It’s awesome, really love the colors you pulled off with this one!
Thank you Magnus!
great idea !
and beautifully realised !
Thanks so much Marc
Imagination and creativity to power!
Thank you Eduarto. That is definitely the intention :)
Awesome colors and composition! My only gripe is that the cutouts behind her feel too much, well, like cutouts. As in the sharp edges they have make them stick out a bit too much. But maybe that’s the point?
Hey Tapio! Yes! Thank you. That was definitely the point. The thing is, for some people memories are so distorted that they are simply props. People stop being people. And just, well, bricks. So I definitely wanted them to feel different. Like, they don’t cast a shadow, but have reflections for the viewer. Meaning, in reality they are not there. For her they have no relevance anymore. But as part of the story, they are. So, with this, I chose narrative over harmony, and losing the cutouts would have been the easy choice. It is a as much an attempt to do storytelling in a different way as it is a painting. Meaning, if I had lost the cutout memories the point would have been lost - but it would have been a nice picture. Do you understand what I mean?
But! I get your point. I added a bit of paint afterwards to ease the sharpness a bit so they would stick out that much. But I did want the difference to be noticeable, but maybe not this much. Thatnk you for your interest!
I had a feeling there was a reason for them being cutouts and I completely understand your reasoning behind the idea. And, even though I’m a sucker for visual harmony, in the end I’d also propably choose the narrative above harmony to drive the point home.
Right, well, I do both. This was just something else. Sometimes you can do both. And I could not find a way to do both with this one, so I chose the story and the narrative. If I had found a more clever way to do the cutout I would have. In the end I think it works also because it seems odd, and there people think about the point of them. Thanks again for your interest.
Well done !
Thank you Bran
Thanks so much Marco!
Great idea! Gold!
Thank you so much!
Awesome. Very dramatic colors.
Thank you :) i thought you might like this! ;)
Great painting and great colors. Is it a dream or a nightmare . Gold !
Thank you Eric! Well, what do you feel. Maybe it is neither. I really like pieces with no obvious answer.
Unique tchnique !
Thank you Theodoros!
Thanks so much! :)
Excellent! Very creative work!!!
Thanks so much Vladimir :)
wonderful work, in the execution and fantastic in the imaginative design!
Thank you! I was hoping you would stop by. I lile to think that this is inspired by your work. So excited to hear you say that. :)
Excellent light effects and environment!
Thank you so much Alexander. Happy you like the effects :)
Not much words for this. One of the best pieces transporting an emotion I have seen so far.
Thank you so much Roman. That means a lot to hear. As you can probably tell I took a chance with it. And I am very happy that you can feel the piece. Gives me courage to try to explore other topics in the future. For now, I would like to paint an orc though. Exploring this topic has been heavy. But for now I am very proud to have it received this way. And I thank you especially for your kind words.
In my eyes undeniable an editor’s choice!
Very interesting and fresh idea! Love it ❤️
Thanks so much Alex :)
Why thanks so much. Glad you like it
This is beautiful and I love your idea of storytelling through the miniature.
Congratulations on a touching and magnificent piece.
Gerry, thanks so much. Very happy to hear that! It is a new style for me, so I was not sure if people would feel it. But it is special to me too, so I am touched by your comment.
Really special, I love it! Gold.
Thank you so much :)
Who makes that mini, if I may ask?
Oh yes, thank you. This is lilith from nocturna mordels.
Fanastic work, wow !!!
Thanks so much Karsten. Happy to hear :)
Theatrical scene, beautiful shades,
very good work with oils.
Thank you so much for the comment
A really great piece and so much fun to be able to see it in person. I like more and more for every time I see it.
Thank you so much Denniz. I like that younfeel that way. That it grows on you.
Thanks so much!
Lovely palette and balance
Thank you so much! You do lovely stuff too!
Brilliant and original. Gold all the way.
Thanks so much Steve! This one is very dear to me too :)
Thanks so much
Congratulations, very nice scene. Gold!
Thanks so much Pierre.
This is so wonderful in so many ways… I love the palette and emotion behind this. You are a true artist Jakob
I do thank you for this. I don’t know about this though - I think we all create art from time to time. And other times we just paint.
I really love that you make your models your own. Love your conversions and storytelling.