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Sonya with Sword by PaulAbrams Sonya with Sword by PaulAbrams
11x14 acrylic and pencil on bristol--mostly wash and dry brush over pencils...I felt like I should give acrylics another shot, especially after talking with Joe Jusko at the Albany Comic Con. While I didn't like working so small, his suggestions on dry brushing made it a hell of a lot easier then trying to blend wet into wet.

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LETMESEEBEUTY Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
Thank you for the beautiful Red
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
you're welcome!
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LETMESEEBEUTY Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016
Your most welcome I greatly hope for more of her 
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rlggibson Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
GREAT LOOKING ART WORK.
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:iconpaulabrams:
PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
much appreciated!
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toht981 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Enemies could end up distracted by a body like hers. 
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
maybe that's part of  her strategy
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doutdes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Nice!

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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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gianlucatestaverde Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Wow!
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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:icongianlucatestaverde:
gianlucatestaverde Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
You're Welcome! ;)
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:icontony808:
tony808 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Nice Work!
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:iconpaulabrams:
PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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:iconchancebishop:
chancebishop Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Very well done! Love the shading.
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks- shading is not so easy in acrylics, so I'm glad you like the results
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
beautifully done! 
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks Wytherwing!
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
you're very welcome!  :D
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:iconxxxecil:
xxxecil Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Sonja-tastic!
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:iconpaulabrams:
PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it- thanks!
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:iconittoogami:
ittoogami Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
great work! i much like your sonja's version
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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caddman Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
...awesome Paul...:clap:
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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caddman Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
...:iconyourewelcomesignplz: Paul...:ahoy:
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howlett66 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Joe also had a bad experience back then with oils which made him switch to acrylics hehehe...Well I'm happy he did it, cause the guy kicks ass!And well, you did a great job here, I thought it was the usual oils :)
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
I still like oils better, but for small scale work I find it difficult to control their fluidity due to their more viscous nature. Ideally doing the underlying work in acrylic and then the upper glazes and scumbling etc in oils works best for me.However, drying time can still become a factor with that method
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howlett66 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Indeed, indeed.I'm doing that myself.I'm going for it all in acrylics and coming with oils for some effects or doing the underpainting with acrylics and then painting the actual piece in oils.It's great to mix, I just hope that it doesn't fall off in a few years or so.Did you have this problem before?
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
I keep the acrylic layer very thin. If it's on multimedia board or paper I never prime it before the acrylics go on. When they are done, I give it 2 coats of acrylic matte medium thinned with a bit water.
If it's on panel or canvas which is primed, I again keep the acrylics very thin and then give it one coat of the matte medium. (The matte medium provides adhesion for oils to grip . In the case of unprimed paper, illustration board or multimedia board it also seals the surface so the oil wont penetrate the ground)
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howlett66 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Hmm.Thanks for all the wisdom Paul.You're very kind!.I'm trying that out this weekend. :)
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dragonx81 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks
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I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Yup, this is one of the best representations I've seen!
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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KIA-13-7 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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KIA-13-7 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome :)
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philippeL Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Red-haired babe :love:
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
redheads rule!
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philippeL Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah they do! :iconwendysplz:
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Dionisante Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The top... Sonja!
Formidable!
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you!!1
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Ti-King-Graphics Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have seen you do red Sonja quite a few times, and always love each one just a little more.. Very nice Paul..
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks Scott--I always love drawing and painting them
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Megatron4444 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Excellent job!
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you Q!!
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Looks fantastic!
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PaulAbrams Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad you like it!Thanks!
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Artist
Great artwork! Congratulations!!! :clap:
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