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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 3:59 am     Reply with quote
I like Dickey Wagner. I recommend Tristan and Parsifal, not the loud Ring stuff (ride of the valkeries) There is a lot of visual material there. Arthur Rackham did a series of great ink and watercolor illustrations for the Ring cycle, available from Dover. A lot of early American Illustrators talked fondly of having the collection in their youth.

I did want the eye to go black. This is before the fateful night in act 2. The sun is setting, just before the curtain rises. She is Irish.

hmmm....dark.

I am liking Enayla’s and Isric’s softer images from the usual diet. Wasn’t there someone whining about girls in white dresses and pretty stuff being real art? Well, if you are still out there, I hope this is pretty enough. If not, just hit ctrl-u and crank it up, there, much more artsy (Speaking of, I have known art directors who idea of art direction is exactly that.)

I have taken pains to correct this image for the PC world. If it looks blown out and green, it should not.





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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 4:08 am     Reply with quote
Agh, there you go and prove just HOW beautiful this kind of art can be! But I love it - getting bested by someone like you is just sweet music

This is very beautiful. Great colours and a softness I very much enjoy (guess I like gentle images).

I guess I have nothing to critisise on :/

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 4:14 am     Reply with quote
man, i love how you use the maroon/browns for the shadows. i'm at the stage where i start with black in the shadows, and i have to fight it back to a believable tone. i guess i'll learn my lesson one of these days. looking at your images sure helps to get the idea to sink in though, thanks, and keep posting. :P

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 4:28 am     Reply with quote
I really love the traquility of this image. Makes such a nice change.

That looks like it could be my garden, too. Well, it could be if it weren't currently half burried in soggy white gunk.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 4:38 am     Reply with quote
very nice picture. i really like the 'soft' feel it has to it. can't say i see anything wrong either.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 5:04 am     Reply with quote
Wow, like it alot...very moody
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 5:19 am     Reply with quote
What can I say ? I just fell in love with this image ..

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 5:30 am     Reply with quote
Now this is digital 'painting'.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 5:30 am     Reply with quote
reminds me of the "lady of shalott"(sp) and the "Ophelia" paintings. Is that arts&crafts, my art history is all fucked up.

matters not, this is one of my favourites spooge. Kinda unwarlike and subtle.

nice

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 6:20 am     Reply with quote
I just picked up a book of Sargent's works yesterday, and more than ever I can see his influence in your work. Just incredible. You certainly are one to look up to. (but then again, I suppose you've been told that before. )
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 6:45 am     Reply with quote
Really nice Mr. Mullins. The rendering on the figure is excellent. My own personal preference would want to add a blue overtone to the pic and mostly to the background to bring out the brilliance of the orange light peeking through. Thats just me though. I'm not familiar with the sources of your inspiration on this picture. Great pic none of the less.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 6:59 am     Reply with quote
Hey Craig, nice stuff as usual. Had a somewhat related question.. I'm not sure what kind of ownership/publishing rights you have on some of your commercial work (I assume it varies company to company and project to project) but I was wondering if you had any plans to compile a bound portfolio for mass publication (read: book for my coffee table) ?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 7:05 am     Reply with quote


very nice as usual spooge....soft style is good nice too see too I guess everything can look good, as long as the one doing it knows what he's doing
very mucha-like colors.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 7:07 am     Reply with quote
So soft and beautiful... why can't I grasp the subtleties of values and saturation? This is depressing.

Beautiful work Craig.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 7:18 am     Reply with quote
and now some deep meaningful words from themilkman ( wow!!!! ).......
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 7:50 am     Reply with quote
This is beautifull. Exactly the sort of stuff I'm trying to move towards. On my backdrop it goes.
The darkness of the eyes works well. Infact funnily enough it reminds me of one of the characters in David Zindell's excellent Requiem for Homo Sapiens novels. Katherine the Scryer, a 'visionary' who has taken her own eyes in order to better see with her inner-eye.
I'm not sure I entirely like the sketchyness of the background. It's a bit too undefined to really be one with the rest of the image. The top left works better as there is more definition.
What I'm wondering is how much you let yourself be inspired by music. Does it invade your commercial work as well as it does your personal portfolio?
I just posted an image largely inspired by music in the Work in Progress gallery. Although it's not based on the classical genre, I'd love to hear your comments on it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 8:43 am     Reply with quote
Spooge, first of all, thanks for mentioning me. It was nice to hear that I'm now known for a softer feel in my pictures .
Anyway, this picture reached out and plucked something in me. The lighting you chose has an otherworldy dream feel to it that I am trying to acheive.
I am really enjoying the style and the absolute, pure emotion in this picture.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 8:44 am     Reply with quote

This is nice but just something I dont like about it. I think its the large flat tone at top right.

Did you paint this on a black background? btw this is to anyone.. do you know how to change the default grey color in photoshop to black? It's hard to get the darks right with a light background.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 9:08 am     Reply with quote
Very beautiful. Although I also would like to see the background a little less sketchy, I can't say it detracts from the image one bit. So there's my blind praise for the day to you.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 9:33 am     Reply with quote
man she seems to scare me a bit. Beauty? not getting it, other than being a female, nice face, good use of dark shadows, the rest though looks unfinished. But that's the usual sort of thing we see here.

well my though as I see it.
she looks unhappy too. or frustrated.

nice painting as usual Spoogester..

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 9:33 am     Reply with quote
Light: Hit "f" a few times. That'll put your picture in full screen mode. You can also hit <tab> to hide your menus. Very useful.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 9:36 am     Reply with quote


Really nice!
As joachim said this reminds of mucha's paintings. Values and colours are stunning!
Soft and dreamlike.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 10:46 am     Reply with quote
Micke: hehe =), that was also my reaction.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 11:14 am     Reply with quote
Yup, M got it on the head. I sort of wish at little of her eye could be seen-shadows in that light are rarely pitch, err, brown. :] And as always, it's beautiful. You're the only other artist I know who listens to stuff like Wagner(you ever hear Tristan with Kirsten Flagstaff? I can sample in my LP sometime...). Bach is the obvious choice for structured painting(the baroque pieces). I also like Grieg.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 11:24 am     Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 1:01 pm     Reply with quote
Craig,
Although I am very short of time, I will try to reply to this as thoughtfully as possible. I very much enjoy seeing this type of work from you. It seems your overall painting style has taken many aspects from the Old Masters, one particular area being the sepia tone. For images like this (as well as your pirate entering the house, etc) the sepia tone really gives it a serene environment; one that is lacking in many modern paintings today. This overall feeling is what I believe sets you apart from the rest of the digital painters today.

I have one suggestion, if you ever feel so inclined. My suggestion is this (for experimentation only): If you are to come up with a fairly typical composition (for example, a battle scene), then instead of having the camera angle looking at the action from a typical perspective, take the perspective down to one of the fighter's toes, for example, and only paint what that toe would see. I think pushing the perspective aspect of images may not be overall attractive, but they really add to the variety in composition. Just thought you may want to try a few more "unorthodox" views some time just to play around with it.

[Edit: Just to add to this...although I am not particularly fond of Wagner, orchestra is always great. Personal favorites are the 5th and 7th of Beethoven (performed by the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra) and a variety of other oldies: Strauss, Vivaldi, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Bach]
Overall, great job; keep at it.
-mjm

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 1:09 pm     Reply with quote
ooo really nice, its so much softer then your normal work.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 1:31 pm     Reply with quote
Love it
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 2:50 pm     Reply with quote
Holy shit.

The lights and shades are just so.... damn! GREAT piece, I wish I had skills like that.

But I don't.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 3:04 pm     Reply with quote
Great job, spooge. I love it.(but of course, I love ALL your pics) Dang it, though! I need to get me some serious skill! You an' Dhab, man, you make me want to work my butt off 'til I'm that good. Keep up the great work

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