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Defier Desire Delict

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This is the painting I made for the first edition of Arting Spirit, a fun painting competition that was part of Polymanga convention in Lausanne, Switzerland, in April 2011.

The event was the most frantic 3 days ever, and a lot of new experiences: my first manga convention, my first trial at a painting competition, my first use of acrylics, ... :)
It is also the fastest painting I have ever made, although it is far from the level of details and finition that I demand in my works!

I've been awarded the 2nd prize for it :D

More ranting about the event on my blog.

(...) Each of us was given a easel, a 100x100 cm canvas, two days and a subject that left everyone puzzled in the first place: "3D". Just the sound of it, in French : "troidé". It could be the third dimension. It could be three dices. It could be anything. I put down the mind game on paper, and a few scribbles later I settled with the idea of three characters _ actually three variants of the same_ which would be allegories of the words "Défi, Désir, Délit" (literally: Defier, Desire, Delict). I would also give a simpler entry point by having my composition sit onto three stone cubes _ the dices. (...)
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steph0804's avatar
Great concept and execution! I love how you made something completely innovative yet fitting the theme at the same time-- and that sky looks gorgeous!
midnight-nightengale's avatar
Wow this is truly amazing you know this reminds me a lot of the time pyramid Germany.… so far they have only added three blocks.
Marty4110's avatar
Will return to study all your excellent works!     :-)
DonJaun's avatar
Something about this really speaks to me...the composition..everything about it seems perfect !~
Natalya-NSY's avatar
Love it! Love it! Love it!!!You are amazing artist!!!!!!
Krathalos's avatar
Awesome work, though I feel the proportions are a bit off and the left side needed a bit more color work. I love all your paintings though. Cheers
I love all your work, i find your pieces amazing but i believe if you were to review the plan of your layout before your started to paint, and throughout painting, you'd be able to make your drawings potentially flawless. With dedication and patience you could be the next big artist right here
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raetea's avatar
What a lovely bold painting, love the composition with the three stone blocks, and the sky is amazing.
herrin's avatar
Congrats Micheal on your winning :dance: indeed in a short time u manage an incredible painting well done!!
ur super duper no :#1: fan
Ellyevans679's avatar
Congratulations it sounds like fun
:heart: Elle
Tipsywibbles's avatar
I LOVE the postures, and it's a very cool way to interpret the subject of the challenge. ^_^
sabjohn's avatar
This is amazing. I wish I could paint that good.
ISolitude's avatar
Thanks for showing your process! It turned out very nicely. I love the vibrant reds.
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junaibilee's avatar
wow this is really amazing !
asclaire's avatar
Ah ah congrats Michael! Seems you're good at everything :)
WMiyuke's avatar
It's amazing what you are painting and specially the contour of the colors, they are beautiful floating in each other.
Whit's painter is your inspiration ?
Elizelda's avatar
Lovely work! So glad you got second! Well done!
soluble-hermit's avatar
Great work and well deserved prize
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