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An Ocean of Oil

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"There's a whole ocean of oil under our feet! No one can get at it except for me."
There Will Be Blood (2007)

A portrait on display at my cinema-inspired solo show MOMENTS, which opened June 7th at NYC's Bottleneck Gallery.

Inspired by the most memorable bit imo from There Will Be Blood (well, aside from the whole famous YOUR MILKSHAKE!!!! deal...) Such an intense moment, could practically feel the heat coming off the screen! In a dirth of "hurr look massive explosion" movie scenes I think this was one of most tense and dramatic. Digital painting in Adobe Photoshop + Cintiq 21UX tablet; one of the more atmospheric pieces that I did. This piece is part of a loose "fire trilogy" of sorts that I did within the theme of the show, I'll upload the other two pieces later on.
STEP-BY-STEP PAINTING PROGRESS: soon | REBLOG ON TUMBLR: alicexz.tumblr.com/post/521098…

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irwingreylord's avatar
nice smoke signal haaa
Minzblau's avatar
 This looks amazing, I like how you create structures and surfaces.
Jowpickering's avatar
Fantastic use of colour!
earltheartist's avatar
"Bastard in a basket. A Bastard in a basket. YOUR A BASTARD IN A BASKET."  -Daniel Plainview(Daniel Day-Lewis)
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BigBindahouse's avatar
one of the greatest movies of all time
fortifiedwhine's avatar
I think this is the most beautiful painting I've ever laid eyes upon. "What are you looking so miserable about?"
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Advent3546's avatar
So...... are you finished?
Flip-Cobbler's avatar

cool guys don't look at explosions

 

septemberthief's avatar
from far away i thought this was a gorgeous mane of hair, and, well, it's equally beautiful as a fire.
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marinocastillo0's avatar
brilliant fusion of colors and I love how that tint of white really adds a sense of heat inside the flames
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"I DRINK YOUR MILK SHAKE!!!!" *"DOES THE SLURPING THE MILK SHAKE SOUND!" LOL
TyrannicalGrape's avatar
Holeh motheh of... 
nicey714's avatar
wow this is really amazing...
BlackHawkRising's avatar
I havn't watched that movie in YEARS, but my first glance of this picture reminded me so strongly of it. Well done!
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Anndelle's avatar
Nice effect. I'm impressed ;D
ChiyoR's avatar
Whoa.... THAT'S EPIC!!!!!!!!
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