Art Analysis 12: In the Garden of Giants by ZancanTears for Joy in the Garden of Giants
By Michaël Zancan, Copyright 2005
This analysis copyright Scott M. McDaniel, 2009.
I saw Tears for Joy in the Garden of Giants because it was a Daily Deviation here on Deviant Art on January 18, 2009. It immediately stood out from the many fantasy paintings because it didn't focus on scantily clad women (though they're there, sort of), nor did it have a horrible monster, nor vicious violence. On his web site, Zancan explains what he was going for this way:
In the immense diversity of emotions one can feel, I choose to extract a striking and rare one and turn it to spectacle. This emotion is a joy so immense that it makes cry tears; smiling and weeping at the same time, the widest range of behaviors concentrated in one single emotion.
That's no small challenge for an image. For me,
F**k-ugly watermarks.I follow a lot of insanely talented artists here on DA, people whose work I look at in sheer awe and whose skill I can only dream of one day matching.F**k-ugly watermarks.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unsurprisingly, that high quality of work leads to them either having their work ripped off or operating in fear of that happening. They, quite rightly, want to protect their art with a watermark, something which I'm not against at all.
What I am against, what I hate, is people using that god-awful DA watermark.
If you are a good artist: don't be a lazy git. Make your own watermark, use your own logo. You'll protect your work without doing it the disservice of having some automatically-generated arse-smear ruining it.
StudioJust wanted to give a little tour on my materials that I use to paint (or what I find works for me)Studio3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Liquin- Used to use mineral spirits, and linseed oil but I found how much linseed oil tends to turn all my colours yellow. Mineral spirits became too watered down many people asked if I painted with watercolours. Liquin and a bit of poppy seed oil makes a perfect mixture. (Almond oil is what I want to try in future)
*Brushes- Round Synthetic mongoose. Flat square brushes was my fav back in the time but no longer.
*Pallet- I buy a painting frame with glass for $8 then I put a white paper under the glass and use that to mix my paints. I used to own a little fridge where I would store my pallet over night (it never dries but your fridge will smell like oil)
*Reference photos- I tape an ipad to my painting and I can zoom in, play music, photoshop and skype while I paint. Best invention ever !
*Paints- I have upgraded to higher more expensive paints thanks to my gift cards (think of it as an
NEW video! learn how I create epic fantasyscapesill be uploading the actual image here monday, after i let it settle over the weekend to see if there are final tweaks.NEW video! learn how I create epic fantasyscapes3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you enjoy!
Info about stolen artworksHiya!Info about stolen artworks3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So I'm sure some of you had their artworks stolen at one point, posted on facebook, used in a magazine, used in the making of a site, etc. Most of the times you don't know how to react or just don't care if it's of a small importance. But what if you really want to have your artwork removed?
I've just stumbled across this, did anyone know about it?
Btw, it's not a scam, nor spam; I've found it in a photography forum and thought I should share if anyone's interested
The wellness of your camera sensorHow many of you remove the sensor dust from your digital camera's sensor on a regular basis? Sometimes, services can be expensive or you just don't have time to take your cameras to be checked and cleaned whenever it needs to.The wellness of your camera sensor2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here are some tips on how you can spot the dust on your camera sensor effectively and how to remove it.
Checking your sensor.
Shooting the test image
Start off by setting your ISO to the lowest (normal) range, for example 100 for Canon and 200 for Nikon;The test shot has to be completely out of focus, so go ahead and manual focus to infinity on a piece of paper OR to close focus for the sky;Now it's time to set the aperture. It's usually okay to set your aperture at f/22, that way all the spots are well defined and ready to lift off! What lens to use? Usually something like a teleph