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Christopher Wallace R.I.P. by Yamenja Christopher Wallace R.I.P. by Yamenja
Not sure if I overworked this one or not. Lost the original ref so had to use a much higher contrast one.
Got fed up in the end so decided it was finished!

3ft x 2ft 6ins, Oils on acrylic, on canvas.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2007-03-13
Christopher Wallace R.I.P. by *Yamenja...if you don't know, now you know...that I chose this for a DD because I dig the slight skew and the rich color. ( Featured by zeruch )
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choffman36 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Just a heads up, this art is being sold as canvas prints on ebay, he got me too:
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Whoah, thanks so much for letting me know about this.....! Sorry to hear he got you too. You can imagine how much I appreciate the heads up, eh. Ive also recently learned that Ive had a couple of originals stolen .... time to toughen up, methinks!

Thanks again. Much appreciated.
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
One of my favorite "Biggee" works on DA -- featured [link]
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negativeffect Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Birthdays was the worst days. Now we sip Champagne when we thirsty.
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
:highfive:
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ashleyfbaby Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
amazing!! i love biggie!!
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
thanks :)
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LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Professional Artist
very emotional !
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
good! thanks :)
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sonej Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
i didn't have a chance to comment when i :+fav: but, the expression on his face with the colors really make it beautiful, like another comment stated it emotionally moves you. wow, i can't stop staring at it.
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
That's a lovely comment, thank you! :)
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marleyjane Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007   Photographer
Oh my. You've sure got a lot of talent...You cannot look at this painting without being emotionally moved; it is that poignant. His eyes seem to be staring straight through you, so you can't look away and not notice him. And the way you have threw the light onto his face is amazing...I'm full of admiration. :worship:
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
What a wonderful and generous critique! Thank you again for such an encouraging response!
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marleyjane Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007   Photographer
You're so welcome! It really had an effect on me :)
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deniedR Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
featured [link]
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Thank you so much!!!!

I am really honoured to be included - it's a beautiful collection.
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deniedR Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
my pleasure:)
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amazing!:heart:
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Aw, thanks! :hug:
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toonrama Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
i love the colors... and congratulations on the DD... wow!!!
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
thank you so much!
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toonrama Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
:):) you are welcome
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ella-artiss Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Beautiful portrait great colors great work on shades:clap::clap:
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
Thank you so much!
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emaciate Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007  Professional Filmographer
i think i had a bad jpeg of this P:P maybe it was one of your weird reference!!! P

when you said that i clicked i worked with this image ^^
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
heheh, cool
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Neho Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
He looks a bit sad. I like the expression though. The blue tone that covers nearly half of his page is a nice thing and fits perfectly with the red background. The blue is also the reason why I think this is an interesting piece to look at.
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Yamenja Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
Yeah, the original was quite sad and I think I made it a bit sadder.
Glad you liked it :)
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Neho Featured By Owner May 30, 2007
Correction: "face" instead of "page" ^^;
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RuKkA Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
amazing one.

:+fav:

:clap:
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
Thank you so much! :D
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RuKkA Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
noprob :aww:
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sheebaBaby Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
i really like you use of color here....biggie looks irredescent
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Thanks very much :D
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perilouslips Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
woah. Your use of color has fried my brain in the best way. This is amazing. Very well done.
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
Thanks, I'm afraid most of it was actually on the reference pic though! :lol:
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insanellamagirl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007   Traditional Artist
really cool, i love all the different colors you put into the flesh--- it makes this portrait very fresh and exciting
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
Thanks very much :)

A lot of the colours were on the reference pic (which seems to have disappeared from the web), so it was a nice basis to work from.
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Denis-Peterson Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
Robbie,

I cannot find my previous comment - so here is what I might have said!!

A great depiction of the inner worlds of his outer world. The colors used to describe his countenance at once celebrate his humanity as well as his depth. His abounding energy and his sense of sadness balance the composition but call for a visceral reaction from the viewer. The paint literally dances about the picture plane, speaking volumes about the relationship between the subject and artist.

Splendid work and congratulations!
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
That was so considerate of you Denis - thank you.

My relationship with him formed during the process of painting. I listened to his music a lot while painting it, contemplated his life, and also how he might now feel about it. I felt sure that he now looks back at it with a peace and wisdom that evaded him (as it does most of us) whilst incarnate.
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Dauragon88 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
To quote The Boondocks:
"its so beautiful...yet...gangsta..!"

This is a fitting tribute to one of the best to have ever lived.
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
Eheh, that's a great quote!

I'm honoured - thanks again :)
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lesvaches Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
well done on the daily deviation! :excited:
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
Thank you ....that's a great emote....what one is it?
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lesvaches Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
:excited:: excited :
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
Ohhh thanks! I did look, but I'm a dozy so n so most mornings....!

:excited:

ha!
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jjbertramiv Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007  Professional Photographer
Beautiful! RIP BIG! The Greatest Rapper Of All Time Died On March 9!
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Yamenja Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
Thanks :)
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jjbertramiv Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007  Professional Photographer
Beautful! RIP BIG! The Greatest Rapper Of All Time Died On March 9!
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FlamesYall Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007   Photographer
Big Poppa smash fools, bash fools, ni@@as mad because they know that cash rules...
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