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Grandpa by JW-Jeong Grandpa by JW-Jeong
Grandpa
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.

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

You're a true master! 
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laurytheotter Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013   Digital Artist
I have to say. This is my most favorite painting you've done.
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The-Iby Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing detail, great painting
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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.
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WillyMutuku Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
i wonder how you experienced this painting
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WillyMutuku Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
how?
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Vronks Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Stupidly good, it's amazing! The patience!
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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.
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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.
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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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Karinta Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
You are a talented man.
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Meeshkamodel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
wow may I ask how long did this piece take you its incredible!!!
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Perliquin Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
could you do a portrait tutorial?
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:iconevusha:
evusha Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Interface Designer
this is beyond awesome!
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thesvetislav Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
So many wisdom in his eyes!
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rorsdors Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Mindbogglingly great.
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kennyc Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Holy s*it! This is Incredible!
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Roskvape Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So realistic! So much detail! You've done a wonderful job. :D
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ProfessorBats Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
This is absolutely incredible. I feel like I'm actually meeting the person.
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creeeeeeep Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
your ability to paint this well makes me want to cry
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dinorarr Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist
I am in awe...this is fantastic!! Fabulous work!! :heart:
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Josh-Martin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, really good!!
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PHo3nix21 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
You really are very patient
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ggirl4ever Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
How long have you worked on this piece ?
The quality of the detail is very impressive... and it feels so human at the same time.
"Bravo"
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xxaihxx Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
Amazing ...love the feelings in this work
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Psyartista9 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student General Artist
This is absolutely breathtaking work! I love all the details you've put into this, how realistic this looks.
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RobinRavenmoon Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I didn't know you could get acrylics to look like oil!!!
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Noitusan Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Amazing work! :clap:
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nappyfro81 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Awesome!!!!!
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skeegoedhart Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
simply incredible
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PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Outstanding work - which never seizes to amaze! :D
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aeonsiege Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect! :D
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OutlawNinja Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
I really like how brutally honest your work is, every spot, blotch and hair of stubble is included.
your technique is amazing, really look forward to every new work you show us.
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DLartist Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great job on the painting.
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drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The distinguished character of a gentleman is exquisitely portrayed.
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Erika-Farkas Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have done a great job on it, congrats!
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gukardi Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is unbelievable. You are so talented!
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jlu650 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
I thought it was a photograph. That is awesome!
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Northstar76 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
This is truly wonderful.
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TheEntity371 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It is as if I could feel the emotion within his eyes of this portrait.

Amazing work with tremendous amount of detail.
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BradMallon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How...just...how? If could make love to your fingers.... I mean, because they draw.... nothing else.
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Whimseystock Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   General Artist
He is beautiful.
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chirho-sky Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Another amazing!! There is nothing you cannot draw!!!
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Hamadriyad Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Awesome!
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bjarav Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
astonishing o.0
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:iconphotonlights:
PhotonLights Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You draw so many details it's just amazing, keep it up! :)
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ChubbieBunnie Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Is this really a painting? Wow. You're amazingly talented!
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NotWithoutHonor Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful.
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artdude41 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow ! that is incredible ! amazing work !
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Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
WOW! An amazing piece of portraiture! The details and textures are so well executed. Stunning work!
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Oct 4, 2011, 6:17:55 AM
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