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Old 06-16-2005, 07:26 AM   #1
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Painting of Tica by Dru Blair

I don't know if this is old news, but have a look at this...



http://www.drublair.com/workshops/tica.html
 
Old 06-16-2005, 07:37 AM   #2
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Old 06-16-2005, 02:05 PM   #3
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i just cant believe thats a painting sorry....
 
Old 06-16-2005, 02:20 PM   #4
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that is so a photograph..
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Old 06-16-2005, 02:23 PM   #5
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Well.. the guy teaches art-classes..
 
Old 06-16-2005, 02:43 PM   #6
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I assume he's using a photo reference, though. He does airbrush paintings, mostly aircraft stuff for some reason, and teaches classes. Id say it's pretty amazing.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 02:45 PM   #7
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i'm sorry but that is not a painting

and if it is, why did he bother, its not an artistic interpretation with any style, its a complete copy - thus not art imho.
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Old 06-16-2005, 02:49 PM   #8
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mmm, as for art, well imho Nature is the greatest artist of them all, and we could only strive all our lives to honour and imitate her... but, my issue is that i just don't believe that that isn't a photograph :P

if it IS a painting, well damn, that's amazing.
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Wouldn't you say he show an extreme technical talent? It's made during a workshop, possibly to showcase techniques. If you want original material, his site is jam packed with it.

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there's just no was Im going to give anyone the benefit of the doubt with an image like that. I cant find a single brush stroke in the entire image.
 
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it's


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I could be absolutely wrong and I'll eat my words if proven otherwise, but I just don't buy it.

I would be very easy to "reverse" engineer the work in progress shot. The the larger image is just too perfect, to the point where can actually see hair folicles which could be done, but I'm just not buying it. Does anyone have any other samples of this guys work?

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His website:
http://www.drublair.com/

I hate to call something out like this, but I just don't buy it.
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Old 06-16-2005, 03:19 PM   #13
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Old 06-16-2005, 03:21 PM   #14
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Old 06-16-2005, 03:27 PM   #15
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Hmm... Well, if it's for real, then I'd say awesome job! And according to the site it does seem like he's an acknowledged artist. Still, I'm having trouble believing this is an airbrush painting. There's just so much detail in there, the shapes are convincing and the lighting and colouring seems so realistic. I don't want to turn this into another "Is Killzone realtime or CG - thread", but:

- Doesn't this seem like an odd way to construct a painting. It looks like he paints it(or airbrusht it, whatever) piece by piece. He paints a small piece of the face and keeps adding details to it, while all other things are left white. For somebody who has been schooled in art, and I would presume painting, that's not a very common method, because it causes colour differations. However, I don't know too much about airbrushing, so....

- In the last photo, where the 3 guys or standing around the painting. Is it just me or does the painting actually look clearer/sharper/detailed than the actual people in the photo?

- Just had a look at a couple of other pictures on his website. None of them are very large, but you can see that they differ in quality. Some are better than others, but none of them show this sort of realism.



Btw. I hate wasting time trying to find out if something is real or not, but it's just so tempting.

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