Justin, I have been following your blog for some time now, but finally decided to comment. This piece is really beautiful...in a horrifying way. I live in Kansas, so the whole OZ thing is part of our lives out here. Keep going with your wonderful illustrations...thanks for the inspiration!-WP.S. If you want to see what I've sculpted for fun this year, come visit my blog...I made a steampunkish series called the "Flying Monkey Squadron". Find the link in my labels section... www.ludstuff.blogspot.com
Dude. It's fantastic. My favourite part of your painting is Dorothy. She looks like she's straight out of Oliver Twist or Newsies or something.Again, fantastic work!- Josh
I just missed you at the con ( you were in deep conversation), but I got to see the traditional version of this up close. Both are fantastic. I like all of your Oz steampunk illustrations, but this may be my favorite.
Nice one man! It could be cool to put some of that really saturated red in the shadow masses of the characters - cuz you just know that in a field full of those bright red mushrooms, that would show up on all the downward facing planes of those characters, especially Dorothy.Still though, love the occasional blue mushroom, and I think its great that you haven't buried all the nice oil painting with digital effects. You're good at that!
Your work is stunning. Beautiful colors and great interpretation of your theme.
I love how the luminescence of the mushrooms is mirrored in the smoke. Excellent, sir.
Ha - X's for dead eyes. You naughty boy!
you are totally makerings a new of and or is desktop picture wicture woo dee woo... how fun!
I love this painting but why did you finish it digitally? You were so close to being done when you switched mediums why not just finish it in oil?
Brilliant Justin. Just brilliant. And there is a distinct but serious shift from your other work here. It's in the eyes I think. I love it!
This is fantastic Justin, I'd love to see the before and after the digital process. You have no idea how much I've learned from your blog.
Well... guess what just bacame my new desktop pic. haha! Amazing work as always man. -baker
Beautiful, man. I love the palette on this one.
I have been checking Consistently to see this piece when you finished it. I tip my hat to you sir. Turned out great. Brilliant since of light and the feeling of OZ it would seem is fully intact even with such a different view.
Oh, wow! Gorgeous, Justin. I'm a mushroom lover, too!
Hey, Justin...thanks for the nice comments on my blog about the "Flying Monkey Squadron" series...glad you liked the sculpts.I look forward to seeing more of your work!-Warren
Woahhhh. Amazing composition and figures - The colors contribute perfectly to the mood.
Amazing composition and color - this is a fantastic piece.
Great Work and very inventive.
That's beautiful. I love your interpretation!