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Fireflies
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Published: May 5, 2008
This was just lurking in my head for a while so I started working it up - first as a drawing, then as a photoshop colour-in and then a painting (acrylic) 640mm x 920mm.
I didn't know whether to call it "Fireflies" or "Clare de Lune" - any suggestions welcome!
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vashael's avatar
This is really, quite stunning.
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postapocalypsiaProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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ReiluneProfessional General Artist
So beautiful.
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postapocalypsiaProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly :)
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ReiluneProfessional General Artist
Most welcome :D
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LiamSharpProfessional General Artist
Gorgeous. :)

L.
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postapocalypsiaProfessional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it:)
I just had a read of your Watchmen commentary and found it very enlightening. I was a superhero geek as a child and I guess the fascination stuck with me, albeit quietly, into adulthood, so I always went along to see whatever cinematic offerings came along...Well, none of them ever seemed to transcend that gulf of unbelievability or credibility and so remained (to me) as lightweight fantasy, and a guilty indulgence.
But Watchmen has changed all that and is a watershed on many levels - your comments ring true, it's a milestone which has set an almost unattainable benchmark for any who follow.:thumbsup:
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LiamSharpProfessional General Artist
I agree - though I hear that interest is dropping off, and there's a rise in the number of negative reviews. I always wonder what it is that people expect, and in what context they chose to judge. It's a strange world!

Actually, for me the only film before Watchmen that ever lived up to how I really saw the fiction world was Conan the Barbarian. Arnie looked like Buscema's Conan, the accents were mostly thick european, the soundtrack was amazing, and the fights felt painful. A spaghetti western with swords!

Take care man.

Liam.
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postapocalypsiaProfessional Traditional Artist
...the character I most wanted to be retold (well) was the Phantom, minus the purple jump suit and huge holes in the plot. My version would be virtually naked like Tarzan but with the purple and mask replaced by ornate tattoos, balls by Rorschach and scowl by Wolverine - a lethal shadow. Wouldn't it make for a topical story now with all of the environmental and social displacement issues coming to the fore? I guess I should concept up my version to show what I mean...
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Sounds awesome. Would love to see that! :)

Take care man.

Liam.
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EyeseyeStudent General Artist
the sky looks like a puzzle :D
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postapocalypsiaProfessional Traditional Artist
...great! Well spotted:)
laurart's avatar
Wow, this is so beautiful! :heart:
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postapocalypsiaProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you:)
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Shades of Magritte.
Very nice piece of work, again. I think Fireflies works fine. Great execution on this! :wave:
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postapocalypsiaProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks:) There's a dreamlike quality I was trying to capture here - glad you like it!
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Oh, you certainly nailed dreamlike quality here! You're welcome! :wave:
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i like the style of your creations. especially this one. It's like some of the stuff i draw inspiration from. :)
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postapocalypsiaProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you:) I guess I just can't avoid the influences of my (our) country.
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I like how you put the two lightsources. Looks beautiful.
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postapocalypsiaProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you:)
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You´re welcome.
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I really love her feet....they have so much character!
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