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Elliott Smith Study by InsAnnaty Elliott Smith Study by InsAnnaty
12x16in oil paint on canvas.

A one and a half day study of the great Elliott Smith for my boyfriend Shane for Valentines Day. I wanted to work on it more, but Shane wouldn't let me touch it. He loved the slight rawness in that it's descriptive to Elliott.
The scan isn't great.


One of my favorite Elliott Songs and songs ever:

Miss Misery

I'll fake it through the day
With some help from johnny walker red
Send the poison rain down the drain
To put bad thoughts in my head
Two tickets torn in half
And a lot of nothing to do
Do you miss me, miss misery
Like you say you do?

A man in the park
Read the lines in my hand
Told me I'm strong
Hardly ever wrong I said man you mean...

You had plans for both of us
That involved a trip out of town
To a place Ive seen in a magazine
That you left lying around
I don't have you with me but
I keep a good attitude
Do you miss me, miss misery
Like you say you do?

I know you'd rather see me gone
Than to see me the way that I am
But I am in the life anyway

Next door the tv's flashing
Blue frames on the wall
Its a comedy of errors, you see
Its about taking a fall
To vanish into oblivion
Is easy to do
And I try to be but you know me
I come back when you want me to
Do you miss me miss misery
Like you say you do?
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:iconmistresss4u:
mistresss4u Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
absolutely beautiful, please let me know if you ever make this availible as a print, it would mean the world to me as a fan of his. Your an amazing artist
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ARoseBehindGlass Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING SIMPLY AMAZING
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:iconalaskaonthemoon:
alaskaonthemoon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
IT'S MORE THAN SIMPLY AMAZING, IT'S EXTRAVAGANTLY AMAZING.
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:iconkrrinz:
krrinz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing Painting, Amazing Song, well every Elliott song is amazing!!!
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:iconindigorat:
indigorat Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
very good painting love it!
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:iconkreativevolution:
kreativEVOLUTION Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
this is fantastic!
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:iconjack-bz:
Jack-Bz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Student Filmographer
Very much love it. Do you have the reference picture? It's just I don't remember him sporting facial hair like thta, haha.
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:iconbeckuh:
beckuh Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Like everyone else- I love this. He was a great musician and this is a great portrayal of him.
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ... I LOVE HIM!
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:iconrevolvingdoors01:
revolvingdoors01 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
this is beautiful.
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LongAwayMay Featured By Owner May 13, 2009   Writer
Ohhhh...wow.

This painting is amazing, I love it. It not only looks like Elliott, but it really showcases him, and captures a lot of emotion. I wish I was this talented, you're very expressive in your work!

Keep it up, darling, you've got huge potential.

And sorry, I'm the same person as FinchFry but I think I'mma stop using that account. So I just wanted you to have my praise even if I delete. :) Sorry. :P
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FinchFry Featured By Owner May 13, 2009   Writer
Ohhhh...wow.

This painting is amazing, I love it. It not only looks like Elliott, but it really showcases him, and captures a lot of emotion. I wish I was this talented, you're very expressive in your work!

Keep it up, darling, you've got huge potential.
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HalfArmedBovine Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
This painting blows me away. i have a pencil drawing of Elliott on my page if you want to give me any tips. Elliott's face has always been one of the most difficult structures to draw or paint for me. I'm glad someone did it right.
Keep up the amazing work. i'm off to check out the rest of your work.
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:iconjwwilkes:
jwwilkes Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
wow, this is awesome! i love how his skin is glowing...
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:iconpiccolo:
piccolo Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Hey that's sweet; I like how you painted the hat and the facial hair, that's pretty sweet.
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:iconshavedfish:
shavedfish Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
eeeexcellent! really top notch job
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You!!
Elliott is the best!
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:iconskullberries:
skullberries Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
Love Elliot's music to death, I think you captured him wonderfully<3
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You!!! Elliott is the best:)
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Gtvegita Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
I'm not sure this looks so much like eliott smith, and more maybe like a concoction of billy connely and alan rickman...

but still a wonderful painting
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golfiscool Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
Great painting of him. I love his music, especially miss misery :D
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah yes Miss Misery is one of my favorite songs ever! He is a true genius!!
Thank you very much!

Cheers!
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
After this I'm going to check out Elliot Smith, Anna, love those words! as for your painting...that's ok too:) daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! it is brilliant! such an intense gaze, beautifully charismatic and real! wonderful wonderful work.....hey don't forget to send your pics ok? would like to start before I get issued my first oap nappy pack! :D
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IheartJV Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
i love elliott smith. many props to you and your wonderful painting :heart:
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Elliott is AMAZING!!!!

:bounce:
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:iconiheartjv:
IheartJV Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
Yeah!!!! you're welcome! :boogie:
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BrooklynMachineWorks Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
great!
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
THANKS!!!!
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:iconmattyrich:
mattyrich Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
just fantastic my dear...great job
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks buddy:) Hope everything is well!!

Cheers!

:weed:
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:iconvivalavida:
VivalaVida Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, excellent work ! :clap:
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You!!!
:shamrock:
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:iconing1:
ing1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008   Traditional Artist
Elliot Smith <3 That is lovely. The eyes are beautiful!
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:icondecarabia69:
Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
Typically beautiful work from one of the best artists here at DA! Full View this and THEN stop to consider that the scan doesn't do it justice!
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You very much!!! I had to scan it in pieces and my scanner isn't too consistent:(, so it's frustrating.
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
Heheh, I've been working on 14 X 17 Bristol lately and it obviously won't fit on my scanner - my photography skills are pretty minimal so my gallery never really does my art justice. Have you gotten your new camera body yet?
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madbaumer37 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
"it's coming up roses everywhere you go it's roses"
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dstroh Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
nice! shane's probably right, it looks cool the way it is.

where are his ears!? hah! how do you like it, jerk? :)
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha his ears are hiding behind his hair which is in the shadow!! THERE!!! lol.

Yea... we should chill soon and paint!! for sure yup yup.
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dstroh Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
yeah, definitley. we should paint some ears. this weekend maybe?
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:iconemaghrabi:
emaghrabi Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
nice work
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!

:)
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DAVIDEART Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful and espressive painting
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:iconinsannaty:
InsAnnaty Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You!

:)
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:icondavideart:
DAVIDEART Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always...welcome :-)
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