Another beautiful piece by you. Really, I love your gallery, all of your art looks superb and has a meaning to it. The lighting on the soldier with his hands open for the butterfly is a great affect, and as an above poster said, he looks lost in thought with the butterfly.
I featured this piece alongside 21 other deviations in my journal entitled "22 Must See Deviations Edition III." I also wrote up a small summary of why I would like my viwers to look into your gallery further. Please swing by and take a look and support some of the other artists.
which war is this based off of and which part of the military. I was just wondering because my father is a Nam vet and he has a million vietnam stuff all over his house and he used to draw soldiers all the time when he was there and has a huge folder of them and he has a lot of violent drawings. . .this is something that brings light to the situations he recalls and I would love to purchase it for his birthday coming up. . .looking at it though it looks more like world war 1 with them being in a hole like that. anyway, just wondering. he was army special forces.
I've never thought that way about war. It seems so hard to find any beauty in such a dark place, but I guess it is always possible.
Wonderful painting, I love the colouring style. The meaning and emotion behind it is deep and pure. Excellent piece.
i think my art teacher would fall in love with you if he ever saw your art
amazing job, as always. i cant help but think how young the boy holding the butterfly looks compared to the other men around him...then again, it may be just me.
Awhile ago I faved your portrait of Thom Yorke after doing a keyword search for stuff inspired by him, but I never really came by your gallery. So finally the other day I revisited that piece and later on your gallery, and for the past few day's I've been going through you gallery piece by piece trying to find one piece to fav... otherwise I'd end up adding your entire gallery to my favorites. And after my long deliberation, I've decided on this one. I'm blown away by your talent in a different way through each piece of yours, so it was hard. I decided on this one because of your message. You obviously put a lot of thought into the theme of each of your pieces, and I love the message of this one. You had a very simple purpose in mind: positive thinking, but what is really beautiful about this one is your illustration of that idea... the orange butterfly in the midst of green, earthy tones demands immadiate attention, and the irony of such an occurence (in terms of both the color scheme and the idea of the butterfly iteslf in such a harsh environment) drives the point home. Well done, my friend. I'll try my best to buy some of your prints later on.
Even though I haven't been at war (nor do I pretend I can understand the horror), but I've been at bootcamp (in sweden)... and sometimes when you're out there crawling in the mud, you'll find some of nature's beauty and it'll paw at your heart and make you cough. Because soldiers don't cry, they cough
Interesting, you know I love green tones
Although maybe my eye was catched mainly by the contrast between the harsh touchs at sky and the sweet and fluid paint brush for water, an element moreover I like specially in your style Its ever seem me very original
And composition is very well done, weights are very equilibrated, the line of bayonet leads my eyes cleverly...
Wow. I was told that you had a painting that was similar to a picture I just posted, but it took me a while to find exactly which one of your works was being referred to. But now that I see this, I have no doubt!
To all of you guys: that's not just fiction depicted there! Not just something that happens in the movies.... just look here: [link]
I like this, I think its really great, and it is reminiscent of Ernie Pyle's work that I have seen from the WWII era (my parents had these, its not my generation!) It shows a lot of empathy, compassion, and the "human" side of conflict. Excellent work! Will look forward to seeing more.
Jas - (this is WebMyrc now ) - I saw this on the DA main page advertising DA prints, and it reminded me that I wanted to show it to mom a long time ago, like when you uploaded it. Its always been one of my (MANY) favorites in your gallery, and I just knew that my mom would like to see it as well. Your art continues to shock, amaze, and entrance me.
When the peice of artwork first started to download.. i only sore the first bit whihc was the mean at war.. then as it finished i realized that a little good can come out from a little bad...
When everything just seems like the world is on yoru shoulder there always somethign there to cheer you up