Strange Behavior (Illustration) Entry: Blaz Porenta


You’re a wizard, a painting wizard!!!:eek: I really need to study your style, because you are all I wanna be.


Wow!:eek: This piece its a painting class itself. Just fantastic!
Good luck on the challenge Blaz!!


It’s really a great and impresive pic, congratulation for this work


I just love your washy brush strokes! congrats man!!!


congratulations from me too, youve one of the most unique and impressive pieces of this challenge the small standard pic cant capture the awesomness of your brushstrokes so thx for this 50% close ups, it`s a pleasure to watch

the skull face of this guy on the right is working, even I have to ask why the other two guys dont have a face yet...but thats not really disturbing, maybe they just don`t have a skull under their capes :wink:

good luck for the contest and well done


Awesome! Looks wonderful…:eek:


Thank u soooo much guyz!

Hiun - thank u! I really tried to push those colors as far as I could, glad to hear I succeeded in a way.

nwiz25 - thank u buddy! It was nice being doing this image by ur side. thnx for all the support!

gG - hahaha… what kind of award :smiley: there r soooo many painitngs and telented artists in this competition and the final week is yet to come so that means best comes at the end… but thanks anyway, its nice to hear that… hehe

SideAche - thanks man, cant wait to see urs finished!

MartinNielsen - huh, Im blushing… thanks for kind words but u sure want to have higher goals :wink:

BloodTaster - thanks man, and finish ur quick… dont let that sexy girl unfinished :slight_smile:

MDN67 - thank u!

Jassar - thanks man, I put a lot of effort into brush strokes this time.

guterrez - Im glad you like the 50% close ups, Im a sucker for details as well, hehe… other two guys are headless scouts (sort of irony in a way) thats why the whole army is lost. Thank u for ur kind words!

harachte - thanks :slight_smile:



Wonderfull work!


Hi Blaz, you are done! Man, congradulations, this piece simply wows the viewer.

Don’t know how you manage to paint like that in digital, but I really admire your skills dude. your composition just works perfectly for this story, and never bothered me since you’ve decided on your final canvas format. Nothing to say about colors, getting all those beautiful hues in dead white snow would be really hard to achieve by someone else at this level; all of them are dancing throughout the canvas in great harmony. your story is very strange indeed, and one of the funniest ideas in the forum to me; you’ve done a great job in capturing those expressions.

though, these are things that most digital artists are able to achieve with tutorials and practice. what makes your paintings unique, is the oil-paint realism in your brush strokes, the canvas texture showing through the paint randomly here and there, and your ability to blend your characters tightly to their surroundings with your mark-making skills. That is the proof of an artist who knows how to observe and execute paint in essence, digital or traditional. Thanks for the hi-res images for the stroke-obsessed like me :smiley: And thanks for this great image, which made this challenge more fun to participate.

Your style makes me want to get into painting like this, with heavy textures and strokes to discover for the viewer; instead of polishing everything and depending on objects for details, rather than strokes. Hope next time I’ll have the courage… :smiley:

Best of luck to you with the voting my friend…


“huh, Im blushing… thanks for kind words but u sure want to have higher goals ;)”

LOL :scream: Well, I was only talking about your painting skills… :wink: The problem with my style is, that I tend to make my art looking too crisp. I want to add more artistic strokes, and still keep my beloved details in the pictures. And I really think you do this to perfection :thumbsup:


Hi Blaz, Congratulations! Everything looks great, your technic, colors, details, all are superb. Viewer could find new details in every look, I love the snowman. Well, watching your progress was really great, from now on Good luck! Cheers!


hey man!

Just wanted to stop by and tell you that your work turned out fantastic! It’s breathtaking - from composition over colors to rendering! All top notch, well worth the effort!
One of the strongest pieces by far!


Nice to see another great work from you.

Impressive painting style. :bowdown:



cool stuff Nninnja



Wow… this looks great. It is funny, cute, the colors are great and the atmosphere. I wish you best in this competition. I hope you will get some award. :wink:

I will follow this thread. Just wondering is this near finished image or do you intend to do some more painting over it?


huh, I almost forgot to write the story down under my final submission. Will do that shortly :slight_smile: And thanx for another great response!

chile888 - thnx man!

Jeffparadox - whoooa what a long post! thnx for stoping on every single segment of the image and commenting it, I really appreciate it! Im not so skillful in traditional painting for what I really regret, but Im in love with those paintings and Im looking at them for hours, trying to understand the logic behind their raw, yet very elegant strokes and textures. For many years I polished my paintings but a teacher at school somehow opened my eyes to try searching for other aproaches as well. Nothing wrong with smooth and polished digital images though, I just realised that sometimes u tell more story with less details. Im still learning and its so much fun! Thnx again so much!

MartinNielsen - thnx :slight_smile: sometimes it benefits if u paint over the line, rahter than stay inside, hahaha… like they were teacing us when we were jung :smiley: it better blends with surroundings and u may get some lucky mistake strokes that live up the image.

ashiataka - hey there! yea, I tended to put some details here and there that player will notice on a second or even third time when he/she will be looking at the image. Thnx a lot for stoping by!

Hideyoshi - thank u! It means a lot coming from u!

cabertevon - thank u :slight_smile:

Squibbit - hey, long time no hear! Where is ur piece huh!?? hehe

InTerceptoV - hehe, u missed the process, the image is final. I hope that doesnt mean it looks unfinished to u? and thanx for good thoughts!


Congratz man! great job:thumbsup: I love it, you are my favorit from begin. Good luck in finale!


wow you worked long on it, didnt you?
and how strange they behave… kinda confused or despaired, huh?


Haha cool !

wouldn’t mind having that on the wall at all actually, top work :applause:


Blaz -

Wonderful work! I really love how this turned out. What a fantastic blend of the creepy and the funny. It’s still amusing to wrap my head around it, the mix of penguins with maps and all of the gory skullfaces, especially on the far left of the image. Looking at your first 2 close-ups, you’d be hard-pressed to tell this was a funny peice. But it is!
Oh, and I have to add that I really love the smoke curls everywhere - they’re so stylish.

Now for one belated crit: you made one HUGE mistake…
You said these guys were marching around the North Pole. Penguins don’t live at the North Pole (only Santa’s Elves live there, as well as rapidly-becoming-extinct polar bears.) To quote from Wikipedia:

Penguins … are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere.

Change your write-up to “South Pole” and you’re golden… Happy to help! :slight_smile:

And thanks again for the paint-over in my thread. I still need to do more work on that guy’s face, I still don’t quite have it yet.

Anyhow, conrtas for finishing another great piece!