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Muertos by BrittMartin Muertos by BrittMartin
9x12” Oil on canvas

Original for sale - contact me for details!

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BrittMartin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree completely that people should admit to, and acknowledge their mistakes. There is no harm or shame in doing so.
I was talking to someone once where they said that admitting to a mistake shows weakness....
... that just floored me....

Anyway, that’s great you found another inspiration! I think it’s a good one... obviously! ;)
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Aminatos Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Gorgeous, love it :clap:
:+fav:
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BrittMartin Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks!
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Aminatos Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Gladly :)
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AriesNamarie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! The optical illusion of the face is amazing
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BrittMartin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you - Glad you liked it!
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CarolynYM Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
fascinating painting
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BrittMartin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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QUEENPSYCHOROCKET Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010   General Artist
I like her she has amazing movment about her. Very cool piece...Rocket x :skul: :heart:
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BrittMartin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
And thanks for including it in the gallery!
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QUEENPSYCHOROCKET Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010   General Artist
YOU ARE MOST WELCOME THANX EVER SO MUCH FOR LETTING ME ADD IT!!! ROCKET X :tighthug:
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megturney Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Absolutely lovely.
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BrittMartin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Many Thanks!
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Patmol Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Great work! that's really beautiful! :)
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BrittMartin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I appreciate it!
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Patmol Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
:)
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Alfonzzz105 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
amazing!
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BrittMartin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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RayofSympathy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
cool..
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BrittMartin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanx!
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RayofSympathy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
:)
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ScottPurdy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010   Digital Artist
That... is bloody lovely!
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BrittMartin Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Heheheh, MANY thanks Scott!

And thanks for the fav!
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ScottPurdy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010   Digital Artist
No prob Britt.. I think this piece is lush!
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Gaufrier Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful and brilliant! :D
I absolutely love your technique!
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BrittMartin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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CamaroGirl666 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a lot like Sylvia Ji's art! You could've at least mentioned her name or that this art is strongly inspired by her art!
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Hide-Nana Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
that's what really caught my eye on this piece was that it was her work...i thougth she had a deviantart so i clicked! hehe.
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CamaroGirl666 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's obvious!
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Hide-Nana Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
er, that I thought it was her work. sorry lol
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BrittMartin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I hate to say it, but it wasn't inspired by her work....
I'd never seen her work before, or at least, I really don't recall seeing it....

I DO thank you for pointing that out though, she does have beautiful pieces!
When I get a chance, I'll be looking at the work more... but not to copy - this was probably just a one off piece for me.
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Arteesty Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
dude, i don't want to be rude and call you out on it, but there is no way you didn't see her work before. I honestly thought this was her original work not yours.
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desiree-amber-moore Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Just google, "dia de los muertos art" its a style, not owned by any single artist, check it out.
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CamaroGirl666 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Never seen her work before" ???
I'm sorry but I find that really hard to believe!
Because you used almost every little thing that distinguishes her touch :)
But oh well, I just thought of pointing that out, sorry if that bothered you.
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BrittMartin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Honestly, no, I don't think I ever have. I can't say for certain of course.
But at very least, it wasn't intended to be a copy of styles...
I have a few other pieces in my gallery of the same type of subject (pretty woman, dark 'gothic', portrait) - it's just what I like doing
in between illo assignments.... to actually use a real brush and real paint (not to mention trying to paint something I find attractive)...

But like I said, I appreciate that you did point it out, I do want to look into her work more, so not a bother at all!
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CamaroGirl666 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link] [link]
That's just a little sample for you :). I wish I was wrong.

And here's her official site: www.sylviaji.com
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BrittMartin Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I DO recommend people check out her work, it's fantastic.
Thanks for sharing!
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CamaroGirl666 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't why you hid that other long comment of yours, but here's my reply to it and I hope you don't hide this as well :|

"I didn't call you a liar, it's just too hard to believe what you're saying!
and I've looked at some arts by the artists you mentioned, still couldn't find the similarity I found in your work!
Maybe Sylvia was a bit inspired by those, but she developed her own unique style and I found it here :|

she paints on wood :) and let me point out what I found so similar in your art to hers:
- the shape of the circles around the eyes, shapes around the nose and the mouth.
- the flower in the hair
- the shape on her forehead

You don't have to reply to this comment, and again I'm not accusing of being a liar.
All the best :)
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BrittMartin Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I simply hid my comment because I felt it was continuing and escalating the discussion in the wrong direction... it was a knee-jerk reaction.
(perhaps a bad day in general).
But I don't think I hid any of yours....
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Skarbog Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
Awesome design which makes me feel uncomfortable. I like the expression on her face and the overall feeling of decay in this piece.

featured in my Halloween Journal here: [link]
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BrittMartin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Now see, I think she’s pretty... ;)

I’m glad you enjoyed it!
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Princessadeli Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
A very beautiful piece! :heart:
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BrittMartin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment and fav add!
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Princessadeli Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
you're welcome!
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