Welcome to the WWII Forums! Log in or Sign up to interact with the community.

Sketch for new painting, open for advice

Discussion in 'Art of War' started by Slamdancer, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    13,547
    Likes Received:
    2,171
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I'm in awe of your abilities. Far greater than anythinh I could produce. I cab't wait to see the finished product.

    I'll echo Jeff in hopes that you will do something on the Battle off Samar. Those Escorts deserve all the accolades they should get.
     
    Slamdancer likes this.
  2. Slamdancer

    Slamdancer New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2016
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    23
    Location:
    Sweden
    Thank you LRusso!
     
  3. KodiakBeer

    KodiakBeer Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Messages:
    6,102
    Likes Received:
    1,572
    Location:
    The Arid Zone
    Yes, of course. My father was a painter and one of the things he taught me was that composition is everything. The eye should travel around the painting, directed by objects or faces or just the 'flow" of the scenery. That's a great composition. The barrel of the Churchill is directed over the viewers right shoulder, the rifles and faces direct you left, right and above. There is a feeling of menace - a sniper, a faust about to pop from a window? Safe area or not, the soldiers are not relaxed and their tension is evident.

    I hope you post the finished image here for us to enjoy.
     
    Slamdancer likes this.
  4. Otto

    Otto Gearing up. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2000
    Messages:
    9,377
    Likes Received:
    1,560
    Location:
    DFW, Texas
    @Slamdancer did you ever paint this one? I've always had a strong interest in Operation Veritable in general and the Churchill tank in particular.
     
  5. USMCPrice

    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    4,617
    Likes Received:
    1,654
    Location:
    God's Country
    I don't want to hijack the thread, but I never realized there was so much interest in a depiction of the destroyers in the Taffy 3 fight. Several years back I had intended on doing a mixed media picture of the fight, something along the lines of some of Dwight Shepler's work. I did a bunch of sketch's trying to work out my idea's. I'll post some in a separate thread if there's any interest. Might even take the time to complete a finished piece.
     
    Slipdigit, lwd and Otto like this.
  6. Otto

    Otto Gearing up. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2000
    Messages:
    9,377
    Likes Received:
    1,560
    Location:
    DFW, Texas
    Start the new thread, I would honestly love to see what you have.
     
  7. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    13,547
    Likes Received:
    2,171
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I agree. The exploits of Taffy 3 drew me into increased interest in WW2. Anything you have would be of intense interest to me.
     
  8. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

    Joined:
    May 21, 2007
    Messages:
    17,215
    Likes Received:
    1,998
    Location:
    Alabama
    I'm all over it, Price!
     

Share This Page