This is my fiancee's new painting of fitness model Bobby Momenteller.He is incredibly handsome.What do you think boys?

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    Jul 12, 2013 1:27 AM GMT
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=482026081892154&set=a.435376073223822.1073741829.435248206569942&type=1&theater. You can also check Facebook.com/Rubenscube
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    Jul 12, 2013 8:38 AM GMT
    I feel like the lighting is slightly off with respect to the area where the model's pectorals meet the blanket. The shadows in general are a bit sharp where I think they could be more blurred. The potential other solution would be to brighten up the eye that's covered by his arm, because the darkness of the eye behind the arm implies a stronger light source than the shadows on the rest of his body do. Slightly brightening the sclera and the rest of the visible eye would make the strength of the light source become more uniform throughout the painting.

    All minor points aside, your fiancé is very talented. Capturing lighting is really, really hard and my comments should not be taken as a slight to his fantastic ability.
  • TheBizMan

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    Jul 12, 2013 8:45 AM GMT
    I think its really good (better than anything I could produce) however the fingers of the hand he is resting his head on seem a little chunky.
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    Jul 12, 2013 9:13 AM GMT
    It's pretty good, it's hard to get skin pigment when mixing paint. For constructive criticism, I think the veins are a little prominent specially on the hand, I believe it's due to the shadows.
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    Jul 12, 2013 12:16 PM GMT
    I'm a painter too and I am both humbled and blown away by this painting.
    There are so many artists in the world and so few who can reach this level of visual beauty.
    I hope he is paid well for his work.
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    Jul 12, 2013 12:34 PM GMT
    Very talented!
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    Jul 12, 2013 12:37 PM GMT
    Nice

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    Jul 12, 2013 12:53 PM GMT
    Hella good!
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    Jul 12, 2013 1:19 PM GMT
    I like it when realist painting is hyper-realist, and that's what this is. There is no point in painting reality. We have cameras for that. What's great about paintings like this is that at first glance it looks like a photo until you realize the exaggerations. The more the viewer is fooled the better the artist. Great work!
  • Wolfdaddy

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    Jul 12, 2013 1:21 PM GMT
    This is really beautiful
    Wonderful Facial expression!
    I'm an artist too I know joe difficult the human fave and body are to
    Paint.
    I agree the right upturned hand could be a bit softer and the veins on the arm could also dont need to be quite as pronounced, (but maybe that's being too picky ?)
    Looking at his work he just gets better with each painting!

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    Jul 12, 2013 1:29 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidNice

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    Great painting. Kudos to your man. He's very talented.
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    Jul 12, 2013 1:32 PM GMT
    Nivek saidI like it when realist painting is hyper-realist, and that's what this is. There is no point in painting reality. We have cameras for that. What's great about paintings like this is that at first glance it looks like a photo until you realize the exaggerations. The more the viewer is fooled the better the artist. Great work!


    +1 This exactly. While the exaggeration is no way near as pronounced as a Tom of Finland work, I believe it's there with the same intent: hyper-realism.

    Really like it!
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    Jul 12, 2013 4:41 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidNice

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  • TannerMasseur

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    Jul 12, 2013 4:44 PM GMT
    Very talented indeed icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 12, 2013 4:52 PM GMT
    Wow, I admire that kind of talent….he did a very nice job Ryan.
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    Jul 12, 2013 4:56 PM GMT
    Amazing!
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    Jul 12, 2013 4:59 PM GMT
    Not crazy about the model. Too pretty with the Nike swoosh eyebrows. The painting is cool, but to be honest I've never cared for it when artists trace over photographs. It makes the painting look robotic. I'd rather see a less perfect painting that was done with the artist's mind. This way I get to see what the artist sees and his interpretation of the model.
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    Jul 12, 2013 8:05 PM GMT
    It's wonderful. How great to have a talent like that!