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A "slightly-too-slow-to-be-a-real-speed-painting" sketch. I made this about a year ago, and then dragged it out and tweaked it a number of times since - but it never felt finished. Maybe it never will be! So rather than draw out this meaningless process any longer, I'm just going to post it and move on with life ;)
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:iconblackersno1:
blackersno1 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
I really like your painting style its TOP!!
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks man! :)
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TK769 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have caught a great contrast between the ships and there background. Did you originally paint this landscape? Only I tilted my head the the right and felt the piece works well.

M
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! BTW I've had several people tell me they prefer the image turned on its side - I might try a version of it this way! :)

The landscape is some kind of artificial structure (in my mind, at least). But I like to leave things to the viewer's own imagination :)
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:icontk769:
TK769 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fare enough good answer. I only asked that question as I do that my self with certain pieces. Start off either landscape or portait and find out turning the piece around changes the way we read it and sometimes it makes the pice more dramatic.

Regards,

M
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I kind of do that too - it's basically dealing with something as abstract, and looking for an accidental :lightbulb:

Sometimes I use photos, but a lot of times I just start with random shapes (usually in black&white). It's a good technique :nod:
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:icontk769:
TK769 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The black&white shapes tecnnique, I have come by and must try it out to help with my compositions.

Thank you Steve.

Mark
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Filmographer
The shapes approach works well - try it with a few layers ghosting through each other, and moving stuff around. Suddenly, something will "jump" out at you! :)
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:icontk769:
TK769 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice one Steve. I'll try that one tonight.

Thank and Regards,

Mark
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LucaRossiMartini Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Wow!
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :D
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exocolumn Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Great work!
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! :)
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Cool! I like the strange profile, it reminds me of a seahorse.
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
It does indeed, now that you mention it! I guess it's a bit of a strange ship, asymmetrical... probably a deliberate attempt to do a "weird shape" for its own sake...
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RobCaswell Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
The tones and shapes evoke Berkey for me.
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I can live with that! Actually, it was probably a deliberate attempt on my part... :D
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vmulligan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat!
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks you! :)
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2753Productions Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love the look to the ships :wow:
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks - I was going for something a little bit strange. I kind of wonder how they would look from a different angle...
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2753Productions Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
They would be interesting to do in 3D ;)
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
It might be a fun thing to model - unless of course I discovered that it only looks good from the one angle! :D
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:icon2753productions:
2753Productions Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yes it would be lol, of course I am biased, modeling to me is my oxygen ;) it helps me breathe :XD:
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Oh I would model everything if I had time! There's nothing as cool as a 3D model - except maybe a physical model! :)
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2753Productions Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Totally agreed!
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Armondikov Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
I know the feeling about constantly tweaking. Before long you'll have an angry wife/girlfriend standing behind you telling you to stop it. :p
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I know what you mean! :D
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:iconkaranua:
karanua Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thought provoking.
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :)
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:iconkaioshen:
Kaioshen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love it
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :)
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fmacmanus Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
epic!
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:iconsteve-burg:
steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks man! :)
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tekanako-the-first Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, different design and ver unique, nice form as well. After learning of Picaso in my Painting classes I have come to realise that your work has similarities with the use of shape, but is more conceptual and sci fi.
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steve-burg Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Wow - that's pretty interesting! I've never made a conscious effort to incorporate Picasso into my artwork - but it's an interesting comparison you make. I'll have to investigate a bit more :nod:
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