Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Dorian Gray by BigFace Dorian Gray by BigFace
Better in shady grey-green maybe?
Add a Comment:
 

Daily Deviation

Given 2009-09-11
~BigFace's gallery showcases the artist's virtuosity at engaging with layers of astoundingly varied textures, with Dorian Gray as a radiant and show-stopping exemplar, while evoking a notion that is sure to provoke and inspire. ( Suggested by paleypeach and Featured by snowmask )
:iconof-heliotropes:
Of-Heliotropes Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your wonderful work has been featured here: of-heliotropes.deviantart.com/…
- Jae
Reply
:iconksfranco:
ksfranco Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
dorian gray is the name of a friend of mine so funny
Reply
:iconkraliksetite:
KralikSetite Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
Reply
:iconkonirathax:
KoniraThax Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I was just thinking about that guy. >_>
Reply
:icontwilightfm:
TwilightFM Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Holy crap. This picture trips me out. Great capture!
Reply
:icond-mikelson:
d-mikelson Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
fantastic intepretation
Reply
:icondagwin:
Dagwin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
I love the concept, and I love Oscar Wilde too! XD
Reply
:iconaxhailxofxbullets:
AxHAILxOFxBULLETS Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
OMFG your concept is totally incredible 'O' :O
Reply
:iconsteve2727:
steve2727 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
this is better than good.... and thats understating
Reply
:iconjust-a-breathmint:
Just-A-Breathmint Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
grey-green would be quite nice actually. Photoshop?
Reply
:iconlilacsea:
LilacSea Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.... very interesting.
Reply
:iconherrbean123:
HerrBean123 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Nope...No really red is great
Reply
:iconprincessforough:
PrincessForough Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Awsome !
Reply
:iconcameron-schuyler:
Cameron-Schuyler Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Very cool, definitely try the grey green / Fight Club filter look. A lot of dimly lit bathrooms are that color. Very cool concept!!!
Reply
:icondizzy-tea:
dizzy-tea Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Fantastic idea, creepy in a genius way I loved it. And no, I think it's better in red. ^^
Reply
:iconmiguel-narayan:
miguel-narayan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Marvelous!
Reply
:iconxo-orangeart:
XO-OrangeART Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Wow, this is so unique, I love the style and colors. It kind of brings me back to books I used to read as a child. Very well done, really.
Reply
:iconpavelhubner:
PavelHubner Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
jop, ziemlich gut!
Reply
:iconspinning-rooster:
spinning-rooster Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
real awesome, red suits the emotions provoked :ohnoes: great choice :D
Reply
:iconb-hart:
B-Hart Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You should still also try out the green-gray version ;)
Reply
:iconjohnnyscharonne:
JohnnyScharonne Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Creepy and beautiful. I don't know why but I can't stop staring at it.
Reply
:icontrick-catalyst6:
Trick-catalyst6 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
absolutely brilliant piece of work:D
Reply
:iconchiainistic:
Chiainistic Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it's great in red.
Reply
:iconeckopf:
eckopf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Student General Artist
Better in shady grey-green maybe?
yeah I think so.
Good work!
Reply
:iconderekprospero:
DerekProspero Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
This is spectacular. Really quality work. Color is a tricky thing. While I agree that a cooler tone of green/blue might be more aesthetically popular, I kind of like this unconventional palette and its implications. Bravo.
Reply
:iconmiss-styk:
Miss-Styk Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009   Photographer
Well done indeed.
Reply
:iconshrig:
ShriG Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
this is BRILLIANT! awesome thought in the painting
Reply
:iconiamthebloodyearth:
iamthebloodyearth Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my. wonderful symbolism there. i love the novel and I think yours is a modernized depiction of a scene in the novel.
Reply
:iconsamwongsart:
samwongsart Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
That's just awesome. :)
Reply
:iconnicknp:
NickNP Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nicely done :)
Reply
:iconlifemachine:
lifemachine Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'd prefer the red, I think. Gives it more pressure. Great work, and congrats on the DD. I'll be sure to check that gallery of yours.
Reply
:iconlumysaara:
Lumysaara Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
i actually think that red is a better pick, it adds tension to the painting and creates a feeling of oppression, that goes hand in hand with Dorian's story :nod:
green would make it look eerie, but it would also mellow the overall mood.
Reply
:iconernestabacus:
ErnestAbacus Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I like the red. I like the feeling that there's an open sign or a prostitute's bedroom outside the window.
Reply
:iconkatcardy:
KatCardy Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
possibly, give it a go! :) it would certainly look less inviting/more spooky/eerie I think.
how's tricks? :)
Reply
:iconbigface:
BigFace Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
I'm good thanks, how are you?
Happy birthday for yesterday by the way.
I've seen Oz a few times lately, man is he hairy now! Doing his black belt soon, gonna see if I can go to watch it.
Connie's nearly two now, talking loads - and she can count up to thirteen, but then instead of fourteen she says 'blast off'.
How's life/work and all that? Oz mentioned somthing about you becoming very Eco-friendly, thats great.
Went to see 'the age of stupid' a few weeks ago, if you haven't seen it then you must! it's shocking.
Reply
:iconkatcardy:
KatCardy Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm glad to hear you're well! :) - things are good here too! Thanks for the birthday wishes, I had a lovely day. :)
Cool that you've seen Ozzy, I often wonder how he's getting along! I haven't seen him since "the glammies" last year so that's almost a year ago now! I'm so rubbish at keeping in touch with everyone! -_-
When's he due to be getting his black belt? that's an awesome achievement.. if you speak to him any time soon tell him I say hi would ya? :)

Connie's your little girl I take it? .. glad to hear that she's getting along just fine, she sounds like a sweetie! :D

Life's great generally, ticking along nicely, still in ponty, gonna try some visualising to see if I can change that over the next couple of years.. I'd like to get a dog too (something I've always wanted but never been able to before!)
Work's going great too.. just started a big exciting project that I haven't announced yet so watch this space. :)
I wouldn't say I've become more eco-friendly, I've always been that way, it's just over the last few years I've decided to DO something about it! lol I'm co-ordinating Pontypridd's friends of the Earth group, going to be organising some film screenings soon if I can. :) Age of stupid was awesome.. a very effective film and should be enough to make any nay-sayers appreciate that the future we're potentially headed for might not be a walk in the park!
I'm optimistic though that with enough people taking action to change things we will be able to make a difference. :)

So have you got enough freelance artwork coming in to keep you busy? :)

:heart: -kat.
Reply
:iconbigface:
BigFace Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
Yeh I get a lot of work now, it's taken a few years but now I have to turn jobs down quite often cos I can't fit it all in...
I do a weekly job for the financial times and a bi-monthly job for the guardian - and the bulk of most work that comes in is book covers.
Anywhere you have in mind that you'd like to live in the future?
Great that you do the friends of the earth thing, what sort of stuff do you do? I've joined the Hereford branch (I live there now).
Your project sounds exciting, I wonder what it could be!
Reply
:iconmybreathingselfagain:
mybreathingselfagain Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
It's perfect this way. And the idea is fantastic!
Reply
:iconfranki02:
franki02 Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
Reply
:iconosandstorrm:
osandstorrm Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
I like the effect, very appropriate to the story, while also being different from it. Stylishly creepy, very Rene Magritte in themes. Maybe the color does suit it, since pink can be fleshy and unsettling. However, what seems not-quite-there-yet to me is that the toothbrush seems to have been picked out in a different color, as if the toothbrush was an important or focal point of the scene. I can't imagine that it is.
Reply
:iconred-cat:
Red-Cat Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Not necessarily, it's quite good as it is
Reply
:iconh-e-r-b-a-t-a:
h-e-r-b-a-t-a Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work. I love Dorian Gray.
Reply
:iconcolacao-warrior:
Colacao-Warrior Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
try... or grey-blue...
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
May 1, 2009
Image Size
341 KB
Resolution
500×748
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
10,315
Favourites
513 (who?)
Comments
43
Downloads
754