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If I had lips, you would see that I'm smiling by DanielKarlsson If I had lips, you would see that I'm smiling by DanielKarlsson
Oil on canvas.

No real thought behind this one. More of an exercise in order to get back into oils after being away from it for a while. I wanted to add more details, but I really couldn't come up with anyting. Though I think that the title makes up for it. :)
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SplitMind-90 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
my what a handsome portrait, and i do see a smile ^___^  
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DanielKarlsson Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha... Thank you!:)
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syence Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
But what am I smiling about? :P

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SamuelApple Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I've enjoyed your art!
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DanielKarlsson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!:)
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Very cool
I see the smile
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DanielKarlsson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!:)
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blazetheberserker Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Can I ask why the light is glistening in his eyes from different directions? And believe me I'm no art critic ;D
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DanielKarlsson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe the light that is reflected in the eyes are actually the light that bouncing of from the lit "cheeks" right below the eyeballs? To me, this is less important than the overall look and the feel of the piece. The piece would not change in value or expression in any sort of way if the light were "correct". I mean, it's just a couple of dots of white. ;)
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blazetheberserker Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I agree. It is very disturbing?brutal?strong? I can't really put my finger on it. It's a great piece. Thank you for sharing.
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DanielKarlsson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha... Well, It is another one of those ambiguous paintings that I tend to do, where different expression-values kinda collide.
Thank YOU for commenting!:)
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pannucabaguana Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
love the highlighting and how deep the eyes sem to sink. Great work!
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DanielKarlsson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!:)
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Kero360 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL....great art!!!!!
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DanielKarlsson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!:)
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saisgirlfriend Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Filmographer
Awesome sauce :D i love the eyes.
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DanielKarlsson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank u very much!:)
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PureCreature Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome:ahoy:
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DanielKarlsson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!:)
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PureCreature Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Pleasure:D
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RobertCopu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sounds like a melodic death metal song title! Awesome work here, I gotta work on more oils.
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DanielKarlsson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, Robert! Yeah,do that. I'd love to see your art in traditional media. :)
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Cuccoteaser Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The eyes are great!

Oh also, do you ever go on reddit? If you submitted to reddit/r/art I'm sure you'd get a huge boost in views.
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DanielKarlsson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
Reddit? Don't know of it... What is it?:)
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blazetheberserker Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
The front page of the internet. It's a great place. Unless you're an american republican christian hipster barista.
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DanielKarlsson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe... Thanks!
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Cuccoteaser Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a huge site that shares things like news, funny pictures, art, stories, youtube clips, depending on subreddit. ( /r/art for example is a subreddit for art.) It's like 9gag or 4chan except it likes to pretend that it's completely different. :D

It's got millions of users anyway and I got like 60 000 views for a shitty comic a few days ago.
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DanielKarlsson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thanks! Any tips on how I should/could use it? How do I get started and what should be mindful of?
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Cuccoteaser Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, reddit is pretty much based on "karma", or upvotes and downvotes. People will upvote things they like and download things they dislike, practically. Things that get a lot of upvotes will turn up on the frontpage, where more people will see it. So if you post something that people dislike, or in the wrong place, not a lot of people will see it at all.

There's not much more to it than that there are a lot of different subreddits, (you will probably want to post in r/art, which is here: [link]). And when you post something you can always read the sidebar; the box to the right, then you'll know the rules. People who post original content are usually appericiated.

Finally, there are some phrases and thing reddit dislikes for not much reason more than that it's overused, and that's hard to recognize when you're new. They dislike when people put [first] in titels, they dislike [just a] in phrases, they dislike... well a lot. In r/arts you can just put the title of the art piece in the title!

Det är inte så farligt som det låter och nu vet jag inte riktigt varför jag skrev allt på engelska... Om du kollar runt lite får du snart en ganska bra känsla av hur det funkar tror jag!
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DanielKarlsson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooops, hahaha... Glömde att du snackade svenska. Tack för hjälpen!
Något åt det här hållet?
[link]
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Cuccoteaser Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ungefär så!

Nästa gång kan du ladda upp utan text. När man laddar upp finns det två flikar, en "link" och en "text". Laddar man upp "link" så sätter man bara in sin länk och gör en titel så är det klart. Det jag tror du gjorde nu var att göra en "text"-uppladdning och sen sätta in länken i text-fältet. Det är verkligen ingen stor skillnad men med lite otur gör det att folk inte kommer att rösta upp det så mycket.

Ladda dock inte upp samma bild igen och vänta förslagsvis lite till nästa gång!

Eftersom länken verkar vara fixad nu finns det goda chanser att folk lägger mer märke till den snart, det är bara att vänta och se. :)
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DanielKarlsson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tack! :)
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NedreKaerr1-13 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Great work, especially the look in the eyes, I thought monkey-human first for some reason :)
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DanielKarlsson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tack så mycket!:)
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BitterAlkaloid Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Awesome as always. I suppose getting him some chapstick is a moot point?
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DanielKarlsson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha... Thank you!:)
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Roboti Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really neat looking! : )
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DanielKarlsson Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank u!:)
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