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Lullaby for the Modern Child by mightyjosh Lullaby for the Modern Child by mightyjosh
Yet another of from the series of 10.

13" x 20", oil on paper.
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mycatmitzi14 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
you're really good with oil
Weirda Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
I like how you manage the lights colours and shadows. :D
epstein Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
wow this ones quite intense, the lighting is amazing
Dan-YELL Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2005
Hasn't there been a history of children getting locked in discarded refridgerators? That's what this makes me think of. I really like this series and the mixed emotions that come from each piece.
mssquid Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
that is so my sister. i really like your style have you ever done/thought about illustating childrens books you look like you would be really good at it.
Olympian Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005   Traditional Artist
Yeah great angle. But isn't it a little hard to drow with oils on papper? I awlay do oils on canvas...
mightyjosh Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005
I like gessoed paper more than canvas or board. Plus it is cheaper and a lot easier to deal with. But it has to be good 300 lb paper so it doesn't buckle and warp.
SuKiWoLF Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2005
all your work is very well done...*envies*

love the shadows. :heart:
dekei Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
very nice.the idea itself is very original
evanjensen Featured By Owner May 11, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Such great lighting.
formula-s Featured By Owner May 11, 2005
Poor kid! I hope the air works! :(
You certainly have a masterful grip on portraying melancholia! I agree with dA member ~hectigo, the little one DOES look like there is a fear of the light going out! :)
hectigo Featured By Owner May 11, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's some nice lighting and a somewhat dark mood in this one, so I consider this the second best of the series so far. The left eye is placed a bit weirdly, but I don't know exactly what you were aiming at, so it's hard to critisize. The style with the small eyes placed so far from each other is in itself very nice, and accentuates the mood of the series.

"Mommy, can you leave the refridgerator door open so the light doesn't go away" :)
mightyjosh Featured By Owner May 16, 2005
Yes, the left eye is a bit off. But I like it that way. I tried it in a more (relatively) anatomically correct spot, but somehow she looked too okay with things, given her situation. So I moved it.

Thanks for the feedback.
hectigo Featured By Owner May 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a quite interesting choice - usually when I meddle with anatomy, symmetry is the last thing I'd touch. Asymmetrical faces are usually the worst - they just don't seem to work. They can be made to work, of course - when it comes to art, one should never think that something shouldn't be done. It just requires some artistic vision. I trust you when you say the eye didn't work in it's original position - it's bothersome when something like this comes on the way of really appreciating a piece. This became a fav too, then.

Thank you for replying to my feedback, since you get a lot of it these days :)
Nouli Featured By Owner May 11, 2005
Call me dumb but I can't figure this one out :blush:

Eriboss Featured By Owner May 11, 2005
this whole series is beautiful, reminds me of Dave McKeans paintwork from "The wolves in the Walls".
macSCHUBERT Featured By Owner May 8, 2005   Traditional Artist
This is great. The lines on the fridge are amazing.
arghavan Featured By Owner May 3, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
:love: I love those trees at the BG with the shining stars ! ( and also her :eye::eye: )
YaelSela Featured By Owner May 3, 2005
I :heart: this one as well.
The shadows and backround are excellent. :thumbsup:
Like the title as well.
fazzle Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005  Professional General Artist
almost couldnt make out what that was..hehe i see now though...some house to be refridgerated all the time eh? hehe
mightyjosh Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2005
This one isn't as obvious as most of the others, but the angles and lines are fun. For reference I used an old fridge that was in my studio in college, so it isn't as obvious as a newer model would be.
fazzle Featured By Owner May 1, 2005  Professional General Artist
Ideas come in different models, shapes, colors, its so fun ^^
I must say it is interesting...and almost resembling Dave McKean's characters...lines and such or atleast her face somehow... its interesting yes...i like the take with the angles and lines ^^
lazy-gun Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
well damn, I was just about to mention Dave McKean myself, even from the thumbnail.

All I can say is I wish I could do things like this myself.
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