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Jeb takes a ride...
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Published: January 29, 2008
This is from 2 ideas of mine that I am slowly turning into a story. I had sculpted the "handisaurus" a few years ago and then saw an opportunity to slot it into a narrative. This painting is a concept to help me crystalize my thinking... Acrylic on board 500mm x 800mm
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Mitia-Arcturus's avatar
Hi ...dear postapocalypsia...!!!
This very intense Art work
" Jeb takes a ride"
Traditional Art / Paintings / Fantasy
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
Have a nice day...best regards
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Eisenmann87's avatar
Eisenmann87|Hobbyist Photographer
Kinda disturbing.
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ellieanderson's avatar
I love this. You should definitely use it in a story. Cool idea, and really nicely painted.
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postapocalypsia's avatar
postapocalypsia|Professional Traditional Artist
I have started a story but it will take some time...:)
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Dontheunsane's avatar
I find a bit of a story helps with creating a picture for which there is no reference but it can be dangerous,two of my character stories escaped and became a book that is still writing me. Now I have two books full of interesting art possibilities. A character illistration does help quite a bit in writing a story.
Interesting characters, when do we see the story?
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postapocalypsia's avatar
postapocalypsia|Professional Traditional Artist
I'm afraid the story has been somewhat buried under an avalanche of day to day life. One day I will wake up and it will be the priority of the day...
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Dontheunsane's avatar
Boy, do I know that one. Writing a story is fun, even as the author you don't know exactly what is going to happen, the story often seems to take on a life of its own.
Your characters are interesting at least.
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postapocalypsia|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks - I will just keep inventing things when I get an idle moment and then one day it will all make sense!
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Saar-Salem's avatar
this is beautiful. the handasaurus reminds me of the game called oddworld(its a great game). the enemies in that game have hands for heads but thats all...
its a great character, you should be proud of creating it ;)
i also have a character in my mind which i think is going to be great. im not telling you though. X)
i just have to put him down on paper.
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postapocalypsia's avatar
postapocalypsia|Professional Traditional Artist
Yep, don't give any ideas away until you get them down on paper first - then you know it's yours!
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DavidThorne2Day's avatar
The integration of the landscape, the clouds, and the background is excellent. Good work.
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postapocalypsia|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks - I think clouds can help heighten the mood and drama of an image - appreciated:)
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DSil's avatar
DSil|Student General Artist
Haha, awesome!
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postapocalypsia|Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you like it.
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smashy-bone's avatar
handisaurus! I used to play with my handisaurus or hand-horse when i was really little in school.

very wierd idea!
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postapocalypsia's avatar
postapocalypsia|Professional Traditional Artist
...and you thought you were the only one! =D
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zeroxcake's avatar
Wicked! Is that a hand for a head?? Awesome! : )
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postapocalypsia|Professional Traditional Artist
It is in fact - you've put your finger on it! (groan)
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steveyoungsculptor's avatar
great characters! good painting
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postapocalypsia|Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much:)
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wa11a6y's avatar
wa11a6y|Professional Traditional Artist
Does it speak using sign language? :shamrock:
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postapocalypsia|Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely! Including all the ones you see from angry drivers in the traffic =D
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Nemonus's avatar
One question: How does "handisaurus" see?

The person who said this was "un-natural" looking was right, but the greatness of it is that it isn't also: it reminds me a lot of the realism of James Gurney's dinosaur paintings, but you have to do a double take to see the wierdness. That's my favorite type of art.
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postapocalypsia|Professional Traditional Artist
Some questions are better off unanswered - needless to say there are all sorts of weird beasties that get around in total darkness in the real world - they just work it out and we just accept the weirdness of it all
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