Natalie, In The Dark (Black Swan)

Inspired by her role in Black Swan. I wanted to paint her with the feel of the character, but not so thin. This is Digital Air Brush Photorealism. I took a very lovely publicity photo from her site as reference, and then painted the atmosphere I wanted to show. (This is painted, this is Not a photomanipulation)    

NOTE – Since finishing this, I decided to do a painting demo of it which is now in the Video Library Here. I re-created this piece, so it does appear different. Set to the opening minutes of music from the film.

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About Skylar

When I was 13, I was given a paint-by-number for xmas. This was a new thing, and I found I liked painting - but the numbered "squares" were too tedious. I turned it over, painted a scene I was looking at, and have painted ever since. I studied in Europe as well as Hawaii, New Mexico, & California. For many years, I had my own Graphic Art business, where I did everything from designing & lay-out to Art Directing publications & newspapers. I moved to Houston in the early 90's to "Semi-retire". Well, that didn't work out at first, and I found myself doing Murals and Commissioned paintings in high-end homes for several years. Now I really am retired, and paint just what I like (Except for commissions, which I still like to do). Among those who have collected my work: L.A. Times Corp., Beverly Hills Post Group,Dolly Parton, Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae, Robert S. Woods, Bank of America, Calif., Northgate Forest CC,Houston, The Gulbergs, Houston, Dr.Robt.Bell, Houston, My Web Site - .  E_M add is , or, , or