I like it.
I like it.
Why did it take so long?
Full disclosure: I don't know anything about painting or the process of creating a piece like this but 200 hours seems like an awfully long time for a single painting.
I'm not trying to be disrespectful, just honestly curious!
Wow, that's really nice! Great work.
It's interesting, I like it.
I like it.
I spent 200+ hours playing Morrowind alone! Your work here is AMAZING! I love it!
I think it's something you should be proud of. I particularly like the sky!
That's amazing. Good Job.
@mikeeegeee: Well it's better than spending 440 hours on Garry's Mod... errr... not that I've done that...
This is really good. You should be proud of the time you spent on it!
Very nice. Crazy, but very nice.
If you enjoyed doing it it was worth it.
i would pay good money for that
I really like your whimsical style. I sure hope that your friend likes it because that should totally be displayed.
Damn, good work
Much deserved props.. thats a quality piece of artwork right there sir.
Time well spent? Probably not. No, it wasn't a constant stream of work over the span of two years, but I'm sure the hour total is somewhere between 200 and 300 hours. It's the only thing of its size and scale I've ever attempted, and it will be the only painting of this magnitude that I attempt for at least a few more decades.
I hesitate to call it done, because when I look at it, I can't help but see areas that I could make better. At some point, though, I figure you've just gotta move on. I created this at the behest of a friend who commissioned it.
And to provide a sense of scale, here's me holding it:
Before anyone rails on me for wasting two years on a canvas that, from an artistic standpoint isn't that good, I'll save you the time: I know. Still, it was an educational experience on a number of levels, and it's cool to say that I worked on something for the span of two years. Hopefully you dig it.
Who said from an artist standpoint its not good? Fucking love the sun/sky up in the corner.
That's actually really cool, man. Way to go!
That looks great. You should be earning money for this.
@mikeeegeee: Great job man, I would definitely buy your piece!
I like it! A lot!
I think it looks pretty freaking awesome!
That is awesome!
Well done. Reminds me of Starry Night.
Why is the dog committing suicide :(
Good painting though.
That is pretty awesome. You should sell prints down here in New Orleans. You can make some money. ^__^
I'm not too into art, but that looks really cool. Well done!
You should be really proud of that. You attempted something hard and you followed through. Nice work.
I really like it :]
That is an absolutely gorgeous piece of work!
I'm glad I stumbled on this thread, and please please please consider sharing your work.
Too many great artists are brought down by inhibition, and according to your work - you should be in a contest/show now.
^_^ Nice work.
Wow, good lord the response here has been overwhelming to say the least. I didn't expect responses to be this positive or even make it off the first page, and here I am with all of you lending me some staunch reaffirmation in what I'm doing. I'm truly humbled that each of you took it upon yourselves to post here, and I hope the canvas brought some element of joy/whimsy/beauty/whathaveyou into your day. You have my gratitude, Giant Bomb.
@BeachThunder: Thanks for the tip! I looked into Reg and I really like his work.
I kind of want to hug it. I don't know why.
Delightful! That's exactly what I was going for.
@StrikeALight: David Hockney is really cool. The painting I'm working on currently kind of reminds me of some of his photography :P
Great job! But I question the need for the 8/10/2011 mark on the painting. I'm not sure it flows well with the rest of the work.
I laughed out loud at this.
@twstdsniper: It's acrylic, and my fourth acrylic canvas at that. First time I've tried anything in this style though, what with the brush strokes. I've tried oils before, but I prefer how acrylics behave.
@Claude: You hit the nail on the head. The Dream is one of my favorites! The style drew heavily on three sources: Van Gogh, Rousseau, and Kandinsky.
Why did it take so long?
As shitty as double posting is, I felt this question/response deserved its own post. Turned out I had more to say than I'd figured.
@Kung_Fu_Viking: Well, it took as long as it did for a number of reasons. To even begin to discuss it, I'm going to neglect the "two year" time figure and focus on "200 hours" as it's a more accurate representation. Here's what I learned during this canvas's conception:
Thanks for your question. I know that's maybe more of an answer than you were bargaining for, but for having lived every waking second of it, I've thought a lot about it. Typing this out actually had a sort of cathartic effect on me, who'da thought?!
That looks awesome dude! Great job!
That is pretty awesome duder. Great work! We need an "art general" thread around this parts. I'm kind of sick of showing my stuff in different blogs and posts.
Better than anything I could do! Ive been trying to get back into sketching.
Great job man, it is far better than anything I could do. If I were to buy it though I would ask that you paint over the dog, it just seems out of place to me for some reason.
I might be in the minority on that though, keep it up anyhow!
Thats a great piece. I dunno why but that dog puts a smile on my face...
Color me impressed. I like it.
Yeah, dude! That's pretty awesome, but for some reason it makes me really thirsty!
That dog is so going to die
That is really amazing. If I had money. I would give all if it to you.
Man, that's freakin' great! Sterling work, sir. Love it.
This is inspiring man, this makes me want to pick up painting. Well done good sir!
@mikeeegeee: Thank you for the answer, it was exactly what i was hoping for! I like learning things.
I'd buy it.This. Very nice work.
Great work man!