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jeff12343
04-28-2013, 08:18 PM
Here is this weeks project.

Again, 100% ArtRage 4.

(Was trying to curve my signature layer but I couldn't, and I didn't want to use CS6.)

Dimensions: 2690 x 2965 pixels.

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eighty+
04-29-2013, 01:44 AM
Jeff. The chappie. Who's coming after. Me carries. A scythe Ok. :D. :D. :D

copespeak
04-29-2013, 09:40 AM
He looks like he needs a blood transfusion and a good feed! What's under the cloth?

Very creative! :cool:

coops
04-29-2013, 10:38 PM
Tjis is great and would look good in a book:)

limey-g
04-30-2013, 01:17 AM
Nicely done, he would make a good chimney sweep.
Geoff

NatureWorks
04-30-2013, 04:09 AM
Very nice work

Z1Xwitch
04-30-2013, 07:31 AM
What a delightful grimm character ... I like him :D

jeff12343
04-30-2013, 07:39 AM
Tjis is great and would look good in a book:)

Thank you.

jeff12343
04-30-2013, 07:39 AM
What a delightful grimm character ... I like him :D

Thank you.

jeff12343
04-30-2013, 07:40 AM
Very nice work

Thank you.

jeff12343
04-30-2013, 07:40 AM
Nicely done, he would make a good chimney sweep.
Geoff

That might be his second job! lol Thank you.

"Why did chimney sweeps wear tophats and tails? They are said to have most often gotten their clothing as cast-offs from funeral directors." http://www.ruchalachimney.com/history.html

jeff12343
04-30-2013, 07:46 AM
He looks like he needs a blood transfusion and a good feed! What's under the cloth?

Very creative! :cool:

Thank you. It is a broom.
"Mutes and professional mourners

From about 1600 to 1914, there were two professions in Europe now almost totally forgotten. The mute is depicted in art quite frequently but in literature is probably best known from Dickens' "Oliver Twist." Oliver is working for Sowerberry's when this conversation takes place: "There's an expression of melancholy in his face, my dear ... which is very interesting. He would make a delightful mute, my love". The main purpose of a funeral mute was to stand around at funerals with a sad, pathetic face. A symbolic protector of the deceased, the mute would usually stand near the door of the home or church. In Victorian times, mutes would wear somber clothing including black cloaks, top hats with trailing hatbands, and gloves.[29]
The professional mourner, generally a woman, would shriek and wail (often while clawing her face and tearing at her clothing), to encourage others to weep. These people are mentioned[citation needed] in ancient Greek plays, and were commonly employed throughout Europe until the beginning of the nineteenth century. They continue to exist in Africa and the Middle East.[citation needed] The 2003 award-winning Philippine comedy Crying Ladies revolves around the lives of three women who are part-time professional mourners for the Chinese-Filipino community in Manila's Chinatown. According to the film, the Chinese use professional mourners to help expedite the entry of a deceased loved one's soul into heaven by giving the impression that he or she was a good and loving person, well loved by many."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Funeral#Mutes_and_professional_mourners

justjean
04-30-2013, 08:14 AM
Great painting of an interesting character :)

pai
04-30-2013, 09:20 AM
So cool painting and creation. Has watched this one on the WIP section and it's so nice to see the final version looks so great. :)

jeff12343
04-30-2013, 10:16 AM
So cool painting and creation. Has watched this one on the WIP section and it's so nice to see the final version looks so great. :)

Thank you. I think it turned out better than I expected. :)

jeff12343
04-30-2013, 10:16 AM
Great painting of an interesting character :)

I am glad you like it. Thank you.

Caesar
04-30-2013, 10:23 PM
It reminds me of the animation of the book A Christmas Carol!

D Akey
05-01-2013, 02:32 AM
Cool idea to have the background out of focus. He feels a little like Quiqueg (sp?) from Moby Dick. Stoic, with a lot of mysterious depth underneath. Would make a considerably interesting second character in a story. Nice job.

operated
05-01-2013, 06:40 AM
yea what d akey says ,

love the blurred out background , makes the guy himself look so sharp , really like it .

byroncallas
05-02-2013, 11:53 AM
Really wonderful. I love it. Maybe someone else mentioned, but you can curve your signature using the transform tools. Works great. :)