Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sharks

A post for the Avalanche blog.  When I was very young, somewhere between the ages of 3 to 5, I wanted to be a shark when I grew up.  But my mom tells me I was terrified of going into water, including the bathtub.  Now, thanks to Planet Earth and Youtube, it all makes sense.  Of course I didn't want to be a regular old water-bound shark.  I was planning to become one of those amazing flying sharks.  Alas, my dreams were never realized, but I do occasionally creep up on my children in the swimming pool and bite them just for old time's sake.

Also, in case anyone asks, I totally stole the ocean from a low-res photo and then painted over it.  They say cheaters never prosper, but the saying should be, "cheaters don't have to paint the whole stupid ocean."  I win.

61 comments:

  1. And because I love it so much I'll say so here too.

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  2. That's absolutely Fantastic!

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  3. love it!
    That episode on Sharks in Planet Earth is creepy!

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  4. I love it that the shark isn't looking at his prey.
    Such a delightful painting!

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  5. dude! one of the best I've seen! sick sick sick!!

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  6. Hahaha this shark is awesome!!!

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  7. Hi Sam! I found you through Lindsey Olivares and I see that you're fricken amazing! Great Artwork!

    Chears :D

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  8. hole shit! , it´s awesome dude.
    .Sometime i ask to myself , How hell you do it? ,
    .Well , i hope get bak over here soon , and watch something like that

    see u dude!

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  9. HaHAA! Amazing! Great color palette.

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  10. My love for this piece is too great to limit it to just my comment on the Avalanche blog.

    Seriously, every space in my heart set aside for loving art is entirely dedicated to this image. So very awesome.

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  11. who cares about the stupid ocean being painted over a low-res photo,
    when you managed to make me gasp to the sight of this awsome shark and that tiny baby seal(?)...
    ?
    :)))
    I was laughing so hard my co-workers thought maybe I finally snapped and went crazy.

    the lighting is my favorite part. (just a smidge above the insanely superb stylization of that shark, of course)
    how you do what you do is magical to me.
    you kick friggin butt.
    :)


    P.

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  12. Anonymous6:29 AM

    It's kinda like painting over photos of a swarm of bats I guess. Hey if it works, it works. Great image, as always.

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  13. Wonderful blog, I'll be sure to stop by again. :)

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  14. oh YES! wonderful sam.

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  15. You are over the top!

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  16. This is hilarious! And so well-painted, too!

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  17. Really cool. Great blog, im glad I found it!

    Salud!!

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  18. Yikes!!! Excellent picture.

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  19. Wow, Sam. After all these years, still so much animosity for the ocean. Why, I ask you... why?

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  20. Love it . . . and I love sharks . . . really nice!

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  21. that is a strong image! I love it. and you''re right you win.

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  22. Sam, I know this already has 24 comments to the same effect, but this is AWESOME. If I had to die by being eaten, I hope it would be by something this cool.

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  23. i really like it

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  24. you wanted to be a shark? well I wanted to be a shark too, but because I watched the T.V. comic about sharks, I don't remember the name, they loved to eat hamburger and they were kind of superheroes. I love the shark picture by the way!

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