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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Steampunk Wizard of Oz #3: Final Digital

23 comments:

  1. 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!
    -W
    P.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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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!

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  5. Your work is stunning. Beautiful colors and great interpretation of your theme.

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  6. I love how the luminescence of the mushrooms is mirrored in the smoke. Excellent, sir.

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  7. Ha - X's for dead eyes. You naughty boy!

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  8. you are totally makerings a new of and or is desktop picture wicture woo dee woo... how fun!

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  9. 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?

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  10. 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!

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  11. 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.

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  12. Well... guess what just bacame my new desktop pic. haha!

    Amazing work as always man.
    -baker

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  13. Beautiful, man. I love the palette on this one.

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  14. 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.

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  15. Oh, wow! Gorgeous, Justin. I'm a mushroom lover, too!

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  16. 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

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  17. Woahhhh. Amazing composition and figures - The colors contribute perfectly to the mood.

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  18. Amazing composition and color - this is a fantastic piece.

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  19. Great Work and very inventive.

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  20. That's beautiful. I love your interpretation!

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