Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Part 5: Slow

I have a baby daughter! She was born on Saturday and is doing great. For my week off, I present a little more progress on the pirate picture I started working on a year ago:












I thought since it looks almost done I'd be able to hurry and finish so I had something to post this week. I forgot that this is the most time-consuming part of any complex painting, where you're trying to pull all the parts together toward a semi-consistent level of finish. Also, most of my week was spent bouncing a fussy baby. Next update: 2050?

24 comments:

  1. Wow , is my post the first?, I guess I´m a lucky guy!, hehe
    .I have see this work before, i think so , but it was unfinished.
    .Im so glad for you update your blog Sam , and i hope , you don´t take so time the next time.
    Great work Sam!!

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  2. Congrats on your new handful. Best of luck juggling Daddy, hubby, & painter dude.

    I hope your wife is doing well.

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  3. Congrats. I remember seeing your progress on this before, coming along nicely.

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  4. I just want to say something generally: I found your blog now and I did read all posts, it's really damn amazing!
    Wonderful taste of colours, lighting and great character design!

    Amazing!

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  5. Oh, congratulations! ^^
    The picture is looking really nice :)

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  6. Congrats for the little girl!!! And great art as usual! I think my fav is still, after all those great pieces, the pug!!!! He's just awesome!

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  7. i too want to say i've discovered this blog lately, and so far its my favorite artist blog (and i browse alot of them!), your environments are amazing, cheers.

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  8. Congrats on the child! You will have this piece finished by her wedding, for sure.

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  9. Congrats on the daughter. It is shocking but you will soon see how different daughters are from sons- even at the earliest stages. Best.

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  10. dude congratulations on the sweet bundle of joy. :)

    this pirate piece.. well I`ve been waiting for you to give it some more love. and you did! wish I could see a slightly bigger version of it, though. at any rate - looking very cool. I love how you lit it , but that`s nothing new; I ALWAYS admired the way you create your lighting.

    keep at it, buddy!



    Pat.

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  11. pirates + ninjas = awesome!

    Congrats on the baby :)

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  12. lol LOVE the concept.

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  13. Gratz on the baby girl XD

    Nice work on the pirates piece. :D

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  14. How big is the original file?

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  15. your paintings are great, I love your style. :) and it's very funny to read the comments, too. I went back to the monkey and the witch you've painted, based on your kids' drawings. call me a fan now.

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  16. Congrats Sam! I'm so happy for you and your wife . . . I've got two daughters myself . . . it's the greatest thing!

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  17. As usual, great piece! I wish I had half of your talent. Congrats on the birth of your little girl. I have a little girl who is seven months. Its amazing to watch their personalities take shape.

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  18. DUDE! all i can say about this drawing is `~EPIC~`

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  19. I love this pirates, I would love to see them in a comic :)

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  20. Congrats on the baby! Being a father is the best.

    Nice art too, by the way. Your work is very inspiraitonal.

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  21. Hi, I am from Brazil, and I really like our illustrations, they are amazing. I do some illustrations too, but I work more like a graphic designer.
    I really like your characters, they tell us something.

    Congratulations!

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