in #ntopaz3 years ago (edited)

soldier and butterfly last.jpg

A revisited concept of a painting I had worked on last year which originally began as a photo study. This was actually the first submission I ever made to steemit

soldier 2.jpg

soldier and butterfly revamp old version.jpg

I think I still like the original better but it was a fun exercise in futility.

"This was one of the studies I had worked on recently with the aim of progressing my fundamental skills. The source of the original photograph I'm not sure of however the image depicts a Russian spetsnaz operative in a brief moment of awe amid the chaos.

It's a powerful image and I think it shows that no matter where we are, regardless of situation it's important to take a moment and relinquish our worries and behold the beauty of the present moment.

I began with the basic blocking in of black and white values, slowly building up with mid tones and small details, finally adding colour and other fine details and gradients."


Sencillamente fantástico. Si, hay que tomarse un tiempo de paz en medio de cualquier circunstancia. Impecable y muy buena obra!

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Well said @elisonr13 thanks for your kind comment!

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Wow!!! Enjoy it and keep up the good work!

Second version is much much better!

Thank you kindly! good to know it wasn't time wasted.

Absolutely beautiful work, I like that contrast fragile and colorful butterfly and how it made the soldier to stop and forget the reality around him :)

That is nicely put, thank you for the kind words @stef1 : )

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