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True Blood Pam - Eric by AlexBuechel True Blood Pam - Eric by AlexBuechel
Pam and Eric Portrait from True Blood

11X17 Acrylic Painting
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Frozen-song Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
The colors are awesome!
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
=D I love this one. It was the first time I used purple in skin shadows and LOVE it. I was very happy with the results. Kinda goes under the radar though.
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Frozen-song Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
I literally just started learning about color theory a few weeks ago so i may seem like a total noob about it. :D It was a good idea to use purple as a shadow, i really like it. Did you use yellow for the lighting also?
I'm using this handy color scheme [link] to help choose colors for my painting, i'm so lost without it.
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
HEY ! thank link is AWESOME !!! haha.. Thanks, Bookmarking it right now.

I do use yellow sometimes to make people look a bit more alive/tan but not in this one. In this case the only yellow found on the piece is in their hair and I do think I added a touch on her clothes.

Their skin I wanted to keep very light so it was just raw sienna and white I think.
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Frozen-song Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
You're very welcome :D
I've never painted with oils or acrylics, instead used watercolors, it's been a very long time since i painted. >v< After the contest, i'll give my watercolors a try again.
I mostly use graphite and charcoal. I probably shouldn't have done this, but I took one of my watercolor brushes to blend my pencils instead of using tissue, stump, or tortillions. It doesn't damaging the paper as much.
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I was told a long time ago by another fellow artist and professional never to blend with anything other than my pencils. That shows commitment and mastery of craft. I don't like the tissue system either because it sometimes created uncontrollable/unwanted results. I don't let my students blend that way in my class so that they will all learn first how to blend in a controlled intentional way. But I do get that for photo realism is can be necessary.

I love painting. I use acrylics but I water them down and use them like watercolor. I just layer them until they get that full color look. It's really easy that way so that I can see my drawing the whole time and not loose my lines under the paint. By the time those lines start to fade the paint is in the right spot already creating the shape and look.
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Frozen-song Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Yes it does, it really is a very strong commitment. I like the papers texture when blended with a pencil too. I have a watercolor fan brush i only used to brush away the leftovers from the erasers, but I pushed the extra graphite around on my paper and about had a heart attack because the eyes were nearly ruined. I went over to a different piece of paper to experiment blending, and it just sort of felt right. I felt like i had a bit more control with blending with a brush too because it blended and pushed around the graphite evenly. it made the graphite have this unique look, almost airbrushed. it's hard to explain.
I usually lay down the midtones with the brush and it also helps to darken and emphasize some lines like the jaw and nose without creating a hard line. I also keep a second piece of paper drawn with 8b pencil to load the brush for the eyes and lips.

That's really cool, I've never heard about layering with acrylics. That would be really awesome to see. I can't talk much about it, but I would love to know more of your thoughts.
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah it works really easily too. But you do have to be careful as they look scratchy if you let it be too dry or they get really dark if you put too many layers on. I use a film canister and fill it about 80% water. Then I put pain in there for the other 20% mixing whatever colors I want. After dissolving the paint it gives you a watercolor type feel and work pattern. The nice things is that you can always add highlights at the end so you don't have to be so careful to avoid white areas.
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beans330 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! :-)
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
=D thanks !
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I love the colors and the facial lines. You are a gifted artist.
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. I really spend a bit of time on their faces. I was trying something new.
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inuyasha1111 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing C:!
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ty =D
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inuyasha1111 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
np!
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Sironae Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'm not sure if you know this...but in the title, you've said "Ture blood pam"
Isn't it TRUE blood?
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
lol Ty
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Sironae Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Welcome :D
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Autumnology Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow, this is amazing! I love Pam! :heart:
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
=D me too, ty
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SayuriCobain Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Amazing, well done!
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ty ty
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riogirl9909 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CONGRATULATIONS Miridiusart! YOUR ART PIECE 'Ture Blood Pam' HAS BEEN SELECTED AS AN :iconi-love-true-blood: FEATURED PICK FOR JUNE 15-30, 2011.
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
wow awesome ! ty
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PortmanAngel Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aaaaaaaawwwwwweeee the two are awsome :) is this a promopic for the fourth season?
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
not really, i didnt use an existing picture. I kinda spliced different pictures together for this one. Her body from here, her head from there... etc.
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PortmanAngel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see, but it looks so fuckin' great :D
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
lol ty. I was trying to just create a new image. glad you like it.
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PortmanAngel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"like" is the wrong word :D :D :D :huggle:
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
=D ty ty
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FrauleinVampyria Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work !
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ty ty
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handtalker Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Fantastic! It really catches their sensuality.
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ty =D
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NightMeadow Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
AWESOME :D I just LOVE True Blood!!!
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
=D my too... cept for Tara....
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NightMeadow Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
haha :)
Don't like her?? Why? ^^
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Because of the dumb eyebrow thing and shaky vibrating lips, shes sooo whinny im over it. I literally go and get a drink or something when shes on screen LOL
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NightMeadow Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
You've got that right :) Her eyebrow and lips... they're quite annoying...
But, anyways, I'm to crazy about the whole thing - True Blood - so I can't take my eyes away from it xD LOL
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hahaha, well i have high hopes and expectations for season 4. Although ill have to wait forever as i dont have HBO
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NightMeadow Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Yeah, me too! I'm reading the books - in Danish though - so I do know a bit about what's going to happen ;)
And, me too, I don't have HBO... But, it's comming to Denmark - "my" place - in the month of June, I think, I just.. what was the date again.. ooh.. crap, don't remember it, but I think it's pretty soon, yaayyy!! :D
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ah ok, I dont have it because its expensive LOL. It like an extra 20-30$ a month just for HBO. I had to torrent season three to watch it. I didnt want to wait for it on DVD.
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DarthFar Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Loving the colours and textures and overall rendering, Alex!

Someday I'm going to have to persuade the hell out of you to do a tutorial. ;)
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
lol ty. Yeah i keep trying to make one, but everytime i skip too much of the process. I scan the pencil, the black, then i do shadows, and scan. but then I go nuts, and by the time i realize i forgot to scan again, im adding pencils so i usually miss the entire color process hahaha.

I just need someone at my house to record it..
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DarthFar Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
I'd suggest aiming a camera at your canvas/board, but then the viewers would probably also wind up seeing you do whatever else it is you do while painting/during breaks. ;)
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
lol and i paint in the nude. so that would be a bit weird. LOL J/K
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DarthFar Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Well, as long as you're in decent shape and you don't forget and get up in front of the camera, I don't think your *female* viewers would have a problem with said video. :rofl:
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, yeah not so much. I have gained about 20lbs in the last couple years since i have an office job now. But slowly loosing it so soon, maybe soon. hahahaha
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AlexBuechel Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
what is the link to?
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