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Poison Ivy painting by ChristopherStevens Poison Ivy painting by ChristopherStevens
The fun continues. No, really! This started as just a woman. I wanted to try and paint a nice looking woman. but during the drawing I decided I wanted to use green and she became Poison Ivy.

The interesting discovery in this one was how different colors dry at different speeds. That might be common knowledge to oil painters, but I was really surprised. In this case, the warm colors, orange (in the hair) and the yellow. The green bits were somewhat dry the next day, but the orange and yellow were still tacky 5 days later. Interesting!

I dont know how I feel about this one, but I will say that I really like moments in it. I love the happy accident way that oils work. Theres a stroke of two int his piece that I'm really happy with and I really enjoy that aspect of painting. You'll get plenty of accidents in pen and ink or markers, but the "happy" ones are all but nonexistent. They're very deliberate mediums. If it's there, it's because the artist worked to make it there, but paint does cool things seemingly on its own and that's kickass.

I know I screwed the palette up a bit and made the background more saturated than the figure. Live and learn.

Oils on masonite

Poison Ivy © DC Comics
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Jerantino Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful work. Reminds me a bit of Steranko! Cheers!
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Thanks. Sweet, my first Steranko comparison. I'll take it!
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wrath9 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Now that just looks lovely.
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goduvthundr76 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
stunning.
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HowdyCapitan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
great composition and application of color!
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Thanks!
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canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
:clap: Wonderful... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: J'adore. :) :love: :heart:
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Acrylinne Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
had not noticed shots misfire colors a bit! and I like alot this way of looking at the woman, this conception of woman "perfidious beautiful intteligente provocative 'tis a look worn by men on women misogynistic repproches without worry. A bit like us or we perceive men like ravenous wolves (violent) or smart foxes (manipulators) ... anyway I like alot
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ChristopherStevens Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Thank you!
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Acrylinne Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
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I had not noticed shots misfire colors a bit! and I like alot this way of looking at the woman, this conception of woman "perfidious beautiful intteligente provocative 'tis a look worn by men on women misogynistic repproches without worry. A bit like us or we perceive men like ravenous wolves (violent) or smart foxes (manipulators) ... anyway I like alot :)
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