Delphi Study by hel999
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Delphi Study

by hel999 in Beautiful Faces

Digital study of Michelangelo's Sibyl of Delphi.
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  • Kothirat

    Kothirat

    Beautiful piece! I love the composition and the way you used the cameo in the background!

    Jul 16th, 2011 Reply
  • kfuertsch

    kfuertsch

    i would have to say that this is my favorite in your gallery. you captured her essence very well and the coloring is rich and complex. awesome work!

    Jun 28th, 2011 Reply
  • SuharLeonheart

    SuharLeonheart

    Awesome artwork & it's really look like a classic paiting

    Jun 27th, 2011 Reply Shadowness Staff
  • toypod

    toypod

    BREATHLESS AND BEAUTIFUL!

    Jun 12th, 2011 Reply
  • Mariamism

    Mariamism

    nice work! easily recognizable

    Jun 4th, 2011 Reply
  • snowmask

    snowmask

    You did well with bringing out the richness of her skin tone, and that loveliness in her face. It's a good study :)

    May 31st, 2011 Reply
    • hel999

      hel999

      Thank you! It was really interesting to paint her because I've always loved that painting and thought I knew it. But painting it myself made me discover so many things and gave me an idea about how beautiful it must have been when the color was still fresh. I'm a big fan of Michelangelo since my childhood.
      (Sorry for the late reply.)

      Jun 4th, 2011 Reply
    • snowmask

      snowmask

      My favourite of all the scenes is the one of the Libyan Sybil, probably because I studied that one for the longest, admiring the muscular toning that bridges both genders, as well as the sense of weight and balance, all on that one big toe.

      Michelangelo is never far from my mind as I rely heavily on human anatomy and body language in my own paintings.

      Jun 5th, 2011 Reply
    • hel999

      hel999

      All of that pretty much sums up why I fell in love with Michelangelo's art as well. There's so much raw emotion in it, and the figures look so strong but soft and human at the same time. I like the Libyan Sibyl as well! And I also like his poems. They describe so well what motivates me to make art too. Nowadays there are a lot of opinions that true art shouldn't be beautiful. But beauty is the one eternal power that keeps me going. And I find so much of that in your art as well.

      Jun 5th, 2011 Reply
    • snowmask

      snowmask

      I think beauty is in embracing all facets of emotion, paying homage to all those moments is what art is all about, for me.

      Jun 5th, 2011 Reply
  • pixelpro

    pixelpro

    Reminds me of a chapel's painting :)

    May 4th, 2011 Reply
  • Dynnnad

    Dynnnad

    Wonderful piece, very well done!

    May 4th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    wow .. this is amazing :)

    May 4th, 2011 Reply Shadowness Staff
  • TomasDiaz

    TomasDiaz

    gorgeous!

    May 4th, 2011 Reply