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Dysmorphia
10-03-2010, 07:10 PM
I have decided to stop procrastinating and put some of my artwork up here.

I work in several mediums, my favorites being oil paints, acrylics, watercolours, graphite, pencils and inks.
I like to create both realistic and abstract images. Some of my work takes me an hour to complete and others months.

Constructive criticism is always appreciated.

Self Portrait, oil on canvas

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/selfportrait-1.jpg


Gethsemane, acrylic on canvas

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/gethsemane.jpg


Sleep, charcoal and acrylic on paper

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/sleepsm.jpg



Some more realistic portraits:

Manson, graphite on paper

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/mansonsm.jpg

Maria Brink, coloured pencils on paper

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/mariabrinksm-1.jpg


Devin Townsend, felt tip on paper

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/devinsm.jpg

Ich_Bin_Du
10-04-2010, 07:03 AM
Liking your stuff, I kinda love Gethsemane. Another favourite is Scarlett Johansson. :)

Dysmorphia
10-04-2010, 01:17 PM
Thanks, Ich_Bin_Du. Gethsemane is one of my favourites.

Sputnik
10-04-2010, 02:23 PM
I really, really like your painting style...
I especially like your self portrait and the gethsemane, there's someting unusual about them.

Celiny-O
10-05-2010, 08:21 PM
I love your art.


Enough said.

Dysmorphia
10-06-2010, 03:10 AM
Thanks, Celine and Pebbles :) Hopefully, I'll get some more work up here soon.

The Empirical Guy
10-06-2010, 06:18 AM
I am lucky enough to have seen Gethsemane in person, and it even better. You can appreciate all the individual streaks of paint each adding their own part to the whole.

Leash, put up you portrait of Alissa, it's one of your best.

Mary
10-06-2010, 08:28 AM
I really like Gethsemane, the painting style reminds me a little of Francis Bacon's work, and the icy blue tones in Sleep are beautiful.

Alexandra
10-06-2010, 09:58 AM
I love that you finally posted some of your work, Dysmorphia! I like Devin Townsend and just like everyone else, I'm especially impressed with Gethsemane. There's something, hmm... "beautifully disturbing" about it.

I must say that I also work with a lot of black and low-key lightning, so we have a fairly similar painting style. ;)

Dysmorphia
10-08-2010, 04:23 AM
Leash, put up you portrait of Alissa, it's one of your best.

Really? I did her portrait rather quickly and messily.
As requested, Alissa White-Gluz:

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/alissasm.jpg




I really like Gethsemane, the painting style reminds me a little of Francis Bacon's work, and the icy blue tones in Sleep are beautiful.

Thank you so much, Mary.
I only know some of Bacon’s portraits but from what I do know it is a very similar painterly style. I was heavily influenced by an exhibition I attended 2 months ago, which displayed the works of James Gleeson and Peter Gardiner. I adore the work of both artists; the worlds they create are so beautiful and haunting.



I love that you finally posted some of your work, Dysmorphia! I like Devin Townsend and just like everyone else, I'm especially impressed with Gethsemane. There's something, hmm... "beautifully disturbing" about it.



People’s comments so far on Gethsemane have meant a lot to me. I found it a very spiritual work to create; it was a revelation for me. It is the 2nd most recent artwork I have put up here and feel that I will be moving more in that direction, not necessarily so abstract without an obviously recognizable form, but definitely what I want to get out of an artwork and the techniques used.



I must say that I also work with a lot of black and low-key lightning, so we have a fairly similar painting style. ;)

I absolutely love delicate hints of lighting and the use of lots of black paint. I would love to see some of your work. :)

Shangri-LIE
10-09-2010, 07:28 PM
Dysmorphia,

First and formost, I'd just like to say that your art is absolutely mesmeric. To be honest the first peice that caught my attention was "Gethsemane". That's when I first decided to check out more of your stuff. It's all really inspiring because I recently decided to challenge myself and reignite my pilot, and focus that flame back on visual arts, and not just writing, and to be an all encompassing artist again. When I look at these I feel a calmness, as if I can imagine you creating it, and that in itself creates a very envigorating inspiration to want to be able to put things into pictures again. You are very talented, and I can't wait to see some more stuff. I also love how you don't limit yourself to using just one style, or one substance in your art. It's a diversity that I admire. Keep em coming.

Dysmorphia
10-10-2010, 01:41 AM
Thank you for your lovely compliments and kind words. I can’t say how much it means to me that my work may have helped inspire you to pursue your own visual arts. I think it is really important for people to express themselves creatively, not just through one medium but the medium that is correct for that particular thought or emotion.

Thanks again for your support; hopefully I will be sharing some new work soon. I am also keen to see your new works of art.

keyboards
11-01-2010, 07:24 AM
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/sleepsm.jpg

I find myself in this one, looking up and onward. Love it.

RevManz
11-02-2010, 05:04 PM
i love your art.


Enough said.

qft.

Dysmorphia
01-03-2011, 03:31 AM
I have been working hard all weekend and this was the result:
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/honey.jpg

I have no idea where the concept came from, I just knew I had no paint it and push myself further. I am happy with the final artwork, the bees are my favourite part of the work.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/honeydetail.jpg

The Empirical Guy
01-03-2011, 04:33 AM
Just reiterating my like for this.

Alexandra
01-03-2011, 04:57 AM
I like the way you manage to blend the colors; it gives the painting a very smooth and soft feeling to it. But what I really find captivating is the lighting effect on the wax. And the concept itself is intriguing! :)

Dysmorphia
01-04-2011, 01:19 AM
Thank you. :)

Ich_Bin_Du
01-04-2011, 05:03 AM
As I said, this is my favourite piece of your art until now. The details are really beautiful and I like the idea a lot. :)

Shangri-LIE
01-04-2011, 10:19 AM
That is so intricate, and just awesome.

Cassandra
01-04-2011, 03:48 PM
That is truly beautiful. Amazing work.

Mary
01-05-2011, 06:44 AM
Your latest work is stunning Dysmorphia. I especially love the beehive and the bees, beautiful.

Barbarella
09-15-2011, 12:22 AM
Wee bit late in replying here but beautiful work Miss D. What you've produced is really good. Let's see some more please.

adamchabbi6
09-18-2011, 03:19 PM
You're very talented. I love how you designed your self portrait, it's very well detailed and very striking. Whereas for the Manson sketch, it's very impressive and I really mean that. Keep up the good work.

Dysmorphia
09-18-2011, 05:33 PM
Thank you Adam and Barbarella!

Seven
09-19-2011, 03:50 PM
I really need to come to this section more often!

Your work is absolutely beautiful and I am impressed by the way you experiment in different mediums. I think my fav is the Manson sketch.

twiggysrabies
09-20-2011, 12:57 AM
Incredibly talented!! I really don't know what to say other than that. I don't find myself to be an expert in art, or technique, but I know what I like, and what appeals to me. :)

Cryosepsis
10-12-2011, 08:02 PM
I have been working hard all weekend and this was the result:
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/honey.jpg

I have no idea where the concept came from, I just knew I had no paint it and push myself further. I am happy with the final artwork, the bees are my favourite part of the work.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/honeydetail.jpg

This is absolutely beautiful. If I had a proper place to display it in my apartment, I would most definitely offer to buy it from you. I look forward to seeing more of your work. :)

Dysmorphia
09-03-2012, 03:09 PM
I drew this yesterday, I am using it as a design for a Riso print to print onto ceramic tiles and paper.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/IMG_29551.jpg

Scentless Apprentice
09-05-2012, 12:12 AM
Good stuff. I really like this last one. Do more insects!

Dysmorphia
09-05-2012, 01:49 AM
Good stuff. I really like this last one. Do more insects!

Thank you! I intend to draw more insects, I love the detail in them.

Dyspraxia Series:

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/dyspraxia_4.jpg

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/dyspraxia_3.jpg

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/dyspraxia_2.jpg

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/dyspraxia_1.jpg

Scentless Apprentice
09-05-2012, 02:45 AM
Daaammmnn!!! Dyspraxia Series is bad fucking ass!!! Great concept and I love how the young girl and everything else was painted. I want these paintings on my wall!!! And I bet everyone who comes over and sees it will love it too!

yuzukelly
09-05-2012, 04:58 PM
Loving the paintings and the cute lil' buggy Dysmorphia ! <3 Very beautiful! I especially love the Bee!

Dysmorphia
01-02-2013, 02:11 AM
I haven't drawn much over the last few years due to problems with my hands. I am trying to get back into it again, as the inner peace I get from drawing is something I have greatly missed. I drew this last night, my apologies for the terrible photo quality.


http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/7788/img1366pd.jpg

Scentless Apprentice
01-02-2013, 02:14 AM
A mouse on a fish? Great way to start the new year. I was wondering when you were going to update your thread.

Dysmorphia
01-02-2013, 02:22 AM
A mouse on a fish? Great way to start the new year. I was wondering when you were going to update your thread.

Thank you! I am aiming to be prolific, so hopefully I'll be posting my art more regularly.

lux
01-02-2013, 05:05 AM
Your paintings are exquisitely gorgeous! I am in awe!

I love the drippy, dark, bleak, decaying feel.

MisanthroPope
01-04-2013, 11:35 AM
LOVE the shadow on the staircase one. I can feel the atmosphere.

The mouse on the fish is just plain cool.

Toxica
01-04-2013, 11:48 AM
I'm pretty much in love with your art. I want to see more! I especially love the series and the bee lady! Amazing!

Dysmorphia
01-20-2013, 04:17 AM
Thank you for all of the lovely comments!
Some progress shots from a series I am working on at the moment:

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/IMG_1041_zps924510c0.jpg

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/IMG_1040_zpse723a686.jpg

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/IMG_1045_zps294a4f78.jpg

Dysmorphia
02-02-2013, 10:12 PM
Drew this this afternoon. Not sure if it's finished or not. I would like to work on the shading a bit more, shading isn't really something I am good at.

"Shadhavar"

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/IMG_4622_zps0c441355.jpg

crowded_morgue
02-02-2013, 11:34 PM
this is all outstanding.

Dysmorphia
02-03-2013, 12:04 AM
Thank you so much.

Emma
02-03-2013, 05:25 AM
Really good pic there.

MisanthroPope
02-05-2013, 01:50 AM
Strange little creature that is. I like it.

The Empirical Guy
02-05-2013, 04:12 AM
Everyone hassle Dysmorphia until she carries through with the suggestion to create a plush toy of the creature in her last drawing.

Holocaust_King
02-05-2013, 04:48 AM
Really beautiful stuff.

I get a Clive Barker meets Lewis Carroll vibe from your work.

Celiny-O
02-06-2013, 06:58 PM
Everyone hassle Dysmorphia until she carries through with the suggestion to create a plush toy of the creature in her last drawing.
Do it. I would give it so many cuddles.

Fav
02-07-2013, 12:44 AM
Amazing work, I love it all. Your Dyspraxia series in particular captures my interest. What inspired it?

You're really good with pencil work as well, I'm very impressed.

Dysmorphia
02-07-2013, 04:10 AM
Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments.

Favenris, the Dyspraxia series is based upon my own experience of growing up with developmental dyspraxia. Dyspraxia is a neurologically based developmental disability that affects oral, verbal and motor skills. Mine was mostly motor skills, but my verbal skills were also impacted upon (and still are to a degree). I had to go through years of physio to learn basic movement skills such as walking, balance, and hand eye co-ordination (like throwing and catching a ball). It was incredibly frustrating, because I knew what I wanted to do/say in my head but upon carrying out these movements and words the transmission failed.

I grew up in a huge, dark, three-storey house. There was a massive wooden staircase that twisted inside the core of the house. They were an absolute nightmare for me. I fell down and hurt myself so many times, they would take me forever to climb and walk down. Every step had to be planned: one foot on the step, the second foot onto the same step and then I could move onto the next. The paintings are about that frustration and fear. Self doubt. But also achievement. It took many years but I made those motherfucking stairs my bitch.

If you'd like to know more information about developmental dyspraxia here's the wiki article, have a read and you'll understand why I am so retarded:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developmental_dyspraxia

MisanthroPope
02-07-2013, 11:40 AM
Do it. I would give it so many cuddles.

I would cut a dick hole in its Cthulhu mouth but that's just me.

I really could see that little pudge grub as a popular plush.

Dysmorphia
02-07-2013, 05:47 PM
Everyone hassle Dysmorphia until she carries through with the suggestion to create a plush toy of the creature in her last drawing.

I shall make a plushie of him...I just need to work out how to do it.

Dysmorphia
02-13-2013, 04:11 AM
This is just a quick little sketch/watercolour I did this afternoon:
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/IMG_4629_zpse3845b91.jpg

And some more of my Geisha series...
The first two are finished, the third photo are small canvases that I'll finish tomorrow.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/IMG_4632_zps4e2b6971.jpg

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/IMG_4630_zpsf452b92e.jpg

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/IMG_4633_zps1c7b4ccd.jpg

Scentless Apprentice
02-13-2013, 07:24 PM
^ Those are fucking badass. Quick little sketch? Still badass. We need to stop bothering you on chat so you can do more of these.

Dysmorphia
02-18-2014, 04:16 PM
Two watercolours from last year:

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/IMG_4646_zpsb9fbad18.jpg



http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/IMG_4649_zps9bef09c0.jpg


A recent quick biro sketch of a Tyranid Ripper:

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn255/leash_boettcher/ripper_zps41ba4b7c.jpg

Celiny-O
02-19-2014, 12:05 AM
Turtle Bun!