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Drops on a Surface by MichelleAnderst Drops on a Surface by MichelleAnderst
Oil on panel
12x16

This painting was based off of a photo I took of the house next door.

I really tried to work on color in this one. At first I wanted to make everything really monochromatic in all green tones but decided to put red in the shadows (I have been playing with complementry color lately) so I think the color contrast and the contrast between blurry and sharp is what made it successful. I also wanted to make the drops look like they are laying on the surface of the panel which makes the panel become the actual glass of the window.
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Drops on a Surface by ~MichelleAnderst is certainly one trippy painting! ( Suggested by Anavelle and Featured by De-Profundis )
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TheFiddlestick Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
awesome painting !!
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Rynnn89 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
wow!!! amazing
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gikka1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Huh! I started to mop up the monitor!
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SnakeChompinBoar Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
GHOD does that ever look real! I never dreamed it was anything else until I went full view.

The red touches it off to perfection. Congrats on the DD bud.
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Ego-Trap-graphics Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
Truly impressive work.
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prazak88 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
Amazing!!!! Looks just like a photo!
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:iconbelllo:
Belllo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
This is amazing! i couldn't believe it was a painting until i saw it in the full view!!
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CodenameParanormal Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
brilliant shading!
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:iconccordovez:
ccordovez Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006   Photographer
Great! Congratulations... :thumbsup:

:)
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:iconnad451:
nad451 Featured By Owner May 29, 2006
I really like all of your paintings. Love the way you make the light with your colors and how you capture the whole scene. It looks easy, but I bet it isn't.
And this DD is perfect. (I had to try a snapshot out the window just to see how it looked.) - link -
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:iconmichelleanderst:
MichelleAnderst Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
Thanks! yeah they arent easy. this style is getting easier though but that just means i need to move on to something else. i think the worst thing would be to master a certain style or technique and then stay there because its automatic.
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spanishrubi Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
In the smaller cale version one can forget this is done in oils. A wonderful painting. As is the shock of the say, AWESOME water droplets! :)

Takecare,
Mai.
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MichelleAnderst Featured By Owner May 19, 2006
Yeah I painted it in a smaller scale because, well there are many many drops. If the painting was any larger than 12x16 I would have gone crazy!
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spanishrubi Featured By Owner May 19, 2006
Yes, no kidding. Detail in a bigger scale is just more work, hehehe. :) Great job once again. Mai.
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spanishrubi Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
In the smaller cale version one can forget this is done in oils. A wonderful painting. As is the shock of the say, AWESOME water droplets! :)

Takecare,
Mai.
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BlackScarletLove Featured By Owner May 17, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
It's massive. :(

The window itself takes up almost my entire screen... Could you send me a resized?


=D
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hitodama Featured By Owner May 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know about "trippy" ... I'd call it "photorealistic" or perhaps "awesome."
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ZombiePluto Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
Ammmaaazzzing
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PhotoNerdKelly Featured By Owner May 17, 2006  Student
Shit, I thought this was a photo. Amazing job :)
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BowlsOfRain Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
I know everybody's going to have to have said this, but... holy crap, I cannot believe that's paint. I cannot believe it. A photo, why sure, but...

Oh, man... I commed you most sincerely for being able to make WATER look so freakin' real! Dang!! :O ;) :D :)
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luzifer-photos Featured By Owner May 17, 2006   Photographer
hah, when i saw the dd thumbnail i thought 'oh what a great photo', just the kinda stuff i'd fall for. the droplets are amazingly real-looking, it's so calm and beautiful. the colours are perfect, you have great control over the paint.
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IshtarMnezeth Featured By Owner May 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Coolies!
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:iconwar-inspired:
war-inspired Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
In-freaking-credible. This is the first painting to make it to my favourites.
Great great great job on the raindrops..the reflections and 'focus'. Love it.
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MichelleAnderst Featured By Owner May 19, 2006
Im flattered! :hug:
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Tiznaught Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
oh my O.O ingenious use of the medium! your blending is so smooth, and the trick with the drops is amazing!
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MichelleAnderst Featured By Owner May 19, 2006
Sometimes I try to not blend and it doesnt work. Im working on making my brushstrokes show a little bit more. Thanks for the feedback!
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singinginsilence Featured By Owner May 17, 2006   Writer
fantastic

i couldnt believe this was a painting either

you have amazing talent!
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Swiftstride Featured By Owner May 17, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehehe, here i was thinkin it was a photo...wow well done. I like the water.
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Shooler Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
That is amazing. It's all I really can think of saying...
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neonekogirl Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
Wow. Thought it was a picture at first.
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:iconwags:
wags Featured By Owner May 17, 2006   Interface Designer
well done, those streaks and droplets are dead on. This has a great mood as well as showing fantastic technical skill and mastery of the medium.
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MichelleAnderst Featured By Owner May 19, 2006
Thanks! I want to learn the rules of realism before I can break them.
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wags Featured By Owner May 19, 2006   Interface Designer
that's the way to do it, and nicely put.
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neonekogirl Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
I think that actually, it IS supposed to be "a lot"
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wags Featured By Owner May 17, 2006   Interface Designer
my bad, you're right. goddamit i hate to be wrong.
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neonekogirl Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
XD you should get one of those "I'm Always Right" cards. my friend has one. She pulls it out whenever she's wrong... It ensures she's ALWAYS. right.
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merepark Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
i really really really like this.
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aplacidnoise Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
Very nice work. Good job and congrats. Looked like a photograph when I saw the thumbnail!
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jesimae Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
This is a painting? ...No way...
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crazyhearteddork Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
i love this so much! at first i refused to believe this was a painting, because of how real the water looked. when i full-viewed it i realized it really WAS a painting! wow! wonderful job! :rose:
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MichelleAnderst Featured By Owner May 19, 2006
Thank you! Im glad you can tell its a painting.
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crazyhearteddork Featured By Owner May 19, 2006
you're welcome :D
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cardowl Featured By Owner May 17, 2006   Writer
:jawdrop: I thought that was a photo! Oh, man! That's just so good!
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MoonFox15Bitches Featured By Owner May 17, 2006   Photographer
i thought it was a photograph at first
nice
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elricest Featured By Owner May 17, 2006  Student
Wow. I thought this was a photograph at first.

Nice work!
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:iconkyo-ueda:
Kyo-Ueda Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
i thought this was a photo! it's an oil painting?! wow that's damn good!
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burstintoflame Featured By Owner May 17, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
I looked at this and thought "Why would anyone take such a boring photograph?" Wow! Mad painting skills you've got!
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EHB Featured By Owner May 17, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
I could've sworn this was a photograph! Simply amazing, keep it up
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greengirl411 Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
really really amazing technique..you're very talented :judge:
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pro-violence Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
Looks really nice, I just dont get the content. Doesnt interest me that much I suppose. But that really doesnt matter. Anyway, its really well done technically. Looks like a photograph, the background is done very nice and the water effects are amazing. Congrats on the DD it is well deserved.
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