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A Years Work. by hyper-tom A Years Work. by hyper-tom
A YEARS WORK 2008.

Acrylic on board... 46.5cm by 70cm... (lifesize)


this is a much better image of the painting i have just finished... i could not get a good picture before because it was so glossy.....

so if your wondering, i went over it with satin varnish to tone it down, to take a photo. now i have taken a photo i will re apply the gloss surface....

colours are not perfect here, bit too red.

the title is maybe a little deceptive, it took 3-4 weeks to paint, but is about the past year i have had... hense the name.

This is a painting i have decided to do which reflects the past year of my life. its a quick time out from my current series. plus fancied a portrait.

i have posted some close ups which help give an idea of the level of detail.[link] [link]
check out the close ups.....

thanks
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YunaMaiko Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
perfecto
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
thanks
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Alhadis Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm having a hard time believing this is a painting... holy shi-...
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:iconyaniv-arava:
yaniv-arava Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great works , all of them!
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
thanks
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cyndavalle Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
dear hyper tom, good trick for photographing shiny paintings; shoot it from the side at an angle where there's no glare. Upload and than turn the trapezoid distortion of the edges back into a rectangle with photoshop; works for me
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vaporz123 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
wow amazing. i could never blend it so well. you used only acrylic and paint brush right?
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:iconhyper-tom:
hyper-tom Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
i use acrylic through an airbrush, with some paint brush..
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:iconvaporz123:
vaporz123 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
i see. thanks for the reply. lookin forward to more of your paintings =D
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:iconkenob2050:
kenob2050 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Do you mean it took an exact whole year to do or do you mean you worked on this throughout a whole year
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:iconhyper-tom:
hyper-tom Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
nah it took me three weeks.. i called it that because it was a self portrait at the end of a life changing year for me
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:iconkenob2050:
kenob2050 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Would you sketch an outline of what you are going to paint before you start painting on a canvas or would you just go straight into painting
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:iconhyper-tom:
hyper-tom Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
i always put down an outline and outlines of different areas of colour first of course yes..
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Ultraviolet707 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
OMG!
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:iconhanaishi-chan:
hanaishi-chan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Whoa! It's gorgeous :heart:
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
thanks
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lilAC-star109 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
how do you get acrylic to do that oh my god. when i paint with acrylic it looks like tempra paint lol. oil paint maybe but acrylic?
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:iconhyper-tom:
hyper-tom Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
thanks. i use a lot of airbrush..
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spadesofchaos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is the only one of your work where i can tell its a painting you are an absolutely brillant artist and your gift is a major asset to this word, god or whomever you believe in blessed you
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:iconhyper-tom:
hyper-tom Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
haha.. many thanks!!! :)
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Vampiressartist Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful. The model's skin is incredibly smooth and beautiful.
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:iconhyper-tom:
hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
thank you
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:iconlujinax:
Lujinax Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
It is art like this that is not appreciated enough. The "modern artists" throw paint on a wall and call it art but THIS is what art really should be like!
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:iconhyper-tom:
hyper-tom Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
:) im glad you like it..
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:iconelizabeth-jane:
elizabeth-jane Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
wow..
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
:)
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clement-kwan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing, super real =] i cant do that at all. looks like a photo.
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:iconhyper-tom:
hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
thanks..
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:iconclement-kwan:
clement-kwan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np your stuff is inspiring.
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esa621 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
wow. good looking and one hell of an artist.

simply amazing work.
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:iconhyper-tom:
hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
lol.....
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:iconesa621:
esa621 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
truth. and i am sure many more agree with me.
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Elenazorina Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Oh. Youre freaking me out dude. Its too perfect! :O Wow
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:iconhyper-tom:
hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
haha.. thanks
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Borzov Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
you so good...
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:iconhyper-tom:
hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
thanks
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:iconperin:
Perin Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Nice softness to it.
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:iconhyper-tom:
hyper-tom Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
thanks... kinda hard to see the detail in full in the image, was hard to photograph the work.. thanks
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EllieMul Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
can you mentor me please!!!:) f"*king awesome
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:iconhyper-tom:
hyper-tom Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
hha.. thanks again.. yeh sure!
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CarlMoore Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Hey mate, I think the links are a bit fudged up... Although, I can see the detail shots in your gallery.
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:iconhyper-tom:
hyper-tom Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
not quite sure why carl.. thanks though..
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manush1991 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
this doesn't look that real ... very obviously painted



man ... but its still good ... but still ur still life, i really need to know how u do it
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angelofsinm Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
is this really took 1 year?
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:iconhyper-tom:
hyper-tom Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
no not at all. it took 3 weeks.. it was a painting i did aboout the crazy year i had experienced.
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janellemckain Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I can't get the links of the closeups to work?
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:iconhyper-tom:
hyper-tom Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
im not sure why they arent working, but the close ups are in my scrapboook i believe...
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Andrewnewtonart Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi tom, nice piece here.
I love your barbel pieces and other paintings like the oranges and glasses etc.
However in this image its different, as you say your try to do what the camera cannot create - the hyper reality./
I thouhgt the idea of copying the photo and its imperfections and flaws whats what you did in your other works. Short bar 2007 for example has a heavy impication of photographic information depicted in its purest form, blur and sharp focus in short distance.
In your portrait did you try and have an equally scanned interpretation of the image?

In my work I try to enchance the information in the photo, and it creates a very detailed intense look at something, but not as photographic. Is this something you tried to create here?
Soz for all the qs lol, just it seems to go against what you have done in the past (almost over exaggerating the fact its a photo interpretated image).

How do I view this image in more detail, i seem to not be able to get the links of the close ups. :(
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hyper-tom Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
this one was obviously based on a photographic refernece. but the idea was not to overemphasise details at all. i wanted it to still look natural. but i built it up in glazes so as to create something which had physical presence. and it achieved this, due to its 1:1 scale also.. it din really look flat by the end of it, all the glazes ment it actualy emmitted light out of the painting, and was concincingly real. although the surface was totally smooth... there are some close ups of it in my scrapbook i think.. however i stuggled to get any decent images of it at all, as it was so glossy, the camera could not replicate it.
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Andrewnewtonart Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ok, cheers..
In my opinion this isnt as photographic as your other work, but still a nice painting.
Your new one looks fantasitc btw, of the sweet wrappers etc... nice one :)
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