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A copy of Rembrandt's 'Portrait of an Elderly Man' by Jagroar A copy of Rembrandt's 'Portrait of an Elderly Man' by Jagroar
This piece is briefly on desplay in the Meguro prefectural art museum, Tokyo during July 1st to 7th.
This photo was hurriedly taken at the exhibition room(impastos on collars are gone). I will take a better photo in my own house later.

oil on F12 canvas
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Dinofelini Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
when did you start painting?
do you have any good tips?
Jagroar Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013   Traditional Artist

Thank you very much for your compliment=)


I've been practicing the medium all those years but my oils weren't satisfiable until half a year or so ago.

My old works looked realistic but almost like 'colored drawings' without any brush strokes and paint layers.

Suddenly my painting techniques(brush strokes, glazing, thick impasto etc...) have improved a lot since then and now I can do both realistic styles or impressionistic styles or any other styles.


My best tips for oil painting practice should be to use as thick paint and many colors as possible, and also to paint from life not from photographs.

Visible brush strokes and sculpting-like impastos are the key to attractive oil painting IMO.

Dinofelini Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

I never painted in oil only in acrylic.

I don't have canvases to use oil paints.

with acrylic I can work on paper so I use these paints only.


can I use the same technique with acrylic paint?




also with drawing from life might be a problem when painting sabre tooths because they are sort of extinct...

unless I go back in time and draw them then :D


when I drew any reconstruction or a random drawing of a tiger or leopard I always drew looking at a photograph or another drawing.

mostly I draw from memory but the result is that its not that accurate as I want it to be.






also I forgot to say it that when I paint my colors are never the same as on the reference picture I am looking at

my last painting which I did like 3 years ago was a bit too orange..................


I always had problems with mixing the colors


I have all primary colors

maybe I need to buy more to be more successful in my future paintings


I do want to do a painting but I am afraid of messing it up and tearing into pieces as I usually do when something goes wrong with my artwork...


I waste a lot of paper... I know

Juho-Lee Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool Pic.
Jagroar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'll add some more old master copies in oil in the future.
avancna Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent painting!
Jagroar Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your interest!
avancna Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure.
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