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Self portrait, March 2015 by imorawetz
Self portrait, March 2015
Painted in Photoshop CS6 with a Wacom Intuos Pro

Close up posted over on :)
Thirteen - 'Happiness?' (5/5) by imorawetz
Thirteen - 'Happiness?' (5/5)

"It's the human response. It's either overly saccharine, because giving sympathy makes them feel better,

or they ignore you, because hiding from mortality makes them feel better."

Fifth and last painting in a series of five - part of a commission. Portraying Dr. Remy 'Thirteen' Hadley (Olivia Wilde) from House. The general idea was to portray the pivotal moments in the character's arc. This one is based on S08E03 - "Charity Case"S08E21 - "Holding On" and S08E22 - "Everybody Dies".

'Thirteen's' arc is concluded with S08E03 and S08E21. These final episodes showcase a character that has come to terms with her condition to the extent that is possible: Wilson asks, "Why can't they just say something that makes me feel better?" To which she in a humoristic tone replies, "Like what, exactly?" In retrospect it's interesting how 'Thirteen' getting re-hired in S05E05 and fired in S08E03 were both an attempt by House to save her - upon the discussion of her staying/leaving in S08E03, they both sarcastically state, "Yes, I think that little of you and that much of me." I guess it goes to show that it isn't necessarily a tragedy that "something always changes," then again, "nothing is ever over."

And so the character who was strong yet weak, secretive, alone yet longing, so like yet unlike House, got a happier end than one might have thought. 
And who would really have expected that for a character named 'Thirteen'? The finale and her seven second appearance gave us but a single line, but it's significance was so much more than the words it embodied, "He was willing to kill me, and I'll always be grateful."
I'm not sure what you were trying to achieve. I'm never quite sure, but you were actually a friend to me when I needed it.
I don't wanna come back to work for you, but I was wrong to try to push you out of my life.
House: So guilt?
'Thirteen': Yes, you were right. You are always right. I just... I have the skills to help people.
Is it okay for me to walk away from that because I want to just have fun?
House: Obviously not...
House: 'Thirteen'Wait a minute. You're fired.
'Thirteen': Now what? House, I'm starving.
House: I'm not joking. You're fired. Don't come in tomorrow.
'Thirteen': House!
House: I can work with people who've got nowhere else to go. People who got something to prove.
People who just get off on weird cases. What I can't work with is someone who's here so she doesn't have to feel bad.
'Thirteen': You're trying to save me(reference to S05E05 - same exact words)
House: Yes. I think that little of you and that much of me.
'Thirteen': Okay. Bye, House.
'Thirteen': The prodigal daughter returns.
House: You taking me up on my offer to off you? Think I've still got some leftover propofol.
'Thirteen': Spoke to Wilson.
House: He's angry because I want him to live longer. Who wouldn't be?
'Thirteen': Friends respect each other's decisions, even if they don't agree with them. It's called loyalty.
House: Loyalty is a tool to get people to do things they don't wanna do.
'Thirteen': But you do want to.

"You may have rationalised it a hundred different ways, but the fact is, you fired me so that I'd be forced to spend the rest of my life doing exactly what I wanted to do. It was probably the most selfless thing anyone has ever done for me. And you don't even like me that much."

Will you tell yourself, you all must be what you'll be
Who's to say who is who and what is what iyou simply don't agree
Now, time will come to claim you, and it will have its way
Don't make no mistakes and don't regret
Don't waste the time that is left
And then do it all with a goddamn smile

Painted in Photoshop CS6 with a Wacom Intuos Pro. Reference was used.
Commissioned by: rasmusvn.
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Thirteen - 'It's Like There's Two of Me' (4/5) by imorawetz
Thirteen - 'It's Like There's Two of Me' (4/5)

"Life is Pain."

Fourth painting in a series of five - part of a commission. Portraying Dr. Remy 'Thirteen' Hadley (Olivia Wilde) from House. The general idea was to portray the pivotal moments in the character's arc. This one is based on S07E20 - "Changes".

Up until this point 'Thirteen' might have kept her misery to herself, but to invert a line from early on in the series, "Well, I guess you can't be around that much misery and not get any on you." It's an episode that basically revels in misery: Offering plenty of retorts between House and 'Thirteen', but not in the usual negative/positive way, more like negative/negative. The otherwise internally channeled misery is instead channeled outwards, giving us two characters who, at least in this episode, are quite similar. The writers were quite obvious about this, having several lines repeated throughout the episode, but I guess "we are who we are," as trite as that is.

Pursuit of Misery
House: Miserable stays miserable. Happy doesn't buy lottery tickets in the first place.
'Thirteen': Our level of happiness is set. It's in our DNA. No cash payout's gonna change that.
House: It's like there's two of me.
'Thirteen': You're the one who said miserable stays miserable.
House: But you keep saying it. Several times a day.
'Thirteen': I love being back, having every theory you and I share used as proof of my own personal damage.
Taub: His long lost love is a fraud. Thirteen figured that out.
House: Good for her.
Taub: Decades of menial work, three cancers couldn't make him die miserable. She just did.
'Thirteen': The truth made him miserable.
House: It's like there's two of me.
House: It will end horribly.
'Thirteen': Not for him. She may take all his money, and he may be a naive idiot, but he'll always be hopeful, so he'll always be happy.
House: You lost your mother. You euthanized your brother. You got the life expectancy of a pretty good sitcom. If you can convince yourself that you'd be miserable no matter what - even without all that stuff, then maybe you don't have to hate the universe for dumping a giant turd on you.
Fatalism is your survival mechanism.
'Thirteen': And you? Dumped by everyone you've ever loved. Rehab was a bust. Your leg feels like somebody took a giant bite out of it.
We are who we are. Lotteries are stupid.

Oh, there's a few things I gotta say
Make no mistake, I'm mad
'Cause every good thing I had abandoned me
A sad and lonesome me

I'm the walking wounded
I'd say it to your face
But I can't find my place

There's nothing here worth saving

Painted in Photoshop CS6 with a Wacom Intuos Pro.
Reference was used.
Commissioned by: rasmusvn.
All Quotes + House-isms

I do not take commissions for traditional paintings (oil, acrylic, etc.) as I am simply not as confident with 'real' paint as I am with digital. I create my paintings in Photoshop CS6 and use a Wacom Intuos5. Please do not email me asking whether I will do a painting on canvas for you.

Don't expect a work of art for under $70. I'm sitting for hours and painting from scratch, you aren't going to be scammed - this is my way of making a living, so please respect that.

If you want an accurate price quote you have to give me an idea of what you want; whether you want to get it printed or if it's just for use on the web, if it's a portrait how close you want the focus to be, specific colours or objects... anything extra helps.
  • I only accept PayPal
  • I require payment up front before I begin work (BUT if you prefer to pay after you've seen draft/progress shots that's fine too.)
  • Once payment has gone through I will email you the highres un-watermarked version (JPEG, PDF, TIF, PSD...whatever you prefer)

Read my FAQ or contact me via my website. :)


Isabella Morawetz
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LeWelded Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hi imorawetz, the way you capture light and color is fascinating.
CryptikFox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're officially awesome for uploading full resolutions of you digital paintings!

Great work!
imorawetz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thank you!
TheDarkerPath Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so amazing...
esemese Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional
Beautiful gallery!
75ronin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014

Happy New Year! :)

astarayel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
I found your art thanks to Riemea and I must say you are simply fantastic. Thanks for sharing the talent!
majjima Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
just stopping by to say that you have some really amazing photorealistic works. Your rendering is great! Keep up the great work!
SebastianBecker Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Hell yeah you have an awesome artstyle Headbang! 
renato-didi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing artworks!
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