Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tetrigid Tank

Something for the Avalanche blog.  Joe Olson came up with the topic. Honestly, at first it didn't really inspire me, but after mulling over the idea this idea popped into my head.  That's the great thing about committing yourself to do art based on topics---trying to find an interesting take on a topic that isn't (at first) interesting to you is a healthy challenge for your creativity.  I also like the idea of taking the challenge seriously and making it into a portfolio piece.  Although I do wish I'd spend a little more time on the bug's design before starting the painting.  The details are cool, but the overall structure is basically a regular old grasshopper.

18 comments:

  1. I dunno, I'd say that's probably the coolest grasshopper I've ever seen. Nice work on rusted metal!

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  2. Sword of omens give me awesome beyond awesome. Thanks sword of omens. The sword of omens is Sam.

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  3. lovely piece... I know what you mean about finding a topic inspiring. Its a good exercise... we wont always be inspired by work that comes our way, but we may have to do it anyway!

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  4. But then, you're all about the details, Sam. The magic is in the details, after all. I'm painfully grateful that the small grass tanks in Kansas City, when I was growing up, were not made of metal shielding.

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  5. Awesome......Liked the lighting and texturing.....Keep posting Keep inspiring..
    Cheers!!!!!

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  6. geez, sam, what an amazing piece. let me know when you're free for another friend illustration.

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  7. details are cool ? , Im disagree, They´re greats.
    .You made a great work Sam!

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  8. Sweet. Love his rusting plates.

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  9. The rock textures look effort less! wish i could produce such professional looking work.

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  10. GEEZ . . . . DANG . . . OMG . . . LOL . . . HOLY CRAP . . . SHOOT . . . WOW . . . BARNES & NOBLES . . . AWESOMENESS!!!!

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  11. Looks like it belongs in a wicked old fairy tale. I love it. The beauty of the moss up onto those giant rocks is pretty sweet as well. Love the blog!!!

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  12. Wow! Nice one and it great to see it in context. :) Yes, it would be nice see you exploring the bug design beforehand.. but hey, it's still a cool one in the end!

    Look forward to seeing more.

    Regards,
    Charles

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  13. Amazing Grasshopper. Love the style, the lighting. but mostly I appreciate the raw talent confidence oozing from this.This is very inspiring.

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  14. good details
    i love de design and the mountain

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