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The Madwoman in the Attic by BriannaAngelakis The Madwoman in the Attic by BriannaAngelakis
Inspired by Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre.

media: graphite and oil on canvas board
size: 16" x 20"

©Brianna Angelakis

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Given 2012-07-29
Feel the madness.

The Madwoman in the Attic by =BriannaAngelakis. ( Suggested by Kaze-Ki and Featured by STelari )
Oh hell, I love this. That's exactly how I imagined her. Thank you.
lupienne Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She has a very captivating face. The colors are really beautiful... I hope I can paint like that someday :)
Also, never read the book but this really makes me want to!
kwikdraw Aug 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Did you make your own canvas boards? Commercial canvas boards are usually not very long-lasting.

Here is a link for your reference: [link]

If you buy wood at Home Depot, you can ask them cut into pieces the sizes you want, usually for free. (Well, they did it for me anyway.)
BriannaAngelakis Aug 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Thanks for the link!

Right now I work on commercial canvas boards from Dickblick, but I plan on working on much larger sizes in the future which is unavailable pretty much anywhere from what I can tell because of warping (unless I get an actual stretched canvas). My older paintings were all done on wood, so I'm used to going to Home Depot or Lowes to get it cut, but that reference link was GREAT! Exactly what I needed for in the future! Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!
kwikdraw Aug 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're most welcome! Yeah, I struggled awhile back trying to figure all this out all by myself, so I felt compelled to help. From my experience, get the thick plywood and turn it into your painting panels. They last forever! Imagine spending hours working on your paintings, yet they warp or do not last "forever", you know?

Again, glad to help! Keep up your great work! :hug:
Hello! I featured your piece in the journal for :iconhistorygirls: I really love your work! :D
Giselle-M Aug 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very inspirational work! :love:
i have never seen anything like this in my life. there simply aren't words for the emotions and thoughts this evokes! love it! i could stare in her eyes for hours....
Ginesthoi Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Jane Eyre is my favorite book. This character looks just as I imagined. Nice work.
GraffitiArtist82 Jul 31, 2012  Professional Artist
Nice, great colors!
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