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Dec 13, 2006, 12:51:49 AM
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War Over Oil by SMichanczyk War Over Oil by SMichanczyk
This is a 9x12 watercolor. I wanted to use alot of symbolism and subtle hints of whats going on. ill leave it to you . i enjoyed doing this illustration the most
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farther-on Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Powerful work.
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discontentbeauty Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
The details look absolutely astonishing. The bottom of the boot looks great!
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katinkatze Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
really is stunning... the idea is kinda cliche mind you but nonethless it's a wonderfull painting, and the layout is well balanced and the details are superb :) well done
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jaffercake Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
love it :) i loe the whole composition, the positioning, the colours, the oilrig/flag shadow :D
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MADGoDD Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
WATERCOLOUR !!? wow ! looks great for that.. how long did it take you ?

KUDOS!
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SMichanczyk Featured By Owner May 4, 2007  Student
thanks alot, uh probably around 65 or 70 hours
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MADGoDD Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
holy fucking shit ^^ , thats quite alot !


I dunno if I could bring up the patience for so long , even though i know its worth it..

just started planning a monster-project (for me) that should take over 100 hours for sure.
wanna have it finished until next year.


but really amazing stuff you're doing ! :)
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SMichanczyk Featured By Owner May 7, 2007  Student
yea its deff worth it, the big painting i did, dove of impossible beleveder took me over 300 hours, good luck with your project
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Adrianna-Grezak Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
amazing piece. i view it as an anti-war piece with the combat boots. whats the shadow?
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SMichanczyk Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Student
its the shadow of an iraq oil tower
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egoodwinart Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006  Student
this is definitely one of the best paintings i've seen in a while. really great stuff.
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kphillips Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006   Traditional Artist
wow this is siiiick how long did it take to paint omg wow and the boots look realll! wow whats ur secret i promise i wont tell roflwaffle!!!
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katiiieanne Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
Wow. This is great. PERFECT symbolism. I can see your point of view shining through a little just by the title and the shadow. I just got done watching World Trade Center for the first time. I cried. This is great.
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SMichanczyk Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006  Student
thanks for the comment! glad to see people are really likeing this
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katiiieanne Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
Yeahh it's great. Personally I'm proud to be an american...not because we fight...but because of the people who fight...ya know what I mean? Like it's not the boots, it's the people who fill them? American soldiers, airmen...military people...they're all very strong. And it makes me proud. Even though some would go against us being in a war in general...the courage of the men and women...it's amazing. This picture shows...well support for the troops, as well as...almost pity. Maybe. Either way...keep up the good work.
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HannaV Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006  Hobbyist
This is incredible. You really know how to use watercolours. I _love_ the lights and shadows you've used.
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SMichanczyk Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006  Student
thank you!
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burberry Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
Beautiful. I love the shape of the shadow. Really great.
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Mama-Paige Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006   Photographer
I like it. I think you should make it available in a print.
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SMichanczyk Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Student
i plan on it soon, thanks!
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JZino Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Professional Artist
I love skulls and roses but I love subtle symbolism even more! Wheee!
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ztormbringer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Really interesting, I'd like to know what it ment to you.
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