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'For The Birds' by davidmacdowell 'For The Birds' by davidmacdowell
20 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas.
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sissycatafalque Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
I`m speechless that freaking sick:)
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CabinetMinister Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
John Bender even looks cool in bird form.
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
haaaaaaa-yup!
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JennHolton Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
You win.

*APPLAUSE*
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:iconteresa-lynn:
teresa-lynn Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap: :clap: :clap:
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Haaaaa! Hey! Whoah! Thanks:):)
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teresa-lynn Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:D you are welcome :D
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CJStreva Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Breakfast Club, The Birds, a tad Psycho and Hitchcock in a Disney cap and gown! Anthony Michael Hall in the Simple Minds t-shirt is a great touch. Judy Blume....uh..tales of a 4th grade nothing... heehee.
I absolutely :love: everything about this one...liked how your portrayed Paul Gleason (nice touch) :love: :+fav:
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anarella Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
I've missed this one! The Birds is one of my favourite films, and this painting is awesome =D
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:icondavidmacdowell:
davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool!!
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Barbossaloveratdusk Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
AWESOME BREAKFAST CLUB! great job!
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!! Thanks:):):)!!
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Barbossaloveratdusk Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
anytime!!!
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Skeet-A-Byte Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
Really fucking random... indeed... Well, nice job anyways!
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yracema2 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
=D=D=D=D, fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Mucho`Thank You:)!!!
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Dwilesjr Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
damn that is awesome work
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Mucho'Thanks:)
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XimeniSHA Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
amazing job!!
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fluffyvolkswagen Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG!!! This is amazing!!! :wow::love:
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for all of your kind words today-Very very nice!!!:)
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fluffyvolkswagen Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Your very welcome!!! =D Your work is amazing!!! :love:
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
wow. That's awesome.
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey`Thanks:):)
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jonlarkins Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
That is one of the most awesome things I've ever seen.
:+fav:
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:icondavidmacdowell:
davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much man!!!!!!
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eliq Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
Awesome! And one of my favorite movies of all time.
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I did submit it for a print, Im so glad you like it:)
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viridianeye Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
I really think this has the usual unusual twists that I've come to really like about your work. Absolutely wicked renditions! ;-)
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey Thanks alot-:) I just wanted to do a breakfast club painting-but things always get twisty everytime!!;)
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viridianeye Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
You're welcome! And I love the "twisty" stuff. :-)
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EmmaMount Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
oh my god, i don't know where to begin, you are in a league all your own!
great to come back and discover this!!!
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ChrissieCool Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured you here [link] hope that's ok :hug:
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ForlornExistence Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
wow this is cool! how i miss breakfast club era. thanks for doing this piece!80's rules!
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I miss being 20 years younger the most!!;)
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JulieFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
hehe wow thats cool! again I have to admire your talent!!! Great work:D and the breakfast club is brilliant!!!
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey`Thanks so much devilfairy:)It was fun to paint!!!
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JulieFairhurst Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
hehe it looks like it was and your welcome:D
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jakehawn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
Wicked work, Dave! I'm going out to rent The Breakfast Club and The Birds as soon as I'm done admiring this damn fine piece of art....
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind words dude!!!!:)
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mungbean Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Awesome! Love the breakfast club! And I noticed Duckie on the badge haha
Also, just curious... But is that Carrie on the book cover? It just reminds me of that scene when she loses it
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yup-Thats Carrie!!..Thanks for the nice compliments!!!!:):)
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choffman36 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
I would fave this a 1000 times if possible, unique. I miss Molly! Brings me back to my early teen years...great likeness all around and amusing as well.
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the awesome compliments man-I do kinda miss molly too, so, I suppose its Time to activate the Time Machine!!!!
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choffman36 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
Stop by on the way and beam me up or something...you go for Molly I'll settle for mid 80's Demi I guess.
Thanks man...
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
and maybe well get Pheobe Cates coming out of her swimming pool circa 1980;)Hzaaaa!
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choffman36 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
Heh...let me know an estimated ETA because I do not want to be in the bathroom at that point...What ever happened to Judge Reinhold?
Just looking through your gallery again...man I would love to take some paint lessons from you, I am tired of the pastels and colored pencils....but I cannot paint worth a squat.
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
What chu' talkin bout Man-I need lessons from YOU!!! Im kinda the same way with other mediums at this point-Its a use it or lose it thing and I just cant reach the required results without using my usual medium etc. I cant do a colored pencil without breaking out the acrylics to go over what I couldnt learn/achieve..Yeah man- the last I saw Judge was in Vice Versa with the wonder years kid-a total Freaky Friday rip-off{aint seen that in Yearrrrrsssss}Loved it though..Hopefully the Time Machine doesnt poop out like "the Fly" machine and morph/gene splice me into something weird-Haaaaa!
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choffman36 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
Vice Versa hell yeah...caught that about a month ago on cable. Last time I had seen it was the 80's. It's so dated now, especially when he hops up onstage with...Helix? Ha ha.
"The Fly" is classic...I need to do a drawing of that...or you? Need to include the course hairs on the back. Eeek.
So can I ask you...do you water down your acrylics or paint straight up with them. I have tried about five times in my life, I will do a decent base drawing on a illustration board. My sister always told me to water them down, then build up the flesh tones with a yellow first. So I do that, and they dry out so fast, that I cannot mix the next color because...it's already dry. I don't know, I just have never had a working knowledge of them. The great thing about colored pastels or pencils is I just start with a flesh color and add from there. I guess they sell flesh acrylic though...so maybe she doesnt know what she's talking about. Ha well I have probably thoroughly confused you here...I don't know I just guess I should take a class or something. Another guy at work told me just paint with them straight and don't mix them, but then it's like mud. Arghh!
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Dude-I could show you in 2 minutes-and explaining is hard because Im not a good explainer;)Haaaaa!! With flesh I just mix up the darkest tone{yellow/red/and alittle purple to make it almost darkish brown} then just lay it down in sections thick-THEN start using watery dilutions to work from the dark into lighter pinks and orangey shades..When the face is completed-If the thing looks too browny/monochromatic, ill go over the entire face with a watery yellow to even out the appearance of warmth..So-Yeah-Its just watery thin layers..As with the paint drying=What I do when starting/preparing my palate- is just dilute each color with enough water so the consistancy is like whipped cream almost.That way you probably have 4-5 hrs before the stuff starts to dry out{and then just keep diluting it as time goes on} Our mediums are closer in application than one might think-Its all the layers concept-meaning the biggest no-no is to not place any darker color in an area before youre sure its permanancy belongs-{I just always remember trying to go over/do over an area with white and having the color always bleed through} Enough of my yappin-You rock man-Whatta ya think?;)
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