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Self portrait in oils by JonBeinart Self portrait in oils by JonBeinart
The first finished painting that I'm happy with. I don't have a title yet. Oil on canvas 2008
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:iconcaughtthebreeze:
CaughtTheBreeze Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Great job ! Very expressive !
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:iconpopcornsalt:
PopCornSalt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very neat! So interesting!
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SunnyLovetts Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
No one should be their own God.
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:iconsaintvinny:
SaintVinny Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are your own God. :)
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:iconbgagan911:
bgagan911 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How about "meeting yourself" as the title ;)
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AllHailMattWilson Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
it looks like youre holding that guy like a hamster, and he is begging you for mercy, and to be gentle with him :iconmanlytearsplz:
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GabrielaBorta Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your beautiful artwork was featured in my journal :aww:
You can take a look here : [link]
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RedRacoon09 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
At first I thought this was just downright hilarious for the look on his face. But now I think it seems related to God. This thing that he has made is bowing down to him. Not only is he delighted by the finished product, but that this "product" is choosing to love and worship him. So he's smiling in wide eyed wonder, and his joy is so heartfelt that he is almost about to laugh. That precipice of determined action, the deep breath before the plunge is greatest, when he has determined that he is about to instinctively laugh out loud before he does it. What follows after, though not diminished by it, is merely the inevitable execution of his innocent reaction.
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RobBrownaswood Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I enjoy this and not sure if the feeling can be pinpointed to one thing or concept. Lots involved and terrific. Title suggestion, "Self-fulfilling worship: The need for an artist's ego."
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janetew129 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
VERY POETIC THOUGH I WAS THINKING SOMETHING ALONG THOSE LINES... either way though the pictures awesomely expressive
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RobBrownaswood Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah it's certainly moving.
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Veloxirunner Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
and suddenly i thought: what if that little human IS the self-portrait? cause thats how i feel having created a self-portrait. like "holy shit, thats a little me!!!" xD
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Michelnyc Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Clever! and a little disturbing. How many little people do you have in your collection? In any event I like it. Keep up the excellent work.
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:iconbreindigo:
BreIndigo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The first thing that came to my mind was like that episode of Futurama, where Bender had the little society on his chest. Its not the same at all of course, I imaged the bigger you in complete crazy happiness that he can control something so small.

This is craaaazy. I love it.
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ninj9 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
how bout, "self-depreciation"or "humor in self-depreciation" stuff...haha awesome work Jon. Very meaningful. Im gonna stalk your gallery nowXD
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:icontumiir:
Tumiir Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Hah awesome :D
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:iconhotanups:
hotanups Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
self adoration?
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zkuyrkendall Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
haha this is how I feel when I do self portraits. Awesome skin tones and shading. Also props on the mouth, they can be difficult.
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
Brilliant!!!
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:iconrainbow-sugar:
rainbow-sugar Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
woah, cool concept!!
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Kiffakitty Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
That is so cool, wow-the expression on the face is perfect!
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:iconkongvmax:
kongvmax Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
very cool, great color and expressions :D
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:iconkgallant:
kgallant Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
I featured this work in my journal, here --> [link]

It is a wonderful piece and I hope you have a great day.
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:iconilnanny:
ilnanny Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful, wonderful, fantastic!
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d-k0d3 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
I dunno what made you put that expression but it just fit in too bloody perfect. Excellent work sir. Awesome job! :) Good stuff!
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:iconinesaidos:
InesAidos Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Awesome paintings!
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lapetite-paulette Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
:jawdrop:

freaking awesome!
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SnappingSausage Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconaergia:
Aergia Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Wow, so different and the coloring is just amazing :)
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:iconodamar:
Odamar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
it's a nice idea! great work! :)
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Ernesta-Von-Obap Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
loved it, [link]
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:iconxraynet:
xraynet Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Great piece which is artfully executed. I like the subtle touch of humor. And I agree with your reasoning as to why you didn't describe what you meant with this piece.
:clap:
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:iconwuwejo:
wuwejo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
very expressive, nice job
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:iconreoro-ni:
Reoro-ni Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
That's amazing; so vivid and surreal.
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:iconsentzy:
Sentzy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
little me ?
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Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Brillant painter!
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dragontamer363 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
beautifully painted and great concept. Oddly i love the mouth best - thsoe teeth and tongue are very well paintred. great job
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Neexus Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
Beautiful!!
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:iconrantantan:
RanTanTan Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
He seems like being happy about discovering his lil'self..allthough that part of him doesn't seem to be verry happy about being discovered.. Whatever, awesoeme drawing, instant :+fav:!
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:iconjcaceres:
JCaceres Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
awesome I can see years of practice and the perfect mixture of talent discipline and insanity
A Real legacy!
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KellyDelRosso Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Awesome...l love this :heart:
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:iconit-hammar:
IT-Hammar Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely fantastic! :excited:
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:iconlarkin-art:
larkin-art Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
excellent. and demented. :crazy:
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TakeThisAmphetamine Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Very impressive!
I love al your other work too! Keep it up!!
:D
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:iconstrategicmethod:
StrategicMethod Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Student General Artist
so darn incredible and surreal!!
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Curiosa37 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Awesome piece Jon ... wonderfully surreal and great concept!
ps. very interessting websites as well... great collection of artists and work! :bow: Much respect,
Cheers
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franciart Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
This is too awesome!
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MAD-Uninc Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
First finished painting?! Holy f...
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AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
title: HOMUNCULO - TULPA

nice work :)
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:icongromyko:
gromyko Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
this looks great for a first. It reminds me of Hausner's megalocephalic figures.

Keep it up

G
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