Friday, May 04, 2007

Young Bride


Sorry about all the dust that's been building up in here over the last couple of months, but I've been trying to work my way through an artistic slump that's driven me to the brink of insanity. Fortunately, I've had some good music to listen to while losing my mind, and I've been able to draw on the genius of others to help get me through. For instance, here's a painting I did that was inspired by my new favorite song by my new favorite band, Midlake. I highly recomend checking them out. You can listen to the song "Young Bride" on their website... which you should go do... RIGHT NOW!!! They came to town a few weeks ago and put on an great show. I only wish my art could be half so brilliant as Midlake's music. Once again the painting took longer than I wanted it to, and didn't turn out quite the way I had hoped, but I'm pleased with the way parts of it turned out. Of course there are parts that I'm less than pleased with, and maybe someday I'll go back and try to re-work them, but for now, I'm satisfied to call this done. It was done primarily in Painter with a little smoke and mirror help from Photoshop.

12 comments:

S.T. Lewis said...

What's this? Something new on your blog? Good to see something from you again. Really nice lighting. Looking good, man! I look forward to your next post in mid-October.

Jay said...

I think it's beautiful. Really enjoyed looking at it.

Casey said...

I love this! I'm all ferklempt.

Cartoon Creators said...

Awesome pic. I love her facial expression and teh way you positioned her. Great work.
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Oliver Chipping said...

YESSSS!!! He finally posted again!

This is masterful Brian. I love the elegant long neck and arms. You've really nailed the lighting too. (and nice fabric folds).

Kevin Keele said...

Dude, I think Midlake is my new favorite band too. I've been listenning to them all day. They fill the void Grandaddy left in my life when they broke up. Thanks for the exposure! Too bad I missed their show.

Oh, and I really like this image. Very nice work.

Dave McClellan said...

Dude!!! I clicked on your link thinking "I don't even know why I am checking this, he never posts anything." So I was definitely not expecting this. I love this piece. I like the composition, the lighting, the colors, the strong value statement, the stylization, pose, everything. Great job.

Adam Ford said...

Holy crap I am with Dave on this one. I noticed that your link was blue so I clicked on it not expecting anything but holiday greetings and I found this. Phenomenal piece! I really like it!

Barry Zundel said...

Awesome painting Brian! I really like the mood of the painting and it's great to see some new stuff on your blog. Keep it up!

Ryan Wood said...

Terrific piece, BC! I really like the colors and composition. Hopefully we don't have to wait as long for the next post;)

An said...

Incredibly natural, I clear the hat to me before you. Greetings

Andrew Glazebrook said...

This is brilliant ! Great work on this !