Saturday, July 10, 2010

Is Your Soul for Sale?

Another new one, this time a little something for Realms of Fantasy



12x16, oil on illustration board

9 comments:

marctaro said...

Love the warm and cool in the patchwork effect. Seems like your paint is getting tighter. Is it just me or you think your working sharper?

ces said...

I like it!

The warm girl and the cool background.

Very sharp!

Scott Altmann said...

Hot stuff! get it? really cool piece...dig the patchwork effect, and hot damn how did you paint those frets so accurately on that guitar?!!!

John 'Roc' Upchurch said...

fantastic painting, and the collage effect is greatness

Bowlin said...

Great idea, Dave! I would guess you cut out slightly different colored copies and made a collage yourself for reference? Great job.

D Palumbo said...

thanks guys, really happy with how this one came out too :D

marc - not sure. I think I've developed better control over what areas need sharper render and what can be left to looseness in the past couple years, and maybe overall that gives the image a sharper look? Choosing battles? I don't know, still finding my way along, like everyone else

Scott - yeah, painting guitars is an unpleasant business all around. All I can say is that I spent the whole time taking deep breaths and maintaining patience. Key areas, can't fudge them...

Bowlin - I printed out a whole bunch of b&w 4x6 sections and tacked up a similar collage, though I didn't think to shift value ranges until I started painting. Definitely a different thought process though, almost like handling each section as an individual image

Mike M. said...

You still have that Dan Electro!

ces said...

I love reading others comments - I always learn something, usually involving me to look closer and appreciate more an image. Like that guitar. Now that I pay attention to it I notice how intricately it is painted - very nice indeed & a lot lot of work and patience! And what I thought of as patchwork (well, I am a quilter - so patches is what came to mind immediately) I can see now really is a collage effect.

Wagner Miranda said...

You are modern MiguelAngelo, David.