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Grenadine. by chinup Grenadine. by chinup
Acrylic, marker, white-out, paper and paint swatch samples on wood. Digitally combined from 15 photographs. 2'x3'

Made as a submission for Bully Mag 02, whose logo is the swallow. But really that's irrelevant, as I have a totally unrelated fascination with the shapes of swallows in flight. And paint samples from Home Depot.

(Artistically) patchy because I've yet to find a good way to scan in something this large.
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princessmoony Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
nice job
mindyourdesigns Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
this is so vibrant and beautiful!
hotnoise99 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
I REALLY like your work :D good job! <3
popartmonkey Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2006
Awesome work!
sieben Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006
those white bubbles on the left made me laught, thatīs so funny!
amestopleeze Featured By Owner May 10, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
muy bueno! This is a beautiful piece!

yinlee Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006   Digital Artist
luv it!!
littlehippy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005  Professional General Artist
cool image!! realy love the splaty messy look and the colours. Nice stuff! (also think you a have a loverly gallery, you have a really cool style!!)
InsertNickHere Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005
I like your style :) :) :)
Manderrr Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005
aw i was the last person to comment. or was it first. ehh. ok well my point is. i favorited this a long time ago but i just wanted you to know, every time i see it on my page i fall in love with it all over again :)
Manderrr Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
i love this.

but all the white parts make me think of milk. this could be because i was just eating cereal..

the colors are great. i think the patchiness is a nice touch
infamousCraze Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005
hot sheit...
Chymer Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2005
Yeah really nice workz !
ap0s Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2005
most inventive art ive seen in months! +fav
rockst3ady Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
wow just awesome!!! cant you just take a picture of it with a camera??
love the waves, and the little white swallow in the pink box!!!
AnneJulieAubry Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
very good choice of colours :)
brek3 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2005
AmySan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005
nice work! luv the colors
transit-gloria Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2004
i really like this. i think it's cool how it looks patched together like that.
drahomira Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
very nice! i love the bird in red square and how you used paint splats :thumbsup:
aalf Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2004
I like the patchy look, here it can be good, since it is more graphic a work than a portrait or so :)

The colors are so fresh that's cool !

The idea of the negative swallow is interesting, it can be spotted easier whithin the rest.

So as to scan in big works (once did a 14-A4-scanned-pictures-combined one) you must scan every part exactly vertical and horizontal in order to put them together and avoid the dismatch like your wave in the lower right hand corner here.
Then, put them aside like you did, and to remove the visible edges of every scanned partn use the eraser in PhotoShop, with a medium opacity (36 - 40%) and try to remove them discreetly.
If it is still visible, you can do so but making a gradient of erasing from several uses to only once for example.
Since every part is a layer upon another, they will blend in each other well.

Well, I don't bother you any longer :)

This is really nice, and as Jamie said, it is very peaceful looking, although it is quite explosive.
zeh235 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2004
wow, i love it :)
overduegalaxy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2004
The way the photos have been put together, not quite perfect, with minor differences in color, hue, and contrast, almost add to the overall look.

Accidentally artistic?
minitrue Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2004
That is utterly fantastic! Great mixture of different techniques. :+fav:
jkearney Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2004
This is amazing, it has a very peaceful atmosphere. I love it!
psychoticgoat Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2004
i love how its pieced together
flowkradd Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2004
amazingly great colour choices, great design, you are what i dream to be someday
chinup Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2004
Oh, thank you, that's very kind.
GothTartBox41 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2004
This is really really pretty. I've always wanted to do something like it, but have never been able to. I really like it, and it may be my favorite thing to date I have seen on this site.
chinup Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2004
That's an amazing thing to say and hear. Thank you. I appreciate it.
muffinmanjeremy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2004
gorgeous, really truly.
cubecrazy2 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
very cool, i like the patchy look, you do some great stuff!
bohemian22 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004
right up my alley:) cant wait to check out the rest of your gallery
czavelle Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
that came out real nice...
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