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October 4, 2012
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Canon EOS 550D
Shutter Speed
1/3 second
Focal Length
24 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 4, 2011, 6:17:55 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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Grandpa by JW-Jeong Grandpa by JW-Jeong
Acrylics on Canvas
116.7 x 80.3cm

Asian faces are relatively harder to get right and this is one of the toughest work I've done.
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Wow! What an amazing piece. The thing that I especially love about this portrait is that the eyes and the expression hold so much life- the artist has skillfully captured the emotions within the face and I think it really brings the piece up to a whole new level, along with emphasizing the talent of this artist.

The level of detail in this piece is immense and I cannot fathom how much time and effort went into it- the artist said it was one of the hardest works they've ever done and I can say it is easily one of their best. The only qualm I have with this piece is the hair- although it has been drawn excellently and with all the right highlights and shadows, I personally think it looks a bit digital- I first thought this portrait was painted using digital means but I am all the more amazed that it wasn't.

All in all JW-Jeong should be exceptionally proud of this; it can be difficult to achieve the correct colours and tones when painting portraits but he has done this excellently and I am very much looking forward to see your future works.

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Sombot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
no words....just... incredible!!!

You're a true master! 
laurytheotter Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013   Digital Artist
I have to say. This is my most favorite painting you've done.
The-Iby Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing detail, great painting
watersrain Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing detail! If I hadn't known this was done in acrylics, I'd say it was a a photo.
WillyMutuku Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
i wonder how you experienced this painting
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Vronks Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Stupidly good, it's amazing! The patience!
Oznerol-1516 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I say I should bow before you? You're a true genious, sometimes I really think why I'm drawing with my humble and poor skills.
What I like of this portrait it's not only the uber-realism of this wonderful artwork but the subyacent idea, the portrait of a grandfather surely has a background of love and affection that is shown on this portrait. Every stroke is lovely and harmonious and the overall effect is stunning and wonderful. The wrinkles, the impefections are part of the perfect beaty of the artwork itself. The growing beard at the chin is as amazing I cannot describe it properly. The eyes look organic and true, looks even a bit wet, which is impresive.

I decided to re-visit your gallery after watching my country's news about the visit of gifted chinese artists to copy the master's artworks at the Prado. And that remind myself that here in deviantart was an artist as skilled or more that those who were copying the masterpieces of old, so what's the point of this conclusion?:

Thanks for sharing!!

Regards and was a pleasure to leave a comment.
DatRainbowz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking at the thumbnail i thought this was a photograph! The attention to detail is astounding. You should be proud of your skills. Very proud of your skills.
Danymckoy84 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Stunning , each detail of the skin is sooo well done , congrats , you're a really great artist man , you're fabulous !!!!!
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