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The Face of Dorian Gray by kenmeyerjr The Face of Dorian Gray by kenmeyerjr
This is a companion piece to the actual Portait of Dorian Gray already uploaded (I think), and was done for an educational magazine years ago. They wanted a piece similar to a portrait of Clive Barker I had done. Watercolor, about 12 x 14.
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Given 2005-08-03
The Face of Dorian Gray by *kenmeyerjr I've always been partial to watercolors and this totally amazed me, the detail and control of the medium stunned me. If you haven't seen this artist before then you've been missing out. ( Suggested by garrit and Featured by Subversive-imaginati )
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hunterlyfestle Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
This is fuckin awesome, dorian grey was a mf beast if only he didnt fall 4 dat broad
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
haha, thanks...I have never heard Dorian Gray put quite that way!
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ZephyrTownGirl Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
This is stunning!
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hey, thanks very much! There are two or three others in that series (that were done for the article).
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Xyradis69 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I'm nearly speechless. This is goregous.
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much! Henderson, huh? You must really feel like a fish out of water, huh? I lived in Las Vegas for awhile.
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Xyradis69 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like a fish out of water as in being on this site or living in henderson? lol. I've lived here all my life.
Why'd you leave Vegas?:)
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, living in Henderson.

Let's see....why did I leave...I think it was because I got a better job somewhere else...might have been San Diego...it seems so long ago!
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Xyradis69 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anywhere is better than here lol, I can't say I'm too fond the heat here, ugh. lol. California is always nice and fresh, but I'd rather go off somewhere where it's cold and snowy:)
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ahhh...yeah, I have lived all over, all sorts of climates.
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XimonR Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent book, I loved it. Your painting is just as good :D
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much!
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frau-mein-noodles Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
you know what? this picture is fucking amazing. i mean, it got a DD those few years ago, so OBVIOUSLY it's something special. but you know what else? i think it's fucking amazing because i REMEMBER looking at this picture when it was on the DD page. i mean, that's only roughly four years ago, but it left such an imprint on me that i could clearly recall it at any time.

infact, it has a habit of randomly popping up in my mental imagery and making me reflect on it in awe. that, my dear artist, is power.

it's still an amazing picture. something i will never forget.
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Well heck, thanks very much! That's one of the nicest compliments I have ever gotten!
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Radical-Radish Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
This is simply stunning. Oscar Wilde would love it.
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner May 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks very much!
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Radical-Radish Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
You are so welcome.
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Insanitywithapencil Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning! (And I get to write a paper for this book during Christmas break.) The DD comment hits the nail on the head. The white in the painting really adds so much!
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Beyond-The-Darkness Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! Today (nov. 9) is Dorian's Birthday too!
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Beyond-The-Darkness Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Any time!
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Beyond-The-Darkness Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
any time!
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Nana-Osaki86 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
amazing!!
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Saekou Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
I just thought I'd throw it out there that its actually called the ';Picture' of Dorian Gray. Beautiful image tho. Very good job.
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
You da man!
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LyraMeldy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Student General Artist
rotten, he,he. I love the choice of color
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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Fricke Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Awesome, I love that book
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Emo-Marshmallow Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
wow
this is incredible
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well doone
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Celesmoon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
I love the concept: you managed to resume in a picture the whole opera. Kudos!
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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selfishlyconscious Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This could almost be a certain English manager of the ginger variety...
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmm...well, you have me stumped...english manager...redhead (or manager of the Spice Girls?)....hmmm..no, I am stumped.
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selfishlyconscious Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, sorry about that, I should have been more specific.
I was referring to the current manager of the England team (Steve Mclaren)
Here's a [link]
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
haha, ok, if you say so!
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selfishlyconscious Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
ha, honestly, there is a resemblance. I was also alluding to his fall from grace as a manager. :)
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Unfortunately, I have no knowledge whatsoever of pro soccer!
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vood00doll Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006  Student General Artist
this was the first picture I ever saw on dA, when it was made a DD. This piece made me join.
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, that is a pretty nice endorsement, thanks!
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The-Journalist Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006
Oh my gosh! I read that issue of the magazine (dammit, I forget the name of the magazine). You did a great job on that, and that issue was what introduced me to the works of Oscar Wilde. Cheers! :#1:
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
wow, that is great! The magazine is called "Read," by the way.
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The-Journalist Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006
Oh yeah! Thank you! :w00t:
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
no problem, it reminded me to try to get more work from them.
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6Oz9 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
man thats fucking awesome and is watercolor? y wish i can use this tools like you amazing!!
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kenmeyerjr Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! Just takes time and practice!
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6Oz9 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2006
YOUR WELCOME DUDE AND YOU ARE RIGHT
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Shetobu Featured By Owner May 25, 2006
que heavyyy!!!
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