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PirateCaptain by PaulAbrams PirateCaptain by PaulAbrams
14x11" oils on multimedia paper....this paper advertises that it takes all mediums due to its impervious resin saturated paper content. I figured I'd work directly with oils on it to see what it does. The underpainting, which was thin with no medium, was absorbed into it without any color changes, but blending was a bit difficult. the second, layer, containing walnut alkyd medium mixed into the paint, went on just fine. If you like working on a rigid paper surface, I definitely recommend this paper

This painting is was based on a drawing posted here: paulabrams.deviantart.com/art/…
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toht981 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
A pirate who's got nice legs. 
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks- my kind of pirate!
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Dontheunsane Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Love the way you have done her eyes,, very captivating. Nice work.
Have to give that multimedia paper a go, looks like it works well for this type of work, nice smooth finish.
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks Don--I had ordered it online through jerrysartarama.com-
 let me know what you think of it when you try it
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Artist
Wonderful artwork!
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Nicholas2004 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Lovely!
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you
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Nicholas2004 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
You are most welcome!
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caddman Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work ..:heart:
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks as always Caddman!
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caddman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
...my pleasure ...Paul....:lolly:    
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful, love her determinated pose and expression.
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
what brand was it? id like to try it mounted on a panel  nice work!
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks- the brand reads: Multimedia Artboard
I was also thinking of mounting it on panel prior to painting, but it's extremely rigid,and at this size it holds its own in a frame
Now that I've done a few on this surface, it's best to give it at least one or 2 coats of matte medium unless you really like the absorption. I usually do a thin acrylic rendering of the subject  on it before I do that though
let me know how it works for you
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21stCenturyDamocles Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
i will but it will be ages i have 4 paintings going thats over a years worth of work for me i paint large and complex stuff  thanks for writing me back 
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Amargaard Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awzum, not much more to say. You definitely earned yourself a new watcher! :)
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
excellent work! :ahoy:
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you Wytherwing!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
it's my pleasure! :D
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I very much agree with the person who said this image makes that person think of Belit, from the Conan stories, and the inspiration for the movie's Valeria.  Smooth, believable contours, beautiful expression, your usual wonderful details and great pose.
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you- glad to hear you thought of Belit as well..I didnt want to use Buscema's (Marvel's)clothing, but just the idea of her commanding a ship
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Your take on what you imaged as you read is as good as anyone's LIVING today.  Do your own thing and be darned to the rest of the world.
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
fantastic job!!!Love 
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
you are welcome!!!Love 
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ColinRichards Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
As always, great work! Her expression and body language are really top notch.
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks Colin
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terriprayutm Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Lovely work!
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
glad you like it- thanks!
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fractal2cry Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
amazing talent!
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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BenHammonds Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Writer
makes me think of the pirate woman character by Robert E. Howard, Belit :)
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
you're right on target- that's who I actually had in mind
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BenHammonds Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Writer
ahhh well you certainly did it very well!!! my friend :)
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks Ben!
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BenHammonds Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Writer
you are most welcome :)
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