Saturday, December 10, 2011

How Bazaar

Something a little different for me. Bazaar of Baghdad becomes Saddam's Al-Faw Palace.


The owner tells me, "Basically, it boils down to my active duty-ness and the fact that I never got deployed to Iraq and instead got deployed to Afghanistan...it's a symbol of pride in what our guys have accomplished over there."

1 comment:

  1. I really like the context for this piece and the composition as a whole looks awesome. The water reflection looks like it was added as an afterthought though. While the technique looks great, the contours follow the foreground and are not true to roughly the dimensions of the building and the shading doesn't reflect (pardon the pun) the correct number and placement of the shadows on the building. While water can often dramatically distort reflections, the shading is very linear, suggesting the more true to life reflection (ref http://www.billdawes.net/archives/baghdad_part_5.phtml) which I don't see here. I think you really nailed the colors here and the did an excellent job capturing the building's features while leaving out the architectural details that are too difficult to reproduce on this scale. Another fantastic piece. I enjoy your blog and while I was never much of a painter, mostly pen and pencil illustration, I have recently started working with painting and altering. Just figure it's always nice to know when someone is inspired by your work. Thank you for doing what you do and being awesome at it!

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