her eyes closed is effective. I love the shading on her body and the background texture aswell.
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NyteowlSong Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2004   Photographer
Impressive work, dear. I love how well you have made the skin look so real and soft. I am also love her face, faces are the hardest part for me get right and you have done a wonderful job here. Keep painting you do great work.
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slicethepirate Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2004
Soo...real. Even the shapes, skin and all, stray from the symettrical garbage that seems so pleasurable to all the artists here...
Truely great, fave, and all.

This is my goal, pretty much, if I carry my art anywhere...
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:iconpsyberdookie:
PsyberDookie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2004   Filmographer
AWSOME WORK...looks great man.
:horns:
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:iconkentsoul:
kentsoul Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2004  Professional Photographer
O wow...

:+favlove:
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:iconackers:
ackers Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2004
Really solid mixed media, mate. Excellent anatomy and highlighting. :thumbsup:
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Goodfella782 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2004
man o man....i dont think ive seen wrk as realistic as this. i am also a realist and thats the way i want my art to look when i graduate from savannah(SCAD) i know mine needs wrk now, but thats what im goin for. ure a true inspiration.
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X311X87X Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2004
it shows true beauty of the female form
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:iconlbumsliel:
lbumsliel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2004
great work! i love it, it's so realistic, everything about it is perfect!
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:iconajd:
ajd Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
she looks lovely. brilliantly done.
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:iconmcsketchalot:
mcsketchalot Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2004
I love this combonation of mediums youve achieveed...reminds me of Mr. Drew Struzan ;)

It's sultry but not exploitive, and I love what you did with the hair and skin tones. Wow. PLus fav.
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d4rkkn16h7 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2004
i love her expression. well done with the colors and soft texture
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:icongibbz:
gibbz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2004
I am amazed by this. TEACH ME SENSEI!! :lol:
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