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Style Experiment
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Published: January 24, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 MicahJGunnell
Study of a photo by Irving Penn(not sure who the subject is). I wanted to try some different things stylistically with this one...I'm a big fan of Sergio Toppi's work, and I've always wanted to try some of the distortion techniques he uses in his work. I simplified the shapes in this but still tried to keep an element of realism. The color scheme is analogous with a complimentary. Hope you like! check out my blog where I'll be posting the majority of work like this: [link]
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GoregoatProfessional Digital Artist
Aw man, I adore this. My own style has always been recognized (as I'm told by others) for having very sharp, dramatic lines and angles. Lately I'm getting more into high detail paintings, and the more realism, the more I'm losing that flavor, or so I fear. This is a great example of how one can keep both qualities - very inspiring! I'd love to see you toy with the technique in future.
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MicahJGunnellProfessional Filmographer
Thanks! Yeah, I like doing stuff like this sometimes...Its a nice change of pace and forces you to try new things!
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GoregoatProfessional Digital Artist
I can tell - Your work is very broad in the best kind of way, and I'm sure your knack for really stretching your arms with style and technique a big aspect of that. I think the pieces in which you've gone out of your norm have the most energy and life. This is still one of my favorites though :'D Awesome work as always, Mr. Gunnell!
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MicahJGunnellProfessional Filmographer
Thank you very much for that, its nice to hear! I do enjoy "designy" type work, so maybe that shines through in those pieces. Thanks again for the kind words!
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jharrisProfessional Digital Artist
Nailed it.
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MicahJGunnellProfessional Filmographer
Thanks! Glad you like!
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MicahJGunnellProfessional Filmographer
Thanks!
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tZuBStudent Traditional Artist
Sergio Toppi for the win!!! It's a great study man!!
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luilouieProfessional General Artist
Looks great! Nice colour work too.
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jeroenbrugmanHobbyist General Artist
Looks good!
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MicahJGunnellProfessional Filmographer
Thanks!
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jeroenbrugmanHobbyist General Artist
I'll keep and eye out for more work in this style. It has a certain period advertizing poster feel to it.
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Max-DunbarProfessional
very cool. Always interesting to see artists try out new things. This is very successful
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MicahJGunnellProfessional Filmographer
Thanks man! I have to try new things from time to time or I feel I'm not progressing at all in my art...Glad you like!
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MicahJGunnellProfessional Filmographer
Thanks!
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RhunyenHobbyist General Artist
Love it. I'm not familiar with Toppi, but if this is in a similar vein, I'll have to check him out. ;-)
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MicahJGunnellProfessional Filmographer
Yeah, he's awesome...Go on Googleimages and check out his work! Thanks for the kind words :)
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RhunyenHobbyist General Artist
Definitely will. Thanks.
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JwichmanNProfessional General Artist
:thumbsup:
go pop art!
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MicahJGunnellProfessional Filmographer
Hmm...When I think of Pop Art I think of "artists" like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein...However, I'll try to take that as a compliment :)
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JwichmanNProfessional General Artist
the color palette +more minimal strokes to render the figure made me think of pop first.
postmodern might be better choice :D
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