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"The Dude" by davidmacdowell "The Dude" by davidmacdowell
30 x 40 Impasto! I used a gallon of Acrylics and Acrylic Modeling Paste:)
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
:iconfaintsplz: Actually worth a bookmark!
Here's a lovely image, too [link]
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Love his "fear of the unknown" speech=we all go through it, and its usually the best of times. Larkin told me "Your stuff is good and pretty strange, and no offense Dave, but you need to get stranger." Those words echo in my head alot. Its satisfying to stay safe in a productive comfort zone that "works", but that rebellious urge to make something unique on canvas- by surgically tearing it out of yourself- is absolutely necessary to clear the cobwebs of conformity. I always loved the ones that had the spirit to crash and burn=They always do it so lovely:) YOU-my friend-often push those freedom buttons. Damn-I should do it more often:)
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
:iconcoffeecupplz::heart::iconcoffeecupplz: You know, the truth of it for me is, if an image or an approach to an image lingers to the point where I can't ignore it anymore, I'll sit down and get it done, whether anyone ever sees the results or not-- I think it's probably similar to the fact that you're actually seeing millions of things a day, and unlikely juxtapositions of those things every day, but your peculiar self ends up dreaming about just a few of those things every night; I think, given how short our time here really is, you gotta cede the time to the things that persist for you, whether that's an image, or a technique for visualizing that image... :blahblah:
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Right, as long as it gets out "by any means necessary"! I have a laundry list of what images I "need" to create, and more excited about exploring the technique more than the subject matter. This image of a movie star lessens the "art" intended=if it was a vague stranger it would be deemed more impressive..ahhhh-Its the sex & cash theory in full effect [link] shameless parttime whore that I am;P
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Concisely put! :nod:
Watching your technique grow and expand over the past few years has been hugely thrilling; I'm also a huge fan of your more "personal" paintings from earlier times; if there's someone who's found a way to legitimately inhabit both worlds without damaging compromises, I think that's you, brother.
Having said that, I'd love to see what the thoughts that led up to paintings as personal as The Giving Tree and Bubblegum might lead to, given the X-Men danger room training your technique has been purified by-- given the Beatles in Hamburg, Germany training your hand has acquired! :giggle:
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh man-Youre really making my head expand with the Beatles comparison:) Older pieces had their own timely intentions, sometimes birthed from rebellous intention{as all young artists have}..Art is like the music industry=I have my top-ten "hits" and sometimes pieces barely break the top 100.. Im trying to caver too many genre's instead of being just one band,is the problem. Gallerys want you to be an old reliable /never changing name brand like "Doritos"..I feel sad and frustrated for the ones that never can change/grow because they bloomed too quickly..Once Led Zepplin adopted a disco beat..it was all over..haaaaa
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ChrisCrowell Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
Incredible brushwork man!
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
any and all "go go" paintings rule-You can never get enough "go go" as far as Im concerned:) I wanna do one of her fighting Charlie Sheen=THAT would be funny!
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Flazzle-Dazzle Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing! I love it! :D
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davidmacdowell Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey`Thanks Flazzle!
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