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Jakob by Jeremy-Forson Jakob by Jeremy-Forson
This is private commission for the talented and kind Jakob Westman (He's on DA, I don't know how to add his little icon) and his girlfriend, Jessica. I'm particularly proud of these. Jakob specifically wanted to commission me to do this style of painting, from what I call my "Night Life" series. This is what those paintings could have looked like, if I hadn't had to finish them in 1 to 2 days.

Sadly, I don't think there will be any new paintings from me in the near future. I'm shifting into a designer/developer career path, and I won't have time to paint until I'm gainfully employed.
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Jungryeon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
really love this.....
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Tiefshwarz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
I love how you managed to keep the texture of the wood even through his shirt! How did you manage that may I ask?
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Jeremy-Forson Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I think the texture of the veneer just shows. I paint in thin layers, so the acrylic didn't spackel over the grooves.
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Tiefshwarz Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
cool, its a really effective technique I love the effect. :)
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Sheighness Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's absolutely fantastic.
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regourso Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
As much as the actual portrait is great, I'm more drawn to the house, below. The light blue windows add a nice stark contrast with the rest of the painting's colors. Sad to hear you'll be off painting for a while, but hopefully it's in your best interest. Good luck with your designer/developer endeavor.
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Jeremy-Forson Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks. I'm already finding more work as a designer/developer. It's sad how little work there is for illustrators, but there's nothing I can do about it.
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regourso Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's very hard to live off solely as an illustrator, unless you have lots of contacts, in my opinion.
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JakobWestman Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
It's so nice. Really happy with it.
But it made me reflect on how differently you judge something that you have a personal relation to. Or even more so, something that is yourself. Haha, it's been a valuable lesson. Looking forward to recieving these.
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marceloperalta Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
good luck on the new carrer path, but I will miss your paintings...
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Jeremy-Forson Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I'll still make paintings, but not for a living. There will be more :)
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marceloperalta Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
great, I really like your work! good luck on the job man.
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bengjie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
=( there are both awesome! I hope all goes well and you can find time in the future to do more!. .also, to add someones icon its :iconUSERNAMEseimicolon
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Jeremy-Forson Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you
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whoisrico Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
That is sad news :(

I really loved this series too so I'm not surprised Jakob requested this in this style. He and I seem to have a lot of overlap in taste. So, I'm happy for him, very jealous, and sad that you'll be taking a break from painting (again!). I hope your job hunt goes well sir.
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Jeremy-Forson Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks. I know, it sucks that I can't paint AND make money, but I'm actually in quite a hole and painting is not helping me get out of it. It's sad that the skill has so little demand and value, but that's the world we live in. Hopefully I'll find a job soon and I'll be able to make more paintings in my off hours.
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