Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Commissioned Officer

Captain America. 2010. Watercolor and gouache on paper, 9 x 12".

15 comments:

  1. may i be the first to say wow. just wow.

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  2. Can't say "Wow."

    Zoinks! Great color!

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  3. I will gladly accept "Zoinks". Thanks!

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  4. the face has a great sculptural quality - reminds me of your maquettes you do

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  5. Beautiful! I really love the mix you did between the warm tones and the cold grays on her left arm and chest ,and the white part of his right arm.

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  6. PaulSketch, I painted it "from life," as it were. I've been doing that a lot more lately, since painting from the maquette lends a dimensionality that is tough to create from scratch.

    Julian, thanks—I wanted to create a more vintage look, so I kept everything very muted. It's nothing but burnt umber, payne's gray, alizarin crimson, and white.

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  7. I'm a big cap fan and a big fan of your work (someday, I'll be close enough to a con to get a commission of my own!), and I think this is some of your better work. The muted colors are a nice touch on a character whose costume often lends itself to bright primaries and garishness. :)

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  8. push the pull door: Thanks. I often wish Cap's colors were more like the flag—navy and deep red—so that's what I try to go for.

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  9. Wow, abosolutely fantastic Paolo!

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  10. Thanks again for this truly great piece! Everyone who sees it loves it! Soon as I get it framed I will send you a pic of it in my house! Thanks again, Tim

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  11. Looking forward to it, Tim. Glad you like it.

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  12. I am in awe of this piece and very jealous that it does not belong to me! Crazy good.

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