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The Five and Five--WIP by Shahrezad1 The Five and Five--WIP by Shahrezad1
A work in progress of a painting that I want to create: the story of the Ten Virgins. The girl in the front has a slightly wonky eye, but I'll be fixing that by the time the end result is created. And all in all, I'm really happy with how this turned out. ^^

I'm intending to color them with the Young Women's colors in mind...but only for the first five. ^^;
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whiteirislady Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Love it! :D
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Shahrezad1 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Glad you like it. :)
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whiteirislady Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Yep! :D
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wolfchild12 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Nice job! It looks great! I love how the first five look a little exotic!
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Shahrezad1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! And I tried to make the first five as different as I possibly could, so I appreciate you saying that. ;)
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wolfchild12 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome! keep up the good work!
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Shahrezad1 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Kirei-Kaze Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great job
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Shahrezad1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! And I like your work as well, especially the cute Tangled icons. ^^
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Kirei-Kaze Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! :)
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Shahrezad1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist
I don't see anything wrong with the eye, and I think you're doing a wonderful job with this. I am a real fan of seeing how things are made. Like sketches and then the final product :)

My only suggestion that I can think of is with the jaw line of the gal in front. The jaw line makes her look like a guy...I could also be way off base here too :)

Again, great work !
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Shahrezad1 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Weeeell, it's mostly when I hold it up to a mirror, I go, "wait a minute, that eye isn't sitting in her skull correctly." And if I want to make it a portfolio piece then I'm going to have to fix it, otherwise professionals will be like, "wait, this is wrong. Why didn't you change the image?" ^^; Fun stuff, there, being an art major...

Still, thank you very much for the compliment! I'm glad that you think it's going well, and I agree with your statement: I like watching how things are made, too. Especially if I like the line work just as much on its own as the end painting.

Hmm. I hadn't thought of that. *ponders thoughtfully* Well, I know that my intent when I was drawing her was to put her in mind of either a Jewish or Middle Eastern woman, with slightly stronger features (particularly the nose, a stronger chin, and thicker eyebrows). But I'll see if I can soften her jawline up a bit to make it more feminine. :)

Thank you!
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist
I looked at it a few times and still don't see what you're referring to. Guess that shows my level of knowledge of anatomy :) I doubt they would nitpick this piece in your portfolio though. I really think it is pretty good !

I can't wait to see the finished version. I thought it was funny seeing your piece since this week at church we were talking about that parable :D
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Shahrezad1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I think it's just too close to her nose--the spacing is wrong. *ponders and nods* Yep, I think that's it. Making it thankfully easy to fix. ^^ And thank you! I hope that it doesn't get noticed, as well... ^^; But then again, that's what WIP's are for, I guess. :)

Huh! Talk about interesting timing! =D
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist
I assume you're talking about the gal's right eye. Due to perspective the eye should be in the right place since her head is turned. That is probably why I don't see a problem with it.
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Shahrezad1 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Um, her right, yes, which would be our left. And there is something about the position and the shape of the eye that is wrong--I held the image in front of a mirror to double check everything, and the perspective is off. *shrugs* It'll take me a while to figure it out, but it sadly is wrong for the angle of her head. *shrugs, again* Sorry. I appreciate you saying it's not, but it is. :/
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tacosteev Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist
Ok, I see it now. Hmm. Could just say you used Shannen Doherty as the model :lol: After someone pointed out that one of her eyes was higher than the other, that is all I would focus on whenever I saw her :)
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Shahrezad1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
*laughs outright* Okay, I'll definitely do that, then. *laughs some more and smiles*
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Inu-freak Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student General Artist
This is looking very good! I really like the way your eye is drawn upwards with the figures. Everything seems to be flowing nicely in that direction.
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Shahrezad1 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) And I appreciate you saying that--I kind of wanted that effect from the beginning, but I wasn't sure if I was going to pull it off. So thank you for mentioning that! ^^
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Inu-freak Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem!
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pikminpedia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh! This looks excited! It's one of my favorite stories from the bible. :D
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Shahrezad1 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! And I have to agree on that as well--I've always loved the parable of the ten virgins and what it means to us in regards to our own preparation. ^^ Thanks for the lovely comment!
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pikminpedia Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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EmeyTroi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*o* I really can't wait to see this one painted!
I've always loved the story of the ten virgins. It's very symbolic and I've always held it in high regard especially after looking at the painting mom had of it up on the wall for years. I like how you show the motion of the four girls running back for oil in the background then the fifth one seeming to hesitate while she's turning while the five in front are confident and patient. The different face shapes make the piece even more wonderful to look at and I love how flowy everything is. <3
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Shahrezad1 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It's going to be a fun end result, it really is. ^^
And same here! This is very much influenced by that small painting of each of the women with their oil lamps and differing personalities (I always loved the ones with the scrolls and the wheat, myself. ^^ ). Also, thank you! I was actually talking to my institute teacher about what to do with the remaining five, and we discussed how they were friends of the "bride" too, they just weren't prepared. And so it makes sense for one of them to be really torn--she wants to move forward, but knows that she can't...but if she doesn't then she won't be able to get in. That girl is kind of the bridge between the two sections of virgins: the prepared and unprepared.

Lastly: I agree! It was fun creating so that each and every girl was different, and afterwards a Polynesian girl from my class that I'm friends with saw it and was like, "this is great, because it applies to every girl and connects with every girl!" She was really happy with my choice, and it made me happy that I had done that, too. :)
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