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Elise Portrait by Sankam Elise Portrait by Sankam
As promotional pieces for my comic, Persona Animus, I am doing formal portraits in oil of the main characters. This one is Elise Bowen, a healer and diplomat. I also made wallpaper.

This is my first finished illustration in oil. Ever! Very challenging.

This picture is available as a print! Details here!
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Given 2007-05-02
Dainty and elegant; a beautifully painted Elise Portrait with so much sophistication in her subtle smile. Don't forget to stop by *Sankam's page and take a peek at the rest wonderfully textured work! ( Featured by y2jenn )

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BakinJake Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Fur Elise? Sorry, couldn't resist. This is very nicely done. You should be proud. I like the costuming, especially the way you painted her lace trim and the folds of the cloth. You have captured the texture of the cloth-bound book behind her. It reminds me of some of the books my father had.

The only criticism I have is that I think you could have muted a little more the green in the shadow behind her.
JudgeDeadd Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
A nicely thought out color palette, some nice technique and soft shading that make her look all adorable and fluffy. (Though she looks a bit old on the picture, like a grandma; was this intentional?) I love the way the dress turned out.

And the concept itself--an anthropomorphic character masterfully depicted in oil, as if a Rembrandt portrait--is heartwarming somehow.
Luigilady95 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
how lovely :clap:
awash2002 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
Very beautiful
cdcantrell Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
very cute work
Kosjenka Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007   Artisan Crafter
So, so cute! :flirty:
Well done! :clap:
Hermione75 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
see tribute to your pic, will reomve if not o.k. with you
Sankam Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Professional Artist
No problem, as long as you credit me when you display it (which you are). Strange to see the environment around her go all surreal like that... it feels like I am rapidly falling away from the picture.
Hermione75 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmmm nice take on it, thanks
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