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Hold Fast by js4853 Hold Fast by js4853
Oils on canvas/ 18" x 24"/ 09-2012
This is a new version of an old painting I did in 2002 called "Adrift". I liked the idea of the early painting but over the years I didn't like the way it was done.
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The suggester said: Very amazing and eye-captivating. Hold Fast by ~js4853 ( Suggested by ElindielForestStar and Featured by Astralseed )
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FurorArt Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Your excellent artwork has been featured in our groups journal here [link]

:iconpearls-of-dreams: TEAM
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
I appreciate it, thanks!
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FurorArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Our pleasure!
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IsamuXAndy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
that remind me of Beowulf movie
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Sweet! Thanks.
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rjannelle Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you painted the sharks. They really appear to be underwater
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks! It was a little tricky.
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rjannelle Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can imagine! You pulled it off beautifully though.
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hay2u Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
was this a lot of layering for you? seems after a while when im using oils, im just removing paint, and it drives me nuts.
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yes, some layering. I'm not sure why you'd be removing paint unless the layer you're working on isn't completely dry. But I can see how it would be frustrating.
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hay2u Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, like when you just have too much wet paint, and going over it just wipes it, and no paint is really applied. or just use a lot of paint?
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Letting your progress dry before going any further really helps avoid that. It has to dry for two or three days, longer for thicker layers.
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hay2u Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, it just seems a lot of people can go a lot further than i can with just one sitting. idk, thanks though
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional
far out
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like your dark paintings which still have rich color in certain areas.
At first, I thought this painting was a depiction of Gollum, Tolkien's character.
It also reminds me of the lyrics and song, "Tales of Brave Ulysses" by Cream.
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks. I guess it does have a resemblance of Gollum.
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Felixani Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love the detail of this piece!
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SebastianBachBlack Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Yup you're in my top artists right now.
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you, I appreciate it.
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ryanisnasty Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Congratulations on the well deserved DD!
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:iconjs4853:
js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ryanisnasty Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Your welcome~ :)
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RonnieMena Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow the lighting is SUPERB.
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Amazing work! I love the style and the details. Lovely work on the coloring as well. :heart:
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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kaburninator Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
whats that?
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8lackie Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Some days feel just like this.
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
That can't be good either.
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Yonetee Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Looking on this I feel all strange depressive feelings.
But You are skilled painter. :>
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Well done.
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks again!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing colors and details - congrats on the DD
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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zegkaas Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Well done work.
His mouth expression reminded me of mr. Bean's.
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Ha! Thanks.
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puck22 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Well, I'm not going to sleep anytime soon now.
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks for checking it out.
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titobandito69 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
love it
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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TheWiseWeirdProphet Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Added this to my favourites, accidently put it in game art folder, but excellent piece! :) :+fav:
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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beachelf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
:iconcongratsplz: on the DD!
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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js4853 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :happybounce:
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