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Woman Reading An Email by ja5on Woman Reading An Email by ja5on
Acrylic on panel 27 x 31"

Edit: Worked on it for another day, this is an updated image.
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Given 2013-01-11
Woman Reading An Email an impressive painting by ~ja5on. ( Featured by SRudy )
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TwistedAlyx Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The texture of her jacket is just wonderful.
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Sophism232 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
This one I can imagine as not being a photo, because of the lack of pores on the woman's face, but still awesome work!
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Ollie-C Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OhmygodIthoughtthiswasapicture, youhavesomuchtalent!!! INSTA-WATCH!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Awesome artwork! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconja5on:
ja5on Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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:icondeitsuh:
Deitsuh Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, this is truly amazing! First I was like "Oh... A nice picture..." Then I read the description. You are gifted, and totally have deserved the DD!
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:iconja5on:
ja5on Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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:iconbaneeden:
BaneEden Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Just wow :heart:
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:iconfractalhead:
fractalhead Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
excellent
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nikkidreamer Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As a gifted artist, does it bother you when people who say it would be an unimpressive photo are more amazed to find it as a painting? Technique mastery aside, shouldn't work have value in composition and content etc? For instance, what I find fascinating is how you are working with modern subject material in traditional portraiture. The classic device of the mirror and a woman in a personal setting is set off by the jean jacket outfit and the electronic device. The big negative space ahead of her makes me feel like it's morning and we're moving ahead into our day, and also makes the picture feel like a quiet place to me.
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:iconja5on:
ja5on Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It bothers me. But then I don't know what they're looking for in photographs, what's impressive to them. You have to keep in mind the demographics of dA. A lot of paintings, particularly in photorealism, if you forget that they are paintings and look at them as merely images, are deliberately banal, because that's what the artist wants. Thank you for your thoughtful comment.
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nikkidreamer Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
True enough about the demographics. My husband has to remind me about that every time I go off on a tangent about people missing the point of something aesthetically.

I really don't think this image is banal as much as it is intelligently subtle. Even if it were a photo it would be quite good as an artwork. I never focused a lot on photo realism and didn't realize they purposely tried to select banal subjects. What is the reason behind that generally? Just technique showcasing?
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ja5on Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not too sure what the reasoning is, something ironic probably.
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Lovizol Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
wonderful!
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:iconmoonwalkinghorse:
MoonwalkingHorse Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I couldn't figure out what was so special about this photo....and then realized it was a painting O_O
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:iconiceboxe:
iceboxe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
amazing!
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:iconmiyori999:
Miyori999 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   General Artist
At first I was like; "Just another photo... I don't get..." Then... Speechlessness.
Great PAINTING.
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BlackAntoid Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was taking a look through the DD's when I saw this and said: "And this photo is so special because...?" Then I read the description. OH. MY. GOODNESS.
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GamerGirlFIN Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
It's a... painting? How in the?! Oh never mind.. great job, it really looked like a photo when I firts saw it.. Awesome job dude! ^^
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:iconemmeraldlynne:
Emmeraldlynne Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Sometimes we fail to see beauty in the world, now we can see the beauty in everyday life.
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emo-cindysk Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ITS A PAINTIN??Adhgbggfidhi..
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Nice shot!
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:iconshink0u-chan:
Shink0u-chan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a painting XD
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:icondoawin:
DoaWin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Darn you realism artists. >.>;; Every time I am fooled.

One day, some tricky artist at a gallery opening will have a painting of a complementary cookie table with such stunning detail that I will try to walk through it to get my self a cookie, but I will walk foolishly strait into a wall. Whoever does this shall create a world of lies!
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Emmeraldlynne Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
There are no truths in life; only hidden facts.
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:icondoawin:
DoaWin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Fact: Despite how realistic miniature food sculptors are, they are not food. They are mere choking hazards and are not safe for children under 5.
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ja5on Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Exelis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
My goodness. It took me a few moments to realize: This is painted! What with how stylized they're doing photographs now, I was just looking for the fantastical element to make it like them. If I hadn't seen 'Acrylic on panel...' I think I might have spent longer looking at that space under the desk wondering when a dragon or something would peek out!
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AnnetteCeliaRosemary Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very hyper-realistic! Are you working from a photograph?
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:iconja5on:
ja5on Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes.
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TheLostTargaryen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Holy....you are one talented dude.
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:iconduytter:
duytter Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the old flemish indoor paintings with the good natural outdoor light.
Beautiful diagonal composition from the cup (of tea or coffee), the miror, the woman, to the door.
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ja5on Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot Duytter.
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:iconduytter:
duytter Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome Jason, it's a very good work.
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xXSpiritualArtistXx Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Holy crap! I had to look extra close just to vaguely see some brush strokes. The mark of a true artist is present in this masterpiece. It looks like a photo! Holy crap, dude.

BTW: I'm loving the reflection on the Apple symbol! It looks so shiny~
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Zee-Who Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Congrats on your Daily Deviation!:squee::heart:
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:iconja5on:
ja5on Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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OjiFzn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Interface Designer
you kidding me... :icongodwhyplz:


this is painting???

you must be kiddin meee~~~ :icony-u-noplz:
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lycans Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
:wow:
WHAT
I THOUGHT ITS A PHOTO
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Shirei-Shou Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It must be PHOTOGRAPHY! Wahahahahah U make most of us wrong at the first time seeing this art!
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Shink0u-chan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY CRAP! I WAS LIKE, WHY DID THIS GET A DD THEN THE FEATURE NOTED IT WAS A PAINTING AND I...sorry for the caps...let me breath and try tofind any hint that this could be a painting. Nope nothing... Dammit, how is this not a photo. Your talent is making me insane! You are too amazing for words.
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ja5on Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconshink0u-chan:
Shink0u-chan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't mention it :D
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pheonix66 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist
This is a painting?! MY EYES ARE LYING TO MEEEE
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synesthesicchick Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My friend was like "im not sure why they DD'd that." and i pointed out it was a painting. :3 for the record, she takes it all back. You entirely deserve this DD spot. thats so amazing!!
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Sinnibelle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap it isnt a photo.
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:iconmomohinamoru:
MomoHinamoru Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Artist
this is a painting? well i got mind fucked.
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MyBrutalX-RatedLove Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I can't believe this is a painting! You are so talented!
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Breezyfeather Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
WHOA I thought this was a photograph!!! This is AMAZING!
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