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Discussion in 'Art of War' started by Slamdancer, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Slamdancer

    Slamdancer New Member

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    Hi

    Here is my first WW2 tank painting, feel free to comment and leave suggestions.
    Next piece will be a aitplane painting, perhaps in a desert.
    If low resolution go here for a better one: www.rickardljungkvist.se
     

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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Very nice. Do you do Allied stuff?
     
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    Slamdancer New Member

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    Thank you, i havent done any allied yet but next painting will be. Not sure what nation yet thou. But starting it next week so have to decide.
    I will also stream live when i paint it at http://www.twitch.tv/slamdanc3r if anyone is interested to comment live.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Look forward to seeing more of your work.

    Have you done any naval scenes?
     
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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Nice work.
     
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    gtblackwell Well-Known Member Patron  

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    First let me say welcome to the forum. Will be good to have a Swedish view and with the eye of an artist. Not that it means anything but I have an MFA in drawing and sculpture and in my humble view your rendition of the Mark IV surprised me ! I was hoping it would be good but found a remarkably good painting, not just of the tank but the context. The detail on the tank shows a good eye for that but the almost early Impressionistic surround gives it a feeling of being in combat without being literal. I can feel the rubble and dust. The front of the tank is fractionally wide in perspective but that is artistic expression and freedom.. It gives the tank more mass and weight.....the difference between a painting and a photograph. Helps you feel that 30+ odd tons crawling along. It transcends illustration, it is art.

    You clearly have considerable talent and I look forward to seeing more post of your work and of your choosing. Keep letting that feeling of expressionism grow.

    Gaines
     
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    Welcome! Beautiful painting, I would love to see more.
     
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    did you base that off any real life picture?? I know the battered towns and church scenes are common, but looks just like one of the pics posted here, but with an M 10.....let me try to find it...here it is
    ''same 2 impact hits center right of church, same wreckage lower right of church, damaged buildings left, undamaged rear right, same lattice debris left side of road, same same...?
     

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    Hey bronk.
    I was waiting for someone to recognize it.
    Yes i used that as reference.
     
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    KJ Jr Well-Known Member Patron  

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    Good call bronk. I knew that painting look a tad familiar. Nice painting. Post away.
     
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    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    why the Panzer? I do think it looks better than the M10..I have noticed artists usually have higher intelligence....the artists I know, are smart...seriously...that's just my observations from my life experiences
    that is a great scene for a tank....the --I'll say it again--quintessential damaged church, etc
     
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    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Very nice painting, indeed ! :salute:
     
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    Thank you all again.
    Gtblackwell: I agree that it might be abit to wide, I would have changed that if I still worked on it and see what would have happened with the overall sense of it. But might only do a few minor changes as it is now.

    Bronk7: I picked the panzer course I like that version with the side skirts. Next piece will be a scene that have some story behind that haven't been visualized yet. Hopefully a story from here.
     
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    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    This is really quite good.

    I have a real appreciation for the type of oil painting that graced the covers of hard and softcover ww2 books published in the 70's and 80's. This reminds me of those works. While not a typical Chiaroscuro piece, you contrast the dark and light areas to highlight the ominous details of the armored behemoth emerging from the void. It's really some good work Slamdancer, thanks so much for sharing it.

    And kudos to bronk7 for identifying the source of inspiration.
     
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    thank you....in the Life and NewsWeek magazines I have and posted, I did not see many, if any, photos in the ads...they were all artists' drawings........, as seen in the 'Black Widow' ad in that thread....I know a lot of late 60s books had artist drawings not only on the cover, but inside as information pictures...back then, the art on books was 'standard'......and I also enjoy the paintings more than the photos
     
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    A Warm Greetings from Iran,

    your works are Fantastic,

    specially that Panzer in debris...

    that is my desctop Background for about 2 months...

    "Khoda ghovvat Va dast marizad"

    "خدا قوت و دست مریزاد"

    Both using as "thanks someone"
     
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    Slamdancer New Member

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    Thank you so much Tirdad! I wish io could post more work but at the moment I study storyboarding and have little time to paint.
    And thumbs up for it serving as a background as far away as Iran!

    /Rickard
     
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    Saw this picture yesterday and thought it was familiar. Then I remembered this topic.
    Someone did a decent job colorising it.
    [​IMG]
     

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