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Loserscape -now somewhat improved I'd say- by bimshwel Loserscape -now somewhat improved I'd say- by bimshwel
An update: the object has now been properly scanned. Formerly it resembled that which I show so that you might disagree.  Unfortunately I need to scan it again because I added more color to the black section at some point.

Again with the oil paint on 24x18 inch canvas! Anyone would think I thought this was a good idea!

Unlike the previous, this one somehow has too much light. Although in this case part of the trouble was the blackness reacting to actual lighting in a way utterly at odds with the way every other color was, and it varies by the viewing angle, making a clear photograph impossible. A scan might be worse! I have to tell myself that to keep myself from spending two hours doing the deed.

So I post this not so much because it's good "art" but I figured it was necessary to at last reveal what the other two were leading up to: absolutely nothing!

The next two pictures are also painted but thankfully do not resemble these.
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arandombard Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very reminiscent of Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon.
bimshwel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
You mean in the sense that it should not have happened?
GoblinalMagpie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I think this is the ending we all could've hoped for.
bimshwel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Clearly we gave up a long time ago!
VishnuOfVideogames Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
They got lost on their way to Canada.

With scanning, you get a more uniform digital feed than with a photograph; but both use the same image technologies, just in a different way.

I prefer scanning but each scanner is different and some (Like the one I used to scan in my more recent physical drawings) suck.
I am curious, you used to only do digital artwork, why did you get into physical painting? Your art style does facilitate it better, I would assume, but it is still intriguing to me as I well... I never see this type of style actually being painted. It is quite unique, I like it. This picture is fun and filled with fluent action. I especially love that alien lunar city in the background.
bimshwel Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
I do appreciate the relative uniformity of scanning but but things are too big to manage reasonably. Even my extra large scanner is too small, and its lack of quality processing skill which was my tradeoff to get one this big messes with the colors. I got through the first one, saw that it only looked as good as it did and declared the enterprise not worth the trouble.

Of course nobody paints like this anymore; it's HARD and it's EXPENSIVE. Though like anything else I may make it harder than it needs to be, which impedes my ability to finish in a satisfactory or timely manner.
I started because I chose to have "painting" as my major specification at the university I attend, due to its absence of an illustration program and conflicting, perhaps misleading information I had obtained regarding graphic design degree programs.
I now know I am too compulsive to do stuff like this, at least on a deadline, and while I'm doing other stuff also on deadlines, and then traveling all over town to deal with it. If I'm going to paint I need to paint in ONE PLACE, for a LONG TIME, and it's not going to be on the campus unless I live on the campus and I don't and never want to.
Eh well I have some unresolved issues on the topic! Thank you for taking the time to appreciate the product! The "city" was one of the things that did what I wanted it to...
That planet on the far right looks like a blast, hahahahaherm.
bimshwel Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Your routine is bombing.
Jumbi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a wild painting. That city in the background looks like it must have taken a day by itself.
bimshwel Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Thank you! I assume wild is positive in this situation... The city is deceptively simple! A few lines and a swirly thing. Keeping them parallel wasn't a huge problem at that size (I feared it would be; straight lines almost always hold me back). At first I had made it too big, though, and so had to remake it smaller.
The ring around the pumpkin, though, was a big problem for a reason I couldn't quite figure out. It kept not quite matching the angle of the pumpkin's texture, and the blackish wanted to dull down the color. Pah! And and other things we needn't get into!
Fip I should try an easy painting and see if it looks better.
Jumbi Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Black and rings were two of my greatest enemies when I painted. I would run out of the black I was using and the new one I mixed didn't look quite like the same black as the one I had used before. It's infuriating! Who knew there were very slightly different shades of black?
Your work on the ring certainly paid off, because it's even shaded correctly compared to its host planet! I also like the little information kiosk, and how the craters appear to stick out so well, and Pog looking a little lost, and the goofy mario plant, and...
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