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A Portrait of Medieval Twins by Theophilia A Portrait of Medieval Twins by Theophilia
"A Portrait of Medieval Twins"
Finished December 30th, 2010
Oil on canvas
24x36 inches


This is my second attempt at using oils. I don't know how many references I used for this one. :XD: A fair number to be sure. :XD: Next time I try to do an oil painting, I'm getting better references. I had to make-up pretty much everything in this one. Hence, why the perspective on the chair is off, why nothing looks terribly real, I didn't have my twins modeling in front of a window (so I made up the light source behind them), etc. All in all, it doesn't look very realistic. :hmm: I worked SOOOO long on this though. All standing up (or kneeling down), over the course of several months, to be fair though, I didn't really work on it very much before. So when the due date (December 31st) was fast approaching, I finally plopped myself down, popped some CDs in the boom-box and painted. For hours. :XD: . I gave it to my friends on New Years Eve so I had to finish it up quickly.

I didn't really base any of the outfits on a particular time period. I kind of just came up with the dresses and accessories as I went along. :D The stained glass windows are representative of their symbols. Lots of roses. :D :rose: The shields behind them are their coat of arms. :D

This is a portrait I made of two very good friends of mine, all dressed up in medieval attire. ;-) It sadly doesn't really look like them, but portraits have NEVER been my strong suit. I find it easier to make up features rather than accurately portray what's already there. This is also my second oil painting ever, so be gentle. XD I suppose over all I'm fairly happy with it, but I have problems with it. It makes me want to redeem myself by painting another one. Maybe trying one from a photograph would be good. :D

And dang, it's hard to take photographs of pictures this big. :XD:
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:iconjapan112899:
japan112899 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
How did you do this? I wish I can paint like you on Canvas
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ehh...badly. :XD: I don't really know how to paint very well, and this was only my second oil piece ever. So...I kind of just winged it and crossed my fingers and hoped it would come out well. :XD:
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:iconmyworld1:
MyWorld1 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love their gowns!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww! Thanks! ^^
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:iconmyworld1:
MyWorld1 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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SaxonwithAxe Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is the one on the left a certain Tess?
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes ma'am. ;-)

It doesn't look like her though. :(
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:iconsaxonwithaxe:
SaxonwithAxe Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And yet I knew who she was, so...pah!
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well....you do know them. ;-)
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:iconsaxonwithaxe:
SaxonwithAxe Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pah!
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